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Classroom Q and A

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An award-winning English and Social Studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif., Larry Ferlazzo is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: In this show Larry pursues practical answers To Classroom challenges.

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What Is the Role of Memorization When Teaching in a Post-Google World

Now that students can quickly Google the wealth of data we used to keep stored in our heads, what is the use of memorization in the classroom? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork @effortfuleduktr @klrembert @dlshrum65 Keisha Rembert is a passionate learner and fierce equity advocate. She was an award-winning middle school ELA and United States History teacher who now instructs preservice teachers. She hopes to change our world one student at a time. Donna L. Shrum is an educator, researcher, and freelance writer in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Blake Harvard teaches AP Psychology at James Clemens High School in Madison, Alabama. He has been teaching for 14 years and received a B. S. And M. Ed. from the University of Montevallo. He has a particular affinity for all things cognition and psychology; especially when those areas are paired with education and learning. Blog www.effortfuleducator.com.

11 MIN13 h ago
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What Is the Role of Memorization When Teaching in a Post-Google World

On-Site and Online Hacks for Teaching in “The New Normal”

In this episode, we talk about viable ways to make teaching in “the new normal” simpler, easier and more effective whether on-site or online. Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork @SerenaPariser @jenorr @lmeduconsulting Serena Pariser has twelve years of experience teaching in public schools, including charter schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. She was named Gompers Preparatory Academy Teacher of the Year. She served as Assistant Director of Field Experiences at University of San Diego and also served as adjunct faculty. Serena is the bestselling author of Real Talk About Classroom Management: 50 Best Practices That Work And Show You Believe In Your Students and Real Talk About Time Management: 35 Best Practices for Educators. Jennifer Orr is a kindergarten teacher in a Title 1 school in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Previously she has taught 5th, 4th, and 1st graders, as well as her own two daughters. Laurie Manville is an ELD teacher and Instructional Coach at Brookhurst Junior High in Anaheim Union High School District. She enjoys helping her students figure out what they are meant to do in life and guiding teachers in lesson design creation.

11 MIN13 h ago
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On-Site and Online Hacks for Teaching in “The New Normal”

Three Ways to Work More Effectively With Teacher’s Aides During Online Learning

What makes a great teacher’s aide or paraprofessional and how can we work more with them more effectively during remote teaching? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork @MicheleTMorgan1 @ritaplatt Michele Morgan works for Granite School District in Salt Lake City, UT, where she was a resource teacher for 12 years. She currently works as the District New Teacher Specialist for Elementary Special Education. In 2013 she earned her National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist, and in 2015 she earned the Excel Teacher Award. Rita Platt is the author of Working Hard, Working Happy: Cultivating a Climate of Effort and Joy in the Classroom and is a principal in the St. Croix Falls, SD in Wisconsin.

13 MIN13 h ago
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Three Ways to Work More Effectively With Teacher’s Aides During Online Learning

Five Good Reasons and Five Great Ways to Teach With Music

Music can be a powerful medium for reaching and teaching students. Join us as we look at good reasons and great ways to connect music to learning objectives. Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork @Edufacey @saramlev @Rachelle Dene Poth @Jenschwanke @alycia_owen Denise Fawcett Facey was a classroom teacher for more than two decades and now writes on education issues. Among her books, The Social Studies Helper offers activities and projects that make social studies more vibrant and engaging for secondary-level students. Alycia Owen is an international educator and workshop presenter. She currently teaches in China where she is EAL Department Head at the American International School of Guangzhou. Jennifer Schwanke has been an educator for 20 years, teaching or leading at all levels. She is the author of You're the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders. In addition to on her blog, she publishes frequently on the Choice Literacy and Lead Literacy websites as well as Education Week Teacher, Principal, and Principal Navigator. Rachelle Dena Poth is a teacher, edtech consultant and speaker. She is also an attorney, has a Master’s in instructional technology and serves as President of ISTE Teacher Education Network. She has written several books including, Unconventional Ways to Thrive in EDU. She is a blogger and has a podcast. Rachelle co-hosts Find Your Grind LIve on Wednesdays. Sara Lev is the co-author of the book Implementing Project Based Learning in Early Childhood: Overcoming Misconceptions and Reaching Success. She teaches transitional kindergarten in Los Angeles, California and is also a member of the National Faculty of PBLWorks where she facilitates trainings in Project Based Learning Pre-K through 12.

