California ASCD and Calexico Unified School District present:
5/20/19-Instructional Tools and Proven Practices
To Advance Academic Language Proficiency Across the School Day
with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.
Monday, May 20, 2019
Hosted by: Calexico Unified School District
Location: 641 S. Rockwood Avenue, Calexico, CA 92231 (If using GPS, enter the following address to Google Maps 636 Rockwood Ave., Calexico, CA. The actual Training Center (formerly Aurora High School) is located across the street and is the Workshop location.)
8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. - Registration Includes Lunch
Drawing from research and extensive classroom practice, Dr. Kinsella will focus on a core set of potent instructional routines appropriate for any ELD curriculum, content area, or grade level. Participants, ideally in site-based teams, will leave with extensive practical print and digital resources to support lesson delivery.
Participants will learn essential Academic Language Development instructional routines including effective ways to:
- Engage learners at every English proficiency level in academic discussions
- Facilitate productive student interaction and collaboration with clear language targets
- Assign response frames that model and scaffold competent communication
- Encourage thoughtful elaboration and justification during lesson discussions
- Guide students in constructing brief written responses using academic register
- Integrate accountable listening tasks with clear language targets
- Set up lesson tasks with verbal clarity, visual support, and requisite modeling
- Provide mindful modeling of academic register throughout lesson delivery
- Check for comprehension of lesson expectations and focal content
- Monitor language production during student interactions and class discussions
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.