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Cognitive Skills for English Language Learners


This webinar looks at English Language Learners (ELL, ESL, EL), reviews some recent research on the brain and language acquisition, and provides a case study on the use of a cognitive skills development program to help EL students accelerate gains in English acquisition and academic performance. Joining LEC staff for this webinar are Peggy Harrington, Director of Bilingual Programs for the Hammond, IN public schools, and Ana Gomez, a Coach in the Hammond Bilingual Program. The Bilingual Program includes an all-day program for low English proficiency students, classes for high school and middle school students, and ESL classes for elementary school students within the school day conducted at local elementary schools, including pull-out, push-in, and sheltered English programs. The combined programs serve approximately 1600 students and have made AYP every year since 2005.


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