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Carol Salva and her guests explore ways to empower language learners and the teachers who teach them. We're not just closing gaps, we're growing leaders.

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Carol Salva and her guests explore ways to empower language learners and the teachers who teach them. We're not just closing gaps, we're growing leaders.

    BAP083 NewsInLevels for Emergent Readers

    BAP083 NewsInLevels for Emergent Readers

    You may have some great websites for your English Learners but what if they move? Do they still have access to them? Are they high interest for older learners? This show offers a top tip. Carol explains how to use NewsInLevels and how it can help your ELs take ownership of their language acquisition and literacy. It's also a GREAT idea for their parents.

    • 54 min
    BAP082 Reading and Writing with ELs by Valentina Gonzalez and Dr. Melinda Miller

    BAP082 Reading and Writing with ELs by Valentina Gonzalez and Dr. Melinda Miller

    Valentina Gonzalez (@ValentinaESL ) and Dr. Melinda Miller (@DrMelindaMiller ) join Carol to offer a sneak peek at their new book for K-5 educators. They share tips, insight and advice for working with ELs in a Balanced Literacy Framework. They also share about opportunities to join free PD events with them.

    • 45 min
    BAP081 ELs Online with Shory and Courtney

    BAP081 ELs Online with Shory and Courtney

    Michelle Shory (@Michelleshory) and Drew Courtney (@mrcourtney_esl) join Carol Salva (@MsSalvac) to talk about teaching ELs online when you've never met them, they have jobs, they don't have chromebooks, and they are at risk of aging out. Their adventures in teaching summer school and their roles at coaches offer fantastic insight!

    • 59 min
    BAP080 Bravery with Michelle Van Balkom

    BAP080 Bravery with Michelle Van Balkom

    Michelle joins Carol to reflect on a recent risk she took presenting PD live over YouTube. The show offers several examples of educators taking risks and the benefits that follow even if there is a tech fail.

    • 57 min
    BAP079 Tips to a Strong Start During COVID19

    BAP079 Tips to a Strong Start During COVID19

    Many parts of the world are going back to school. It will be a challenge regardless of how your school is going back. Carol offers ideas for starting the school year whether your ELL class is online or in person.

    • 24 min
    BAP078 VirtuEL 2020

    BAP078 VirtuEL 2020

    Carol shares information about the 4th annual VirtuEL conference. She explains why this free, online conference is important for educators during the pandemic and beyond.

    • 20 min

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