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Supporting SIFE/SLIFE Students Nov. 6, 2023 | LIFT ELT

Continuing Series:

Supporting Multilingual Students in Schools and Classrooms

Monday, November 6, 2023 5:30pm Eastern/4:30pm Central

Thank you for joining us!

Two experienced EL educators share stories and expertise through practical examples from their work supporting multilingual student populations and connecting with students’ families and communities. Gain ideas and strategies for making EL/classroom teacher co-teaching models work and for supporting students’ developing literacy practices. Time for discussion and questions will be provided!

Supporting Students with Interrupted Formal Education through Co-Teaching

Here is a link to Jamie Wolfe’s presentation materials

Jamie Wolfe, EdS
Instructional Coach
Knox County Schools, TN

Co-teaching can be an excellent support for SIFE/SLIFE students, developing both content knowledge and language proficiency. If you are considering co-teaching or have been asked to co-teach, check out this presentation to learn more about conditions that allow for effective co-teaching and instructional models for co-teaching. The presenter and participants will also share experiences with co-teaching.

Choice and Voice: Motivating SIFE/SLIFE Students Through Critical Literacy

Robin Schell, PhD
Visiting Assistant Professor
Miami University, OH

Here is a link to Dr. Schell’s presentation materials

Engaging SIFE/SLIFE students in critical literacy projects based on their own interests and lived experiences can lead to rich interdisciplinary learning, critical thinking, and English language development. Motivation is the key to the success of this practice. This session will reference successful projects and guide participants in identifying opportunities for implementation in their own contexts.

Jamie Wolfe, EdS is Knox County Schools ELL instructional coach with 21 years of classroom experience working with English Language Learners. She obtained her EdS in Reading Education, MS in Elementary Education, and BA in English Literature from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Robin Schell Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Literacy Studies and specialization in English as a Second Language. She is a licensed PreK-12 ESL Teacher with 9 years experience working with students with limited and interrupted formal education (SIFE/SLIFE).