Institute for Educational Development


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


Date:
February 14, 2023


$279.00 per person

Helping Your ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS Become More Successful Readers: Targeted Reading Interventions that Work! (Grades K-8)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Jo Gusman

Internationally Recognized Language and Biliteracy Teacher, EL Program Advisor, Author and Outstanding Educator

Specifically Designed for Educators Working with English Learners (ELs) in Grades K-8: ELD/ESL Specialists, Classroom Teachers working with ELs, EL Paraprofessionals, Title I Staff, Reading Interventionists, Special Education Teachers, and Administrators

  • Highly Targeted Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Reading Interventions to accelerate reading success for all ELs - Recently Arrived, Long-Term (LTEL), and Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE)
  • Neuroscience-Based Targeted Reading Interventions to enhance phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary development, comprehension, and reading fluency to help your ELs become more successful readers
  • Best Targeted Differentiation, Scaffolding, Intervention, and Remediation processes and activities to prevent ELs from becoming “stuck” at intermediate levels of English proficiency, and to prepare them for on-level reading instruction in English and all content areas

Practical Strategies

Are you searching for ways to help your English Learners make significant progress in English Language Proficiency (ELP) and academic growth in reading? Are you looking for targeted reading interventions designed specifically for all types of English Learners – recently arrived, longterm, students with limited or interrupted formal education (SLIFE), and struggling readers at all levels of English language proficiency? If so, you won’t want to miss this NEW, highly engaging seminar by JO GUSMAN, internationally recognized language acquisition and biliteracy teacher, curriculum developer, author, and EL Program advisor.

Throughout this idea-packed day, Jo will share a wealth of practical, neurosciencebased targeted reading intervention frameworks, processes, strategies, techniques, and tips to help you maximize the impact of your reading instruction and accelerate the English language proficiency growth and academic achievement of your ELs in reading. You will also receive an extensive digital resource handbook, specifically designed for this seminar, and filled with ready-to-implement ideas to help you accelerate the achievement and progress of your grades K-8 English Learners in reading.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Use Targeted Reading and English Language Development Interventions to Better Meet the Needs of All English Learners (ELs)
    Help all your ELs become more successful readers, including recently arrived, long-term, and Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) … Learn how to select and apply the most effective targeted reading interventions based on your English language proficiency (ELP) and Reading data
  2. Design Your Reading Instruction to Meet the Specific Needs of Struggling Reader ELs
    Discover how characteristics of your ELs’ native language, script and writing system can affect their reading process, and implications for the specific targeted reading intervention strategies that will help you to best address your ELs’ unique needs
  3. Address Your ELs’ Diverse Language and Literacy Needs Before They Fall Too Far Behind
    Learn powerful ways to use your ELs’ sociocultural, linguistic, cognitive, and academic biographies to help you differentiate and rapidly improve their listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills
  4. Strengthen Phonics, Phonemic Awareness, Vocabulary Development, Comprehension, and Fluency Instruction
    Explore the most current neuroscience, translanguaging and biliteracy research, and practical implications for our instruction and practice to maximize the reading achievement of recently arrived, long-term, and SLIFE struggling readers
  5. Expand Your Collection of Instructional Processes and Strategies for Teaching the 5 Pillars of Effective Reading Instruction
    Discover easy-to-incorporate neuroscience-based processes and strategies designed to maximize reading instruction at Tiers 1, 2 and 3 … Strengthen your ELs’ academic achievement and their love of reading
  6. Increase Student Engagement and Skills for Tackling Complex Texts
    Learn practical, engaging, classroom-proven differentiation, scaffolding, intervention, and remediation strategies and processes that will strengthen the critical listening, speaking, writing, and reading skills of all types of ELs
  7. Design Differentiated Reading Instruction and Targeted Reading Interventions for all Types of ELs
    Learn how to use Jo’s 4C’s Lesson Planning Framework© to target reading instruction … Determine the best targeted reading interventions to use at Tiers 1, 2 and 3 to help your ELs make more rapid gains in their reading achievement
  8. Accelerate Vocabulary Development and Word Study Skills
    Acquire powerful neuroscience-based processes and strategies designed to accelerate vocabulary acquisition, strengthen word study skills and boost reading and writing achievement for ELs at all levels of English language proficiency
  9. Enhance Content Area Literacy Instruction for ELs
    Learn how to differentiate instructional materials, lesson plan formats and processes … Gain strategies to help your ELs better access information across all content areas
  10. Receive an Extensive Digital Resource Handbook Packed with Targeted Reading Interventions for ELs
    Receive an extensive digital resource handbook filled with classroom-ready lesson planning frameworks, processes, strategies, and techniques you can use immediately to help your ELs become more successful readers

