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PEP Training Workshop
To assist ESOL educators in successfully starting up PEP classrooms
and teaching the curriculum, the two-day PEP Training Workshop provides
instruction in the following areas:
- Parental Involvement in Schools: Participants will review
the types of school, family, and community partnerships which impact
on children’s learning.
- Approaches to ESL Family Literacy Curriculum Development:
Participants will learn how and why competency-based or participatory
instruction is used in the curriculum and how these different approaches
to instruction impact on the priority goals of the program, increased
parent involvement in their children’s schools, and improved
English language skills.
- Teaching Techniques: The presenters will demonstrate and
provide experiential learning opportunities for the following
- pictures for vocabulary development
- reading passages
- language experience approach
- dialogues/role playing
- content-based grammar lessons
- Learner Progress Assessment: Participants will learn to
analyze ongoing learner progress through standardized assessments
and competency checklists.
- Classroom Management and Lesson Planning: Presenters will
address how to use the curriculum materials to accommodate
all levels of English proficiency, including low-literate and multilevel
To assist those who have coordinating responsibilities in starting
a PEP Program, instruction is also provided for these topics:
- Basic Information: Overview of the start-up process: budget,
site staff needs (e.g., PEP instructors, babysitter), instructor
training (e.g., the PEP curricula and oral language assessment),
program evaluation and building the site PEP team.
- Program Start-Up: Information, examples and ideas for
the following topic areas:
- Scheduling PEP classes and babysitting services
- Orientation of PEP Program to school/agency staff
- General Marketing of the PEP Program
- Recruitment of
- Registration Nights (Intake/Assessment Procedures and Related
- Materials and Supply Needs
- Recordkeeping Forms
- Retention Strategies
Illinois Workshop Participants: The ALRC is an approved provider
of professional development-ISBE. Participants in this 11-hour training
will receive Continuing Professional Development Units (CPDUs).
Have any questions or need assistance?
Catherine Porter, email@example.com.
Learning Resource Center, 2626 S. Clearbrook Drive, Arlington Heights,
IL 60005-4626, Phone 224-366-8500, Fax 847-378-6225 ©2004