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Sheltered Instruction Training of Trainers

Sheltered Instruction Training of Trainers

Date(s) & Time(s) July 24, 2019   ~  9:30 am - 3:30 pm
July 25, 2019   ~  9:30 am - 3:30 pm
July 26, 2019   ~  9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Workshop Description The rapid escalation of linguistic and cultural diversity in the United States over the past 30 years has created challenges for schools, districts, and school systems. Many mainstream teachers are not prepared to meet the needs of the rapidly expanding population of English language learners (ELLs). The New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) require students to develop the ability to understand complex texts, construct effective arguments, and convey complex information. Consequently, ELLs have a double cognitive load. ELLs must learn new content in English at the same time they learn the English language. Sheltered English Instruction (SEI) is a planning process that helps teachers provide ELLs with grade-level content instruction by adapting lesson activities to the English proficiency level of individual students. This Institute will prepare school and district teams to design and develop effective professional development training in SEI.

Audience ? School and district teams of 3-5 administrators and teachers already trained in SEI.
Institute Goals: District and school teams will be expected to create a professional development plan with timeline, for their own SEI training sessions that adds up to no fewer than 15 hours in their district or school.
Expected Outcomes: 1) Trainers will provide at least 15 hours of SEI training to 10 or more teachers from their districts. 2) District teachers will gain the knowledge and skills to mediate learning for students whose first language is other than English.
Presenter: Dr. Velma L. Cobb, Director of the Lander Center for Educational Research in the Graduate School of Education at Touro College. She is an equity liaison with WestEd, a partner with the Center for Education Equity (CEE) at the Mid-Atlantic Equity Center.

Location NJDOE Learning Resource Center
200 Riverview Plaza, large conference room
Trenton, NJ 08625

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Contact Information Lori Ramella
Office of Supplemental Educational Programs
NJDOE Office of Supplemental Educational Programs
PO Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500


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