8th Annual WVEC EL Conference
Engage EVERY English Learner
October 3 or 4, 2018
(See the flyer)
Keynote - Tonya Ward Singer
Tonya Ward Singer is a professional learning leader with a deep commitment to ensuring diverse learners excel with rigorous expectations. She consults nationally helping K-12 educators realize new possibilities in language and literacy learning to close opportunity gaps for ELs and students in poverty. Tonya has taught at multiple grade levels as a classroom teacher, reading teacher, and EL specialist, and has extensive experience helping school leaders transform learning at scale. Her choice work is supporting educators in launching and sustaining site-based, continuous inquiry around live lessons. She has been collaborating extensively with multiple districts developing, testing, and refining observation inquiry, the focus of this book. An expert in pedagogy for linguistically diverse learners, Tonya has co-authored curriculum for international publishers including Scholastic, Longman and Oxford University Press. She thrives on leveraging research and innovation to solve educational challenges, and inspiring others to do the same.
We are excited to announce that the conference will be held at a new location!! This year the conference will move to the new Courtyard by Marriott in Lafayette (just off State Road 26 near the I65 exit). The bright vendor area, new restrooms, spacious conference rooms, and up-to-date technology will bring a fresh change to the conference. What will be the same is that you will receive timely and important information to help you reach your EL population and great tips and resources to make EL learning fun! You will also receive a copy of Tonya Ward Singer's new book EL Excellence Every Day!
Registration will open mid-January so be sure to check back and register early to take advantage of the early-bird discount! We will keep you updated on the presenters and breakout sessions as we set the schedule.