Learning Opportunity

Tools and Routines to Support Beginning Proficiency English as an Additional Language Students in the First Weeks of School - Elementary (Repeat Session)

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Stephanie Dodyk
Date:August 31, 2023
Time:4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MTN
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 24-LL-149
Focus: Assessment English Language Arts & Literacy

Target Audience

Teachers K-6, Administrators, Support Staff

About this Learning Opportunity

Starting school can be overwhelming for students who are born and raised in Canada. For students who are from a non-English speaking country, entering the Canadian school system for the first time can also be overwhelming, and are not yet able to share their feelings in English. They also need time to build those survival language skills to meet their needs and make friends.

This two-hour session will address how teachers and schools can welcome elementary students new to English and Canada.

Key outcomes:

• Steps to create a language rich environment
• Steps to create a culturally rich environment
• Planning for language development
• Scaffolding strategies and resources

(This is a repeat session)

About the Facilitator

Stephanie Dodyk

Stephanie Dodyk is a Language Consultant with over 15 years experience in teaching and resource roles.  After completing a Bachelor of Education degree in Secondary Mathematics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in German Literature, Stephanie later went on to finish a Master of Education specializing in Teaching English as an Additional Language. In her work, Stephanie... Read more »