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Keeping Up with the Kinder Academy
The Kinder Academy is a face-to-face training designed for new Structured English Immersion (SEI) Kindergarten teachers for the current school year. The SEI Models require SEI teachers to provide daily English Language Development (ELD) in Reading, Writing, Oral English Conversation and Vocabulary, and Grammar. Participants will learn how to use the English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards to plan for ELD instruction which includes many ELD strategies, such as scaffolding and grouping structures for English language learners in an SEI kindergarten classroom. Participants will also consider on-going assessment to guide instruction. Participants will receive a resource entitled: Kindergarten Literacy by Anne McGill-Franzen.

A Kinder Academy webinar series began in July 2013 and extends through December 2013; each webinar focused on explicit instruction, used the ELP standards in Stage I and each of the SEI Time Allocations. The information shared in the webinar series provides a foundation for this face-to-face training and although we recommend that you view the webinars, it is not a requirement for this training.

Recorded webinars are located on the OELAS website http://www.azed.gov/english-language-learners/eld_pd/upcoming-webinars/. Through engaging hands-on activities, participants will be provided the opportunity to design lessons utilizing research-based methods of instruction for English language learners shared by experts in the field, such as: Kate Kinsella, Lilly Wong Fillmore, Sylvia Linan-Thompson, Sharon Vaughn, Louisa Moats, Marilyn Jager Adams, and Barbara R. Foorman.

Cost is $75 per person. Continental breakfast and lunch are included with your registration fee.
Please note that we may need to cancel certain trainings due to low registration. We encourage you to register early. Thank you for understanding.

Purchase orders or payments should be sent to:
The Arizona Department of Education
Bin 31
1535 W. Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ 85007
You may also fax purchase orders to: 602-542-3050

All cancellations must be received in writing no later than one week prior to the event date. Otherwise, you will be held responsible for payment.

For those trainings located at 3300 N. Central Avenue, attendees are required to park on the visitor side of the 3300 N. Central Avenue garage in spaces marked Visitor, and in open non-reserved spaces. Please bring your parking ticket with you to your conference for validation; it will be the responsibility of the attendee to pay the parking fee if their ticket is not validated.

Onsite Registration opens at 8:00AM.  

Who Should Attend: This workshop is designed for SEI classroom teachers, ELL coaches, and administrators.
Contact: Candis Middlebrook @ 602-364-1801
Flinn Foundation, 1802 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004 Jun 9, 2014 @ 8:00AM - 4:00PM 34 $75
Arizona Department of Education; 3300 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85007
16th floor, Room 104
Jul 21, 2014 @ 8:00AM - 4:00PM 50 $75

All Dates and Times are Subject to Change
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