13 MIN13 h ago
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Five Good Reasons and Five Great Ways to Teach With Music

What Have We Learned During the Rapid Transition to Remote Learning?

Many teachers have now been engaged in remote learning from three to six weeks. What have we learned so far? What, if anything, would we do differently? Follow on Twitter: @elvisepps @MrsLeonENL @ashlm_12 @barberchicago @jonHarper70bd@larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork Ashley McCall serves as a 3rd grade bilingual English/Language Arts teacher at César Chávez Multicultural Arts Center on the southwest side of Chicago and serves as a teacher representative on the Chávez Local School Council. She works to incorporate social justice/civic engagement experiences and elevate student voice throughout the year as evidenced by her students’ recent culminating activism unit project “Say it Loud/Dilo Fuerte.” Lorie Barber is a 5th-grade teacher in Illinois and a National Board Certification candidate. She works through an anti-oppressive lens and believes in getting high quality, relatable books into the hands of all of her students. Dr. Elvis Epps serves as the Principal at Lake Worth Community High School in the School District of Palm Beach. He has been a teacher, assistant principal, and principal for more than 28 years. He is a veteran of the US Navy. Claudia Leon is a middle school ENL (English as a New Language) and ELA teacher in Bay Shore, New York. Her students are about 90% Hispanic and 10% South Asian. During her 1st year of teaching, Mrs. Leon took a teacher training class at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) that taught her how to use artwork in the classroom to develop literacy, and this foundation has guided her teaching for 11 years.

11 MIN14 h ago
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What Have We Learned During the Rapid Transition to Remote Learning?

Using Movement to Engagement Students In Traditional and Virtual Classrooms

The data is clear, movement supports learning. Yet, "sit-and-get" teaching and learning continue to dominate our traditional and virtual classrooms. Follow on Twitter: @ValentinaESL @JennyVo15@larryferlazzo@bamradionetwork Valentina Gonzalez is a Professional Development Specialist for ELLs in Katy, Texas and taught multiple grades as well as serving K-5 as an ESL specialty teacher and district program facilitator. Jenny Vo has spent all her 23 years in education working with English Learners and currently serves as an ESL ISST in Katy ISD in Katy, Texas.

11 MINMAY 9
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Using Movement to Engagement Students In Traditional and Virtual Classrooms

So What Have We Learned During the Rapid Transition to Remote Learning?

Many teachers have now been engaged in remote learning from three to six weeks. What have we learned so far? What, if anything, would we do differently? Follow on Twitter: @elvisepps @MrsLeonENL @ashlm_12 @barberchicago@@larryferlazzo@Ashley McCall serves as a 3rd grade bilingual English/Language Arts teacher at César Chávez Multicultural Arts Center on the southwest side of Chicago and serves as a teacher representative on the Chávez Local School Council. She works to incorporate social justice/civic engagement experiences and elevate student voice throughout the year as evidenced by her students’ recent culminating activism unit project “Say it Loud/Dilo Fuerte” which seeks to rewrite students’ neighborhood narrative. Lorie Barber is a 5th-grade teacher in Illinois and a National Board Certification candidate. She works through an anti-oppressive lens and believes in getting high quality, relatable books into the hands of all of her students. Dr. Elvis Eppsserves as the Principal at Lake Worth Community High School in the School District of Palm Beach. He has been a teacher, assistant principal, and principal for more than 28 years. He is a veteran of the US Navy. In addition to leading his school, he has been a presenter and speaker at state and national conferences on school leadership and organizationalleadership. Claudia Leon is a middle school ENL (English as a New Language) and ELA teacher in Bay Shore, New York. Her students are about 90% Hispanic and 10% South Asian. During her 1st year of teaching, Mrs. Leon took a teacher training class at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art).

11 MINMAY 9
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So What Have We Learned During the Rapid Transition to Remote Learning?

