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Why Culture Matters: Implementing High-Impact Blended Learning Solutions to Promote Academic Achievement among English Language Learners
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Duration: 1 hour
With more than four million English Language Learners (ELL) – and growing – in U.S. schools, districts across the country are struggling to find effective, affordable solutions that promote achievement for non-native English speakers. Many ELL programs fail students by only focusing on the integration of content and language while ignoring the cultural and socio-economic challenges many of these students face on a daily basis.
This session, led by renowned ELL expert Jim Cummins, will discuss effective digital and classroom-based solutions that balance proven ELL curriculum modules with a deeper understanding of how to overcome the cultural challenges facing new arrivals to our country. The presentation will also include concrete examples of these successful strategies that teachers and administrators can apply to their own ELL programs.
About Jim Cummins
Jim is a Professor Emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies of Education of the University of Toronto. He is the author (with Margaret Early) of Big ideas for expanding minds: Teaching English language learners across the curriculum (Rubicon/Pearson, 2015). His research has focused on how to teach English language learners effectively.