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  • 1.  Aloha!

    Posted 14 days ago
    I'm excited to participate in the TESOL conference.  Any tips for developing a Newcomer Program from the ground up?  The Big Island of Hawai'i has limited supports in this area.
    Thank you!

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    Viviana Martinez
    United States
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  • 2.  RE: Aloha!

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hi, Karla!

    Thanks for the critical work that you are doing in Hawaii!

    As for building out a Newcomer program, you may find my first book, The Newcomer Student: An Educator's Guide to Aid Transition (Rowman & Littlefield International) helpful.  In it, readers walk through an understanding of the Recent Arriver student and explore best practices in program design and classroom practice.   https://www.amazon.com/Newcomer-Student-Educators-Guide-Transitions/dp/1475825595/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=the+newcomer+student&qid=1581433071&sr=8-1

    The second book, The Newcomer Fieldbook, is a workbook-style guide for building out a program.

    Additionally, there are lots of resources in this regard available on my website blog (writing Mission/Vision statements for Recent Arriver programming, etc). https://diversifi-ed.com/explore

    Of course, if you'd prefer to consult by phone or email, feel free to reach out!

    I'll be presenting several sessions at TESOL (a few days after I'm expecting to deliver our second son!) - I'd love to connect over the week!

    Best,
    Louise

    Louise El Yaafouri
    Cultural Inclusion & ESL Consultant, Author
    DiversifiED Consulting
    Diversifi-ED.com

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    Louise El Yaafouri
    Cultural Inclusion & ESL Consultant, Author
    DiversifiED Consulting
    diversifi-ED.com
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  • 3.  RE: Aloha!

    Posted 13 days ago
    Hi Karla,
    I just received this today.  The Fair Grading Planning Sheet looks like a great resource.  I'm also excited about TESOL Denver.  I am one of the mini grant recipients.  Hope you find this helpful.

    https://www.englishlearnerportal.com/blog/newcomers?cid=6e376033-4874-4832-b3ac-fd4ee54b8c41

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    Ileana Hilton
    Northcenteal University
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