Make Learning Stick: Activating Background knowledge When Teaching Remotely

How does background knowledge make learning stick? How do we connect our learning objectives to what students already know, care about, and grasp? How can we activate background knowledge when teaching remotely? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @ReadDRjwilhelm @adamfachler@Elizabe93434127 @cherylabla At McREL International, Cheryl Abla, MA, trains and coaches K–12 teachers and school leaders on effective instructional strategies, problem-based learning, classroom technology, teacher coaching, English-language-learner supports and creating engaging school cultures and climates. She has authored several articles for McREL’s Changing Schools magazine and is a co-author of Tools for Classroom Instruction that Works. Elizabeth Villanueva is a passionate and committed teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, CA where she teaches 9th-12th grade Spanish. She leads an after-school leadership program called New-Age Latinas. Adam Fachler is a learning strategist who helps education leaders develop their people and communicate with clarity. After teaching, coaching, and leading a public middle school, he co-founded of the School in the Square, a public charter school. He is co-author with Jeff Wilhelm of Planning Powerful Instruction and creator of the process captured in that book, the EMPOWER Method. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. A full-time classroom teacher for 13 years, Jeff Wilhelm is Distinguished Professor of English Education at Boise State University and is the founding director of the Maine and Boise State Writing Projects. He is the author or co-author of 41 books about literacy teaching and learning and has won NCTE’s Promising Research award for You Gotta Be the Book. His most recent publication is Planning Powerful Instruction: 7 Must Make Moves to Transform How We Teach -- and How Students Learn.

10 MINAPR 29
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Make Learning Stick: Activating Background knowledge When Teaching Remotely

Keeping the Passion for Reading Alive While Teaching Online

Inspiring students to read is always a priority in education. How can we maintain our commitment to supporting reading while teaching online? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo@bamradionetwork @jenorr @MrsSaid17 Sarah Said has spent years overseeing ELL programming in schools in Illinois. In addition to her current role as a Director of Language and Equity programs, she is also a contributor for ELL Confianza. She is also a course writer for English Learner portal. Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez is a National Board Certified fifth-grade teacher in the Folsom Cordova School District. She was a participant in the Teaching American History Grant, Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Summer Institute, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. Jennifer Orr is a kindergarten teacher in a Title 1 school in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Previously she has taught 5th, 4th, and 1st graders, as well as her own two daughters. Margo Gottlieb, Ph.D., is co-founder and lead developer for WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin- Madison. She has devoted her professional career to the education of multilingual learners, having published extensively and presented worldwide; her latest books includeAssessing English language learners: Bridges to equity,Assessing multilingual learners: A month-by-month guide(2017, ASCD), andLanguage power: Key uses for accessing content. Kristin Spears is an ESOL coach and teacher in Spartanburg, South Carolina District 6 where she helps plan and conduct ESOL professional development and collaborates with elementary teachers on how to best serve ELs in their classrooms. In her teaching career, she has worked in various upstate SC schools with students in grades K-8. Becky Corr is an English Language Development Team Lead for Douglas County School District in Colorado. In her role with DCSD as well as the owner of EdSpark Consulting, she provides coaching, professional development, and family engagement opportunities.

10 MINAPR 21
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Keeping the Passion for Reading Alive While Teaching Online

Grading ELLs Fairly: What Works, What Doesn’t

Many of us struggle to grade the performance of ELLs in a mainstream classroom. How can we separate content knowledge from language skills and assess ELLs in ways that are fair, appropriate, and relevant? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork @BeckyCorrCO Margo Gottlieb, Ph.D., is co-founder and lead developer for WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin- Madison. She has devoted her professional career to the education of multilingual learners, having published extensively and presented worldwide; her latest books includeAssessing English language learners: Bridges to equity,Assessing multilingual learners: A month-by-month guide(2017, ASCD), andLanguage power: Key uses for accessing content. Kristin Spears is an ESOL coach and teacher in Spartanburg, South Carolina District 6 where she helps plan and conduct ESOL professional development and collaborates with elementary teachers on how to best serve ELs in their classrooms. In her teaching career, she has worked in various upstate SC schools with students in grades K-8. Becky Corr is an English Language Development Team Lead for Douglas County School District in Colorado. In her role with DCSD as well as the owner of EdSpark Consulting, she provides coaching, professional development, and family engagement opportunities.

