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2021 English Learner Conference

Join us July 14 and 15 for the 2021 English Learner Virtual Conference, a live event with keynote speakers and multiple breakout sessions on both days. Featured speakers will include Dr. Danny Brassell, Dr. Barbara Kennedy, Dr. Jim Ewing and Donalyn Miller, as well as talented educators from across our region. Register now to reserve your place. Once you are registered you will receive information to choose your sessions for both days. Visit the EL Conference webpage for more information: https://region7esc.lpages.co/2021elconference/

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Assessment
Bilingual / ESL / LEP
Career and Technical Education
Conferences
Differentiated Instruction
Digital Learning
DMAC
ELPS (Eng Lang Prof Standards)
ESSA
Gifted/Talented
Instructional Strategies
Language Arts
Math
Parent / Family Engagement
Reading

Administrators
CTE Administrator
Curriculum Directors
ESC7 Staff
Federal Program Directors
Instructional Paraprofessional
Principals
Teachers
Title III / Migrant Admin

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TPESS 1b Effective instructional practices
TPESS 1d Maximize learning for all students
TPESS 3b Commitment to ongoing learning
TPESS 5b Maximized learning time
TTESS 1.3 Knowledge of Students
TTESS 1.4 Activities
TTESS 2.2 Content Knowledge and Expertise
TTESS 2.3 Communication
TTESS 2.4 Differentiation
TTESS 4.3 Professional Development

*Region 7 Districts /Charters ($150)
*Employees of Region 7 ESC (FREE)
*Region 7 Private/Parochial Schools ($150)
Title III Bilingual /ESL Contracted (FREE)
Title III Bilingual/ESL SSA (FREE)

Workshop Materials

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Dates, Times and Locations

Room Name Workshop Date Begin Time End Time
Virtual (Synchronous) 7/14/2021 - 7/15/2021 09:00 AM 04:00 PM

Workshop Presenter(s)

Name
JOSEPH PINO

Workshop Contacts

Name Type Department E-Mail Phone
Carmen Strong
Contact cstrong@esc7.net (903) 988-6848

Workshop Liaison(s)

