Past Conferences

2016 Conference - Philadelphia, PA

2016 Program
2016 Conference Program (PDF)

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld - Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY

Secretary Pedro A. Rivera - Pennsylvania Secretary of Education

Raúl Gonzalez III - Visual Artist

Dr. Michael W. Apple - University of Wisconsin, Madison

Guadalupe Valdés - Stanford University

Keynote Presentations

Wednesday, October 12 Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld
Thursday, October 13 Secretary Pedro A. Rivera
Thursday, October 13 Raúl Gonzalez
Friday, October 14 Dr. Michael W. Apple
Saturday, October 15 Guadalupe Valdés

Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, October 12, 1:00 - 4:00

WIDA-Foundations Exploring the WIDA English Language Development Framework ParticipantPacket.pdf PDF icon

Thursday, October 13, 10:30 - 11:45

Advocating for ELs - Strategies for School and District Administrators Handout.pdf PDF icon
Advocating for ELs - Strategies for School and District Administrators PPT.pdf PDF icon
Formative Portfolio Assessment in the ESL Classroom Elsie Analysis.pdf PDF icon
Formative Portfolio Assessment in the ESL Classroom PPT.pdf PDF icon
Implementing Professional Learning Communities for Language Development in Collaborative Classrooms PPT.pdf PDF icon
Making Common the Language of Science.pdf PDF icon
Promoting the use of home languages in classrooms PPT.pdf PDF icon

Thursday, October 13, 1:00 - 2:15

A WIDA-Focused State EL Coaching Model PPT.pdf PDF icon
Exploring Ecosystems, Learning Language - From Reports to Explanations PPT.pdf PDF icon
How to Modify Content Classroom Assessments for ELL Success PPT.pdf PDF icon
How to Modify Content Classroom Assessments for ELL Success_CivilWarTest Handout.pdf PDF icon
If They Don't Understand, How Can They Reach Me PPT.pdf PDF icon
If They Don't Understand, How Can They Reach Me_Packet.pdf PDF icon
Success in the Secondary Classroom In Language and Literacy Achievement PPT.pdf PDF icon

Thursday, October 13, 2:45 - 4:00

Accountable Talk - Tips for Developing Academic Language and Extended Discourse Handout.pdf PDF icon
Accountable Talk - Tips for Developing Academic Language and Extended Discourse PPT.pdf PDF icon
Beyond the Word Wall - Coaching for Academic Language Development Handout.pdf PDF icon
Beyond the Word Wall - Coaching for Academic Language Development PPT.pdf PDF icon
FABRIC - A Learning Paradigm for ELLs Handout.pdf PDF icon
FABRIC - A Learning Paradigm for ELLs PPT.pdf PDF icon
Teachers as Assessors - Developing Classroom Writing Rubrics Handout.pdf PDF icon
Teachers as Assessors - Developing Classroom Writing Rubrics PPT.pdf PDF icon

Thursday, October 13, 4:30 - 5:45

Differentiation makes the Difference with English Learners PPT.pdf PDF icon
Next-Steps Writing Instruction for ELs and EL SWD Handout.pdf PDF icon
Next-Steps Writing Instruction for ELs and EL SWD PPT.pdf PDF icon
Promising Practices Part I - Observing Dual Language Learners Handout.pdf PDF icon
Promising Practices Part I - Observing Dual Language Learners.pdf PDF icon
Promising Practices Part I - Observing Dual Language Learners.pptx Powerpoint icon
Push-in Instruction Through Small Group Rotation and the Daily 5 PPT.pdf PDF icon
Schema-Based Instruction (SBI) in Mathematics for ELLs Comprehensive Overview.pdf PDF icon
Schema-Based Instruction (SBI) in Mathematics for ELLs PPT.pdf PDF icon
Schema-Based Instruction (SBI) in Mathematics for ELLs Resources Page.pdf PDF icon
Schema-Based Instruction (SBI) in Mathematics for ELLs Structure Language Features with Diagrams.pdf PDF icon
Schema-Based Instruction (SBI) in Mathematics for ELLs Word Problem Labeling Activity.pdf PDF icon
Teacher Preparation for a Diverse World - A Framework for Consideration OPs Note Catcher.pdf PDF icon
Teacher Preparation for a Diverse World - A Framework for Consideration PPT.pdf PDF icon