10 MINAPR 15
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Grading ELLs Fairly: What Works, What Doesn’t

Latest Episodes

What Is the Role of Memorization When Teaching in a Post-Google World

Now that students can quickly Google the wealth of data we used to keep stored in our heads, what is the use of memorization in the classroom? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork @effortfuleduktr @klrembert @dlshrum65 Keisha Rembert is a passionate learner and fierce equity advocate. She was an award-winning middle school ELA and United States History teacher who now instructs preservice teachers. She hopes to change our world one student at a time. Donna L. Shrum is an educator, researcher, and freelance writer in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Blake Harvard teaches AP Psychology at James Clemens High School in Madison, Alabama. He has been teaching for 14 years and received a B. S. And M. Ed. from the University of Montevallo. He has a particular affinity for all things cognition and psychology; especially when those areas are paired with education and learning. Blog www.effortfuleducator.com.

11 MIN13 h ago
Comments
What Is the Role of Memorization When Teaching in a Post-Google World

On-Site and Online Hacks for Teaching in “The New Normal”

In this episode, we talk about viable ways to make teaching in “the new normal” simpler, easier and more effective whether on-site or online. Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork @SerenaPariser @jenorr @lmeduconsulting Serena Pariser has twelve years of experience teaching in public schools, including charter schools from kindergarten through twelfth grade. She was named Gompers Preparatory Academy Teacher of the Year. She served as Assistant Director of Field Experiences at University of San Diego and also served as adjunct faculty. Serena is the bestselling author of Real Talk About Classroom Management: 50 Best Practices That Work And Show You Believe In Your Students and Real Talk About Time Management: 35 Best Practices for Educators. Jennifer Orr is a kindergarten teacher in a Title 1 school in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Previously she has taught 5th, 4th, and 1st graders, as well as her own two daughters. Laurie Manville is an ELD teacher and Instructional Coach at Brookhurst Junior High in Anaheim Union High School District. She enjoys helping her students figure out what they are meant to do in life and guiding teachers in lesson design creation.

11 MIN13 h ago
Comments
On-Site and Online Hacks for Teaching in “The New Normal”

Three Ways to Work More Effectively With Teacher’s Aides During Online Learning

What makes a great teacher’s aide or paraprofessional and how can we work more with them more effectively during remote teaching? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork @MicheleTMorgan1 @ritaplatt Michele Morgan works for Granite School District in Salt Lake City, UT, where she was a resource teacher for 12 years. She currently works as the District New Teacher Specialist for Elementary Special Education. In 2013 she earned her National Board Certification as an Exceptional Needs Specialist, and in 2015 she earned the Excel Teacher Award. Rita Platt is the author of Working Hard, Working Happy: Cultivating a Climate of Effort and Joy in the Classroom and is a principal in the St. Croix Falls, SD in Wisconsin.

13 MIN13 h ago
Comments
Three Ways to Work More Effectively With Teacher’s Aides During Online Learning

Five Good Reasons and Five Great Ways to Teach With Music

Music can be a powerful medium for reaching and teaching students. Join us as we look at good reasons and great ways to connect music to learning objectives. Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork @Edufacey @saramlev @Rachelle Dene Poth @Jenschwanke @alycia_owen Denise Fawcett Facey was a classroom teacher for more than two decades and now writes on education issues. Among her books, The Social Studies Helper offers activities and projects that make social studies more vibrant and engaging for secondary-level students. Alycia Owen is an international educator and workshop presenter. She currently teaches in China where she is EAL Department Head at the American International School of Guangzhou. Jennifer Schwanke has been an educator for 20 years, teaching or leading at all levels. She is the author of You're the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders. In addition to on her blog, she publishes frequently on the Choice Literacy and Lead Literacy websites as well as Education Week Teacher, Principal, and Principal Navigator. Rachelle Dena Poth is a teacher, edtech consultant and speaker. She is also an attorney, has a Master’s in instructional technology and serves as President of ISTE Teacher Education Network. She has written several books including, Unconventional Ways to Thrive in EDU. She is a blogger and has a podcast. Rachelle co-hosts Find Your Grind LIve on Wednesdays. Sara Lev is the co-author of the book Implementing Project Based Learning in Early Childhood: Overcoming Misconceptions and Reaching Success. She teaches transitional kindergarten in Los Angeles, California and is also a member of the National Faculty of PBLWorks where she facilitates trainings in Project Based Learning Pre-K through 12.

