KYC-EL Conference

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KYC-EL Conference2019-04-18T20:14:06+00:00

Kentucky Coalition for English Learners

Inaugural Summer Institute

June 10-11, 2019

Muhammad Ali Center
144 N. 6th St.
Louisville, KY 40202

Registration Cost (prior to May 1, 2019) $50.00

Pre-Conference Workshop $125.00

Late Registration $65.00 (subject to availability)

Keynote Addresses

Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner
Director of Support Ed.
Advocating for Diverse ELs in Kentucky: Issues and Strategies

Dr. Aída Walqui
Director of Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL)
High Challenge and High Support: Five Principles to Guide Quality Learning

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EILA and general professional development credits are available

Schedule at a Glance

Day 1 – June 10

7:30 – 11:30 Registration

8:30 – 11:30 AM  Pre-session Workshops

11:45 AM – 1:30 PM  Lunch / Opening Keynote Dr. Staehr Fenner

1:45 – 2:45 PM  Breakout Sessions

3:00 – 4:00 PM  Breakout Sessions

Day 2 – June 11

7:30 – 8:00 AM Registration

8:00 -9:00 AM  Breakout Sessions

9:15 – 10:15 AM  Breakout Sessions

10:30 – 11:30 AM Breakout Sessions

11:45 AM – 1:45 PM Lunch / Closing Keynote Dr. Walqui

Session Information

Pre-Conference Workshops

Presented by Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner

In this collaborative session, participants will draw from Staehr Fenner’s book Advocating for English Learners: A Guide for Educators to reflect on and apply strategies for creating a school or district culture conducive to EL equity. They will discuss tools for conducting walk throughs and planning professional development to support all teachers’ responsibility for teaching ELs. They will end by creating an EL equity action plan for the next school year.

Presented by Dr. Aida Walqui

In this session Dr. Walqui will discuss common misconceptions about the education of English Learners in mainstream classes to offer important guidelines for pedagogical practice. Participants will practice moments from a lesson that exemplifies the right supports that can be offered to English Learners to amplify their opportunities to productively participate in classes and develop. The pedagogical examples offered -which will be also demonstrated through videos filmed in American schools- will be equally useful for students who are native speakers of English.

Day 1 Breakout Sessions – 6/10/19

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Breakout Session 1 – 1:45 to 2:45 PM

Presented by Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner

In this interactive session, participants in K-12 will draw from Staehr Fenner & Snyder’s book Unlocking English Learners’ Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible to describe three levels of academic language. They will learn and apply research-based strategies for judiciously selecting academic vocabulary for ELs. They will then apply strategies for supporting ELs’ academic language development at the word, sentence, and discourse levels.

Presented by Skip Cleavinger M.A., Director of English Learner Programs, Warren County Public Schools

In this workshop, participants will address the issues that impact cultural and linguistic evaluations of English Learners who are struggling and may have a disability. Topics covered will include interventions, data collection, documentation of cultural and linguistic factors that are bearing on the situation, the components of the evaluation process and decision-making considerations.

Presented by Jayne Kraemer, Ph.D., ESL Specialist, JCPS

Teachers will learn high yield, research-based strategies for closing the EL achievement gap.

Presented by Dr. Aida Walqui

This workshop defines text complexity in nuanced ways and contrasts it to difficulty. Participants will learn how to make texts accessible to students in the process of developing their cognitive, analytic and linguistic practices. Ways of making complex texts accessible, including amplifications, text engineering, and deliberate pedagogy will be discussed and experienced.

Breakout Session 2 – 3:00 to 4:00 PM

Presented by Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner

In this interactive session, participants in K-12 will draw from Staehr Fenner & Snyder’s book Unlocking English Learners’ Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible to describe three levels of academic language. They will learn and apply research-based strategies for judiciously selecting academic vocabulary for ELs. They will then apply strategies for supporting ELs’ academic language development at the word, sentence, and discourse levels.

Presented by Dr. Aida Walqui

This workshop defines text complexity in nuanced ways and contrasts it to difficulty. Participants will learn how to make texts accessible to students in the process of developing their cognitive, analytic and linguistic practices. Ways of making complex texts accessible, including amplifications, text engineering, and deliberate pedagogy will be discussed and experienced.

