Introduction to Benchmarks 2.0
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Introduction to Benchmarks 2.0
Presented by: Kathy Salmon
Wednesday, October 05, 2022 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Target Audience: This interactive, professional development workshop is designed to help pre-school to grade 12 teachers, EAL consultants, and school administrators understand the new Alberta pre-K -12 EAL Proficiency Benchmarks 2.

The workshop explores the: 

  • differences between Benchmarks 2.0 and Benchmarks 1.0 
  • new 12 level proficiency scales
  • new developmentally appropriate grade groupings
  • 3 required competencies (Vocabulary, Sentence Structure and Cohesive Devices) for annual assessment
  • examples of the 3 competencies across the strands of Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing
  • supporting competencies to aid in instructional design and understanding the EAL learner
  • Vocabulary, Sentence Structure and Cohesive Devices levelled samples
About the Presenter(s):
Kathy Salmon

was one of the principle writers for Benchmarks 2.0 and Benchmarks 1.0. She recently completed a two-year secondment at Alberta Education where she and her team partner developed Benchmarks 2.0. As a school principal supporting a diverse learning community of 77% EAL learners, Kathy recognizes the importance of understanding how English language proficiency connects to curricular content learning. Kathy has her M. Ed TESL and is currently in the final stages of Education Doctorate degree with a focus on Effective Teaching for EAL learners.

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
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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This session will be recorded and available to all registrants for 30 days after the session occurs.

Session time is Mountain Time