2013 Summer Insitute
Academic English Learners
Language & literacy strategies to prepare students for the Common Core & New ELD Standards
July 21-22, 2013, Rancho Mirage, CA
Location and Accommodations | Rates and Registration | Institute Schedule
Every one of California's six million students is essentially an Academic English Learner. While their backgrounds bring significant variations in linguistics, English proficiency, formal schooling and family income, every student must develop academic English abilities to succeed in college and career. At this institute, you'll receive proven, practical tools and techniques designed to help you prepare your Academic English Learners in grades 4-12 to meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards and newly adopted California ELD Standards – and reach the high expectations we hold for all our students.
Day 1: Preparing Academic English Learners for the Language Demands of the Common Core State Standards
Sunday, July 21, 2013, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Join Dr. Kate Kinsella of San Francisco State University for a full-day workshop addressing the communication demands of the Common Core State Standards. She will focus on instructional routines designed to engage learners in academic interactions with partners and small groups across disciplines that develop understanding of concepts, language and discourse. Topics include writing, assigning and modeling response frames for accurate oral fluency; productive student interactions; academic discussions that engage every student; rigorous analysis of informational text; and evidence-based argumentation in presentations and writing.
Day 2: Language, Literacy and Urban Students
Monday, July 22, 2013
Keynote Address, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Dr. Julie Washington will present an intriguing, evidence-based keynote address that delves into the language and literacy of urban students. A professor of educational psychology and special education at Georgia State University, Dr. Washington heads a National Institutes of Health-funded research initiative on cultural dialect use in African American children with an emphasis on language assessment, literacy attainment and academic performance. Her work has centered on the emergent literacy skills necessary to support later reading proficiency in high risk groups, with a special focus on the needs of African American children.
Breakout Workshops, 10:15 am - 2:45 pm
Join successful elementary, middle and high school educators for presentations on academic English learner programs, coaching for academic vocabulary in all content areas, launching an academic register campaign, preparing college- and career-ready graduates, and more!
Optional Ticketed Session
Get an iPad Mini!
iPad for Educators – includes the new iPad Mini!
Monday, July 22, 2013, 12:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Get a 16-GB wifi iPad mini and learn to use it! Explore initial iPad setup, how to add content, how to make the most of iTunes U, and how to find the best educational apps available – including apps for creating content and media on the iPad. An overview of mobile learning in the classroom, cutting-edge 1:1 programs, and volume licensing for education will be included. (Hands-on session.) Price: $475
Who Should Attend
Grades 4-12 administrators and teachers in all content areas, ELD coordinators, ESL teachers, department teams targeting CST/API/AYP. Bring your team for best results.
Schools can apply Title I, Title 2, Title 3, QEIA and SIG funds to this professional development opportunity.
Location (near Palm Springs)
Hotel rooms and all conference activities are at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort,
41000 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Rooms from $121 (does not include taxes and resort fee) – reserve your room directly: (866) 423-1195.
Sunday, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday, 8:30 am - 2:45 pm
Check-in begins at 7:30 am on Sunday morning.
Register Online (secure online form)
$219 members / $279 non-members
Download Printable Registration Form
CLMS (middle school), CLHS (high school), CLES (elementary school)
Cancellation requests must be in writing and faxed to (562) 430-5607. Please call as soon as you fax your request to verify receipt at (562) 430-3136.ALL registrations submitted are subject to the cancellation policy. There is no refund for no-shows. Through 6/9/13 - $60 fee
6/10/13 through 6/21/13 - 50% fee
After 6/21/13 - no refund
A colleague may substitute for you to avoid cancellation penalties.
California League of Schools
(CLMS, CLHS, CLES)
6621 E. Pacific Coast Hwy., Ste. 210
Long Beach, CA 90803
California League of Schools is a nonprofit educators' association encompassing the California League of Middle Schools, California League of High Schools and California League of Elementary Schools. CLS is dedicated to helping K-12 educators improve student learning through useful, evidence-based professional development and other resources.