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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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Saturday, April 1 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Thinking and Talking About Big Ideas in Guided Reading

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This interactive session invites K-5 teachers to expand their thinking about using a Guided Reading approach to encourage language and cognitive development. We will explore texts created to encourage discussion around big ideas. Teachers will observe and discuss video of students as they co-construct understandings of texts, considering the teacher facilitation that supports thinking about big ideas. As students think and talk together, opportunities for language development will be highlighted by the presenter and participants.

Speakers
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Brian Cambourne

Richard C. Owen Publishers, Inc., Keynote Speaker
Brian Cambourne is presently a Principal Fellow at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He began teaching in 1956 at the age of 19 and spent nine years teaching in a mix of one-room schools and primary classrooms K-6 for the New South Wales Department of Education. In his tenth... Read More →


Saturday April 1, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am PDT
Marriott Room: Grand Ballroom C