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ELL Collaborative Community
Presented by: Susan Somerville & Jane Gallacher
Located at: Online
Presented by: Susan Somerville & Jane Gallacher
Located at: FFCA - Learning Centre
110 - 7000 Railway St. SE, Calgary, AB
About the Session

TARGET AUDIENCE: K-9 TEACHERS AND ELL LEADERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

ELL Collaborative Community

Best Practices for Supporting our English Language Learners”

Share and learn about best practices for supporting English Language Learners in the inclusive classroom. Susan Somerville and Jane Gallacher will take the lead in our ELL Collaborative Community this year. This Collaborative Community is for classroom teachers (Grades 1 - 9) as well as ELL leaders in search of ways to support and engage their students and staff. These sessions are similar to those offered 2019/2020

 

Foundational Practices (ZOOM)

Wednesday October 7, 2020 4-6pm

Wednesday December 2, 2020 4-6pm

Session Description - Level 1 (co-facilitators to support various areas of expertise)

Join us and work with other Calgary and area educators to deepen your understanding on ways to support ELLs by exploring:

  • BICS and CALP
  • principles of second language acquisition
  • the importance of embedding assessment practices to inform the benchmarks
  • the use of Alberta Education Benchmarks/ “I Can” resources to guide teaching practice
  • general strategies to differentiate instruction across proficiency levels/subject areas

March 3, 2020 (Face to Face) Practical Implementation

Session Description - Level 2 (co-facilitators to support various areas of expertise)

Join us and work with other Calgary and area educators to further your understanding on ways to support ELLs by:

  • making content accessible through comprehensive input
  • enhancing lessons/units with language and content goals and intentional planning
  • incorporating technology into core subject areas
  • powerful strategies to differentiate instruction across proficiency levels/subject areas; adapting tests  
About the Presenter(s)

Susan Somerville

has worked as an Instructional coach for a number of years with the Golden Hills School Division. She also has over 25 years of teaching experience and currently teaches ELLs at the University of Calgary. She has completed her TESL Canada Level 1 certification. Her areas of focus include inclusive education, differentiation, private tutoring and English As a Second Language. She is passionate about creating and sharing ESL learning tools with educators as well as working with students with learning challenges and incorporating assistive technology. 
 

Jane Gallacher  

was an Educational Consultant/ Registered Psychologist for Golden Hills School Division for the seventeen years, and has now retired.  As part of her role, she was the English as a Second language consultant for the division. She is currently working at a private psychology practice and is collaborating on facilitating ESL workshops, contributing to podcasts and creating learning tools for ELS teachers.  She has been a part of the ESL rural symposium since it's inception. Jane has completed her TESL Level 1 certificate and TESOL Separating Difference from Disability course. She is passionate about ensuring ELL students meet their full potential in the school setting.  

Fee: $90.00