Raising the Bar: Teaching Multilingual Learners How to Think with Depth and Complexity


Presenter: Marcy Voss
Core Area: Instructional Planning and Delivery 1B, 1C, 1E; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A, 2C; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3C; Learning Environment 4A, 4D; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A

Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 2

There is much to learn regarding improving education for multilingual students. So how can you help Multilingual Learners (MLs) reach their full potential? In this 2-hour course Marcy Voss explains effective strategies to help you improve your classroom instruction for MLs and gifted students to thrive.

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Discover how to increase the rigor of instruction and provide Multilingual Learners (MLs) the opportunity to exhibit in-depth, complex thinking while increasing achievement and English proficiency. When you complete this session, you’ll understand how to combine sheltered instruction with gifted strategies to raise the bar and help your multilingual students reach their full potential.

Kaplan’s model of Depth and Complexity coupled with sheltered instruction raises the bar for all MLs, especially gifted MLs. Activities that engage students in listening, speaking, reading, and writing using sentence stems and other sheltered instruction strategies designed to help them think in in-depth, complex ways will be shared.

In this 2-hour course, you will learn:

  • How to reach your content objectives
  • How to achieve your language objectives
  • How to identify gifted Multilingual Learners
  • Strategies to help gifted Multilingual Learners
  • The elements of depth and complexity

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