Building Bridges to Success for English Language Learners

September 27, 2018 11 a.m. Pacific

English language learners are the fastest growing segment of the student population in the United States. However, many schools are unprepared to meet the diverse needs of this growing population. Inadequate funding, insufficient staff, inaccessible instructional materials, and other barriers can and do hamper even the most thoughtful ELL efforts. One of the greatest challenges in supporting English language learners’ long-term success is building content mastery and English language proficiency simultaneously, so they can perform at grade level quickly.

Chris Konig of Manassas Park City Schools, where ELL students make up 48% of the district, joins us for a webinar to share instructional approaches and best practices for supporting ELL students so they can effectively build both English language proficiency and content mastery. Find out how forethought and foresight helped the district build bridges to success for even the most disadvantaged students.

You’ll learn: 

  • Strategies and techniques to make learning materials accessible to a diverse student population
  • Best practices on implementing structured programs for English language learners
  • How to offer individualized learning that meets the needs of English language learners who are at many different levels of proficiency