Pennsylvania Department of Education

Session Dates

Wednesday January 31st, 2018 2:00PM — 3:30PM
Wednesday February 7th, 2018 2:00PM — 3:30PM
Wednesday February 14th, 2018 2:00PM — 3:30PM

Evidence of Language Use: Progress Monitoring for English Learners in MTSS

State-Required Reclassification, Monitoring and Re-Designation of English Learners - This session will focus on the interpretation and implementation of the PDE State-Required Reclassification, Monitoring and Re-Designation of English Learners (ELs) for the 2017-2018 school year. Participants will also examine how this document will impact the instruction and assessment of English learners.

Targeting Progress Monitoring of Language Use for English Learners - This session will focus on effective progress monitoring strategies for English learners, as related to language use. Participants will be able to apply these best practices to their school context.

Connecting WIDA Tools to Collecting Evidence for Language Use - This session will demonstrate how to utilize WIDA Tools while collecting evidence for language use in the classroom. Participants will examine the WIDA Tools, as they consider how to embed them into their instruction and assessment practices.

Objectives

Participants will:

  • Identify the PDE State-Required Reclassification, Monitoring and Re-Designation of English Learners
  • Develop a local plan to implement the reclassification process in their LEA
  • Identify characteristics of evidence-based progress monitoring implementation for English learners
  • Examine evidence-based progress monitoring practices, as related to collecting evidence of language use
  • Identify the WIDA Speaking and Writing Interpretive Rubrics and Can Do Key Uses, as related to collection of evidence of language use
  • Utilize the WIDA Tools during development of progress monitoring

Target Audience

ESL Teachers, ESL Administrators, Content Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Building Administrators, School Counselors

Individuals attending this workshop must attend all three webinars and complete a Survey Monkey evaluation for each of the three sessions with the correct code in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Tom Wolf, Governor

Location

  • Webinar

Event Type

  • Webinar

Credit Type

  • Act 48 (4 hours)

Registration Contact

Sharon Faul, sfaul@pattan.net, 717-901-2266

Content Contact

Victor Rodriguez, vrodriguez@pattan.net, 717-541-4960

Topics Covered

English Language Learners

Presenters

  • Ana Sainz dela Peña/Francine Dutrisac/Paula Zucker