Name Email

Sessions

Wednesday July 14, 2021
191988 2021 EL Conference- Math for ELs. As Easy as Uno, Dos, Tres! with Dr. Jim Ewing
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Online Webinar
TEA is predicting math test scores will plummet. Even before Covid, we have struggled to meet the needs of ELs, but after Covid, scores of ELs will probably drop even lower. Learn 4 proven tools that will work for distance learning and the classroom.
Keynote
Outside Presenter
36/300
Wednesday July 14, 2021
192024 2021 EL Conference- The Joy of Reading with Donalyn Miller
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Online Webinar
Avid adult readers find reading personally meaningful and enjoyable. While motivation and engagement remain important factors influencing young people’s reading development, prioritizing joyful reading eludes many school communities. Why does reading enjoyment matter? What components foster reading joy? In this session, Donalyn Miller will frame the importance of reading joy and share practical ideas and resources that offer students positive reading experiences.
Keynote
Outside Presenter
50/300
Wednesday July 14, 2021
192027 2021 EL Conference- Navigating Slumps in Reading Motivation with Donalyn Miller
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Online Webinar
While some readers increased their reading volume and interest during the global pandemic and isolation, others reported they didn't have the emotional or intellectual energy to read or have lost their joy in it. The demands of school and home responsibilities may consume their time. Others report that they’re too distracted and worried to read. Throughout our lives, readers encounter slumps in reading motivation and interest. How can readers find their way back to reading when we don't feel like reading much? In this session, Donalyn Miller will share suggestions from hundreds of readers of all ages for navigating reading slumps during the pandemic and beyond. The session includes numerous book recommendations and resources.
Breakout
Outside Presenter
19/300
Wednesday July 14, 2021
191991 2021 EL Conference- Developing Language for ELs in Content Classes with Dr. Jim Ewing
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Online Webinar
Learn strategies and mindsets adapted from Dr. Jim Ewing's popular book, “Math for ELLs. As Easy as Uno, Dos, Tres."
Breakout
Outside Presenter
24/300
Wednesday July 14, 2021
190660 2021 EL Conference- Google Tools to Support ELs with Andy Adams
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Online Webinar
As devices and an internet become more ubiquitous for ALL students, there are some essential tools for students to use to access information and content to be successful. Many tools are free and can be found via Googley things. Come learn how easy they are for EL students (and ALL students) to access. There's a good chance these tools will help you, too!
Breakout
ESC Presenters
31/300
Wednesday July 14, 2021
191982 2021 EL Conference- Special Education Assessment for the English Learner with Helen Crissy
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Online Webinar
This workshop will review the process for assessing an English Learner who has been referred for special education and/or dyslexia evaluation.
Breakout
ESC Presenters
14/300
Wednesday July 14, 2021
192505 2021 EL Conference- G/T: Overlooked and Underserved: The Gifted/Talented English Learner with Donna Ashby
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Online Webinar
Identifying and serving G/T English learners is often overlooked in many districts. This TEA-developed session will engage educators in current research regarding the characteristics of gifted English learners as well as empower educators to effectively analyze curriculum and instruction and apply this new learning to the development of educational resources for these learners.
Breakout
ESC Presenters
13/300
Wednesday July 14, 2021
192006 2021 EL Conference- “Take a Walk in Their Shoes”: A Simulated Science Lesson (in German!) with Dr. Barbara Kennedy
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Online Webinar
When did you last walk in the shoes of your language learners and experience a content lesson delivered in a language you do not understand? How about in a virtual learning environment? Now is your chance! Come engage in a science lesson delivered in German (no knowledge of German required!). Discover for yourself how targeted teaching techniques and explicit learner behaviors come together to make language and content learning come alive. Leave with a long list of strategies for immediate use in your virtual, hybrid, and/or face-to-face classroom.
Breakout
Outside Presenter
14/300
Wednesday July 14, 2021
190692 2021 EL Conference- TELPAS Swiss Army Tool with Andy Adams
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Online Webinar
Would it be possible to make TELPAS more engaging for teachers and students with just one tool? Come explore how there is such a thing--and it's FREE to use!! Flipgrid has so many undiscovered uses which support Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.
Breakout
ESC Presenters
39/300
Wednesday July 14, 2021
190696 2021 EL Conference- Powerful Paras: English Learner Support with Michele Walker
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Online Webinar
Paraprofessionals play an integral role in the support of our English learners. During this breakout session participants will learn powerful, real-world instructional strategies they can take back and implement immediately. Whether it is one-on-one or small group, we have you covered.
Breakout
ESC Presenters
5/300
Wednesday July 14, 2021
191993 2021 EL Conference- ELs Affected by Poverty with Dr. Jim Ewing
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Online Webinar
Of course, not all ELs are affected by poverty, but they are twice as likely to be. Learn how poverty may affect ELs and strategies to meet the needs of ELs in poverty.
Breakout
Outside Presenter
20/300
Wednesday July 14, 2021
191998 2021 EL Conference- Hattie and ELs with Dr. Jim Ewing
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Online Webinar
Join us as we explore the impact of Hattie and other researchers and learn best practices for meeting the needs of ELs.
Breakout
Outside Presenter
9/300
Wednesday July 14, 2021
190698 2021 EL Conference- Breaking the Language Barrier-Coding with Andy Adams
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Online Webinar
Do you know how to code or do computer programming? I don't. BUT, there are numerous resources that teach kids the fundamentals of coding. Many of these are free or included in subscriptions already being used. Coding is a universal language that teaches ALL students problem solving; structural thinking; future-ready skills; logic and order. "Syntax" and "debugging" are easily connected to grammar, revising, and editing. Come explore some ideas which will disguise the process of learning English. Ps. No coding experience required!!
Breakout
ESC Presenters
8/300
Wednesday July 14, 2021
192016 2021 EL Conference- If Our Students are Sponges, Why Aren’t They Soaking It Up?: A Deeper Look at Language Objectives with Dr. Barbara Kennedy
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Online Webinar
Have you noticed that our English learners (emergent bilingual students) may make sufficient progress at the lower language proficiency levels, but tend to “get stuck” as they approach the Advanced and Advanced High levels? Or that they develop receptive language skills (listening, reading), but struggle when it comes to mastering productive language skills, particularly writing? In this session, we discuss the “Why” behind these challenges, outline a simple process for developing targeted language objectives, and explore concrete examples of effective language objectives. Participants will leave with the tools and exemplars they need to incorporate targeted language objectives into their lessons. This session is appropriate for teachers in ESL and bilingual classroom settings.
