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Thursday, May 26 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm
[In-Person Session] Promoting Learner Success through Scaffolding

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English language classrooms should include rich content and rigorous tasks that represent the demands learners face using English outside of our classrooms. Learners may have varying levels of readiness for these classroom tasks, though. In this session, we explore the many ways that we can scaffold classroom activities in both online and face-to-face environments in order to optimize learning for everyone. What exactly does scaffolding in the language classroom mean? We will see how teachers can build on learners’ prior knowledge, promote supportive classroom interactions among learners, and provide a variety of language supports and tools to assure success for learners with varying backgrounds, levels, and needs. Examples of scaffolding techniques for beginning through advanced levels are provided and participants consider applications to their settings.

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Betsy Parrish

MATESOL and TEFL Professor, Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
Betsy Parrish is Professor in the TESOL Programs at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. She has worked as a language teacher, teacher educator, writer, and consultant for over 35 years, with experience in the US, Bangladesh, France, India, UK, Russia, and Vietnam. She has consulted... Read More →

Thursday May 26, 2022 12:00pm - 1:30pm CST
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