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Saturday, January 27 • 9:45am - 11:45am
The Realities of Developing Academic Language

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"Academic language," "academic vocabulary," and "academic talk" are at risk of becoming educational buzz words, lacking the depth of meaning required to truly understand their implications for students. Our secondary schools are filled with Long Term English Learners because they have experienced a lack of opportunity, access, and engagement with true academic language development. This session will outline the different components of academic language, discuss the urgency of teaching Tier II vocabulary, and provide practical strategies to build academic language in any content classroom. Time will be provided to talk about application of the strategies and you will walk away with resources in your hands.

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Katie Brown

ELL Advocate/Language Developer, Nooksack Valley School District
Katie Brown is an ELL Advocate, Specialist, Professional Developer and the 2014 Washington State Teacher of the Year. She has been a teacher and instructional coach for 15 years working alongside ELL students, staff, families and administrators to make content accessible for all... Read More →

Saturday January 27, 2018 9:45am - 11:45am PST
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