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ESL Unit Developers SIG Meeting 2/16/22
Online Meeting
Boston, MA
Wednesday, February 16, 2022, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
Category: Special Interest Groups

The ESL Unit Developers SIG is for K-12 teachers throughout the state who are interested in creating and implementing ESL curriculum units using the materials and processes of the Massachusetts Next Generation ESL Project. The goal of the ESL Unit Developers SIG is to facilitate collaboration in writing, reviewing, implementing, and sharing WIDA ELD Standards-based units in order to promote effective English language development for EL students state-wide. Visit the ESL Unit Developers SIG page for more information.

About the meeting:

We are looking forward to hearing from Kelly-Ann Cooney at our February 16 ESL Unit Developers SIG meeting! Kelly brings a wealth of knowledge regarding the WIDA 2020 Standards and will facilitate an in-depth discussion which will help us apply the standards to our curriculum writing. These foundational concepts are crucial to our work and you won't want to miss this workshop! More about the workshop:

  • One of the key shifts in WIDA 2020 is a functional approach to language development and specifically, systemic functional linguistics (SFL). Participants will be introduced to unpacking language functions and features in the genre family of narratives. This will be a 45 minute mini-workshop.

About the presenter:

Kelly-Ann Cooney (she/her) is a dynamic culturally responsive educator who leads with equity at the forefront to improve systems.  She  uses data and research-based best practices to build teacher capacity while working with administration to transform systems. To accomplish this, she cultivates a culture of high expectations and high support for all. Her experience spans over two decades of problem solving to improve outcomes for historically underserved students, with a focus on Multilingual Learners.  Most recently she founded EdQUITY, LLC, a consulting agency to assist districts in providing supports to enhance outcomes for multilingual learners, and she also works in the Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools as an instructional coach. Kelly has been immersed in understanding how to position teachers as action researchers in implementing research-based strategies into pedagogy.

Meeting registration:

You do NOT have to be a MATSOL member to join this meeting, but if you would like to support MATSOL in our mission to always promote equity and excellence for all English Learners, please consider becoming a member here.

This meeting will take place online via ZOOM Meeting. Register in advance! After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

ESL Unit Developers Meeting Registration