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        Using the New Standards to Increase Achievement for English Learners

                                                    FEATURED SPEAKER: JOHN SEIDLITZ
                             John Seidlitz is an independent educational consultant and developer of “TIPS for
                             instructing ELLs” part of the LEP SSI initiative of the Texas Education Agency. As co-
                             developer with Bill Perryman of Perspective-Based Learning,™ he works with teachers
                             throughout the country implementing strategies that promote academic language
                             development for all students and the use of perspective in the classroom. He served Social
                             Studies, ESL, and Bilingual teachers for ESC Region 20 in San Antonio and South Texas as
                             an educational specialist. He is a former social studies and ESL teacher and also served as a
                             secondary ESL program coordinator in Floresville, Texas. He is currently a member of the
                             SIOP® national faculty.

                                                         CONFERENCE DESCRIPTION
     SAN ANTONIO, TX         Educators throughout Texas are looking for ways to increase achievement for English
        JULY 21, 2008        Learners. The new English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS) require a specific
     8:00 AM- 3:30 PM        focus on developing academic language in the content areas through reading, writing,
                             speaking, and listening in grades K-12. At this conference, John Seidlitz and a team of ESL
                             and Bilingual specialists from districts throughout the state will present an effective
                             framework for meeting this need. Participants will receive specific strategies and easy to
                             use tools that enable content area, bilingual and ESL teachers to use the ELPS to plan and
                             deliver effective lessons for English learners.

                                                        BREAK OUT SESSIONS INCLUDE:
    For registration
                                     What we Know about Second Language Acquisition: Using the
  Encompass Event                     ELPS to Differentiate Instruction for ELLs
                                     Developing Academic Oral Language through Effective
  P: (949) 547-6664                   Teacher-Student Interaction
 F: (949) 481-3864
                                     Using the ELPS to structure Student to Student Interaction           Tools You can Use: Resources and Templates for using the
                                      ELPS to Plan Lessons, Student Interactions, and Writing

                                       Making it Happen: Implementing the ELPS in Your District
                                       Help with the ELPS
       Using the New Standards to Increase Achievement for English Learners

First Name: ______________________ Last Name: _______________________________
Address: _________________________________________________________________
City: ____________________________ State: _______ Zip Code:____________________
Home Phone: ( ) ________________ Work Phone: ( ) _________________________
Email: __________________________ School District:   _________________________

                                 Conference Registration - $350

July 21, 2008                             Radisson Downtown Market Square                           $__________
                                          502 W. Durango Blvd.
                                          San Antonio, TX 78207

                                           Payment Information

      FAX registration form with credit card information to (949) 481-3864
      Mail registration form with payment, payable to Encompass Event Planners to:
       5713 Calle Polovorsa, San Clemente, CA 92673
   ___ Check Enclosed (Payment in full) written to Encompass Event Planners
   ___ Purchase Order Enclosed. You must attach the purchase order to the registration
       form, no requisitions will be accepted.
   ___ Credit Card - Please bill my credit card. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American
       CC#_____________________________              Expiration Date: ________________
       Name on Card:____________________             Signature: _____________________

       Confirmation: All conference registrants will receive a confirmation postcard via mail. All registration materials
        including your name badge may be picked up onsite.
       Cancellations: All cancellations must be received in writing by June 20, 2008. Cancellations received after
        these dates are non-refundable. There will be no exceptions.

                                       Encompass Event Planners
                            5713 Calle Polvorosa - San Clemente, CA 92673
                     Phone (714) 269-1909 or (949) 351-7374 FAX (949) 481-3864
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