ESL/Title III invites you to register for the following professional learning opportunities:

WIDA PLC Fall 2018 through Canvas LMS

Learn how incorporating the WIDA ELD Standards and the WIDA Can Do Philosophy into your instruction will help you become a more effective instructor of not just English learners (ELs), but of ALL students. 

The WIDA PLC consists of five (5), 2-hour sessions held from 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm on Tuesdays. 

Registrants must attend all 5 sessions and will need an electronic device and a headset. One with a microphone is recommended to be able to talk during the sessions. 

The sessions will be through Canvas LMS and will work on the online WIDA Modules and explore application to the classroom. In order to do so, ten (10) hours of work outside of the online PLC are also required to fully participate in the course, so twenty (20) hours for completion will be needed.

Dates: Online sessions on October 30, November 6, 13, 19 & 27 

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs.

WIDA PLC Registration link

ExC-ELL Training on Saturday

This 2-day course will offer literacy development for K-12 students. Participants will explore strategies for:

  • teaching vocabulary in context at each lesson stage,
  • building reading comprehension skills, and
  • mastering more effective reading and writing approaches. 

Dates: November 3 and December 1, 2018

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Western Guilford Middle School 

401 College Road, Greensboro, NC 27410

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs.

ExC-ELL Registration Link

Facilitating Academic Discourse Strategies for Math (FADS for Math) Training

Facilitating Academic Discourse Strategies will allow participants to engage in strategies which promote mathematical discourse. These meaningful hands-on activities are based on best practices for teaching English Learners and will be linked to building background, providing comprehensible input and strategies for interaction and problem-solving. 

During this two-day training (16 hours), participants will infuse Academic Discourse Strategies into their math lessons and also strengthen their NCEES evaluations for working with diverse learners, leadership and more!

Dates: October 23-24, 2018

Time: 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Location: West Campus Conference Center - 211 East Rose Street Smithfield, NC 27577

Audience: Administrators, Content teachers, ESL teachers and others working with ELs.

 FADS for Math Registration Link

 Supporting Dual Language/Immersion in North Carolina

This training will explore the NC context for Dual Language/Immersion (DL/I), including pedagogy highlighting biliteracy and second language acquisition, authentic assessment, DL/I program structure, and program administration.

The sessions will be through Canvas LMS and certificates for 10 contact hours will be emailed to participants after completion.

The DL/I Online Modules consist of four (4) sessions:  

October 24: 4:00 pm - 5:00pm

October 25: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

October 29: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

November 3: 10:00 am -1:00 pm

AudienceAdministrators and educators already involved in DL/I programs, as well as those who are in the exploration phase.

DL/I Online Modules Registration Link


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