EL Best Practices Training for Paraprofessionals

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 9/25/2019 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 9/23/2019 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Angela Skrade
Agency Assistant: Angela Skrade 612-638-1528
Location: Metro ECSU
2 Pine Tree Drive
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Facility: Metro ECSU
9/25/2019 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM 8:00 Check-in

EL Best Practices Training for Paraprofessionals

As your responsibilities as a paraprofessional increase, do you feel prepared to work with the students you serve? Demographics of students across the state are changing and more often, the students we work with have multilingual background. Students who have more than one language are truly an asset to our communities, but they need extra language support to be truly successful in the classroom. Join us to enhance your understanding of English language learners and leave with strategies you can use to increase their academic success.

Participants will:

  • Investigate social and academic language.
  • Identify the different language modalities or ways students use language.
  • Consider student proficiency levels and what they mean.
  • Explore CAN DO descriptors for ELs.
  • View the elements of SIOP® and how they apply to support staff.
  • Learn specific strategies to support ELs as a paraprofessional.

Who Should Attend?
Paraprofessionals and other educators supporting ELs

Miriam Yang is a professional educator with 15 years of experience teaching English Learners (ELs). She has worked with ELs at all levels, grades K-12, as well as one on one tutoring with adult ELs. Miriam is a dedicated advocate for Best Practices in EL instruction; sheltered instruction, co-teaching, racial equity and culturally responsive instruction. She has led professional development for mainstream and EL teachers alike in various topics as a consultant and a teacher leader. Miriam has a Master’s degree in English as a Second Language and a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics.

Registration fee: 

$95 Metro ECSU Member or Resource Training & Solutions Members

$195 Non-member (Fee includes lunch)

Please make checks payable to Metro ECSU and mail to: 

Metro ECSU
Attn: Angela Skrade
2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
Arden Hills, MN 55112

Please note: if an invoice is required, and additional $10 fee will apply. 

Cancellation: You can cancel your own registration for an event before the cancellation deadline. (Please check the event information for specific cancellation details.) If the event has a fee, refunds are possible only if cancellation is prior to the deadline. If you do not attend and do not cancel prior to an event, you are still responsible for payment and will be billed.

Special Accommodations: Please alert Metro ECSU 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (Metro ECSU requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.