BYOD for immigrant learning. Read more here: http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/08/access-to-technology-for-immigrant-students/
Local unemployed teachers: The Lexington School, says they are in urgent need of people willing to serve as substitute teachers. TLS is a private Pre-K, Montessori, and 1-5 school that has a wonderful environment and innovative, very creative and child friendly approach. Lots of projects, arts, writing, and all the regular stuff—sans heavy testing focus. If you know of anyone who might be interested, you can have them contact Amanda. She is one of my colleague’s daughter. Her email is AHALE@thelexingtonschool.org and her phone number is 859-278-0501.
The tipping points came earlier than projected… Read more here: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/americas-tipping-point-most-u-s-now-multicultural-says-group-n186206
Why and when? Read more here: http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/27/world/americas/mexico-immigration-survey/
just if you had not heard. Link to news:
In a few weeks, the Kentucky TESOL conference will take place in Louisville. There are still many open spots for poster sessions and presentations. If you submit a proposal, you will have a high chance of being accepted. So, here is the deal: Submit a poster on a topic we covered in a past class or a best practice in your school. Or on a legal/title 3 issue. I can assist you with feedback. This is an awesome leadership opportunity for you!
Link to conference: http://kytesol.org/conferences
Link to source: http://aldnetwork.org/page/exemplar-units-lesson-plans-and-tools
What you can find:
One of the most important and challenging aspects of teaching academic English learners is weaving academic language development practices into units and their lessons. Some practices can be planned and many need to become habits. This page, still under development, provides short units and lesson plans that show how the practices can fortify language and literacy development of the new standards in a wide range of subjects and grade levels. Each lesson also has annotations that describe how to integrate language and literacy support to fortify overall learning. At the bottom of this page are some of the tools and activities used in the lessons. Lesson contributions are welcomed.
Kindergarten Language Arts
1st Grade Language Arts
2nd Grade Math
3rd Grade Social Studies
4th Grade Language Arts
5th Grade Science
6th Grade History
7th Grade Math
7th Grade ELA – Writing
8th Grade Science
9th Grade English
9th Grade Algebra
10th Grade World History
11th Grade U.S. History
12th Grade English
High School Physics
Lesson Tools & Activities
Constructive Conversation Skills Poster
This tool shows four important conversation skills, their icons, and sentence starters to help students engage in purposeful and extended interactions.
Math Constructive Conversation Skills Poster
This tool helps students build four key conversation skills for working together on math ideas and problems.
Math Paired Conversation Protocol (pdf)
This tool guides pairs through an effective conversation to collaboratively solve complex math problems.
This set of activities helps students practice their abilities to build and challenge ideas using evidence-based reasoning.
Argument and Evidence Scale Visual Organizer (2D) (3D version)
This visual helps students to evaluate and weigh the evidence for and against two different positions
Causes & Effects Visual Organizer
This visual helps students to engage in conversation that evaluates the influences of events, conditions, people, and issues.