PreK-12 Day
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An Interactive Program for ESL ​& Mainstream PreK-12 Teachers & Administrators

​Saturday, ​4 April 2020 - 8:30 am–4:30 pm


Join TESOL and a host of ELT experts for a full-day of hands-on, practice-oriented sessions that focus on concrete ways to increase student engagement. 

All prek-12 teachers and administrators are welcome! From coteaching to assessment, gain new strategies, tools, and resources to help your English learners succeed.

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Keynote Presentation (11:30 am–12:30 pm)

Jana Echevarria

Equity of Access for English Learners

Presenter: Jana Echevarria, California State University, Long Beach, California, USA

As English learners are the fastest growing population in our schools, it is more critical than ever that these students are provided access to the core curriculum, as well as teaching that accelerates their language development and literacy skills. In this session, the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model will be presented as a means for creating an equitable education for English learners. Specific application to classroom instruction will be discussed, as well as research supporting SIOP’s effectiveness. 

​Jana Echevarria is Professor Emerita at California State University, Long Beach, California, USA. A founding researcher and creator of the SIOP Model, she has published widely on effective instruction for English learners. She is a member of California’s Reading Hall of Fame and was a Fulbright Specialist in Macedonia. Currently she serves as an expert on English learners for the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Strands and Sessions

A: Newcomer and Refugee Concerns
  • Refugee Integration Survey and Evaluation: Findings and PreK-12 Applications
  • Best Practices for Supporting New Arrivals
  • Creating an EL Community of Resilient Learners: More than Academics
B: Co-teaching and Collaborative Models
  • Building Relationships - the Key to an Effective Professional Partnership
  • Collaborative Instructional Strategies: Responding to Diverse Student Needs through Coteaching 
  • A Value-Added approach to Co-Teaching for English Learners
  • Inclusive Parent Communication that Builds Family Literacy
C: Multi-tiered Instructional Support
  • Growing Language and Literacy: Integrating Content and Language in K-8 Classes
  • Key Considerations When Implementing MTSS with ELLs
  • Using ELL Shadowing Data to Drive Instructional Change
  • Distinguishing Difference from Disabilities in ELs: Instruction, Support and Identification ​
D: Assessment and Data Literacy
  • Understanding Assessment Accommodations Compared to Classroom Modifications
  • Common Formative Writing Assessment for English Learners: Our District Journey
E: Leadership and Advocacy
  • Family Engagement: Creating Cultures of Caring and Capacity for All
  • Differentiation Instructional Practices for TESOL students, including those with Speech/Language Impairments
  • Risk, Rights, and Refuge: Clinical and Legislative Updates and Recommendations
F: Hot Topics
  • Specific Strategies Supporting Long–Term ELs Across Content Areas
  • The 6 Principles® for Exemplary Instruction K–12​
  • New Perspectives on Teaching Preschool ELs: Research, Policy, and Practice
  • Office for Civil Rights:  Ensuring English Learners Meaningful Access
View the ​Detailed ​Schedule

Registration Fees


Early: 3 Feb

Advance: ​2 Mar

After ​​2 Mar

Individual Registration




Group Registration*



*Groups must include 3 or more registrations and registrants must be from the same institution.


If you have questions about the ​PreK-12 day, please contact TESOL ​Conference Services.