This series addresses the processes of language learning. Specifically, we will focus on developing an understanding of the structure and sound systems of English in relation to other languages and in relation to a variety of teaching strategies. By focusing both on a comparison of language structures and sound systems as well as theories of second language acquisition and development, this series allows participants to develop pedagogical language knowledge with regards to the ways in which students’ rich linguistic repertoires are leveraged in learning a new language. Exploring concepts of positive and negative transfer, participants will develop greater awareness about the difference between systematic errors that may require explicit instruction and natural errors that will correct themselves with appropriately modeled language input. Act 48 credits are available to participants upon completion of the series. Sessions will not be recorded.
Intended audience: K-12 content teachers; K-12 ESL Specialists; school and district administrators
Instructor: Andrea G. Kolb, Statewide Multilingual Education Project Manager, Center for Schools and Communities
This series includes four workshops:
Part 1: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Part 2: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Part 3: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Part 4: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.