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Strategies for Supporting Newcomer MLLs/ELLs & SLIFE Students

December 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

This workshop is designed to facilitate teaching and learning in diverse contexts. Participants will engage directly in best practice techniques as they explore Newcomer/SLIFE education, culturally-sensitive trauma, and impactful instructional tools that lead to healthy socio-linguistic integration and academic success.

The day will be divided into three distinct workshop sessions, with the following objectives. We will: a) establish a common knowledge and vocabulary around Newcomer/Recent Arriver and SLIFE students; b) identify key manifestations of transition shock (trauma) and gain tools to mitigate transition shock in culturally diverse settings; c) Explore best practice strategies for reaching and teaching CLDE populations.

By participating in the workshop sessions, practitioners will gain tools to address the unique learning needs of Newcomer and SLIFE students, as part of a best practices approach to serving all students. Workshop exercises build practical background and explore research-based classroom strategies, all crafted to promote healthy family, school and community cultures. Insights gained from this course will encourage teacher and school efficacy with regard to successfully educating and integrating Newcomer ELL populations and reducing challenging stress-induced behaviors at school.

Presenter: Louise El Yaafouri

*This event is part of the MLL/ELL Instruction strand and is seat-free for members of The Collaborative for Inclusive Education.


December 11
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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NYC Charter School Center – Training Room
111 Broadway, Suite 604
New York, NY 10006 United States
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Suggested Audience
Deans/Coaches, ELL Teachers, General Education Teachers, Operations Leads, Paraprofessionals, Related Service Providers, School Leaders, Social Workers/Counselors, Special Education Teachers
Seat Type
EI: ELL Instruction (Seat-free for members)
Suggested Grade Level