Strategies for Enhancing ENL Programs in Schools and Classrooms 

Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Cost: $120 for members/ $240 for non members

CTLE Credit: 6 hours

Location: UAlbany Health Sciences Campus

This full-day workshop will explore strategies to create a classroom and school culture that is responsive to the needs of English Language Learners. The program will be divided into five modules, each approximately 50 minutes in length on the following topics:

  • Assessing the climate and culture of inclusiveness; building cultural proficiency.

  • Investigating school management practices that insure appropriate compliant services and program placement for ELLs.

  • Identifying standards-based instruction and related formative assessments.

  • Exploring co-teaching models with the general education and/or content and special subject teachers.

  • Strengthening home school connections and community partnerships.

There will be opportunity for professional sharing as well as an update (tentative) from SED on initiatives from the office of World Languages and Bilingual Education.

Learning Objectives:


Participants will leave the session with practical strategies to effect changes in their schools and classrooms, being better able to influence and impact colleagues’ abilities to: create a culture and climate of inclusiveness that values diversity; ensure that ELLs are receiving appropriate and quality services; teach standards-based differentiated lessons and use assessment to guide instruction; collaborate effectively with others servicing the ELL population; and communicate with families to strengthen home-school partnerships.

Conference Agenda

8:00-8:30        Registration and coffee; Networking

8:30-9:30        Welcome and Keynote 

9:40-10:30      Assessing the climate and culture of inclusiveness; building cultural proficiency

10:40-11:30    School management practices that ensure quality program and compliance

11:40-12:30    Standards-based instruction and assessments that measure student progress

12:30-1:15      Lunch

1:20-2:10        Exploring co-teaching models with general education and/or content area teachers

2:20-3:10        Strengthening home-school and community partnerships

3:15-3:30        Evaluation


Linda Rudnick, Ed.D.  - CASDA Faculty

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