ESL Update for Friday November 19 2010 by d56FZ3E


									From:                       Ivanna Thrower
Date:                       11/19/2010 3:36 PM
Subject:                    ESL Update for Friday, November 19, 2010

ESL Update for Friday, November 19, 2010

SIOP Support Team Services – NEW!!!
SIOP II Support Team Services are designed for teachers and/or administrators who have completed basic SIOP professional
development. This professional development may have been completed through the local school district, NC DPI, Pearson, or the
Center for Applied Linguistics.
SIOP II Support Team Services will focus on Lesson Preparation, Lesson Delivery, and an introduction to Reflective Teaching
and Peer Coaching. For more information and to request services, please fill out the Zoomerang survey at the link below.

SIOP Support Services will be available beginning January 24, 2011 (second semester).

You can also access the Menu of Services and the Zoomerang link on the ESL website at


WIDA asked us to share the following:

Educational Opportunities: University of Wisconsin-Madison announces on-line course “Educating English Learners”
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce “Educating English Learners,” an online course designed to
support preK–12 educators—teachers, support staff, and administrators—who are making decisions as to program and staffing
designs, support services and resources, and educational approaches for English learners. This course will be taught by Dr.
Margaret Hawkins, a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin. Her
professional interests include sociocultural approaches to languages and literacies, teacher education (particularly
around issues for English learners), and family/school/community partnerships.Based on a sociocultural view of
schooling for English learners, the course draws on the lives and experiences of 5 students from diverse backgrounds in different
locales to illuminate issues that impact the language, literacy and academic development of English learners in schools.
Through viewing videos of students, readings, collaborative discussions and activities, course participants will engage in analyses
of issues, and applications of course content to their specific sites and contexts.

The course will run January 18–May 6, 2011. It is possible to take the course for graduate credit or at a discounted rate without
credit. Groups of teachers participating together from the same district may also receive a discount.
For more information, please see the course information flyer at:

View the video trailer here:

To learn more, please contact Lisa Hebgen at the UW-Madison office of Education Outreach and Partnerships. Her contact
information is 608.263.0951 or

 Ivanna Mann Thrower
ESL / Title III Consultant
NC Department of Public Instruction
6349 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699

phone: (919) 807-3860
fax: (919) 807-3823

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