Institute for Educational Development


Location:
Live Online
6:00 am – 12:30 pm
Pacific


Date:
February 27, 2023


$279.00 per person

English Language Learners and Dyslexia: Practical Strategies That Work

NEW Seminar Presented By
Pamela Fuenzalida

Distinguished ELL Teacher, Special Educator, Dual-Language Teacher

Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Students in Grades K-5: ESL Teachers, Classroom Teachers Who Teach ELL Students, Title I Staff, Reading Specialists, and Interventionists

  • Best, most current information on dyslexia and ELLs and how to differentiate between language acquisition and a specific learning disability which will guide educators in creating appropriate MTSS referrals
  • Practical classroom interventions and proven strategies to build foundational reading and writing skills for ELL students who have or may have dyslexia
  • The most effective practices to help your ELL who have or may have dyslexia improve their reading and writing fluency
  • Receive an extensive digital resource handbook to assist you in helping your ELL students with dyslexia to successfully read, write and spell

Practical Strategies

Are you searching for ways to help ELL students who have or may have dyslexia to be more successful readers, writers and spellers? In this NEW seminar distinguished ELL Teacher, Special Educator, and Dual-Language Teacher PAMELA FUENZALIDA, will share dozens of powerful instructional techniques, research-based strategies and many classroom activities all designed to support the success of ELL students with dyslexia. Gain a wealth of practical strategies for boosting reading, writing and spelling achievement, and increasing students’ confidence. Drawing on cutting-edge research and fMRI brain studies, Pamela will explore how and why dyslexia develops, and present a wealth of practical strategies, techniques and activities you can use to help activate and strengthen specific reading, spelling and language circuits in the brain. Enhance your instruction and help your ELL students who have or may have dyslexia experience success in reading, writing and spelling. Join literacy expert Pamela Fuenzalida for a fast-paced, engaging day of learning!

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Optimize Literacy Instruction for ELL Students Who Have or May Have Dyslexia
    Utilize practical, easy-to-implement strategies to maximize learning for your ELL students … Discover highly effective ways to strengthen and accelerate the reading, writing and spelling skills of all your students – especially ELL students with dyslexia
  2. Strengthen ELL Students’ Reading Skills
    Help ELLs who have or may have dyslexia build stronger metacognitive skills, leading to enhanced reading skills
  3. Targeted Interventions for ELL Students Who Have or May Have Dyslexia
    Interventions that work best with ELL students that struggle with decoding and fluency
  4. Help Your ELL Students with Dyslexia Build Foundational Literacy Skills
    Gain a wealth of strategies for building foundational literacy skills with your ELL students, especially those who have or may have dyslexia
  5. Foster and Support Strong Fluency Growth in ELL Students
    Discover instructional techniques, materials and activities that help students who struggle with decoding to make more rapid progress with word recognition
  6. Motivate Reluctant Readers: Instructional Strategies and Techniques
    Learn direct and explicit teaching techniques you can use immediately to help ELL students with dyslexia … Become knowledgeable in effective strategies that will engage reluctant readers
  7. Practical Technology Tools to Provide Differentiation for ELL Students with Dyslexia
    Discover innovative ways to address the learning needs of ELL students who have or may have dyslexia … Utilize technology to create accessibility to learning materials
  8. Address and Prevent Low Word Recognition
    Gain research-based instructional techniques that help students with reading impairments to better learn sound-letter associations, word patterns and word recognition … Learn what you can do to address and help prevent low word recognition for ELL students
  9. Enhance Phonemic Awareness Skills in Both Languages to Strengthen Reading and Spelling Skills for ELL Students
    Learn why phonemic awareness is integral to successful reading for all and critical for students with dyslexia … Maximize your teaching time by focusing on the most critical phonemic awareness skills for ELL students
  10. Receive a Comprehensive ELL Dyslexia Digital Resource Handbook
    Return to your school with an extensive digital resource handbook filled with ideas, strategies and step-by-step instructions designed to help you support the reading, writing and spelling success of your ELL students who have or may have dyslexia

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Dozens of strategies to help ELL students who have or may have dyslexia successfully read, write and spell
  • Timesaving strategies for your existing ELL instructional toolbox with a focus on building students’ fluency in reading, writing and speaking
  • What dyslexia is and isn’t and how to untangle the nuances between language acquisition and a specific learning disability
  • Activities and strategies that strengthen the phonological (sound) processing system – a brain area that is often weak in children with dyslexia
  • Spelling strategies that help ELL students with dyslexia read, as well as write and spell
  • Understand how to better assess ELL students for characteristics of dyslexia
  • Classroom activities and the latest information for strengthening the brain pathways critical to reading, writing and spelling success … Implications for our work with ELL students with dyslexia and other reading challenges
  • Instructional techniques that help all students learn, but are especially supportive for ELL students with dyslexia and reading impairments
  • Outstanding research-based teaching techniques and tools for reinforcing and strengthening your ELL students’ reading, writing and spelling proficiency in grades K-5
  • Current assessments, including screeners, that help teams notice the traits of dyslexia
  • Practical and impactful strategies you can easily incorporate into your existing literacy instruction and program – you need not re-invent the wheel!
  • Ways you can craft effective, practical solutions to the challenges ELL students with dyslexia experience while reading, writing and spelling

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Teaching ELL students is extremely rewarding. It also brings many challenges especially when they struggle despite all their effort and hard work. Fortunately, research exploring the connections between cognition, brain structure and learning clearly shows us how reading works in the brain, why some children develop reading impairments and dyslexia, and most importantly, what we can do to support and accelerate the learning of ELL students who have dyslexia.

Join me for a day designed to equip you with practical tips and ideas that focus and enhance the instructional techniques, learning strategies and classroom activities you use in your literacy program to support ELL students who have or may have dyslexia. All the strategies I will share not only help these students to build better functioning neural pathways, but can help all of your readers to excel and achieve.

The knowledge, strategies, activities and assessments you gather in this seminar will help you teach and empower ELL students who have or may have dyslexia to be more successful readers, writers and spellers. And because I know firsthand that teachers are some of the busiest people in the world, everything I present is practical and time efficient.

I look forward to spending the day with you, exploring how to maximize your instruction so it supports English Language Learners with dyslexia, while strengthening the learning of your typically developing students. Now, more than ever, science has shown us how to help children with reading impairments. New understandings about how the brain works have given us an opportunity to reexamine literacy and its component parts. How fortunate we are to have this opportunity. I look forward to meeting you at my seminar!

Sincerely,
Pamela Fuenzalida

P.S. If you are interested in gaining knowledge, strategies, and activities that will positively impact the reading achievement of your ELL students, this is the workshop for you.

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Students in Grades K-5: ESL Teachers, Classroom Teachers Who Teach ELL Students, Title I Staff, Reading Specialists, and Interventionists

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Practical, research-based teaching techniques and classroom activities for supporting ELL students who have or may have dyslexia
    • Strategies that help build important pathways in the brain, needed for literacy success
    • Effective ways to positively impact literacy achievement for ELL students who struggle with dyslexia
    • Important information on what dyslexia is, what it isn’t and how to better identify ELL children at risk for reading difficulties
    • Practical classroom interventions and student progress monitoring ideas
    • Tips and ideas for making your literacy instruction more supportive for students with dyslexia
  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their ELL Intervention program.
  3. Consultation Available
    Pamela Fuenzalida will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own ELL Intervention program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.