Saturday, October 19 • 11:20am - 12:05pm
Empowering Beginning ELLs in Junior High

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This presentation highlights findings from the research partnership between the Calgary Catholic School District and the University of Calgary. Highlights will include student, teacher and administrator perspectives from the English Language Development program implemented in six schools as well as data from the English language proficiency assessments used during the research process.


Joana Dosdall

Calgary Catholic School District
Joana Dosdall is currently an assistant principal at St Peter Elementary School in Calgary. She previously worked as an English Language Learning consultant with Calgary Catholic School District. Her background includes programming for students who are newcomers to Canada and she... Read More →

Gregory Tweedie

Calgary Catholic School District
Gregory Tweedie is Associate Professor in the areas of Language and Literacy at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Greg's teaching and research draw heavily upon his experiences as a language teacher and language teacher trainer in East, Southeast and Central... Read More →

Luisa Zimich

Calgary Catholic School District
Luisa Zimich is currently an English Language Learning consultant with Calgary Catholic School District. Luisa has taught high school ESL, FSL, French Immersion and Spanish in BC, Yukon and Alberta. She finds second language learning and working with newcomers to Canada fascinati... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 11:20am - 12:05pm
Lake Louise

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