Professional Development Opportunities and Resources

Professional Development Opportunities offered by Alternative Language Services

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  • Introduction to SIOP© 1 day flipped training
    • JPLS Course #101087
    • There will be learning modules before and after this training to receive credit.
  • Introduction to WIDA™ 
    • JPLS Course #101082
    • English Language Development Standards and Academic Language
    • 1 day flipped training
    • There will be learning modules before and after this training to receive credit.
    • Open to all teachers.
  • Diversity Training - New - Coming Soon!
    • JPLS Course #101094
  • Sheltered Instruction Academy
    • JPLS Course #101089
    • Target participants mentors and coaches and the teachers with whom they are working
    • Open to all teachers.
    • 2 day flipped training to include introductions to both WIDA™ and SIOP©
    • There will be learning modules before and after this training to receive credit.
  • Lesson Planning for ELs
    • JPLS Course #101093
    • Participants must have attended either a SIOP or a WIDA training before signing up for this work session.
    • Participants can come and work on developing curriculum or differentiating curriculum for English Learner. Teachers will be paid at their inservice rate for attending.
  • Book Studies
    • Academic Conversations: Classroom Talk That Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings (2011)
      by Jeff Zwiers and Marie Crawford

      • JPLS Course #101098
      • Book will be provided
      • Fully online
    • 99 More Ideas and Activities for Teaching English Learners (2015) by MaryEllen Vogt, Jana Echevarría, and Marilyn Amy Washam.
      • JPLS Course #101101
      • Book will be provided
      • Fully online

  • Other
    • Understanding the WIDA ACCESS Parent and Teacher Reports (20-30 minutes)
    • Understanding the process to assist struggling English learners (20 minutes - length can be customized)
    • Customized PD for schools and teams - contact Deb Brey for scheduling and planning
    • Networking Meetings for lead ELD teachers in each school (held quarterly)

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