CIMA 2017 is only 4 days away and participants can plan their schedules here! With so many great guest speakers and breakout sessions being offered we thought you might like a preview, so we asked our presenters a few quick questions to help guide you.
We’re going to continue our preview series with Catherine Vaquera – a Bilingual Kindergarten Teacher in Elgin ISD since 2004. She is excited and humbled by the opportunity to shareher ideas and experience with other professionals. Here’s a little more about Catherine and a quick look at her session.
Q: First things first, what’s your name?
A: Catherine Vaquera
Q: What’s the title of the session you’ll be facilitating at CIMA?
A: It’s called “Engaging Strategies for ELLs in Early Childhood”
Q: If you don’t mind, give us a quick preview of the content – what are you going to cover?
A: Looking into the classroom environment, progress monitoring and how to incorporate a variation of teaching strategies into a lesson to help bring success to all ELL learners in Early Childhood -from engaging the academically high students to helping the struggling students.
Q: CIMA is for stakeholders in the Bilingual, ESL, and LOTE fields. Who is a good fit to attend your session?
A: All Bilingual stakeholders.
Q: How will your session contribute to improving learning outcomes for language learners?
A: My session will help fellow teachers find new ways to engage all levels of ELLs in an early childhood classroom.
Q: As a presenter, you get to attend CIMA, too. What excites you about the conference?
A: Its exciting to get an opportunity to hear from other professionals in the field and get new ideas.
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