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Beth Skelton

Podcasts

Webinar with TESOL RV-IS

In this webinar for the Reading and Vocabulary Interest Section of TESOL, Beth demonstrates practical strategies teachers can use to make new vocabulary comprehensible and memorable for multilingual learners.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rhNuYPjNLE
Beth Skelton
May 21, 2023
Highest Aspirations
Podcasts

Podcast with Ellevation

In this podcast, Beth and Tan Huynh discuss their book Long-Term Success for Experienced Multilinguals. They share the rationale for the new term experienced multilinguals to describe students classified as long-term English learners as well as practical strategies teachers in any content area can implement to support these learners. Blog…
Beth Skelton
May 21, 2023
Podcasts

Every Teacher is a Language Teacher

In this podcast, I speak with leaders of the Colorado Conference of the International Reading Association (CCIRA) about actionable steps teachers can take to create effective literacy and language instruction. Learn practical strategies for developing vocabulary and how to purposefully plan to support students in reading, writing, and speaking. Listen…
Beth Skelton
June 24, 2021
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Teaching ELLs Online: How to Develop Students’ Language Skills

This blog post first appeared on the ColorinColorado website. How can educators of English language learners (ELLs) provide students with ample opportunities for language development in online settings? This article and the related slide deck offers some concrete tips and strategies to continue developing language skills in a virtual setting, including…
Beth Skelton
March 13, 2021
Webinars

The Language of Math

Learn about some of the issues ELLs face when learning math in this hour long webinar sponsored by Mountain BOCES. The webinar link includes a detailed handout.
Beth Skelton
November 2, 2020
How to Teach the Language of Your Content
Podcasts

Planning like a Language Specialist

In this interview on the Empowering LLs podcast, I speak with Tan Huynh about a basic 4-step process that all content teachers can use to plan their lessons with a focus on language development. You can read Tan's summary of our interview in Middle Web in the article "How to…
Beth Skelton
October 25, 2020
Podcasts

The 6 C’s of Offline Learning

In this podcast, Mia Ariela Allen and I talk with Tan Huynh about supporting language learners with limited access to online learning. We also discuss how to implement what has worked well with distance learning into face to face classes in the future.
Beth Skelton
May 9, 2020
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Offline Learning at Home: Ideas for Language Learners

This blog post first appeared on the ColorinColorado website on April 17, 2020 during school closures due to the Corona virus.... Amidst the current COVID-19 crisis, most schools around the world have closed their doors and opted to reach their learning community through remote or online options. This shift to…
Beth Skelton
April 18, 2020