Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Join the Charter Center and the NYC Special Education Collaborative as we present an ELL-focused professional development workshop with a nationally-recognized expert! This four-hour session will introduce participants to the theory and practice of working with Dual Language Learners (DLLs), with a particular emphasis on literacy development. Participants will learn the different stages of second language acquisition and how individual DLL student differences can affect academic success. We will examine how students at each stage can participate in the curriculum and the adaptations in the K-5 classroom necessary to make this possible. The presenter, Dr. Laura Raynolds, is a professor in the Graduate Reading Program at Southern Connecticut State University and a consultant with Literacy How. Dr. Raynolds has consulted extensively with school programs in New York and Connecticut, and has published articles on her research concerning the language and literacy growth of bilingual children.