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Pre-Conference Workshop:

The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners

Friday, November 1, 2019

9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Eberhard Center

Learn how to implement TESOL's The 6 Principles for Exemplary Teaching of English Learners in this engaging workshop led by EL specialists, Pam Schwallier, Regional EL Consultant for West Michigan, and Suzanne Toohey, ESL/Title III Consultant for Oakland Schools.

Workshop Description:  

The workshop will feature cooperative activities, practical examples, vignettes across different instructional settings (K-12 & Adult Ed), and opportunities to collaborate with colleagues from across the MITESOL organization. Connections between the 6 Principles, SIOP, and CAL's GO TO Strategies will be established through interactive learning experiences. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of each of the 6 Principles, as well as strategies for applying the 6 Principles with their students. 

Registration is only $30 and includes a laminated copy of TESOL's 6 Principles Quick Guide and a boxed lunch.

Optional:  Participants may add a copy of the relevant 6 Principles book to their registration for $30.

                     Books will be available for pick-up at event check-in.

          For more detail about the Adult Education and K-12 versions of the book, visit TESOL's official website.

Register for the workshop now, with your 2019 MITESOL conference registration  

Pre-Conference Presenters

Pam Schwallier serves as a regional English Learner consultant in West Michigan, supporting educators throughout Ottawa Area ISD, Muskegon Area ISD, and Allegan Area ESA in partnership with Kent ISD. She earned her Specialist in Education (EdS) in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University, MA in TESOL from Cornerstone University, and BS in Elementary Education with a Spanish major from Western Michigan University. Prior to Pam’s work as an English Learner consultant, she spent 10 years in elementary and secondary classrooms, working as a 4th grade general education teacher, a middle school Spanish teacher, and an EL educator, which inspired her to be a strong advocate for our multilingual and multicultural learners and families.

Suzanne Toohey taught English Learners for seventeen years. Her interest in second language acquisition began while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Central America. Through Northern Arizona University, she earned a Master’s degree in Bilingual/Multicultural Education. Suzanne is currently the ESL/Title III Consultant for Oakland Schools. She is also actively involved in professional organizations related to ELT, including MITESOL, in which she serves as Past-President, and the Michigan Department of Education, where she is a member of the Title III Advisory Council. 

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