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Our Kids Summer Institute Registration Open for Those Serving English Learners

Registration is open the the 12th annual Our Kids Summer Institute! This year’s conference, themed “Trip the Light,” is an opportunity for education professionals to network with their peers, discover new strategies for working with English language learners in Iowa and learn from national and local experts to enrich their practices for increasing EL achievement.

Our Kids Summer Institute -- “Trip the Light”

Date: June 16-17, 2016

Location: Waukee High School, 555 SE University Ave., Waukee, IA

Conference brochure (for Heartland AEA participants)



Come a day early for the pre-conference workshop!

This workshop for teachers in grades 3-12 will focus on evidence-based practices that support English learners and striving students in making gains in academic oral language and literacy to access the demands of the Common Core standards via implementation of Dr. Kate Kinsella's supplemental academic language program, Academic Vocabulary Toolkit.

Our Kids Pre-conference Workshop: Using the Academic Vocabulary Toolkit for ELLs in Grades 3-12

Date: June 15, 2016

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Register here for the pre-conference

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