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Supporting ELLs/Multilingual Learners [clear filter]
Thursday, May 24

9:15am EDT

Tangible fluency for ELLs
Achieving native- like reading  and speaking fluency is one of the main goals for any ELL teacher.  However, in the eyes of our students, fluency is a very abstract concept.  Come to this session to learn how to make fluency tangible for your students with  a variety of technology tools and methodologies. You will soon see your student becoming more fluent because they can “see” what fluency really is!

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Sarah Farnand

ENL Instructor, Greece Central School District
Sarah Farnand is an ENL teacher at Greece Central School District in Rochester, New York. She is a Google Level 1 & 2 Certified Educator and her interests include all things related to teaching ELLs using innovative EdTech tools. She is currently a member of the Educational Technology... Read More →
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Natalia leMoyne

District Coordinator for Educational Technology, Guilderland Central School District
Natalia LeMoyne is the Coordinator for Instructional Technology at the Guilderland Central School District. She's a Google EDU trainer and innovator, EdTech enthusiast and bilingual in Spanish and English. Natalia started her teaching journey in Buenos Aires, Argentina as a ELL educator... Read More →

Thursday May 24, 2018 9:15am - 10:00am EDT
Board Room

10:15am EDT

ELL Frontiers: Using Technology to Personalize Learning for ELLs/Multilingual Learners
Grounded in research on language acquisition and technology integration, this presentation offers an overview of digital age teaching strategies for linguistically diverse learners. Participants will explore technology-infused lessons that foster language development while providing authentic, personalized learning experiences that are aligned to the NYSED Next Generation Learning Standards. Device agnostic multimedia platforms and tools will be discussed.

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Heather Parris

ENL Resource Specialist, NYSED Long Island RBERN
Heather Parris is co-author of ELL Frontiers: Using Technology to Enhance Instruction for English Learners (Corwin, 2017). She is currently a Resource Specialist for the NYSED Long Island Regional Bilingual Education Network at Eastern Suffolk BOCES. She has over 20 years of experience... Read More →

Thursday May 24, 2018 10:15am - 11:00am EDT
Meeting Room 2A (MR- 2A)

1:00pm EDT

Integrating Science Learning and Computational Thinking with All Students Including English Learners
The education system is rapidly changing due to three emerging forces: traditional minority groups are now the majority with English learners as the fastest growing population; standards in STEM are academically rigorous, and technological innovations are advancing fast. This presentation will address integration of science and computational thinking with all students, including English learners. First, the presentation will briefly describe New York State P-12 Science Learning Standards. Second, the presentation will describe how to integrate science learning and language learning with English learners. Finally, the presentation will describe how to integrate science with computational thinking and modeling.


Alison Haas

Research Associate at NYU, New York University
Alison Haas is the project manager for the Science And Integrated Language (SAIL), and SAIL plus Computational Thinking and Modeling (SAIL + CTM) projects at New York University.  She began working with Okhee Lee and Lorena Llosa in 2012 on the NSF-funded grant, Promoting Science... Read More →
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Okhee Lee

Professor of Childhood Education, New York University
Okhee Lee is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Her research areas include science education, language and culture, and teacher education. She is leading collaborative research between New York University and Stanford... Read More →

Thursday May 24, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm EDT
Board Room