Promoting ESL and New Literacies in Elementary Classrooms

February 2 - 6, 2015

Instructors:

Dr. Hiller A. Spires, Professor and Sr. Research Fellow

Marie Himes, M.Ed., Research Associate

Chang Yuan, MAT, Visiting Scholar

Sonja Bot, Graduate Research Assistant



Day 1 (Monday, Feb 2 - Nortel)


Welcome and Introductions

What would you like to learn in this week's workshop? Go to padlet.

Creating our Bio-Poems

New Literacies and Inquiry in the ESL Classroom
  • Pedagogical Shifts for a New Age
  • Design Challenge: How do you Problem Solve and Collaborate?
  • Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Model

Overview of CHATS Model for ESL (Content Reading; Higher-Order Thinking; Assessment; Total Participation; Scaffolding)

Overview of Cool Tools: Animoto.com, Weebly.com, Voicethread.com, and Storybird.com

PBI Design Studio - Creating a Compelling Question

Wrap-up and Plus/Delta with Today’s Meet (https://todaysmeet.com/ESLWorkshop)

Homework:
  • Read chapters 1,2, and 3 (“ELLs: An Overview,” “Developing Academic Language,” and “C= Content Reading Strategies”) of The Language-Rich Classroom: A Research-Based Framework for Teaching English Language Learners
  • Tweet a key point you learned from your reading to #newlit


Day 2 (Tuesday, Feb 3 - Wachovia)


Reflections from Our Readings: Go to padlet.


Close Reading and Vocabulary Building in the ESL Classroom
  • Close Reading and Why It's Important in the ESL Classroom
  • How to Cultivate a Language-Rich Classroom
  • Metacognition- Thinking about Thinking
  • Vocabulary Building Strategies

PBI Design Studio - Gather and Analyze Sources

Wrap-up and Plus/Delta with Today’s Meet (https://todaysmeet.com/ESLWorkshop)

Homework:
  • Read chapters 4 and 5 (“H= Higher-Order Thinking Skills” and “A=Assessment”) of The Language-Rich Classroom: A Research-Based Framework for Teaching English Language Learners
  • Tweet a key point you learned from your reading to #newlit
  • OR
  • Post a key point you learned from your reading on the padlet.

Resources:
Close Reading in the ESL Classroom
http://writingcenter.fas.harvard.edu/pages/how-do-close-reading
http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/dec12/vol70/num04/Closing-in-on-close-reading.aspx
http://blog.colorincolorado.org/2013/02/22/background-knowledge-a-key-to-close-reading-with-ells/


Think-Alouds in the ESL Classroom
http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies/think_alouds
http://www.colorincolorado.org/article/102/
http://www.emstac.org/registered/topics/esl/principles.htm


Literacy Strategies in the ESL Classroom
http://www.readingrockets.org/strategies
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/724
http://suu.edu/ed/fso/resources/esl-six-key-strategies.pdf
http://www.mastersinesl.org/teaching-esl/best-practices-for-teaching-esl-speaking-reading-and-writing/#Techniques_for_Teaching_Speaking


Vocabulary Building Strategies in the ESL Classroom
http://www.colorincolorado.org/educators/teaching/vocabulary/
http://www.readinghorizons.com/blog/post/2010/09/16/ESL-Teaching-Strategies-Improving-Vocabulary-Improves-Reading-Fluency.aspx
http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/



Day 3 (Wednesday, Feb 4 - Discovery)


Reflections from Our Readings: Go to padlet
What is the metaphor/analogy? How does it relate with higher-order thinking skills?


  • Digital Bloom’s Taxonomy and Assessment of Higher-Order Thinking in the ESL Classroom
Watch a short video Bloom's Digital Taxonomy
Create a learning objective and a mini activity Mini Lesson Plan: Ask questions you want your classmates to answer regarding the teaching strategies you have learned so far.



  • The Interplay of Technology, Pedagogy, and Content Knowledge (TPACK)
Watch a short video TPACK in 2 Minutes

Case: Storytelling Strategy
Story Maker
Thinglink
Padlet
Voicethread


PBI Design Studio - Creatively Synthesize Claims and Evidences

Wrap-up and Plus/Delta with Today’s Meet (https://todaysmeet.com/ESLWorkshop)

Homework:
  • Read chapters 5 and 6(“A=Assessment” and “T= Total Participation Techniques”) of The Language-Rich Classroom: A Research-Based Framework for Teaching English Language Learners
  • Tweet a key point you learned from your reading to #newlit
  • OR
  • Post a key point you learned from your reading on the padlet.

Resources:
TPACK.ORG
Bloom's Digital Taxonomy
中国教育新闻网
Digital Storytelling
Cool Tools



Day 4 (Thursday, Feb 5 - Nortel)


Reflections from Our Readings
Assessment and TPT in the Classroom


Lesson Plan Collaboration
PADLET

Making PowerPoint Games for the ESL Classroom



Classroom Games



PBI Design Studio - Critically Evaluate and Revise

Wrap-up and Plus/Delta with Today’s Meet (https://todaysmeet.com/ESLWorkshop)

Homework:
  • Read chapter 7 (“S= Scaffolding Strategies”) of The Language-Rich Classroom: A Research-Based Framework for Teaching English Language Learners
  • Tweet a key point you learned from your reading to #newlit
  • OR
  • Post a key point you learned from your reading on the padlet.




Day 5 (Friday, Feb 6 - Wachovia)
PBI Design Studio- Finalize Projects (30 minutes)

PBI Design Studio- Practice for Showcase

PBI Workshop Survey

Lunch

PBI Design Studio- Practice for Showcase

PBI Showcase - Share, Publish, and Act

Plus/Delta with Today’s Meet (https://todaysmeet.com/ESLWorkshop)

Presentation of Certificates

Homework:
  • Tweet what you learned from the Design Studio Showcase to #newlit
  • OR
  • Post a key point you learned from your reading on the padlet.