Past Conferences

2014 Conference - Atlanta, GA

2013 Program
2014 Conference Program (PDF)

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Pedro Noguera - New York University

Dr. Elena Izquierdo - University of the Texas at El Paso

Dr. Luis Moll - The University of Arizona

Dr. Libia Gil - Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA)

Keynote Presentations

Thursday, October 22 Dr. Elena Izquierdo
Thursday, October 22 Dr. Libia Gil
Friday, October 23 Dr. Luis C. Moll
Saturday, October 24 Dr. Pedro Noguera PowerPoint Icon

Breakout Sessions

Thursday, October 23, 10:30 - 11:45

Academic Conversation- It's not just "turn and talk" anymore!
Common Core Instruction for English Language Learners
Content Connections in the ELD Classroom PDF icon Handout 1PDF icon Handout 2 Word icon
English Learners and Gifted Programming: Identify, Plan, Serve
Language in Play: Introduction to the E-ELD Standards Framework PDF icon
Launch Plans for ACCESS for ELLs 2.0: Preparing for the Next Generation English Language Proficiency Assessment System PowerPoint Icon
Launching WIDA with a Purpose: A Collaborative Approach
Making Close Reading Comprehensible and Engaging with iPads PowerPoint Icon
Redesigning PD for Teachers of ELLs: Team-Based Blended Learning PDF icon
Science in Action: Fostering Academic Language with Emergent Bilingual Learners
Take Action! Ideas for Implementing WIDA's ELD Standards Framework PDF icon
Using Visuals To Address Critical Thinking In The WIDA Standards
WIDA and Teacher Preparation: UNC Charlotte Faculty Resources Development
WIDA Newbies: Lessons Learned PowerPoint Icon

Thursday, October 23, 1:15 - 2:30

Collaborating and Co-teaching to Build Academic Language Through Children's Engineering
Collaboration in Action: Supporting DLLs in Massachusetts and Georgia PDF icon
Co-Teaching and Collaboration for Diverse Learners
English Language Development for Students with Significant Disabilities PowerPoint Icon
Family Engagement in Culturally Diverse Communities: Building (Structurally Sound) Bridges PowerPoint Icon
Five Avenues for Ensuring ELLs Have Access to Core Curriculum PowerPoint Icon Handout 1 Word icon Handout 2 Word icon
Fostering Spanish Language and Literacy Development through WIDA SLD Standards
Great Expectations for Tennessee's English Learners
Middle School Curriculum Development 'Reading in the Content with MPIs'
Scaffolding ELs from Social Language to Academic Registers in High School
Standards and Assessments for Spanish Language Development
Triad Protocols: Scaffolding oral language and interpersonal skills PPT Icon
Understanding the Academic Linguistic Needs of Native American English Language Learners
WE can write! Proven Strategies to Develop Strong Writing Skills

Thursday, October 23, 3:45 - 5:00

Advancing Instructional Assessments: Moving Toward Next Generation Item Types

After the Bell: Creating ESL Programs Beyond the School day

Common Core, ELLs, and the Changing Role of ESL Educators PPT Icon

Dual Not Duel: A Program Model for Dually Identified Students PPT Icon

Effective Early Education for ELLs/DLLs Starts at the Top!

Effective Practices in Implementing RTI2 for English Learners

ELLs Really Can-Do: Empowering Students through Choice PPT Icon Handout 1 Word Icon Handout 2 Word Icon Handout 3 Word Icon

Engaging Elementary English Learners in Academic Conversations

If you can say it you can write it!

Meeting the Unique Linguistic and Academic Learning Needs of ELLs in the Era of Common Core: North Carolina’s Story

Powerful Sentences - The Building Block to Effective Written Communication

Science SOS: Teaching the Language of Science in Elementary Classrooms PowerPoint Icon Handout 1 Word icon Handout 2 Word icon

Strategies that Work in Building True Academic Language Proficiency

Supporting Language Development Among ELLs with Interactive Digital Strategies

Transforming Writing Instruction: A Focus on Opinion / Argument

Friday, October 24, 10:30 - 11:45

Developing a Family Outreach Program for Young ELLs and Families

Early Language Development: Suite of Assessments PDF icon

Enriching Academic Language with 21st Century Tools

How One District Implements the ELA CCSS ELLs

Intentional Levels of Supports: Instruction, Programs, Communities, and Culture

Leadership and Capacity Building in ELL Education for All Educators

Navigating the Leadership Landscape: ELL Leader in the Center

Scaffolding Rigor in Mathematical Discourse with Thinking Map Graphic Organizers

The WIDA Resources You May Not Know About PDF icon

Understanding English Language Learners with Disabilities

Visual Thinking Strategies for developing observation, thinking and communication

