California ASCD and Monrovia Unified School District present:
1/28/20-Techniques and Tools for Bolstering
Academic Speaking and Listening Across the
School Day - Day 1 (Grades 3-12)
with Presenter Kate Kinsella, Ed.D.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - Day 1 (Day 2 on 1/29/20 has been cancelled)
Hosted by: Monrovia Unified School District
Location: Monrovia Unified School District, 325 E. Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016
8:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m. - Registration Includes Lunch
Every student is an AEL: Academic English Learner. No youth speaks academic English as a home language. Every student we serve across the K-12 grade levels will clearly benefit from planned, informed and dynamic academic language instruction. Drawing from compelling research and extensive classroom practice, Dr. Kinsella will focus on a core set of proven practices and instructional routines appropriate for any ELD curriculum, content area, or grade level. Participants, ideally in site-based teams, will leave with practical print and digital resources to support lesson delivery, professional development, and coaching initiatives.
Essential ALD instructional routines include effective ways to:
- Provide mindful modeling of academic language throughout lesson delivery
- Engage learners at every English proficiency level in academic discussions
- Facilitate productive student interaction and collaboration with clear language targets
Design and 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
Monitor language production during student interactions and class discussions
Kate Kinsella, Ed.D. is an emeritus teacher educator at San Francisco State University where she addressed second language development research and pedagogy. She is currently the CEO of Dr. Kate Kinsella & Associates, and educational research and consultancy firm dedicated to English learner achievement. A highly-sought after speaker and consultant to school districts and U.S. State Deparmtents of Education, she has provided guidance and training for teachers of English learners in suburban, urban and rural contexts throughout the nation. Her 30 year teaching career focus has been equipping youths from diverse economic and linguistic backgrounds with the academic English language, reading and writing skills to be truly college ready. Dr. Kinsella is the author of research-validated programs to support English learners and struggling readers, including READ 180, English 3D, and the Academic Vocabulary Toolkit. Dr. Kinsella serves as the lead scholar and pedagogy guide on a number of U.S. Department of Education funded research initiatives to improve educational outcomes for EL. In particular, a partnership with the California League of Schools, the "Families for College" Innovation in Education (I3) grant now celebrates 83% reclassification of 320 long-term English learners in Moreno Valley USD. Her EL development program, English 3D, was the curricular and pedagogical anchor for these yourng scholars' English language proficiency and writing gains.