California ASCD and San Mateo County Office of Education in Partnership with California Reading & Literature Project present:
Essential Instructional Routines within Designated and Integrated ELD
with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.
Saturday September 30, 2017
Hosted by: San Mateo County Office of Education
Location: 101 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City, CA 94065
8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.
The California English Language Development Standards are anchored on three foundational premises: 1) Using English Purposefully (The Why); 2) Interacting in Meaningful Ways (The How); and 3) Understanding how English Works (The What). Although classroom teachers and instructional coaches may have studied the new ELD standards and perused charts and vignettes within the appendices, many remain significantly challenged to design and implement effective lessons within either a designated or integrated ELD course of study. One unfortunate consequence is that ELD instructional decisions often amount to who should be teaching what and when, rather than the consistency and integrity of the instructional practices used to advance language and learning throughout the school day. Another outcome is that English learners are constantly adjusting to new classroom activities and strategies that prevent them from reaping the purported academic benefits.
Drawing from research and extensive classroom practice, Dr. Kinsella will focus on a core set of instructional routines appropriate for any ELD curriculum or context. Participants, ideally in site-based teams, will leave with extensive practical print and digital resources to support lesson delivery, professional development, co-teaching and coaching initiatives.
Kate Kinsella, Ed.D. is an adjunct teacher educator at San Francisco State University and a highly-sought after speaker and consultant to school districts and state departments throughout the US regarding development of academic language and literacy across the K-12 subject areas. Her 25 year teaching career focus has been equipping youths from diverse backgrounds with the communication, reading and writing skills to be career and college ready. A consummate “teacher’s teacher”, Dr. Kinsella maintains active K-12 classroom involvement by writing and implementing curriculum, co-teaching lessons, and providing practical mentoring for teachers and instructional coaches. Her extensive publishing record includes articles, chapters, English learners’ dictionaries, English Language development curriculum, and reading intervention programs. She is particularly proud of the research validated and extensively implemented programs she has written to support English learners in making academic strides: READ 180, English 3D, and the Academic Vocabulary Toolkit.