Evidence Based Planning to Improve English Learners' Language Proficiency and Academic Achievement

November 18 - 19, 2014

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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The workshop met the outlined objectives
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Registering for the workshop was easy
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Online communication prior to the workshop was good
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“Theory/Skills acquired from the workshop that you can use immediately”:  


Learning Strategies

Differentiation Techniques

6 priniciples

Exposure - P1  - P2 - Mastery; do this more deliberately

Scaffolding Techniques

Kids need strong mother tongue to learn another language

Refresher of linguistic terms

Graphic organisers

Translanguaging strategies

Co-teaching checklist

Explicit ideas/definitions of differentiation

Taking students’ home cultures into account

Socratic circles/seminars

Assessment - Change some aspects

Homogenous/heterogeneous groups - Use more thoughtfully

Sentence starters  - scaffolding

Don’t dumb it down

Academic Vocabulary

ELL Growth - Mindset graph

Academic vs Language development

Vocabulary tiers

Team Pair Solo

Practical techniques for improving assessment and tasks

Vocabulary strategy for teaching Tier II vocabulary

Abundance of knowledge of different language acquisitions


Text types for writing language targets are excellent