Personalized Learning in the English Language Development Classroom

Personalized Learning in the English Language Development Classroom

Course: EDUC 586
Location: Dixon University Center, 2986 N 2nd St, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Meeting Dates: July 16 - July 20, 2018
Meetings Times: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Institute Director

Ms. Georgia Jones

Invited Speakers

ELL Frontiers Using Technology to Enhance Instruction for English Learners

Lisa Estrada

Lisa Estrada is the Supervisor of English as a New Language (ENL) and World Languages at Hicksville Public Schools, in Hicksville, New York.  She is co-author of  ELL Frontiers: Using Technology to Enhance Instruction for English Learners. Her educational experience and training includes over 25 years of ESL and Bilingual Education in K–12 settings, as well as many years as an ESL/Bilingual Program Coordinator for the Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Nassau County (Nassau BOCES).  As co-founder of Estrada & Parris, LLC, she provides professional development and curriculum design on instructional strategies and technology integration for linguistically diverse students.

Transforming EL Instruction through Creativity and Technology

Jessica Garrigan

Jessica Garrigan is a K-12 Instructional Technology Coach with School District of Lancaster where she provides support to classrooms in creatively infusing technology throughout curriculum and instruction to support the learning needs of all learners.

Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner

Persida Himmele

Pérsida Himmele is an associate professor at Millersville University in southeastern Pennsylvania. She has served as an elementary and middle school teacher, a district administrator, an English language learner program consultant, and a public speaker on issues related to student engagement and teaching in diverse classrooms. She has lived, taught, and studied in New York, California, and Pennsylvania, becoming actively involved in advocating for the passage of educational policies and funding formulas for the betterment of urban schools and English language learners. She earned her PhD in intercultural education from Biola University and her master's degree in elementary and bilingual education from SUNY Buffalo. 

Technology Integration in the EL Classroom

 Amber McCormick

Amber McCormick is a Global Studies teacher at Ridgeview Global Studies Academy. Prior to teaching Global Studies, she taught fifth grade, third grade, and sixth grade. She is currently in my 9th year of teaching. She has a degree in Elementary Education from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Masters in Technology Curriculum and Instruction from Grand Canyon University. She is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher with a Middle Childhood Generalist focus. In 2012, she was named as Ridgeivew's Teacher of the Year and first runner-up for Polk County Association of Charter Schools.


Mama Carmen’s Cookies and Other Radical Stories from the Classroom

 Carmen Shahadi Rowe

Carmen Shahadi Rowe earned her Masters in TESOL from Eastern Mennonite University and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University.  Her dissertation focused on the implementation of co-teaching with English language learners. She has eighteen years of experience in public education teaching Spanish and ESL, K-12.  She also served as the EL Secondary Supervisor and the EL Coordinator for the School District of Lancaster in Pennsylvania.  Presently she is an ESL coach in the School District of Lancaster.

In addition to her role in education at the School District of Lancaster, Carmen Shahadi Rowe is an adjunct faculty member with Millersville University and Eastern Mennonite University.  She is actively involved in community service and advocacy and frequently presents workshops on teaching English learners.  She has broadened her horizons through studying abroad and traveling extensively, but her best education has come from being a first generation American born to immigrant and refugee parents. 



2018 Schedule

Credits: All participants will receive 3 graduate credits for the summer institute. 

Tuition/Fees: Institutes are unique 3 credit graduate courses, that highlight renowned experts in the field. Institutes include breakfast and lunch throughout the day, as well as handouts and materials. Books may be required courses, please check with the university bookstore. Millersville University graduate tuition and fees can be found on the Office of Student Accounts page. In addition, a $165 institute fee is required.

Note: If you have not taken any graduate-level course or workshop at Millersville University within the past 5 years, you must complete the online non-degree admission form; this information is necessary to admit you to the university.

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