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Saturday, November 18 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Asset-Based Teaching: Using WIDA to Discover What Your Learners Can Do LIMITED

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An asset-based approach builds on what learners can do, and helps multilingual students to take ownership for their learning. Effective practices in multilingual classrooms should scaffold learning based on their language skills and background knowledge. Using the WIDA English language development framework, participants will explore how to design instruction so each student can participate meaningfully in all content areas.

Jon Nordmeyer is the International Programs Director at WIDA, a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Jon believes that an asset-based approach to professional collaboration can both ignite student learning and fuel teacher growth. He has been an international educator and consultant for 25 years, teaching at international schools in Quito, The Hague, Taipei, Istanbul, Shanghai and Bangkok. He has taught graduate seminars at Harvard Graduate School of Education and Tibet University, and has been a regular presenter at regional international conferences including ACAMIS, AISA, AASSA, EARCOS, ECIS, ELLSA, NESA and MAIS.

Jon has written articles for International Schools Journal and Journal of Staff Development, contributed chapters to Co-teaching and Other Collaborative Practices in the EFL/ESL Classroom and Breaking the Mold: Classroom Management, and, co-edited the book Integrating Language and Content (TESOL 2010).  He serves on the editorial review board of Globally Informed, a peer-reviewed journal for international educators.
Jon holds a BA in Classical Archaeology from Dartmouth College and MA in TESOL from School for International Training. He is pursuing his PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Jon Nordmeyer

International Programs Director, WIDA
Jon Nordmeyer is the International Programs Director at WIDA, a research center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He believes that an asset-based approach to professional collaboration can both ignite student learning and fuel teacher growth. Jon has been an international e... Read More →



Saturday November 18, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
Main Theater