Upcoming Webinar

Strategies to Accelerate Language Acquisition for English Learners

At the start of the 2020-21 school year, Moore Public Schools (OK) adopted Ballard & Tighe’s Hands-On English Language Development program for grades K-1 (newcomers and beginners) and Frames for Fluency for their older newcomers. After just a semester of use — both with in-person and distance learning — educators are seeing their English learners make remarkable gains in their reading and writing skills. In fact, one teacher said, "My kids wrote the best sentences of their lives."

During this strategy-packed 30-minute webinar Ballard & Tighe's Educational Consultant Brenda Rosas will showcase how Moore teachers are using the components of Hands-On English — such as sentence frames, theme pictures, EnglishMats, vocabulary cards, and more — to engage their students, support ELs with varying English abilities, and accelerate learning. These strategies can be used for K-5 English learners.

March 2 | 3:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET • 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. PT


On-Demand Webinar PD Series

Get ready for your English learners (ELs) to return to learning — no matter where it’s taking place. Learn instructional best practices and get actionable teaching tips you can implement in your classroom right away to start making up lost instruction and keep language proficiency progressing.

In the Series

Best Practices for Using Remote Assessments to Guide Instruction for English Learners
This school year has been unprecedented in its disruptions and academic challenges. English learners (ELs) have been among the most affected. As you start the second semester, it's critical to have a complete picture of ELs' language skills. This webinar discusses how to remotely assess ELs and use their score reports to guide instruction tailored to their specific needs — whether your students are in-person or distance learning.

Oral Practice: Maximize Live Instruction Time with Sentence Frames
Whether you are teaching in person or remotely, explore strategies to facilitate speaking and listening practice while focusing on language forms and functions.

A Hybrid Approach to Teaching Young English Learners
Whether you are teaching in-person or remotely this fall, young English learners need direct instruction – a critical component to building language proficiency. In this one-hour webinar, Ballard & Tighe Educational Consultant Brenda Rosas and her guest, Early Childhood teacher, Megan Ha, will provide ideas and examples of how you can support young English learners in school or at home.

Strategies for a Hybrid Approach to Teaching English Learners
Explore a variety of resources and activities to support ELs’ language acquisition practice and continue direct teaching even if learning transitions to students’ homes.

Speak to Write (K-12): Activities that Promote Speaking & Writing Fluency
Learn different interactive activities appropriate for all levels of ELs, from newcomers at the word/phrase level to more advanced students at the story/essay level.

Integrated Skills: Grammar NOT in Isolation
Discover different ways to teach grammar that all take an integrated skills approach. This webinar focuses on grammar at every stage.