International schools face a watershed moment as the demography continues to change to the point where most students are multilingual learners. This workshop is the first step towards making the often-heard mantra of every teacher is a language teacher more of a reality.
There are four synchronous sessions of 2 hours each.
  1. Participants will develop a professional knowledge base on issues related to second-language learning environments for multilingual learners (i.e., EAL principles, programs, and practices);
  2. Participants will understand basic principles of second language acquisition and bilingualism (multilingualism) in order to discover asset-based instructional strategies for leveraging multilingual learners' primary languages, cultural assets, and prior knowledge;
  3. Participants will focus on using a CLIL approach (i.e., content and language integrated learning) to collaboratively plan, implement and assess instruction for content achievement and academic language proficiency simultaneously;
  4. Participants will gather instructional models and tools so that multilingual learners ‘access, engage with, and express’ grade-level information (i.e., not resorting to past instructional approaches such as modifications, interventions, remediation, accommodations, or simplification).
Participants will connect through the ZOOM meetings platform. They will need a laptop, headphones/earbuds and a quiet space to be during the synchronous sessions. All participants will be issued with a link to the course that will not be shareable with others. Participants will agree to use the video and sound function to enable full participation. The workshop will not be recorded. Customized resource materials will be made available to participants, and responses to weekly questions will be provided.
In the interest of personalization, the number of participants will be limited to 40.
Pre K-12 EAL teachers and school leaders interested in advocating and improving learning in a school with majority multilingual populations.
Virginia Rojas is semi-retired from international-school consulting in which she conducted professional training on effective programs and strategies for multilingual learners from pre-school through grade 12 for EAL specialists and classroom teachers alike.

As a former ASCD faculty member, Dr. Rojas uses the backwards design curriculum model to help teachers design high-challenge, high-support learning experiences for strengthening multilingual learners' second language proficiency and academic achievement.

She provided professional development trainings, job-embedded coaching and demonstration lessons, and conducted linguistic audits of EAL (English as an Additional Language) program. She has worked in over 350 international schools throughout the world as well as with school districts in the US and Canada.

Dr. Rojas is the author of Strategies for Success with English Language Learners: An Action Toolkit for Classroom and ESL Teachers published by ASCD (2007) and of Educating English Language Learners: Connecting Language, Literacy, and Culture (2010), ASCD DVD Series. In partnership with the PTC, Dr. Rojas is the architect and lead faculty of the PTC EAL certification program.

31st October, 7th, 14th, 21st November 2023

Each session is for 2 hours
Mexico City 5:00 am | New York 6:00 am | London 11:00 am | Zurich 12:00 pm | Dubai 3:00 pm | India 4:30 pm
Hong Kong 7:00 pm | Melbourne 10:00 pm

Note:This workshop will be not recorded

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USD 400 Per Participant
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development Hours.
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