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NCDPI and WIDA Provide Training on Differentiation for English Learners

widaThe NC Department of Public Instruction in collaboration with WIDA is providing training on Differentiation for English Learners.

Differentiation for English Learners PD
March 12-13, 2015  (CLAYTON, NC)
ELD Standards in Action: Differentiation Workshop

English language learners need instruction that is differentiated for their diverse proficiency levels. Participants will collaborate on how to customize instruction for ELLs utilizing WIDA tools while taking academic language into consideration.

*Define what language differentiation means in the instruction and assessment of ELLs

*Describe how scaffolds and supports engage ELLs at various levels in the language and content of a lesson

*Describe how content, product, process, and environment are taken into account forlanguage differentiation

*Describe the relationship between proficiency level and domain in differentiation

*Use scaffolds and supports to engage ELLs at various levels in the language and content of a lesson

Please click the following link to register by March 2, 2015.

If you are selected, you will be notified by March 3, 2015. This PD is free for selected participants; however, the LEA/Charter must cover any additional expenses for participants (travel expenses, substitutes, etc.) to attend the face-to-face training on March 12-13, 2015.

Should you have any comments or questions, contact
Thank you for your continued commitment to serving all English Learners in North Carolina!

About Heather Mullins

Dr. Heather Mullins is the Chief Academic Officer in Newton-Conover City Schools. She is a North Carolina Teaching Fellow who spent 12 years as a high school English Teacher. She received her B.S.Ed. in Secondary English Education from Western Carolina University. Heather completed her National Board Certification in Adolescent Young Adult English Language Arts in 2002. She holds an M.Ed. in Academically and Intellectually Gifted from UNC-Charlotte. She completed her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership through Western Carolina University. Her dissertation focused on improving principal practice through strategic professional development. Heather has served as a Curriculum Specialist in Hickory City Schools, an adjunct professor at Lenoir-Rhyne University, and a Professional Development Consultant for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. Heather is one of the co-founders of #NCed Chat, North Carolina’s first Twitter chat for teachers. She is passionate about innovative practices, instructional technology, student ownership of learning, and supporting teachers. Heather serves on the advisory board for the North Carolina Digital Learning Plan, North Carolina School for the Deaf and Catawba Science Center. She is a recipient of the 2015 NCMLE Central Office Administrator to Watch Award. She also received the 2016 Don Chalker Award for Excellence in Educational Leadership. Heather is the proud mother of one son, Jackson.

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