As the student population becomes increasingly linguistically diverse, educators are faced with the challenge of providing academically rigorous instruction to ELLs. This requires teachers to adopt new strategies that challenge learners to think at higher levels. How do we modify our teaching strategies in the classroom to make sure that these appropriate opportunities happen for ELL students? While many teachers were never trained to teach reading, writing, or ELL students, they get ELL students who are struggling readers or even non-readers in their classes.
Dr. Sharon Faber’s September 30th session will provide specific and practical techniques that can be used by teachers in all subject areas to assist ELL students with their comprehension and vocabulary skills. Register online before September 16. For more details on this full-day session, visit our registration page.
Tags: EducationPlus, ELL, Literacy
In our one day workshop Integrating Writing & Digital Tech:
• Explore new ideas to create multimedia presentations that meet Missouri Learning Standards for using writing, media literacies and technology skills.
• Check out technology applications that meet the college and career readiness standards.
• Use Google Drawing, Forms, and Presentations for interactive presentations. Select technology applications such as SMore, Piktochart, Easel.ly and more to create online newsletters and infographics.
• Learn how to communicate with parents and students with online digital newsletters that work on mobile platforms.
This workshop is July 23, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at EducationPlus. Register online.
Tags: Easel.ly, Google Drive, media literacy, Piktochart, SMore
This week, a collaborative learning opportunity involving three EducationPlus PLN’s, SLACCA, EduCoaches and LARC, is taking place at the Ferguson Florissant School District. We’re beginning a four year literacy initiative and the Reading Workshop for Beginners Three Day Institute is kicking it off! The institute is a way for the region’s educators to share best practices. Participants will be gaining an understanding of the instructional philosophy and framework of the Reading Workshop.
They will be walking away with a structure for implementing and starting the workshop approach in their classrooms. Teams of three to five teachers are here with an instructional coach and/or administrator from their district. The districts participating this week include:
• Ferguson Florissant
• Francis Howell
• University City
These educators are engaging in lesson planning and implementation as well as daily breakout sessions. Facilitators sharing their best practices are from Fox, Bayless, Parkway, Ritenour, Warren County and Wentzville school districts. The June session filled so quickly that we are now offering a July session.
Reading Workshop for Beginners Three Day Institute takes place again July 21-23 at Cross Keys Middle School. Register for this session by July 14; keep in mind you must attend all three sessions. Questions? Contact EducationPlus’ Director of Teaching and Learning, Stephanie Madlinger.
Tags: Collaboration, EducationPlus, Literacy, professional learning neworks, Reading Workshop
Students are surrounded by visual images all day long: TV, streaming, apps… Examine how technology has changed the creation of visual images in news & ads and discuss what that effect has been on our students. Learn how to help students decipher the messages implicit in visual images while developing lessons that align to the standards.
Join us in Teaching New Literacies to Meet the Standards on Tuesday, July 22. Register online at www.edplus.org.
Tags: Canva, EducationPlus, Literacy, media, Missouri Learning Standards
Despite what seemed to be an endless winter- and countless snow days- the end of the school year is in sight! Here are three summer reading programs offered by local libraries:
For St. Louis Public Library,
• Turn in a Summer Reading Club Reading Record at any St. Louis Public Library between May 5-July 26.
• Keep track of the library books and/or magazines you read or listen to (eBooks & audio books count too!).
• Each time you complete five books, win a small prize, get the next Reading Record, and keep reading.
• Age-appropriate prizes are available for Babies and Toddlers.
Summer reading clubs at St. Louis County Library run from May 12-August 2. Participation is free, registration for all summer reading clubs begins May 12. All reading club logs must be submitted and prizes claimed by Saturday, August 9. Some more information:
• Sign up for the kids’ summer reading club starting May 12 at a branch near you.
• Keep track of the number of minutes you read on the special reading passport you receive when you sign up.
• Bring the reading passport to the library when you reach each prize stop.
St. Charles City-County Library District‘s summer reading program is June 2-August 2. Fifteen hours of reading completes the program to receive a book and enter for the grand prize drawing.
Please visit the libraries’ respective websites for further details about each club!
Tags: library, St. Charles City-County Library District, St. Louis County Library, St. Louis Public Library, summer reading
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