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ECIS ESLMT Conference Copenhagen (2-5 March, 2017)
"The Power of Multilingual Classrooms in International Education: Implications for Curriculum Design, Teaching and Learning" 

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Thursday, March 2
 

08:30 CET

A Scaffolded Approach to Meaning Making Across the Curriculum (FULL - only for paid participants)
As students across all levels of schooling engage in learning across the curriculum, they are expected to comprehend and compose a range of complex texts of all kinds. These texts can vary from spoken texts of the teacher to the multimodal texts of their textbooks to the multiplicity of texts they have to produce in response to the tasks set for them. One response to having ESL students in the classroom is to simplify difficult texts so that they are more accessible to ESL students. In doing this, we end up limiting the capacity of those same students to comprehend and in turn compose more complex texts required by the curriculum. In this workshop, we will explore how we can support ESL students in accessing the meanings of this complex textual landscape by showing how these texts work to make meaning. We will draw on a range of complex texts from across the curriculum and show how we can open up the meaning to all students by making explicit the workings of both the language and the visuals through an explicit focus on the ‘grammars’ of both those meaning making systems. The activities suggested will be considered within the framework of a rich teaching and learning cycle that moves through four key stages: setting the context, modelling and deconstruction, joint construction and independent construction.

Schedule for the day:
8:30am: Buses pick up attendees from the Tivoli Hotel entrance. 

9:00-9:45: Arrive at CIS campus and visit the registration table, coffee available.  Tours around the new CIS campus

9:45-11:30am: Session 1 in your pre-conference room

11:30-12:00pm: Morning break with some light snack and coffee

12:00-1:30pm: Session 2

1:30-2:30pm: Lunch in the CIS Nordhavn canteen​

2:30-3:45pm: Session 3

3:45-4:00pm: Afternoon break with some dessert and coffee​

4:00-5:00pm: Session 4

5:00-6:00pm: Early evening cocktail event in the CIS canteen (free drinks and tapas) 

6:15pm: Buses pick up attendees and speakers from the CIS Nordhavn entrance.

6:45pm: Arrival back at the Tivoli Hotel


Speakers
avatar for Brian Dare

Brian Dare

Brian Dare is an international consultant in language and literacy. He is an international tutor trainer for and writer of How Language Works (HLW); Teaching ESL Learners in Mainstream Classrooms: Language in Learning across the Curriculum (TESMC: LiLaC); Literacy for Learning... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CET
Copenhagen International School

08:30 CET

Collaboration: Building on Student Assets and Teacher Assets (FULL - only for paid participants)
Collaboration is emerging as a new norm in today’s schools. When educators plan, teach and inquire together, we model the 21st century learning skills we hope to develop in our students. Participants in this session will explore how professional collaboration supports student learning, and how WIDA’s asset-based approach can enhance co-planning, co-teaching, and co-assessing to serve multilingual learners. Together we will examine the collaboration cycle through a lens of integrated language and content learning, while also connecting collaborative practices to professional learning. Participants will also be introduced to the WIDA framework and leave with tools to initiate new partnerships and deepen existing co-teaching relationships.

Schedule for the day:
8:30am: Buses pick up attendees from the Tivoli Hotel entrance. 

9:00-9:45: Arrive at CIS campus and visit the registration table, coffee available.  Tours around the new CIS campus

9:45-11:30am: Session 1 in your pre-conference room

11:30-12:00pm: Morning break with some light snack and coffee

12:00-1:30pm: Session 2

1:30-2:30pm: Lunch in the CIS Nordhavn canteen​

2:30-3:45pm: Session 3

3:45-4:00pm: Afternoon break with some dessert and coffee​

4:00-5:00pm: Session 4

5:00-6:00pm: Early evening cocktail event in the CIS canteen (free drinks and tapas) 

6:15pm: Buses pick up attendees and speakers from the CIS Nordhavn entrance.

6:45pm: Arrival back at the Tivoli Hotel

 


Speakers
avatar for Margo Gottlieb

Margo Gottlieb

Margo Gottlieb, Ph.D., is co-founder and lead developer of WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin-Madison, a consortium of 39 state education agencies in the US and 270 international schools worldwide. Over the last decade she has engaged in the... Read More →
avatar for Jon Nordmeyer

Jon Nordmeyer

RISS Invited Speaker, WIDA International
Jon Nordmeyer is WIDA's International Programs Director. Jon guides the research, development and implementation of WIDA resources to support English language learners in international schools. He comes to WIDA with more than 25 years of experience teaching at international schools... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CET
Copenhagen International School

08:30 CET

Differentiation Strategies for ESL Students (FULL - only for paid participants)

Do you have students at many different levels of language acquisition in the same class?  Do some of them sound fluent, but struggle to comprehend complex texts or produce grade level written work? This interactive pre-conference session will provide practical strategies for differentiating content lessons and scaffolds for students at different stages of language development.  You will leave with an understanding of language acquisition and actionable steps for supporting students in content and language classes.

Objectives:

  • Experience and analyze differentiation strategies in model lessons.

  • Identify the academic language demands of texts and coursework.

  • Identify students’ strengths and language development needs for different classroom tasks and assignments.

  • Develop scaffolds and supports in each language domain (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) for students at different levels of language acquisition including visuals, manipulatives, graphic organizers, cooperative learning structures, and sentence frames.

    Schedule for the day:
    8:30am: Buses pick up attendees from the Tivoli Hotel entrance. 

