Monday, April 15, 2013


This weekend I had the opportunity to network with dedicated, talented, energetic ESL teachers from a variety of grade levels.  We had the MinneTESOL Elementary Group "Spring Fling" and the theme was advocacy.  My favorite!  Teachers discussed their teaching situations, how to use data to improve ELL support, effective instructional practices and much more.  We were also honored to share the Spring Fling event with a newly formed standing committee, "MinneSLIFE" - (Students with Limited Interrupted Formal Education) and they had packed sessions on refugee issues and effective instruction for students with low academic skills.  I'm going to post links to my powerpoints and begin sharing more research and resources on advocacy.  I've been inspired and I realize there is so much advocacy teachers are trying to do on their own and anything I can do to share resources will help.  Please let me know if there is anything you're especially interested in to help you with your advocacy activities!

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