Katie Hull Sypnieski and I will be leading a free Thursday,April 28th webinar for Education Week on English-Learners and the Common Core: New Instructional Strategies. A thousand educators have already registered for it. Our book, Navigating The Common Core With English Language Learners, is coming out the same time.
Here’s how Ed Week describes the Webinar:
This event takes place on Thursday, April 28, 2016, 3 to 4 p.m. ET.
As many educators are discovering, Common Core State Standards pose particular challenges for English-language learners in both language arts and mathematics, and yet the standards documents themselves provide little guidance for how teachers can help their ELLs meet the new objectives. In this webinar, veteran teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski, authors of the forthcoming Navigating the Common Core With English Language Learners, will offer practical guidance on integrating the standards into instruction for ELLs. The authors will discuss research and developments in ELL education, examine the standards in depth with eye towards challenges and opportunities for ELL students, and provide targeted scaffolding techniques and instructional activities. The goal will be to give attendees a better understanding of how and when to adapt instruction under the common core to the particular needs of English-learners.