Webinars & 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 in to find out how to leverage student assets and elevate student language success.

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Every Teacher in Every Content Area Needs THIS! With Special Guest Beth Skelto‪n‬

In this podcast interview I speak with Monica Genta, a consultant, speaker, and middle school science teacher, about two quick tips for planning lessons for language development. The tips apply to all content areas and all grade levels.

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Teaching Compelling Cultural and Historical Content

In this interview on the Motivated Classroom Podcast, I speak with Liam Printer about strategies for teaching even beginning level language learners compelling cultural and historical content

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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 Teach Content and Language Skills."

How to Teach the Language of Your Content

The ABCs of Working with Long Term English Learners

In this 30 minute webinar in partnership with English Learner Portal, I share 3 strategies for working with Long Term English Learners

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Question Formulation Technique for Language Learners

In this 30-minute webinar for the 2020 VirtuEL Conference, I demonstrate the Question Formulation Technique, an innovative strategy that re-ignites students’ natural curiosity and imagination online or face to face.

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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.

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ELL Basics

In this podcast for MyEdExpert, Suzy Pepper Rollins interviews Beth about some basic ELL issues including questions about the stages of language acquisition, the difference between social and academic language, and ways that teachers can support ELLs at different stages in their classrooms.

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.

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