Breakout
Outside Presenter
52/300
Wednesday July 14, 2021
192020 2021 EL Conference- Parent, Family and Community Connection with Michele Walker
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Online Webinar
Join a panel discussion with school leaders from our region as they share ideas and stories of Parent, Family, and Community Engagement from their districts. You will be able to discuss ideas and ask questions, and have the opportunity to make connections with other schools in our region in this interactive networking session.
Breakout
ESC Presenters
16/300
Thursday July 15, 2021
192031 2021 EL Conference- Keynote: Bringing Joy Back into the Classroom with Dr. Danny Brassell
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Online Webinar
Teachers are “kid-people.” They do not teach for the pay or daily accolades from society; they teach because they care about kids. The standardized testing craze has terrified students and led many great teachers to quit. Come join Danny as he reminds teachers of their importance in the everyday development of children. He’ll remind you how to laugh, sing, dance and play in order to bring the joy back into your classroom.
Keynote
Outside Presenter
72/300
Thursday July 15, 2021
190755 2021 EL Conference- Hands-on Makes a Difference with Dr. Sherry Morton
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Online Webinar
We have found ourselves in a generation of students in which a large population need a hands-on kinesthetic approach to the content. Our scores across the state show we are failing to solidify the concepts of algebraic reasoning with all students. Come and join us as we will learn how to use a variety of hands-on approaches to help our students learn to problem solve no matter what language is there preference.
Breakout
ESC Presenters
13/300
Thursday July 15, 2021
190759 2021 EL Conference- Digital Tools to Support the 4 C's (Critical Thinking, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication) with Michelle Cooper
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Online Webinar
Critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication are vital skills for today's learners. In this workshop, we will explore tech tools that support finding solutions to problems, thinking outside the box, working with others, and conveying ideas.
Breakout
ESC Presenters
15/300
Thursday July 15, 2021
190674 2021 EL Conference- LPAC in DMAC with Deanna Greene
10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Online Webinar
Create and manage LPAC documentation in DMAC. Learn how to prepare your beginning of the year documentation including Parental Notification of Student Progress, HLS entry and Beginning of the Year meetings for new students.
Breakout
ESC Presenters
8/300
Thursday July 15, 2021
192033 2021 EL Conference- Vocabulary Strategies for All Students with Dr. Danny Brassell
10:30 AM - 11:45 PM
Online Webinar
Learn how to improve reading skills through stronger vocabulary. Join Danny to learn innovative ways to support vocabulary growth beyond a solid foundation of read-alouds and sustained silent reading time. You’ll learn strategies that build on your students’ prior knowledge. And, you’ll explore a variety of engaging activities to support strong vocabulary.
Breakout
Outside Presenter
43/300
Thursday July 15, 2021
192034 2021 EL Conference- Leadership Begins with Motivation with Dr. Danny Brassell
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Online Webinar
It takes a special person to lead. Join Danny as he shares a fast-paced, humorous and motivational session designed to show you how you make a difference in the lives of everyone you encounter. From teaching preschoolers to rocket scientists, Danny shares his own trials and tribulations as well as why he loves to inspire others to reach higher. You’ll learn his secret to good leadership and leave feeling invigorated.
Breakout
Outside Presenter
24/300
Thursday July 15, 2021
190773 2021 EL Conference- I Just Want to Fit In! with Tara Evers
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Online Webinar
Social-emotional learning can help create academic success for our most at risk students. Language learners, highly mobile students, and migratory students need extra care to reduce the barriers for academic success. This session will give an overview of social-emotional learning as well as provide some strategies to assist engagement and connection with some of our most vulnerable students.
Breakout
ESC Presenters
10/300
Thursday July 15, 2021
190777 2021 EL Conference- Math is a Language? with Jane Tarr
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Online Webinar
Math is words? When you think about it, language plays a key role in doing, learning, and making sense of math. Sometimes this language can get in the way of mathematicians. Join me as we look at the specialized language of math. Let’s explore ways that support our mathematicians so the tricky math words do not interfere with student mathematical comprehension.
Breakout
ESC Presenters
14/300
Thursday July 15, 2021
190763 2021 EL Conference- Better Vocabulary Strategies with James Slaughter
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Online Webinar
Learn about directly teaching vocabulary and how to support students with specific strategies. Gone are the days where students are looking up words and writing their definitions. Distinguished teachers use target strategies, monitor their effectiveness, provide different methods that lead toward mastery, and set goals based on student success. This session will present the importance of directly teaching vocabulary and provide instructional tips and techniques to help students understand vocabulary terms. You will also receive access to strategies, activities, games, and websites to increase student engagement with vocabulary.
Breakout
ESC Presenters
35/300
Thursday July 15, 2021
190771 2021 EL Conference- Improving Classroom Discussions in Science and Social Studies with James Slaughter
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Online Webinar
Student discussions are important components of classroom instruction that work to push learning forward and move students from passive participants to active meaning-makers. Learn strategies and activities that shift the roles of teachers and students to better stimulate, sustain, and support student thinking.
Breakout
ESC Presenters
22/300
Thursday July 15, 2021
192035 2021 EL Conference- Accelerating English Language Learners’ Literacy Skills with Dr. Danny Brassell
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Online Webinar
Boost vocabulary. Improve reading skills. Accelerate language acquisition. Join Danny to discover helpful tips, valuable strategies, and outstanding children’s literature you can use to enhance the literacy skills of your English language learners. Plus, you’ll explore how to promote greater cultural understanding in your classroom by building on the varied backgrounds of your students.
Breakout
Outside Presenter
51/300
Thursday July 15, 2021
192038 2021 EL Conference- Where Are They Now? Meet Former EL Students and Hear Their Stories with Tara Evers
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
Online Webinar
Join us for this interactive session where you will meet former EL students who are now graduates and professionals in their field. Hear their stories and learn from their experiences as English learners. Come away with a new perspective on how our ESL and bilingual teachers are making a difference in the lives of their students.
Breakout
ESC Presenters
7/300

Special Accommodations
For requests for special accommodations for this workshop, please contact one of the individuals listed above at least ten (10) business days prior to the workshop date.