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The Minnesota Department of Education is proud to host its annual ESL, Bilingual, and Migrant Education Conference on May 3-4, 2007, at the RiverCentre in St. Paul, Minnesota. We invite all who work with English Language Learners in K-12 ESL, bilingual, Migrant Education, mainstream, Special Education, and Adult Basic Education programs to attend.  REGISTER NOW Registration deadline is April 20th

 Some of the sessions that may be of particular interest to ABE teachers include:

 Thursday, May 3rd:

 Best Practices in Working with Low-Literacy Learners

Patsy Vinogradov, Hamline University 

 The Alliance for Economic Inclusion: Learning the Language of Money

Cathy Davis, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation,

Susan Tulashie, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

 Friday, May 4th:

 Responding to ESL Writing

Patsy Vinogradov, Hamline University

 Can We Talk?  Conversation Practice

Lisa Rinehart, Fargo Adult Learning Center

Managing Multi-Level Classrooms: Strategies and Tips

Jessica Grace Jones, Minnesota Literacy Council

Suzanne McCurdy, Minnesota Literacy Council

 Beyond the Blackboard: Using Magnetic Materials in the ESOL Classroom

Daryl Beres, Century College

Dianne Del Giorno, Century College

 

To register for the conference, go to: 

http://education.state.mn.us/mde/Learning_Support/English_Language_Learners/index.html

 (Later this month the full conference program will also be available this site.)

 

 I hope to see you there!

Astrid Liden
ABE Professional Development Coordinator
Minnesota Department of Education
Adult Basic Education (ABE)
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
Phone: 651-582-8424
Fax: 651-634-5154
Email: astrid.liden@state.mn.us

 

 

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