California ASCD and Fresno County Superintendent of Schools present:
Essential Instructional Routines to Maximize Speaking
and Listening within Designated and Integrated ELD
with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.
Monday, February 5, 2018
Hosted by: Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Location: 1111 Van Ness Avenue, Fresno, CA 93721
8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. - Registration Includes Lunch and Parking Fee
Although classroom teachers and instructional coaches may have studied the new California ELD standards and perused resources within the appendices, many remain significantly challenged to design and implement effective lessons that bolster academic speaking and listening competencies within either a designated or integrated ELD course of study. One unfortunate consequence is that ELD instructional decisions may amount to who should be teaching what and when, rather than the consistency and integrity of the instructional practices used to advance language proficiency and learning throughout the school day. Another outcome is that vulnerable English learners are constantly adjusting to new classroom activities and strategies that prevent them from reaping the purported academic benefits.
Drawing from research and extensive classroom practice, Dr. Kinsella will focus on a core set of potent instructional routines appropriate for any ELD curriculum, content area, or grade level. Participants, ideally in site-based teams, will leave with extensive practical print and digital resources to support lesson delivery, professional development, and coaching initiatives.
Kate Kinsella, Ed.D. is an adjunct teacher educator at San Francisco State University and a highly-sought after speaker and consultant to school districts and state departments throughout the US regarding development of academic language and literacy across the K-12 subject areas. Her 25 year teaching career focus has been equipping youths from diverse backgrounds with the communication, reading and writing skills to be career and college ready. A consummate “teacher’s teacher”, Dr. Kinsella maintains active K-12 classroom involvement by writing and implementing curriculum, co-teaching lessons, and providing practical mentoring for teachers and instructional coaches. Her extensive publishing record includes articles, chapters, English learners’ dictionaries, English Language development curriculum, and reading intervention programs. She is particularly proud of the research validated and extensively implemented programs she has written to support English learners in making academic strides: READ 180, English 3D, and the Academic Vocabulary Toolkit.