13 MIN13 h ago
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Five Good Reasons and Five Great Ways to Teach With Music

What Have We Learned During the Rapid Transition to Remote Learning?

Many teachers have now been engaged in remote learning from three to six weeks. What have we learned so far? What, if anything, would we do differently? Follow on Twitter: @elvisepps @MrsLeonENL @ashlm_12 @barberchicago @jonHarper70bd@larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork Ashley McCall serves as a 3rd grade bilingual English/Language Arts teacher at César Chávez Multicultural Arts Center on the southwest side of Chicago and serves as a teacher representative on the Chávez Local School Council. She works to incorporate social justice/civic engagement experiences and elevate student voice throughout the year as evidenced by her students’ recent culminating activism unit project “Say it Loud/Dilo Fuerte.” Lorie Barber is a 5th-grade teacher in Illinois and a National Board Certification candidate. She works through an anti-oppressive lens and believes in getting high quality, relatable books into the hands of all of her students. Dr. Elvis Epps serves as the Principal at Lake Worth Community High School in the School District of Palm Beach. He has been a teacher, assistant principal, and principal for more than 28 years. He is a veteran of the US Navy. Claudia Leon is a middle school ENL (English as a New Language) and ELA teacher in Bay Shore, New York. Her students are about 90% Hispanic and 10% South Asian. During her 1st year of teaching, Mrs. Leon took a teacher training class at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art) that taught her how to use artwork in the classroom to develop literacy, and this foundation has guided her teaching for 11 years.

11 MIN14 h ago
Comments
What Have We Learned During the Rapid Transition to Remote Learning?

Using Movement to Engagement Students In Traditional and Virtual Classrooms

The data is clear, movement supports learning. Yet, "sit-and-get" teaching and learning continue to dominate our traditional and virtual classrooms. Follow on Twitter: @ValentinaESL @JennyVo15@larryferlazzo@bamradionetwork Valentina Gonzalez is a Professional Development Specialist for ELLs in Katy, Texas and taught multiple grades as well as serving K-5 as an ESL specialty teacher and district program facilitator. Jenny Vo has spent all her 23 years in education working with English Learners and currently serves as an ESL ISST in Katy ISD in Katy, Texas.

11 MINMAY 9
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Using Movement to Engagement Students In Traditional and Virtual Classrooms

So What Have We Learned During the Rapid Transition to Remote Learning?

Many teachers have now been engaged in remote learning from three to six weeks. What have we learned so far? What, if anything, would we do differently? Follow on Twitter: @elvisepps @MrsLeonENL @ashlm_12 @barberchicago@@larryferlazzo@Ashley McCall serves as a 3rd grade bilingual English/Language Arts teacher at César Chávez Multicultural Arts Center on the southwest side of Chicago and serves as a teacher representative on the Chávez Local School Council. She works to incorporate social justice/civic engagement experiences and elevate student voice throughout the year as evidenced by her students’ recent culminating activism unit project “Say it Loud/Dilo Fuerte” which seeks to rewrite students’ neighborhood narrative. Lorie Barber is a 5th-grade teacher in Illinois and a National Board Certification candidate. She works through an anti-oppressive lens and believes in getting high quality, relatable books into the hands of all of her students. Dr. Elvis Eppsserves as the Principal at Lake Worth Community High School in the School District of Palm Beach. He has been a teacher, assistant principal, and principal for more than 28 years. He is a veteran of the US Navy. In addition to leading his school, he has been a presenter and speaker at state and national conferences on school leadership and organizationalleadership. Claudia Leon is a middle school ENL (English as a New Language) and ELA teacher in Bay Shore, New York. Her students are about 90% Hispanic and 10% South Asian. During her 1st year of teaching, Mrs. Leon took a teacher training class at the MoMA (Museum of Modern Art).

11 MINMAY 9
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So What Have We Learned During the Rapid Transition to Remote Learning?

