ESOL Inservice/Study Groups

    March 22 and 23, 2007

    Fairmont Elementary School

    New Albany, IN

    During these 2 days, I met with each grade level team to discuss articles about ESOL topics: Jim Cummins' BICS/CALP/CUP, SIOP, Marzano's vocabulary teaching, contrastive analysis between English and Mandarin Chinese, etc.

    This year, Fairmont had become the elementary ESOL Center School for the New Albany-Floyd County Corporation/School District. Therefore, they hired me to do some preliminary ESOL training for this particular faculty. Perhaps they will invite me back to do more intensive training next school year.