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Teaching and Assessing Multilingual Learners After a Difficult Year

Traditional teaching and learning have been profoundly disrupted this past year because of the pandemic. As classes resume to in-person instruction this fall, it is important that teachers reflect on their approaches with Multilingual Learners (ML) to support re- assimilation into classroom instruction and assess deeper learning they can build upon.

The multilingual student population is the one group mostly affected by the shift to virtual learning. As these learners return to the physical classroom context, what should teachers be sensitive to allow for a smoother transition back to the new normal?

In this two-hour workshop, participants will engage in interactive and collaborative activities that explore:

  • Reevaluating instructional units & pacing guides to determine key skills MLs must learn,
  • Adopting performance assessments to stimulate knowledge transfer and evaluate deeper learning,
  • Infusing social-emotional strategies throughout the curriculum to decrease anxiety and help build relationships,
  • Emphasizing the use of translanguaging during instruction to create bridges between the home language and English.

These are some of the topics that will be discussed in the workshop. Come join our learning community and bring your questions and ideas to share with the group!

Presenter: Solange A. Lopes Murphy, Ph.D. Associate Professor
The College of New Jersey
Department of Special Education, Language, & Literacy

Fee: $125.00 per person – Includes a 2 hour workshop, materials and certificate of completion
Dates and Times:
Wednesday (9/15) – 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Monday (9/20) – 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Friday (9/24) – 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Register at:  https://tcnjmultilinguallearners.eventbrite.com

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