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Engaging ELL Students (and all other students) in Learning that is Minds-On, Memorable, Differentiated, and Intrinsically Motivating


Location: 042
Target Audience: K-12

Abstract: In this session, 5 Keys of Effective Instruction will be presented along with 3 Dynamic Strategies for implementing these keys. As the title suggests, these keys and strategies assure that students are engaged in minds-on, memorable, differentiated, and intrinsically motivating learning. These instructional keys and strategies can be adapted to address the learning needs for ELLs, Special Education, Gifted/Talented, and all other students. Furthermore, these instructional keys and strategies can be applied in all subject areas and at all grade levels.


Speaker Bio:

Joan James imageDr. Joanie James has taught for over 35 years. She has extensive experience as a kindergarten, 4th/5th multi-age, and special education (LD, EI, MI, ADHD) teacher. Throughout her career, Joanie has had the pleasure of teaching many ELL students. Not only has Joanie taught at the elementary and middle school levels, she has also taught and mentored hundreds of UW College of Education pre-service teachers. Joanie is an avid proponent of finding ways to engage students in minds-on, memorable, differentiated, and intrinsically motivating learning experiences in all educational settings.


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