Opportunities
(Posted 8/25/10)

ESL add-on Licensure

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Coursework toward ESL add-on: non-degree graduate and undergraduate

Contact: Eleni Pappamihiel, email: pappamihieln@uncw.edu; UNCW, 601 S. College St., Wilmington, NC 28409; (910) 962-2746


CLIMBS
An encore presentation of the CLIMBS Course offered last spring through Greensboro College and the Department of Public Instruction will be held this fall. This professional development for ESL and mainstream/content teacher teams will be offered at no cost in a “hybrid” (half on-line, half face-to-face) course which will:

    * use the WIDA standards (NC’s English language development standards) and
    * formative and summative assessment to
    * plan content lessons that
    * use appropriate strategies and best practice based on language and grade level to
    * integrate content and language to
    * support teaching and learning for limited English proficient (LEP) students and
    * build instructional leaders

This 4 CEU course will be spread across four face-to-face Saturday workshops: September 11, September 25, October 9, and November 6. Participants will also interact through on-line chats, postings, and activities between meetings. Please read the CLIMBS attachment for further details.

Registration: Contact Dr. Judy Cheatham, cheathamj@greensborocollege.edu ,336-272-7102, ext. 212
Deadline for enrollment is August 30, 2010

SIOP Team Training
You are invited to participate in the October 26-28 SIOP Team Training Institute in Burlington, NC. Instructional Teams of 5 from schools or districts are invited to request to participate.

See SIOP Team attachment for details on expectations. team make-up,  cost, and how to request to participate. 

Request to participate closes September 20.

For questions on either of  these professional development events please contact Joanne Marino, ESL Consultant.

(Posted 1/20/10)
LEARN NC has two courses coming up that are geared toward educators who teach English Language Learners. Please contact LEARN NC if you have any questions about these courses.

Lesson Planning for English Language Learners Using the WIDA/ELP Standards - Joy McLaughlin
January 26 - March 8 * 3 CEUs * $225
The purpose of this course is to provide English as a Second Language teachers and regular K-12 classroom teachers an opportunity to plan lessons using the new NC Standard Course of Study for Limited English Proficient students known as the WIDA/ELP Standards.

A Crash Course in ESL for Administrators - Carrie Hill
February 9 - March 8 * 2 CEUs * $225
Grasp pedagogy, policy and procedure for teaching and working with English language learners. This course will prepare administrators to work with ESL parents and create a welcoming environment for ESL students

(Posted 1/20/10)
Panoltia Spring 2010 training calendar:
There’s more to interpreting than just being bilingual… much more!

Many of you know that Eta Trabing (of Berkana Language Center in Houston) and I developed an interpreter training program for the State of North Carolina in 1994. If you or someone you know is already an interpreter or wants to become one, these seminars are the best you will find anywhere. Just visit our website at www.panoltiatrainig.com and read the reviews from past attendees.

Interpreting For Educators (for people who interpret in schools)
Level 1
(one day) in Concord on February 10, in Raleigh on February 17, in Yadkinville March 11, in Raleigh on April 9.
Cost: $129.00 (includes a $50 Interpreter’s Handbook published by Panoltia and Berkana)

Level 2 (one day) in Concord on February 18, in Raleigh on March 2, in Yadkinville on March 25, in Raleigh on April 23. Cost: $99.00

Webinars starting continuously!  For seminar details and to register please visit www.panoltiatraining.com. Or call 1(800)393-1553. Sign up for the Panoltia Interpreter Newsletter at www.panoltiatraining.com and we’ll tell you about our new online Interpreter Training Programs and Interpreter Certification Program

(Posted 12/21/09)
SIOP e-Coaching NC DPI, in collaboration with the Appalachia Regional Comprehensive Center (ARCC), will offer a five-week intensive electronic coaching pilot for mainstream/content classroom teachers who have been trained in and are using SIOP.

This pilot provides the requested coaching component. It includes:
● An initial 90 minute webinar introducing the general topic of "Differentiation"
● 20 selected SIOP teachers in teams of three, four or five
● Weekly podcast for teams to listen to
● Weekly activity to focus classroom instruction and SIOP implementation
● Weekly synchronous and asynchronous coaching sessions with each team

Registration to participate will close as soon as all places are filled or January 31, 2010. If your team is interested in participating in this e-coaching pilot, have your team leader email Joanne Marino jmarino@dpi.state.nc.us . See the attachment for more details. 

(Posted 12/21/09)
WIDA Standards PD Professional development for ESL and mainstream/content teacher teams will be offered at no cost in a "hybrid" (half on-line, half face-to-face) course which will:
● use the WIDA standards (NC’s English language development standards) and
● formative and summative assessment to
● plan content lessons that
● use appropriate strategies and best practice based on language and grade level to
● integrate content and language to
● support teaching and learning for limited English proficient (LEP) students and
● build instructional leaders

This 4 CEU course is offered by Greensboro College TESOL Program and the Department of Public Instruction. The class will meet on-line and FIVE Saturdays at Greensboro College, from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m., on March 6, March 27, April 10, May 1, and May 22.

Deadline for enrollment is January 31, 2010. Contact Joanne Marino, ESL Consultant, jmarino@dpi.state.nc.us for more information. More details are in the attachment.

(Posted 12/21/09)
2008-2009 National Directory of Scholarships, Internships, and Fellowships for Latino Youth
Here is a great tool Edel Segovia, Director- Centro Hispano Institutional Diversity & Inclusion UNCW, has asked us to share.  

http://www.chci.org/resources/page/2008-2009-national-directory-of-scholarships-internships-and-fellowships-for-latino-youth 


(Posted 12/16/09)
Working Spanish for Educators

Edel Segovia, Director, Centro Hispano Institutional Diversity & Inclusion, has asked us to share the attached opportunity for teachers to take Spanish for Educators this summer. 

If you would like registration information on WorkingSpanish for Educators, please contact Marybeth Lavrakas at lavrakam@unc.edu or 919.962.7843 or Maria Elena Rodriguez at rodrigum@kenan-flagler.unc.edu or 919-962-6822.