WIDA and Dual Language Teacher Preparation: Language Development and Pedagogy Handout

WIDA Research: Current Topics and Future Trajectories PowerPoint Icon

ZONES Math Workshop PDF Icon

Friday, October 24, 1:15 - 2:30

A Simple Method for Sentence and Discourse Development

A State’s Dual Language Story: Ongoing Research Findings

Academic Language for Achievement in the Collaborative (Push-In) Classroom PDF icon

Bring Language to Life with All Five Senses PPT Icon

Building Strong Learning Communities through Cooperative Learning Strategies

Collaborative Learning for ELLs: Active Engagement from PreK - 5th Grade

Creating Linguistically-Responsive Content Area Classrooms Using a WIDA Framework

Digital Creation and Playful Worlds: Supporting Language with Technology Tools PDF icon Handout 1 PDF icon

Effective Professional Learning though Lesson Study PowerPoint Icon

F.A.M.E. Family Achievement Makes Excellence: Building Bridges Between Home and School

Planned Language Approach 1

S.A.S.I. Increasing Secondary ESL Success in CCMI and ELA

Scaffolding Academic Vocabulary Development for Newcomer and SIFE Adolescent ELLs

WIDA ELD Standards Implementation in Boston Public Schools PDF icon

Friday, October 24, 3:45 - 5:00

Academic Language Development for ALL in New Mexico

Build Capacity to work with ELLs through CLIMBS

Creating a Math Talk Community: Engaging students in language through open ended questions and cooperative learning structures PDF icon

Effectively Implementing Interactive Student Notebooks with Secondary ELL Students

ELL Coaching: Identifying Social Models for ELL Praxis

Four Common Classroom Practices: Improving ELL Instruction across all Classrooms

Intercultural Competence in the Diverse Language Classroom

North Carolina: WIDA Online Professional Development Modules PowerPoint Icon

Planned Language Approach 2

Puzzling and Problem-Solving: Differentiating Math Instruction Through Investigation

Planned Language Approach 1 PowerPoint Icon

Scaffolding Success with Text Complexity

Teacher Research on Effective Instruction for ELLs PowerPoint Icon

Teachers Teams Meeting Multiple Objectives for ELLs

Teaching Explanations: From Questioning Strategies to Modeling Strategies Handout 1 PPT Icon

Using Oral Interactive Techniques to Enhance Writing for ELLs PDF icon

Saturday, October 25, 10:30 - 11:45

Building Pre-service Teacher Capacity in Undergraduate Courses

Dominating the Domains with Web Resources and Tools

Fitting in Form: Blending Grammar Instruction into Content-Based Lessons

Hands-on Approaches to increasing Academic Discourse for Newcomers

Introducing WIDA for Teacher Education

Meaningful Math with English Language Learners: Speaking Listening Reading Writing PowerPoint Icon

Preparing Native American English Learners for College and Career

Techquity: Technology Language and Content for All Learners

The ACCESS 2.0 Speaking Test: Assessing What Students Can Do

Time to Play? Playtime and language development PPT Icon

University-Public School Partnerships: Using Audits to Improve ELL Education

Using Wordless Picture Books to Enhance Academic Language Development PDF Icon

Viewing Students through a Fresh Lens

Saturday, October 25, 1:15 - 2:30

Co-Teaching a Scaffolded Flipped Novel in the ELL Classroom

Critical Socio-Cultural Coaching: What defines quality coaching?

Culturally Responsive Writing for Academic Language Development

Educators who Collaborate: Effective Literacy Strategies for ELL and Classroom Teachers

Engaging “Ready-To-Go” Professional Development Delivery Strategies

Enhancing Interaction throughout the School Day in P-12 Classrooms

Focus on Families: Engaging of Language Learners

Get to the CORE of Science Texts  Handout 1 Handout 2

I have their ACCESS scores now what?

Making Content Accessible through Co-Teaching Handout 1PDF icon Handout 2 PDF icon Handout 3 PDF icon Handout 4 PDF icon Handout 5 PDF icon Handout 6PDF icon Handout 7 PDF icon

Math: Teach more by talking less! PDF icon

Navigating the Leadership Landscape: ELL Leader in the Center

Using WIDA Resources to Support Job-Embedded Professional Learning

WIDA and Middle/Secondary Students with Interrupted Formal Education: A Microlab