Closing the English Learner Achievement Gap: Free Webinar

by Bert Maxwell / Dec 15, 2011 /
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Recent data released by the National Center for Education Statistics
shows that the achievement gap between English learners and their
English-fluent peers has only continued to widen over the last ten
years.

On Thursday, December 15, Chief Academic Officer Marc Liebman and
Curriculum Specialist Mia Allen will be sharing actionable strategies
for helping English learners succeed in the classroom and beyond as
part of their free webinar, "Turning the Tide: Strategies for Closing
the English Learner Achievement Gap
." The webinar is sponsored by
educational software company Imagine Learning, one of the top
providers of language and literacy software solutions in the nation.


Details:

Despite numerous policies and programs designed to help
English learners catch up with their English-fluent peers, recent
findings from the National Center for Education Statistics show that
the English learner achievement gap has only continued to widen over
the past ten years. To help educators close the gap, Imagine Learning
chief academic officer Marc Liebman and curriculum specialist Mia
Allen
will share essential strategies for working with English
learners in their upcoming webinar, “Turning the Tide: Strategies for
Closing the English Learner Achievement Gap
.” The live webinar will be
held Thursday, December 15, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. MST.

Liebman and Allen will share essential strategies for keeping English
learners motivated in the classroom
, as well as valuable insights into
the issues and roadblocks that can prevent this growing student
population from finding success. Attendees will learn how to implement
technology-based approaches that are proven to help English learners
overcome obstacles and succeed in school. The presenters will also
share strategies that educators can implement right away to start
narrowing the achievement gap for their English learners.

This one-hour presentation is the final webinar in the 2011 Ahead of
the Class series sponsored by Imagine Learning
. The series is designed
to bring top-tier educators the cutting-edge information they need to
deal with today’s most pressing education issues.

 

 

 

Date: Thursday, December 15, 2011
Time: 2:00–3:00 p.m. MST
Presenters: Marc Liebman, Chief Academic Officer for Imagine Learning
Mia A. Allen, Curriculum Specialist for Imagine Learning

System Requirements
PC-based attendees: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Macintosh®-based attendees: Mac OS® X 10.4.11 (Tiger®) or newer

Visit imaginelearning.com/webinars to watch free archived presentations
of the other webinars in the Ahead of the Class series, including:

• Dual Language Education: Designing and Implementing Effective Programs
• A Quality Education for All: Your Guide to Achieving Educational Equity 
• Six Strategies to Help You Find More Funding 
• Diversity or Disability? Finding the Right Intervention for Your English Learners
•The Art of RTI: Discover How Principals Make It Work