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The Newcomers Book Club (for supporting English Learners)

- Audience: Any person who is interested in learning about the first year of an English Learner in US schools from many perspectives!

  • To develop an understanding of the Newcomer experience and how it applied to current teaching.
  • To build skills to support newcomer English Learners and their families within the educational and social context.

Important Session Information:

Together, we will be reading The Newcomers, by Helen Thorpe, a text that "follows the lives of twenty-two teenagers from around the world over the course of one school year as they land at South High School in Denver, Colorado, in a beginner-level English language acquisition class. Speaking no English ans unfamiliar with American culture, they face the enormous challenge of adapting to life in the developed world, in addition to navigating the usual pangs of adolescence."

This blended-learning experience will provide you with asynchronous background readings from the text and prep work within an online environment, then a synchronous meeting time to come together and discuss aspects of the text that can be applied to current teaching and educational contexts.

1 Semester of Ashland Credit will be available for an additional fee.

We are sorry, but consortium discounts not availlable for these sessions.

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Friday, September 4, 2020

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(25) Contact Hours
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Heidi Messbarger
Date Time Location
9/8/2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Virtual-A
9/22/2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Virtual-A
10/6/2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Virtual-A
10/20/2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Virtual-A
11/3/2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Virtual-A
12/1/2020 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Virtual-A

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