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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.

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Friday, February 25 • 10:45am - 12:00pm
Supporting Our ELLs in Mainstream Classrooms

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This session is designed to help mainstream teachers build confidence in working with our ELLs. We will stress the importance of forming relationships with these kids. This includes adopting culturally responsive teaching practices and meeting students where they are at. We will provide teachers with skills and resources they can use every day. Specific topics include:
-activating prior knowledge
-culturally responsive teaching
-use of images, graphic organizers to support learning
-differentiating for ELLs in your mainstream classes
-assessment strategies
-the importance of trust and understanding, based on the science of how we learn and deal with trauma
-how trauma can affect learning and memory (particularly in young adults)


Emily Young

We are the ESL department at Lindsay Thurber Comprehensive High School in Red Deer, Alberta. We are the designated school for secondary English Language Learners in our district. Together we work with over 150 students with complex needs and diverse levels of English proficiency... Read More →

Friday February 25, 2022 10:45am - 12:00pm MST