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • How to target your reading instruction to address struggling reader ELs at their level of English language proficiency
  • Effective language and literacy assessments to guide targeted reading intervention
  • Innovative, neuroscience-based targeted reading interventions designed specifically for all types of ELs at all levels of English language proficiency
  • How to integrate the Response to Intervention and Instruction Process (RtII), English Language Development instruction, and targeted reading interventions to maximize English language proficiency and reading growth
  • Outstanding ways to use a culturally and linguistically responsive RtII process to determine the most appropriate targeted reading interventions for your ELs
  • Effective processes and techniques to determine if English language proficiency is the primary cause for not making progress in reading
  • Ways to accelerate reading achievement and English language proficiency using differentiated targeted reading interventions at Tiers 1, 2 and 3
  • A wealth of classroom-tested instructional frameworks, processes, and strategies to positively impact your ELs’ progress in learning to read in English
  • How to streamline, target and enhance your reading instruction using your ELs’ sociocultural, linguistic, bicognitive, and academic biographies and data
  • Strategies to efficiently analyze your ELs’ reading and English language proficiency data to plan the most effective targeted reading interventions
  • Step-by-step ways to teach combined strategies for increased retention and achievement by embedding reading comprehension, fluency, vocabulary, phonics, and phonemic awareness into your lessons
  • Ways to use technology as a powerful tool to achieve greater progress for English Learners who struggle to read in English
  • A rich repertoire of evidence-based comprehension, vocabulary development, and reading fluency strategies and skill development techniques to help your ELs become better readers

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear fellow teacher, advocate, and solution-seeker:

In elementary school, I did not speak English. As a former “ESL” student I know all too well the significant difference a caring, creative, and highly effective teacher can make. And while I’ve seen a great deal of change throughout my years of teaching Emergent Bilingual/ELs, the constant difference-maker for our ELs continues to be the immense dedication, compassion, advocacy, and servant’s heart of educators like you!

This seminar is for you! Our day together is based on the questions many of you have asked me, and the questions that I have asked myself, such as:

  • Why are the targeted reading interventions we are using not working for our ELs?
  • Why do my ELs struggle when I am teaching phonics and phonemic awareness lessons?
  • Are there any evidence-based reading strategies for ELs?
  • I hear them reading aloud, but they cannot answer my comprehension questions. Why is that? What can I do?
  • How can I determine if my EL is falling behind in their literacy development? Is it due to a special needs issue or their English language proficiency level?
  • Why are my ELs still struggling at Tiers 1 and 2?
  • Why don’t my ELs learn the sight words and academic language vocabulary I teach them?
  • I have tried everything to teach my ELs to read fluently. What can I do differently?
I have designed this seminar to answer these and many other questions we all have about teaching reading in English to ELs. I will share practical implications for our instruction based on the latest neuroscience, biliteracy, and translanguaging research. Together we’ll explore the most effective culturally and linguistically responsive targeted reading intervention strategies, processes, and frameworks to help your ELs become more successful readers.

Whether you are a first-year teacher, a seasoned teacher like me, or anywhere in between, you will leave this seminar equipped with dozens of practical strategies based on the latest evidence-based research. You will leave feeling inspired, refreshed, and empowered with many ideas you can use immediately to ensure your English Learners become successful readers!

Para servir – to be of service,
Jo Gusman

P.S. Bring your joy of learning, sharing spirit, and open heart, hands, and mind. You’ll receive my extensive digital resource handbook and dozens of ready-toimplement ideas that will make a significant difference in your ELs’ lives.

Who Should Attend

Educators working with English Learners (ELs) in Grades K-8: ELD/ESL Specialists, Classroom Teachers working with ELs, EL Paraprofessionals, Title I Staff, Reading Interventionists, Special Education Teachers, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    You will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • A wealth of targeted reading intervention strategies and processes to enhance reading instruction in Tiers 1, 2 and 3 to help ELs become better readers and achieve high levels of English language proficiency
    • Classroom-tested neuroscience-based targeted reading interventions designed specifically for all types of ELs at all levels of English Language Proficiency
    • Practical, evidence-based differentiation, scaffolding, remediation, and targeted reading intervention instructional frameworks, processes, strategies, and techniques
    • Evidence-based strategies and processes to use when teaching phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and reading fluency to Emergent Bilingual learners
    • An extensive list of recommended books, digital resources, websites, and research articles to share with colleagues, your ELs and their families
  2. Share Ideas
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other educators interested in using targeted interventions to help ELs become better readers.
  3. Consultation Available
    Jo Gusman will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own 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.