Young ELLs Wiki & Invited Panel at Ohio TESOL 2009

I will present in an invited panel ‘Understanding and Supporting Your Young English Language Learners’ at the Ohio TESOL Conference . My co-presenter is Elizabeth McNally, a K-5 ESL Teacher in Columbus City Schools, a doctoral candidate in FSLED, and my teaching assistant in EDU T&L Linguistic Diversity in Early Childhood Education. Our fellow panelist is Helen O’Leary of the Ohio Department of Education. We will focus on four main topics related to preschool and early elementary English Language Learners: 1) connecting with English Language Learners and their families in early childhood education, 2) content area instruction, 3) reading instruction, and 4) preventing over referral of ELL children to special education. The session runs 1:45-2:15, Friday, October 30 in the Hilton Easton, Easton A. I have created the Young ELLs Wiki for participants, a site that brings together relevant readings, webcasts, and websites.