Make Learning Stick: Activating Background knowledge When Teaching Remotely

How does background knowledge make learning stick? How do we connect our learning objectives to what students already know, care about, and grasp? How can we activate background knowledge when teaching remotely? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @ReadDRjwilhelm @adamfachler@Elizabe93434127 @cherylabla At McREL International, Cheryl Abla, MA, trains and coaches K–12 teachers and school leaders on effective instructional strategies, problem-based learning, classroom technology, teacher coaching, English-language-learner supports and creating engaging school cultures and climates. She has authored several articles for McREL’s Changing Schools magazine and is a co-author of Tools for Classroom Instruction that Works. Elizabeth Villanueva is a passionate and committed teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, CA where she teaches 9th-12th grade Spanish. She leads an after-school leadership program called New-Age Latinas. Adam Fachler is a learning strategist who helps education leaders develop their people and communicate with clarity. After teaching, coaching, and leading a public middle school, he co-founded of the School in the Square, a public charter school. He is co-author with Jeff Wilhelm of Planning Powerful Instruction and creator of the process captured in that book, the EMPOWER Method. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. A full-time classroom teacher for 13 years, Jeff Wilhelm is Distinguished Professor of English Education at Boise State University and is the founding director of the Maine and Boise State Writing Projects. He is the author or co-author of 41 books about literacy teaching and learning and has won NCTE’s Promising Research award for You Gotta Be the Book. His most recent publication is Planning Powerful Instruction: 7 Must Make Moves to Transform How We Teach -- and How Students Learn.

10 MINAPR 29
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Make Learning Stick: Activating Background knowledge When Teaching Remotely

Keeping the Passion for Reading Alive While Teaching Online

Inspiring students to read is always a priority in education. How can we maintain our commitment to supporting reading while teaching online? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo@bamradionetwork @jenorr @MrsSaid17 Sarah Said has spent years overseeing ELL programming in schools in Illinois. In addition to her current role as a Director of Language and Equity programs, she is also a contributor for ELL Confianza. She is also a course writer for English Learner portal. Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez is a National Board Certified fifth-grade teacher in the Folsom Cordova School District. She was a participant in the Teaching American History Grant, Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Summer Institute, and a recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. Jennifer Orr is a kindergarten teacher in a Title 1 school in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Previously she has taught 5th, 4th, and 1st graders, as well as her own two daughters. Margo Gottlieb, Ph.D., is co-founder and lead developer for WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin- Madison. She has devoted her professional career to the education of multilingual learners, having published extensively and presented worldwide; her latest books includeAssessing English language learners: Bridges to equity,Assessing multilingual learners: A month-by-month guide(2017, ASCD), andLanguage power: Key uses for accessing content. Kristin Spears is an ESOL coach and teacher in Spartanburg, South Carolina District 6 where she helps plan and conduct ESOL professional development and collaborates with elementary teachers on how to best serve ELs in their classrooms. In her teaching career, she has worked in various upstate SC schools with students in grades K-8. Becky Corr is an English Language Development Team Lead for Douglas County School District in Colorado. In her role with DCSD as well as the owner of EdSpark Consulting, she provides coaching, professional development, and family engagement opportunities.

10 MINAPR 21
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Keeping the Passion for Reading Alive While Teaching Online

Grading ELLs Fairly: What Works, What Doesn’t

Many of us struggle to grade the performance of ELLs in a mainstream classroom. How can we separate content knowledge from language skills and assess ELLs in ways that are fair, appropriate, and relevant? Follow on Twitter: @larryferlazzo @bamradionetwork @BeckyCorrCO Margo Gottlieb, Ph.D., is co-founder and lead developer for WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin- Madison. She has devoted her professional career to the education of multilingual learners, having published extensively and presented worldwide; her latest books includeAssessing English language learners: Bridges to equity,Assessing multilingual learners: A month-by-month guide(2017, ASCD), andLanguage power: Key uses for accessing content. Kristin Spears is an ESOL coach and teacher in Spartanburg, South Carolina District 6 where she helps plan and conduct ESOL professional development and collaborates with elementary teachers on how to best serve ELs in their classrooms. In her teaching career, she has worked in various upstate SC schools with students in grades K-8. Becky Corr is an English Language Development Team Lead for Douglas County School District in Colorado. In her role with DCSD as well as the owner of EdSpark Consulting, she provides coaching, professional development, and family engagement opportunities.

10 MINAPR 15
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Grading ELLs Fairly: What Works, What Doesn’t
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