Friday, October 14, 10:30 - 11:45

A CAN DO Approach to Improving EL Outcomes Through Coaching PPT.pdf PDF icon
A CAN DO Approach to Improving EL Outcomes Through Coaching_Draft Discussion Checklist_3.pdf PDF icon
Assessing Effective EL Programming - Identification to Exiting Students Handout.pdf PDF icon
Assessing Effective EL Programming - Identification to Exiting Students PPT.pdf PDF icon
Promising Practices Part II - Instructing Dual Language Learners Handout.pdf PDF icon
Promising Practices Part II - Instructing Dual Language Learners PPT.pdf PDF icon
Promising Practices Part II - Instructing Dual Language Learners PPT.pptx Powerpoint icon

Friday, October 14, 1:00 - 2:15

Changemakers - Leveraging Teacher Leadership and Collaboration for Porgram Improvement ACPS Writing Genres.pdf PDF icon
Changemakers - Leveraging Teacher Leadership and Collaboration for Porgram Improvement EAP Unit Lesson Plan Template.pdf PDF icon
Changemakers - Leveraging Teacher Leadership and Collaboration for Porgram Improvement PPT.pdf PDF icon
Changemakers - Leveraging Teacher Leadership and Collaboration for Porgram Improvement Station 1 Sum-it-Up Sheet.pdf PDF icon
Identity Affirmation and Culturally Responsive Teaching- Beginning Your Journey PPT.pdf PDF icon
Strategies for Developing a Successful Research-Based Dual Language Program Handout.pdf PDF icon
Strategies for Developing a Successful Research-Based Dual Language Program PPT.pdf PDF icon
Unique PD Tools - Advancing ELLs' Mathematics and Language Skills Activities.pdf PDF icon
Unique PD Tools - Advancing ELLs' Mathematics and Language Skills Handout.pdf PDF icon
Unique PD Tools - Advancing ELLs' Mathematics and Language Skills PPT.pdf PDF icon

Friday, October 14, 2:45 - 4:00

Aligning CCRS Standards for Math with WIDA ELD Standards PPT.pdf PDF icon
Aligning CCRS Standards for Math with WIDA ELD Standards_Science and Math Work Together Handout.pdf PDF icon
Meeting the Needs of Diverse Students in the Classroom.pdf PDF icon
Next Generation ESL - A Statewide Model for Standards-Based, Language-Driven Curriculum_Access to Clean Water.pdf PDF icon
Next Generation ESL - A Statewide Model for Standards-Based, Language-Driven Curriculum_PPT.pdf PDF icon
Next Generation ESL - A Statewide Model for Standards-Based, Language-Driven Curriculum_Resource Guide.pdf PDF icon
Next Generation ESL - A Statewide Model for Standards-Based, Language-Driven Curriculum_VideoBlurb.pdf PDF icon
Supporting School Leaders, Supporting English Learners Handouts.pdf PDF icon
Supporting School Leaders, Supporting English Learners PPT.pdf PDF icon

Friday, October 14, 4:30 - 5:45

Building Capacity with Nashville's Intentional Professional Learning Design.pdf PDF icon
Finding Our Perfect Match Through Collaborative Program Re Design Handouts.pdf PDF icon
Finding Our Perfect Match Through Collaborative Program Re Design PPT.pdf PDF icon

Saturday, October 15, 9:30 - 10:45

Planning Tool - Developing the Language of Mathematics for English Learners Handout.pdf PDF icon
Planning Tool - Developing the Language of Mathematics for English Learners Language Functions Chart.pdf PDF icon
Planning Tool - Developing the Language of Mathematics for English Learners Planning Tool.pdf PDF icon
Planning Tool - Developing the Language of Mathematics for English Learners PPT.pdf PDF icon
The Multiple Uses of the WIDA Performance Definitions participant packet.pdf PDF icon
Using Literature to Attain Core Content with English Learners_PPT.pdf PDF icon