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Session Number:
B20
Time:
10:30am-12:00pm
Room Number:
L1170G
Speaker:
David Fuller
Session Host:
Jennifer Giles

Curriculum Focus:

Grade Level:
DIV I, DIV II, DIV III,
Title:
I have a new ESL student. Now What?
Topic:
Discover the first steps towards healthy integration, school settlement, and explore resources for supporting newcomer students in your classroom.
Summary:
As student diversity in our classrooms continues to grow, students are coming into classrooms with a variety of education experiences, strengths and difficulties. Lets take a look at the immigration profiles and populations coming into our schools, consider how we begin to meet their needs in the first days and weeks, and explore resources for truly meeting students where they are. In this session we will explore how to begin to address the education of these students by discussing our own teacher thought process, modifying and adapting student materials for each student, accessing community supports, engaging in meaningful assessment and reporting, considering the needs of students through a trauma-informed-practice lens, and how we begin to engage parents in school.
Biography:
David Fuller is the Lead ESL Teacher for Lethbridge Public School District. He has an MEd in Literacy focusing on education for students from refugee contexts. Kristina Larkin, B.Ed/B.A, is the manager of the immigrant youth program at Lethbridge Family Services and a long time community educator.
 

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