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2014 Conference

May 8–9, 2014

Framingham, MA

MATSOL 2014 Conference: Online Program

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Friday, May 9, 2014 at 9:00 AM–9:45 AM EDT
Grande North
Session Abstract

This session provides an update on Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners (RETELL), an initiative to improve and support the academic achievement of English language learners in the Commonwealth.

Session Type

Invited Speaker

Session Length

Practice-Oriented Presentation (45 minutes)

Elementary Educators
Secondary Educators
Program Administrators
Teacher Educators
Topic Strand

Professional Development/Teacher Education

Lead Presenter

Shawn Sinclair-Slakk, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Biographical Statement

Shawn Slakk, a former Middle and Elementary Administrator who has taught Heritage Spanish and Conversational Japanese at the elementary level in Washington and Las Vegas, and North Carolina as well as Kindergarten through University level ESL.  Most recently he was the Title III district level Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Coach in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, NC and is completing his doctorate at UNCC with the working topic of “Sheltered Instruction and Post-professional Development Support as it Relates to Teacher Self-efficacy.”  Shawn currently serves as the RETELL Coordinator charged with course development and SEI Facilitator oversight.