Presented by Jana Beth Francis, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning at Daviess County Public Schools & KDE, Office of Standards, Assessment and Accountability

Kentucky’s accountability system continues to change. One of the major changes is how EL students are now accountable. This session will focus on details about EL students in the state accountability system along with strategies for ensuring students are successful.

Presented by Dr. Geniene Delahunty, EL Coordinator and Kim Thomson, Professional Learning/Title I Coordinator, Boone County

Day 2 Breakout Sessions – 6/11/19

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Breakout Session 3 – 8:00 to 9:00 AM

Presented by Instructors from Boone, Daviess, Oldham, and Warren Counties

Learn from your grade-band peers! Teachers from around the state share what’s working for them, with opportunities for your questions. Select from the following age groups:

  • PreK – 2nd Grade
  • 3rd Grade- 5th Grade
  • 6th Grade- 8th Grade
  • 9th Grade- 12th Grade

Breakout Session 4 – 9:15 to 10:15 AM

Presented by Dr. Aida Walqui

With the goal of offering multilingual, intercultural learners quality opportunities to learn, it is indispensable that we invite them to engage in sustained discipline-specific oral interactions as they read through texts and work with disciplinary ideas. These invitations weave a) listening to interlocutors as they propose ideas, b) responding to them, offering reasoned agreement or alternatives, c) reading together and problematizing both texts and their understanding of texts, d) developing metacognitive skills that will prove useful throughout their learning lives, and e) writing in a variety of formats. This workshop focuses on how to enact these five aspects of quality conversations in classes with English Learners and multiple other students. Guidelines, examples, and practices, as well as video clips from instruction will be used to illustrate proposed ideas.

Presented by Shasta Hensley, KDE Program Consultant in IDEA and English Learners

This session will inform participants of the state’s guidance on Special Education requirements as they pertain to English Learners. Participants are encouraged to ask questions and provide feedback.

Presented by Brian Spellman, Manager of the KET Network Center, KET

Session Details

Presented by Dr. Geniene Delahunty, EL Coordinator, Boone County

How to plan for equity of services with a limited budget, staff and resources. Hear how Boone County has managed their 44% increase of EL students over the last 7 years.

Breakout Session 5 – 10:30 to 11:30 AM

Presented by Dr. Aida Walqui

With the goal of offering multilingual, intercultural learners quality opportunities to learn, it is indispensable that we invite them to engage in sustained discipline-specific oral interactions as they read through texts and work with disciplinary ideas. These invitations weave a) listening to interlocutors as they propose ideas, b) responding to them, offering reasoned agreement or alternatives, c) reading together and problematizing both texts and their understanding of texts, d) developing metacognitive skills that will prove useful throughout their learning lives, and e) writing in a variety of formats. This workshop focuses on how to enact these five aspects of quality conversations in classes with English Learners and multiple other students. Guidelines, examples, and practices, as well as video clips from instruction will be used to illustrate proposed ideas.

Presented by LoriAnn Martin, ESL Teacher, Warren County

A team of Warren County Schools EL teachers, led by LoriAnn Martin the EL Coach, will discuss Google Extensions that are used to increase English Learners participation and language output.

Presented by Adrienne Eisenmenger, Family and Youth Services Manager, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, and Kathryn Knies, EL Student Services Coordinator, Owensboro Public Schools

There are many contextual factors that influence an EL student’s academic progress and social adjustment. In this session, participants will learn how to provide culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate support to students and their parents to optimize learning and adjustment.

A panel of teachers and administrators from across the state will highlight resources and supports that can districts can use when serving Newcomer students. The panel will also discuss several different Newcomer Center models from across the state. There will be ample time for questions from participants.

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Hotel Information

Homewood Suites by Hilton
635 West Market Street, Louisville, Kentucky, 40202
Phone: 502-589-2000
Website
RATE code is KYC-EL 2019

Room rate is $149 until May 10th

Note: Hotel parking is $23 via valet parking or $18 self park.

Parking at the Muhammad Ali Center is via paid parking garages attached to the museum and across the street at 6th and Main.