This remote three-day workshop covers the same foundational content as WIT 101 (sentences to parallel revision) but is specifically geared to those who work with or who want to learn how to support students for whom English is a new language, including bilingual teachers in the content areas. It is appropriate for those already trained in WIT or those new to the work. It presents an approach to implementing WIT that amplifies language development in a content-integrated way. It adds to the WIT basket the use of oral language, home language, and additional scaffolds to support vocabulary and thinking that enable multilingual students to communicate effectively across content areas. The workshop addresses support for students at all levels of language proficiency, including newcomers and students with inconsistent formal education (SIFE) with low literacy in their home language.
This is an intensive, hands-on workshop. While individuals or pairs can apply, priority will be given to teams of 3-5 meeting for the workshop at one physical location. The workshop will be delivered via Google hangout; therefore, at least one member of the team must have a gmail address.
*CTLE hours: 15 (relevant for those working in New York State only)
July 9, 10 & 11, 2019
11am - 5pm EST
$1,000 per person or $2,700 for a team of 3*
Offered remotely to individuals or site-based teams
*The fee for this remote WIT workshop (3 days) is $1,000 per person with a discount of $100 per person for 3-5 people meeting as a team. Individuals from different schools, districts or organizations who agree to meet in one physical location for the workshop can register as a team. If you have more than 5 people from one site who wish to participate, please contact us to discuss customized training options.
Michelle Brochu is a Senior Strategic Inquiry consultant and a certified trainer in both Strategic Inquiry and WIT. From 2008 to 2017, she was also an adjunct professor in educational leadership in the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College, City University of New York. Prior to joining Strategic Inquiry, she worked for over 20 years in New York City as a senior program officer and instructional specialist at New Visions for Public Schools; an Assistant Principal at Henry Street School for International Studies; a founding co-director of the Bronx Lab School on the Evander Child’s Campus; an AUSSIE literacy consultant; and a classroom teacher.