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Friday, September 21

1:00pm CDT

Using Interactive Word Walls to Increase Academic Vocabulary in ELLs
With the current shift towards a more rigorous curriculum, teachers must provide regular practice with complex text and academic vocabulary. Interactive word walls are a student-centered resource teachers of English Language Learners can use to explicitly teach academic vocabulary while integrating content area learning.

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Tanya Hill

ESL Teacher/Peer Coach, Shelby County Schools
Ms. Hill teaches at Willow Oaks Elementary and is an elementary Peer Coach

Friday September 21, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Salon 1
  Practice Oriented

2:00pm CDT

Teachers Plus Technology Equals Text that Matters to All Students
Transform literacy with digital texts and tools: Padlet, Google Suite, Benchmark Universe, Flipgrid, and videos. Create engaging eBooks; provide reading assignments; and blend classroom instruction with interactive whiteboard resources. Bring Your Own Device to customize texts for close reading and review the Universal Design for Learning.

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Shauna Williams

National Literacy Consultant, Benchmark Education Company
I am passionate about technology and how I am constantly challenged to keep up with all of the changes. I'm always learning!

Friday September 21, 2018 2:00pm - 3:45pm CDT
Salon 1

4:00pm CDT

The Volunteer State Seal of Biliteracy
The VSSB works to provide material and program support for schools across Tennessee that wish to offer the award, building on the recommendations and successes of the national Seal of Biliteracy movement. After four years of piloting a similar program in Nashville, we are expanding our program to include schools throughout our state.


Lynne Robinson

John Overton High School, Nashville, Tennessee
25+ year veteran in education in the US and abroad; currently in her 20th year of ELL in MNPS; 3rd year implementing the Volunteer State Seal of Biliteracy

Friday September 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Salon 1

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