Pittsburgh, PA (PressExposure) February 14, 2011 -- Numbers of English language learners have significantly jumped in the past few years in the Pittsburgh public school district for both ESL support groups and general education classes and educators are hungry for instructional support on how to address some of the achievement gaps between native English speakers and ELL students.
Using the latest research on collaboration and oral instruction, Dorit will provide teachers with instructional tips and strategies based on live scenarios, to help teachers close the achievement gap and consequently prepare students more academically to pass the high stake tests.
"Collaboration between general education teachers and ESL teachers who teach English language learners is emerging as a highly important development that is helping teachers of ELL students address the problems of how to support this diverse student population more academically", Sasson states.
Dorit Sasson works with community colleges and organizations that want to enhance success and advancements for teachers, students, and staff by engaging students in authentic and culturally diverse instruction. She brings to the table of teaching over sixteen years of professional experience in teacher education and multicultural classroom settings.
Her speaking and coaching workshops and programs focus on educating, informing and equipping people with the strategies, wisdom and motivation to take charge of their classrooms. She specializes in teaching practical approaches and winning principles to enhance professional and personal growth while effectively inspiring people to think of their students as global learners. Dorit is able to get educators to understand their own value and the incredible value that they bring in order to successfully cater to culturally diverse classrooms.
Dorit is the author of the ebooklet, Yes! You Can Teach K-12 English Language Learners Successfully! and ebook, Tips and Tricks for Surviving and Thriving in the Classroom: Practical Activities Made Easy. She has been published in numerous online and print journals such as Reading Today (IRA) and the Essential Teacher. (TESOL)