SOESD / School Improvement Services / Migrant Ed/ELL/
Indian Ed / English / ELL
About ELL Inservice and Training
The Southern Oregon ESD Migrant Education/ELL Department provides workshops, presentations, coaching, and consultations on the building, district, and regional levels to school districts in Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties. Workshops, presentations, and coaching can be individualized to meet your building/district's needs. For more information contact Charlie Bauer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-776-8520.
ELL Best Practices
Please visit our ELL Best Practices resource page. We are assembling databases and research to assist our component districts' efforts at implementing Best Practices.
SELD (Systematic English Language Development)
Systematic English Language Development (SELD) is a framework developed by Susana Dutro to assist teachers and administrators in designing and implementing effective English Language Development programs. The SELD Booster course will provide participants an opportunity to update SELD materials and to analyze and strengthen lessons they have already taught. Participants may also plan new lessons using the refined framework. For more information and resources click here.
SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol)
This workshop provides participants with an intensive and comprehensive approach to implementing the SIOP model (Sheltered Instructional Observational Protocol). Sheltered English is a method of instruction used throughout Oregon by content area teachers to meet the academic needs of English Language Learners. Often characterized as "just good teaching", sheltered English focuses on higher order thinking skills by using context embedded approaches, visual organization, and making the materials concrete. A "must" workshop for the teacher who knows that everybody can learn if the methods used are appropriate for the learner. For more information and resources, click here.
Constructing Meaning: Explicit Language for Secondary Content Instruction
Constructing Meaning offers teachers the process and the tools to identify specific, content-driven language objectives and design instruction to address those objectives. A backward design approach is fused with the principles of second language acquisition to create student-centered classrooms in which rigorous academic teaching includes explicit language instruction. Constructing Meaning is designed for secondary teachers and is particularly useful for Social Studies and English Language Arts teachers. For more information and resources click here.
GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design)
GLAD is a model of professional development in the area of language acquisition and literacy. GLAD promotes English language acquisition, academic achievement, and cross-cultural skills. Tied to standards, the model trains teachers to provide access to core curriculum using local district guidelines and curriculum. During the staff development, teachers are provided with the instructional strategies, the theory and research that support the model, and the curriculum model that brings these all together in the context of district and state frameworks and standards. The second part of the training is a demonstration session in the classroom where the model is demonstrated with students. For more information and resources, click here.
The Interpreter/Translator workshop focuses on the importance of the selection and training of interpreters and translators in the school setting, while clarifying the distinction between the two roles. This is a participatory experience, which provides a forum for discussion of pertinent interpretation/translation issues and practices.
Assessment And Evaluation
We offer trainings for those who use the ADEPT, Woodcock-Muñoz, LAS, Acculturation Quick Screen, and the Solom Matrix. Emphasis is placed on administration and interpretation for entrance and exit criteria, baseline and progress data.
By comparing and contrasting human behavior in different groups we become aware of how culture influences our lives. The main focus is on cross-cultural conflicts in school settings, with an emphasis on problem resolution. Depending on time allotted for the session, simulation games and/or role-playing may be part of this training.
Second Language Acquisition
How do English language learners acquire the English language? Based upon current research and theory, this presentation provides a clear understanding of the language acquisition process that all teachers need to understand.
What Works (with 2nd language learners) and Why?
Prepare yourself for that first newcomer who comes into your classroom not knowing one word of English. You begin with becoming aware of the personal resources you already have, and learning how to project that welcoming attitude to the new English Language Learner (ELL) in your class. In this training, methods and techniques are presented that are especially useful with ELL's. This session gives you the tools to meet the needs of your ELL's within the framework of the regular classroom. An added bonus gained from this session ... the methods and techniques will work with all of the students in your classroom!
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or call: 541-776-8520.