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41st Annual Statewide Conference for Teachers Serving Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students
December 5, 2017 - December 8, 2017
For over 40 years, the Illinois Resource Center and the Illinois Association for Multilingual Multicultural Education, in cooperation with the State Board of Education, have sponsored an extraordinary annual conference for educators who serve the needs of students from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. Custom Education Solutions will be exhibiting at this conference.
Come and visit us at our table to preview our curriculum resources AND Register for an Authentic Spanish Library (valued at $300)!
PLUS, you won’t want to miss our informative sessions!
Prioritizing Close Reading for English Learners——————————————————————————————————-
Doral room from 1:45 – 2:45 pm on Tuesday Dec. 5, 2017
PRESENTED BY BENCHMARK EDUCATION’S NATIONAL BILITERACY CONSULTANT HECTOR RAMIREZ
Students face mounting pressure not only to acquire fluency in English, but also to gain content knowledge. This session will provide a twist on practices that will help you tweak your instruction to allow students to gain vocabulary and fluency, while adapting prompts to language acquisition levels. Instead of yet another safety net, let’s give them a trampoline! PLUS, attendees of this session will be automatically registered for a chance to win a $500 Advance ALL package!
Lectura atenta: Close Reading in Spanish—————————————————————————————————————-
Pebble Beach room from 11:30-12:30 pm on Wednesday Dec. 6, 2017
JOIN BENCHMARK EDUCATION’S NATIONAL BILITERACY CONSULTANT BARBARA ANDREWS TO:
* Discuss ways to utilize resources in Spanish that will provide students with targeted opportunities for close reading, for critical thinking, for active engagement and collaborative conversations.
* Create lessons that explicitly foster students’ deeper comprehension.
* Identify how deeper close reading instruction aligns to the expectations of the new standards.