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"I told you that yesterday!" How to give ELs feedback that sticks

This workshop is "a deeper dive into the kind of feedback which fosters English language development."

Differentiating lesson plans for English learners (ELs) is the necessary starting point in meeting their needs. However, differentiated lessons are only half of the skill set needed to help ELs progress in language development. The other half of the equation is teachers' real-time response to ELs as they use language. How do teachers respond to errors or gaps in language use? Why do students sometimes seem to not remember or apply what they have been told? Is it the kind of feedback that teachers provide really what helps ELs grow in language skill? After a short refresher on differentiating instruction for ELs, this session introduces research on the effectiveness of various types of feedback, showing what helpful feedback looks like in both oral and written language use, at diverse language levels. Participants will engage with EL language samples, envisioning what effective feedback looks like, through small group discussion. Participants will leave the seminar having created protocols for providing oral and written feedback within their own teaching context.

Event Details

Presenter: Jan Dormer
Location: Bucks IU, 705 N. Shady Retreat Road, Doylestown, PA 18901

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Act 48 Hours: 5.5
In County Cost: $125
Out of County Cost: $150
Non Act 48 Hours: 5.5
In County Cost: $125
Out of County Cost: $150