    9:00-9:45: Arrive at CIS campus and visit the registration table, coffee available.  Tours around the new CIS campus

    9:45-11:30am: Session 1 in your pre-conference room

    11:30-12:00pm: Morning break with some light snack and coffee

    12:00-1:30pm: Session 2

    1:30-2:30pm: Lunch in the CIS Nordhavn canteen​

    2:30-3:45pm: Session 3

    3:45-4:00pm: Afternoon break with some dessert and coffee​

    4:00-5:00pm: Session 4

    5:00-6:00pm: Early evening cocktail event in the CIS canteen (free drinks and tapas) 

    6:15pm: Buses pick up attendees and speakers from the CIS Nordhavn entrance.

    6:45pm: Arrival back at the Tivoli Hotel


Speakers
avatar for Beth Skelton

Beth Skelton

Consultant, Educational Consultants, LLC
Beth strives to take language learning to new heights because she believes that all students are academic language learners. She has been working in education for over 30 years, and her primary goal is to support schools around the globe in their quest to provide equitable education... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CET
Copenhagen International School

08:30 CET

Integrating Educational Technology with ESL Teaching (FULL - only for paid participants)
"Learning to speak another's language means taking one's place in the human community.  It means reaching out to others across cultural and linguistic boundaries.  Language is far more than a system to be explained.  It is our most important link to the world around us.  Language is culture in motion.  It is people interacting with people.” -Savignon (1983)

Effective learning is an inherently social and highly-connected process, and nowhere is that more evident than the language classroom. Technology can provide us with a powerful vehicle for connecting us and our understandings across languages. Used creatively, it can allow for significant choice and certainly amplify our individual voices. The goal of this hands-on workshop is to explore technology that will enhance your classroom learning community.  We will actively explore tools and strategies that can be used to engage and support students within a language-learning context.  This workshop is appropriate for teachers of all ages as all activities can be differentiated to work across different grade bands. As this is a hands-on, practical workshop, participants must bring a laptop or tablet that can connect to the internet."

Schedule for the day:
8:30am: Buses pick up attendees from the Tivoli Hotel entrance. 

9:00-9:45: Arrive at CIS campus and visit the registration table, coffee available.  Tours around the new CIS campus

9:45-11:30am: Session 1 in your pre-conference room

11:30-12:00pm: Morning break with some light snack and coffee

12:00-1:30pm: Session 2

1:30-2:30pm: Lunch in the CIS Nordhavn canteen​

2:30-3:45pm: Session 3

3:45-4:00pm: Afternoon break with some dessert and coffee​

4:00-5:00pm: Session 4

5:00-6:00pm: Early evening cocktail in the CIS canteen (free drinks and tapas) 

6:15pm: Buses pick up attendees and speakers from the CIS Nordhavn entrance.

6:45pm: Arrival back at the Tivoli Hotel


Speakers
avatar for Sheldon Bradshaw

Sheldon Bradshaw

Director of Technology, International School of Prague
Sheldon is a passionate believer in technology’s ability to connect us and amplify our ideas. Currently the Director of Information Technology at the International School of Prague, he has also taught in China, Indonesia, Japan and Kuwait over his 18 years in international education... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CET
Copenhagen International School

08:30 CET

Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS/CI) (FULL - only for paid participants)

TPR Storytelling (TPRS) workshop outline:

TPR storytelling (TPRS) is a method for teaching foreign languages that has thus far been shown to be profoundly successful with students of almost all ages and all abilities. It focuses on language acquisition through Comprehensible Input. During this one-day workshop, you will acquire some Mandarin in a fun way, experience the magic of TPR storytelling, learn the 3 steps of TPR storytelling and practice some TPR storytelling strategies.  Dr. Stephen Krashen will be joining this workshop as a special guest.

Special guest: Dr. Stephen Krashen, an enthusiastic student of Mandarin.  He will have a supporting role in the presentation, commenting on TPR Storytelling practice and how it relates to current research and theory.

TPR Storytelling (TPRS) workshop includes

A Mandarin Chinese demo

Theory and research about Second Language Acquisition (SLA)

Total Physical Response (TPR)

The three steps of TPR Storytelling

TPR Storytelling teaching strategies

Schedule for the day:
8:30am: Buses pick up attendees from the Tivoli Hotel entrance. 

9:00-9:45: Arrive at CIS campus and visit the registration table, coffee available.  Tours around the new CIS campus

9:45-11:30am: Session 1 in your pre-conference room

11:30-12:00pm: Morning break with some light snack and coffee

12:00-1:30pm: Session 2

1:30-2:30pm: Lunch in the CIS Nordhavn canteen​

2:30-3:45pm: Session 3

3:45-4:00pm: Afternoon break with some dessert and coffee​

4:00-5:00pm: Session 4

5:00-6:00pm: Early evening cocktail event in the CIS canteen (free drinks and tapas) 

6:15pm: Buses pick up attendees and speakers from the CIS Nordhavn entrance.

6:45pm: Arrival back at the Tivoli Hotel

 


Speakers
avatar for Stephen Krashen

Stephen Krashen

Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California (Emeritus)
Stephen Krashen has published over 500 articles and a dozen scholarly books in the fields of literacy, language acquisition, neurolinguistics, and bilingual education. Many of these publications are available for free download at sdkrashen.com.
avatar for Linda Li

Linda Li

Language Lab Teacher
I was born and raised in Shanghai, China. I have had the good fortune of teaching and learning for the past 20 years at various premier international schools in China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, India and Singapore as well as an Urban high school in Denver, Colorado. I have just moved... Read More →


Thursday March 2, 2017 08:30 - 18:00 CET
Copenhagen International School