ELL-U Hosts Study Circle on Teaching Emergent Readers
Posted on 02/08/2012
ELL-U [www], the national adult English language learning professional development network, will host a new study circle, SC12 Teaching Adult ELL Emergent Readers: Next Steps in Linking Research and Practice! [www], as a follow-up to practitioners who have first completed the Teaching Adult ELLs Who Are Emergent Readers Online Course [www]. The first course only takes an hour, and can be taken at any time (open access) before the study circle begins.
The study circle will meet online on these dates:
- February 16, 2012 -11:30-1:00 pm PST
- March 1, 2012 -11:30-1:00 pm PST
- March 15, 2012 -11:30-1:00 pm PDT
The study circle will be facilitated by ELL-U faculty member Patsy Vinogradov, who is an Administrative Fellow at Educator Development and Research Center and a Doctoral Student at the University of Minnesota.
The primary focus will be on teaching adult ELLs who are emergent readers, with a target audience of teachers of low-literate adult ESL students, and a special focus on reading development. During the Study Circle, participants will have the opportunity to:
- Review relevant research & consider implications for the classroom
- Participate in discussion and reflective tasks
- Explore promising practices in teaching adult ESL students who are learning to read for the first time.
- Create a personalized action plan that applies reading development research to classroom practice.
To register for this study circle, you must be a member of the ELL-U network, and also have completed the Teaching Adult ELLs Who Are Emergent Readers Online Course [www]. Registration for ELL-U is free. Visit http://www.ell-u.org/member/register [www] to get started.
ELL-U [www] is supported by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Vocational Education [www], and seeks to broaden, deepen, and strengthen the knowledge and skills of educators working with adult English language learners.