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Professional Learning Videos

Confianza PD 2021

 Title Description
Confianza: Co-TeachingDownloadLearn ways to execute different ways of co-teaching so that students' needs are in the center and that both the language specialist and content specialist are part of a co-equal partnership.
Confianza: Culturally Responsive TextsDownloadBe more intentional about integrating diverse students’ identities in your classroom so that all students feel included and that all students have opportunities to learn about different cultures and perspectives.
Confianza: Formative AssessmentsDownloadIntegrate formative assessment “snapshots” to help students own their language development process and to have classroom-based data to guide your instruction.
Confianza: Teaching with a Language LensDownloadCreate language scaffolds to accompany content goals and learn how to have corresponding appropriate language expectations for different proficiency levels in your classroom.

Professional Development by Kansas ESOL Educators

 Title Description
Digital Supports for Teaching ESOL Standards at the Middle School LevelDownloadIn this video, Google applications, including TourBuilder, Drawings, Classroom,Slides and Expeditions, will be showcased in order to inspire viewers to use these to support the reading,writing,speaking, and listening ESOL standards within the classroom.
Empowering Student Output through Differentiation and Culturally Relevant TextDownloadAn overview of how utilizing culturally relevant text with English Learners (ELs) aligns to the Guiding Principles of English Language Acquisition and Performance in the 2018 Kansas ELP Standards.
ESOL Paras in the ClassroomDownloadHow to effectively use ESOL support in your classroom to best assist ELs.
Relevant, Meaningful, Interactive: Vocabulary Strategies for ELsDownload This presentation describes a research-based approach to vocabulary instruction for English Learners, along with specific examples of activities to make interaction with new vocabulary accessible and meaningful.

Resources for Videos

 Title Description
Sentence FramesDownloadTo accompany Empowering Student Output through Differentiation and Culturally Relevant Text
Wh-Writing Sentence TemplateDownloadTo accompany Empowering Student Output through Differentiation and Culturally Relevant Text
Wh-Writing TemplateDownloadTo accompany Empowering Student Output through Differentiation and Culturally Relevant Text

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Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
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Curricular Standards
David Fernkopf
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Beth Fultz
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