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2nd Annual “Growing Success for ELLs” Conference
UCPS was well represented at the 2nd Annual “Growing Success for ELLs” Conference. The conference, which was held in Greensboro, covered three days. Participants from UCPS included: Claudia Pernas, Laura Bahmanyar, Roseli Dunne and Christy Scott from East Elementary; Patricia Medina, Ellen Tannir, Olivia Skinner, Shelby McManus and Diana Martinez from Benton Heights; Ronnie West from Forest Hills; Ginger Jantz from Porter Ridge High; Jason Newburger from Wingate; and Alex Lago, Wendy Helms and Al Roldan from ESL. Attendees were treated to an entertaining opening session led by Dr. Margarita Calderon then took part in sessions covering SIOP, ExC-ELL, Portfolios for Linguistic Progress, Accelerating learning for Newcomers and SIFE, Digital Information and Best Practices. All of our representatives agreed this was a fantastic learning opportunity and look forward to sharing with colleagues.
Written by: Wendy Helms, ESL Program Specialist
Posted: Aug 18, 2015 by Meghan Jarrell