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Connecting Communities through Our Languages, Cultures, and Stories

Forty-two Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 29 - April 1, 2017

Anaheim Marriott and Hilton Hotels
Anaheim, California 

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Friday, March 31 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Strengthening Academic Language with Podcasts

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Exposing language learners to challenging academic language is critical to success, but it’s difficult to find engaging and authentic resources to stretch student vocabulary. There is untapped value in teaching with podcasts in the classroom. We will explore how podcasts and public radio are the perfect vehicle to strengthen students' academic language, including listening, speaking and writing. Attendees will gain resources, knowledge, and lessons to implement immediately.

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Tom Davis

Director of Business Development, CALSA
Thomas Aurelio Davis is a former middle and high school bilingual science teacher, administrator, grant writer, businessman and life-long learner. His passions center around equal opportunity for all; English Learners; technology for teaching and learning; students with special... Read More →


Friday March 31, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm PDT
Hilton Room: Catalina 7