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A Day in the Life of an English Language Learner: An EL Simulation

with Maria Ortiz-Smith

February 21, 2019
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
at the Southwest Plains Conference Center
810 W. Lark Avenue, Sublette

This EL Simulation offers instructional and community experiences that enable participants to reflect on the reality of our students’ worlds and the implications on system-wide practice. This experience will invoke systemic change that will increases success for EL students and families. As a result of this professional learning, participants will work towards overcoming cultural bias and develop empathy for the students and families they serve. This knowledge will enable them to notice the strengths of the students and families that they serve and use the curriculum of the home as a foundation for learning.


To examine the beliefs and values that guide their professional practice, participants will assume the roles of an EL student as they attempt to make meaning from a lesson taught in a different language. They will also navigate the school system as a family whose native language is not the language of the school.

Who should attend: Any faculty/staff member who interacts with English Language Learners.

Registration Fee: 
$125/SWP member
$140/Non member

College credit available: 0.5 credit hour; $45 payable to MidAmerica Nazarene

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