D15 STAFF PRESENT AT STATE CONFERENCE
Several District 15 educators were selected to present at the Illinois Conference for Teachers Serving Linguistically & Culturally Diverse Students in Oak Brook last week.
Central Road bilingual teachers Cynthia Torres and Megan Schellinger's session was titled, "Using Dictation to Teach Biliteracy." During the session, they discussed how to use the strategy of dictation to improve reading, writing, and spelling in a biliterate classroom, how diction strengthens students' oral skills in two languages, and materials to start using dictation immediately in your classroom.
Jane Addams English as a second language teacher Gabrielle Devlin and Jane Addams 4th grade teacher Shemka Muareni also presented at the conference. Their topic was titled, "It's All Connected! Social Emotional Needs and Language Development."
Devlin and Muareni discussed how social emotional needs influence second language acquisition, a
ddressing social emotional needs of language learners and s
trategies to connect content and language.