English Language Learners in the Inclusive Classroom

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Kelly Gibbs
Date:October 29, 2021
Time:12:45 pm to 2:45 pm MDT
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-DD-FMC-KG-085
Focus: District Days Educational / Instructional Assistants Literacy Numeracy

Target Audience

Educational Assistants

About this Learning Opportunity

How do you support the learning of English Language Learners (ELLs) within the classroom...and what else can you do? This overview will support you in supporting all learners, particularly those learners who are learning English as an additional language. We will talk about how to meet the needs of learners in small groups to build their engagement and achievement in all areas of learning.

All learning opportunities with the ERLC regional team will focus on the Alberta Education and district priority areas.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge
  • #4: Establishing Inclusive Learning Environments

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Kelly has spent her educational career supporting students with a variety of needs and supporting staff building instructional strategies. She wanted to know more about how students learn and why they had difficulty learning...so back to school she went! As a teacher and a Reading Specialist, Kelly holds a Masters degree from the University of Alberta in the area of language and literacy development and specialized assessment. She built her knowledge of UDL through her work at the University of Manitoba. Her work as a Consultant supported teachers in building inclusive practice in all divisions. She has in-depth experience doing professional development, with a focus on instructional strategies and implementation of such strategies. She has taught pre-service teachers at the University of Alberta for the past year. Kelly's joy has been found in supporting staff in the use of research-based strategies that make teaching and learning intentional and meaningful.