Today is the day we’ve been waiting for! It’s been a few months since I announced that I would be presenting at the Everything’s Intermediate Expo. As of 12:01 am the Expo is live and ready for you to view. The goodie bag is ready to be downloaded – and what a goodie bag it is – 9 different quality teacher resources, including my set of 6 reading logs. (I was so excited to score some amazing resources from this goodie bag – including a Smartboard lesson from Laura Candler!) The interaction and learning is ready to begin!
Each presenter will have a Question & Answer post today, so please stop by their blogs and tell them what you thought about their videos. Here are quick links to their blogs:
Cara of Teaching… My Calling has done a wonderful presentation on Integrating Technology in the Classroom – with great, real life examples of how to use technology with your students.
Mor of A Teacher’s Treasure has made interactive notebooks simple and easy to understand, so you can start them with your class right away.
Janaye of Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes has some great suggestions on how to make math fun and meaningful for your students.
And then there’s me! For those of you who don’t know my topic – I have 53 minutes for you on strategies for teaching English Language Learners, which is a passion of mine. We will be talking about all 4 domains: speaking, listening, reading and writing!
So, click on over to the Expo and watch the videos – and then come back here and give me a 3-2-1! Have you ever done 3-2-1’s with your students? I love them – they are such a great, simple way to gauge comprehension, and start discussions, plus they provide a nice structure for English Language Learners. Here is a 3-2-1 for you. In the comment section:
Tell me 3 concerns you have for the English Language Learners you teach.
Tell me 2 questions you have about: teaching English Language Learners, my classroom, the strategies discussed in the video, or anything else you’re burning to ask.
Tell me 1 strategy you’ll take back into your classroom on Monday.
When I moved to Morocco, I didn’t think I’d be presenting at a professional development seminar. I mean, I’m living in a country where I don’t speak the language! But, thanks to the internet I am! I have taped my video and I can’t wait to see what the other teacher presenters have to say. I have recorded a presentation on strategies for teaching English Language Learners. There will also be presentations on: Integrating Technology, Using Interactive Notebooks and Modifying Math Instruction. I hope you have bought a ticket, so that you can receive all 4 hours of this amazing webinar. You have until Friday to purchase it for $15, then it’s $20, which is still a bargain for 4 hours worth of professional development! There’s even a certificate to print and certify that you have attended when you are submitting those Professional Learning Units! Plus, there’s an amazing goodie bag available for those who are viewing on Saturday, with 9 different teacher resources! I hope to see you there!
Do you dread professional development? Do you wish they would choose topics that were more meaningful to your classroom? Do you wish you didn’t have to sit in that uncomfortable chair at a table with people you may not like very much? I have the solution for you – The Everything’s Intermediate Expo – information you really want in a comfortable setting – your house! You can even watch in your PJ’s if you’d like!!!
Another reason I am in love with the idea of webinars like this is that –for those of you who don’t know – I’m in Morocco. While I love being in Morocco, professional development is a little hard to come by – at least in English, lol!
For this venture though, I am as even more excited because I’m one of the presenters. I have hand tips and tricks for you on teaching English Language Learners! The other presenters will be presenting about: modifying math instruction, integrating technology and using interactive notebooks.
So, have you bought your ticket for the Everything’s Intermediate Expo yet? If you haven’t, feel free to enter this weekend’s giveaway. Teacher Blog Addict and Teacher’s Notebook, who are sponsoring the expo have given me not one, not two, but three tickets to giveaway this weekend! Scroll down to find out how to enter the giveaway. Note – if you’ve already bought your ticket, please feel free to enter for a friend, or to give the tickets away as a gift to a teammate or student teacher!
1.) You can enter up to 3 times, but please don’t forget to fill out the entry form each time so that your entry can be counted.
2.) Your entry must be received by Sunday, March 25th at 5:00p.m. EST. Winners will be announced on Sunday, March 25th at 8:00p.m. EST.
3.) The ways to enter are:
1. Sign up for the Raki’s Rad Resources News Release. (If you already receive these news releases, it will count as an entry.)
2. Sign up for the Virtual Teaching Expo Newsletter. (If you already receive this newsletter, it will count as an entry.)
3. Leave a comment letting me know how many English Language Learners are in your class(es) and what one thing you struggle with in regards to teaching them.
Good luck to all – I can’t wait to hand out these tickets!