I’m excited to collaborate with you virtually or in real life. Here are a few places we can meet up in the very near future:
- Boosting Achievement Twitter Chat: Thursdays 8pm CT Great opportunity to collaborate around a topic of support for language learners. Check out this Twitter moment so you can get a feel for the experience.
- ELLChat_BKClub SLOW Twitter Chat. We are currently reading EL Excellence Every Day by Tonya Ward Singer. Check out the link to read more about it and join any time.
- The Boosting Achievement ESL Podcast. I am taking guests and collaborating with folks after these shows. Check out all the episodes and show notes here.
- The VirtuEL Conference! It took place live on June 23rd but we are all still catching up on the sessions and tweeting with each other and the presenters. Use the #VirtuEL18 hashtag. All the sessions are available here.
IRL (In Real Life)
July 24th Austin, Texas. ELLConTX Free event to connect administrators from across Texas to continue quality conversations on how to support the needs of diverse districts and their unique ELL populations. Follow #ELLConTX and #NotAtELLCon hashtags for content and updates from this event.
Sept 12 & 13th in South Carolina: CarolinaTESOL – Boosting Achievement training Boosting Achievement is a guide to help educators and school districts navigate the challenges and learning opportunities unique to SIFE (Students with Interrupted Formal Education). This is a 6 hour, interactive training that models the techniques that accelerate language and literacy for this population. The #CarolinaTESOL2018 hashtag & the #BoostingAchievement hashtags will have insight from participants. The #NotAtCarolinaTESOL hashtag will be sharing content for folks at home on these dates.
Sept 28 & 29th in Kansas City, MO. MIDTESOL Three (3) Conference breakout sessions. Presenting on Boosting Achievement of SIFE, Rapid Literacy for Emergent Readers and Using Tech with English Learners. #MIDTESOL18 is the hashtag for the conference
October 4 Houston, Texas: Rapid Literacy Conference in Houston, Texas This is a 6 hour workshop on foundations of literacy that make sense for the upper elementary and secondary classroom. Learn strategies that are based on research and my recent classroom experience. #RapidLiteracy should have many tweets and posts with tips and techniques from this workshop.
Oct 23 & 26 Detroit, MI. WIDA National Conference. Presenting a breakout session on Rapid Literacy for Emergent English Learners. Also – Don’t miss Dr. Michelle Yzquierdo who will also be presenting from her Pathways to Greatness book and work for newcomer ELs.
November 6 & 7th in Coralville, Iowa: Iowa Culture and Language Conference Presenting breakout sessions on Boosting Achievement.
Nov 15 – 18 Houston, Texas NCTE National Convention. Poster Session on Connected English Learners (Nov 17) and Panel with Emily Francis and Katie DiGregorio (Nov 18) from our PLN.
I hope to get to see you online or on the ground. Or both! There are so many opportunities for us to connect, raise awareness and advocate for our English learners.
All the best!