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Archived Webinar

Supporting Elementary English Learners at the Entering and Emerging Levels of Proficiency through Designated ELD

Recorded on October 13, 2020

This archived webinar was sponsored by the Region 13 Comprehensive Center at WestEd, in collaboration with the New Mexico Public Education Department

In this archived webinar, learn effective instructional practices and targeted support for students with emerging levels of proficiency in elementary distance learning environments.

The following topics are addressed in this webinar:

  • Designated ELD and its importance for English learners
  • Strategically engaging in oral language development that allows elementary students to better access core subject-area content
  • Increasing opportunities for designated ELD in distance learning

This is the fifth of a 14-part webinar series designed to support multilingual and English learner students in distance learning settings.

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Webinar Presenter(s):

Ann Swickard ELD Elementary District Coach, Albuquerque Public Schools
Mayra Valtierrez New Mexico Public Education Department

Materials from the Webinar