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The Cal State Northridge Writing Project

"Learning English as a new language takes time — generally up to two years for conversational fluency and five to seven years for academic proficiency. This difference between conversational and academic English explains why a student might be able to recite an entire Jay-Z song but not write a complete paragraph. "


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Cal State Northridge Writing Project
Kathleen D. Rowlands, Director
Michael D. Eisner College of Education
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8265

The Standards (CCCSS and ELD) in Action: Supporting the Academic Literacies of ALL Englush Learners

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What: An Open Institute for K-12 educators in all content areas that will help you:

  • understand the language proficiency levels and needs of the ELLs in YOUR classes;
  • work with, and differentiate for, ELLs in ALL content areas;
  • use the new ELD Standards in your instructional planning;
  • learn how the new California Common Core Content Standards support greater access to literacies for all ELLs; and
  • develop your ELL Instructional Tool Box.

    When: Monday-thursday July 21-24, 2014 from 9 to noon and Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 9 to noon.

    Where: The Michael D. Eisner College of Education Room 1214-1216

    How much? $200 includes a Continental Breakfast each morning, a free copy of Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners (Cloud, Genesee, and Hamayan) and all materials. Schools can purchase multiple registrations by using a P.O.

    What else? One CEU will be available for purchase for an additional $90. Registration information will be available at the first meeting.

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    Download our FLYER here.

    REGISTER HERE! or complete the registration form on the back of the flyer and mail a Purchase Order or a check made out to The University Corporation for $200.00 to:

    Kathleen Rowlands, Director
    Cal State Northridge Writing Project
    College of Education #133
    18111 Nordhoff Street
    Northridge, CA 91330-8265