Free WestEd Webinar to Focus on Adolescent ELLs
Instruction of English-language learners at the secondary-school level will be the subject of a free webinar hosted by WestEd, a San Francisco-based research and development organization, next week.
WestEd will host Kate Kinsella, a faculty member at San Francisco State University's Center for Teacher Efficacy, to talk on the webinar about effective English-language development programs for students in grades 6 through 12. The live event is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
In a chapter of a guide to instructing ELLs published last year by the California Department of Education, Kinsella made the case that English-language learners in secondary school need a separate, dedicated class for English-language development in addition to a class to learn the regular English-language-arts standards for their grade level. For a preview of some of the points that Kinsella may make in the upcoming webinar, see my review of the chapter she co-wrote for the California guide.