Empowering ELs: A PD Playlist for Teachers
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Empowering ELs: A PD Playlist for Teachers
Presented by: Susan Somerville & Jane Gallacher
Tuesday, December 01, 2020 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday, January 01, 2021 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday, February 01, 2021 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday, March 01, 2021 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday, April 01, 2021 | 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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Spark curiosity and promote deep, shared understanding with these PD supports for Educators.  Use the materials provided each month as a springboard for the work you do, or to support your own professional learning in the area of ESL.  Each playlist offers videos, articles, blogs and strategies for how to build teacher capacity for practices that enable deeper, more transferable understandings.  We know your time is precious, and so each resource is equipped with numerous strategyies to model, inspire and focus on learning effectively and efficiently.

Playlist Chapters:

December Playlist: Importance of Relationships    

January Playlist: Language Acquisition and What Impacts It

February Playlist: Comprehensible Input

March Playlist: Importance of Knowing Your Learner’s Language Proficiency

April Playlist: High Yield Strategies

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About the Presenter(s):
Susan Somerville
has worked as an Instructional coach for a number of years with the Golden Hills School Division. She also has over 25 years of teaching experience and currently teaches ELLs at the University of Calgary. She has completed her TESL Canada Level 1 certification. Her areas of focus include inclusive education, differentiation, private tutoring and English As a Second Language. She is passionate about creating and sharing ESL learning tools with educators as well as working with students with learning challenges and incorporating assistive technology. 
Jane Gallacher


was an Educational Consultant/ Registered Psychologist for Golden Hills School Division for the seventeen years, and has now retired.  As part of her role, she was the English as a Second language consultant for the division. She is currently working at a private psychology practice and is collaborating on facilitating ESL workshops, contributing to podcasts and creating learning tools for ELS teachers.  She has been a part of the ESL rural symposium since it's inception. Jane has completed her TESL Level 1 certificate and TESOL Separating Difference from Disability course. She is passionate about ensuring ELL students meet their full potential in the school setting.  

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
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This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

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April 01, 2021

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