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EL Educators Workshop Series with Sarah Ottow

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Join our October remote PD series designed specifically for Kansas English Learner educators! Sarah Ottow, Founder and Director, of Confianza ( will facilitate four remote workshops as a professional learning community around the four topics below, each Tuesday after school in October. Each session will move through connecting, learning, applying, and reflecting on action steps to infuse in your practice. Come to any or all of the sessions with your ideas, your questions, and your reflections where we will engage in hands-on, collaborative learning!

To register for the FREE sessions, please click the name of the workshop. After registration ends, the workshop link will be sent via email to registered attendees.


October 7, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Learn ways to execute different ways of co-teaching so that students' needs are in the center and that both the language specialist and content specialist are part of a co-equal partnership.

Pre-Work Reading: The Building Blocks of Strengthening an EL Co-Teaching Partnership


Culturally Responsive Texts
October 13, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Be more intentional about integrating diverse students’ identities in your classroom so that all students feel included and that all students have opportunities to learn about different cultures and perspectives.

Pre-Work Reading: Honoring Students' Identities


Teaching with a Language Lens
October 20, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Create language goals to accompany content goals and learn how to have corresponding appropriate language expectations for different proficiency levels in your classroom.

Pre-Work Reading: Teaching Language through Content


Formative Assessment with a Language Lens
October 27, 2020
4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Integrate formative assessment “snapshots” to help students own their language development process and to have classroom-based data to guide your instruction.

Pre-Work Reading: Language Snapshot to Measure ELD


English Learners Program Consultant
Nicole Primm
(785) 296-5060

English Learners Webpage