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Using Podcasts to Improve English Proficiency & Engagement

Thu., October 07, 2021, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
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Learn how Sanger Unified School District supported their EL’s and improved literacy for all students by utilizing authentic podcast content across the district. Sanger USD took a phased approach to a multiyear implementation of Listenwise. They initially focused on achieving equity for English learners in designated ELD classrooms. Based on early outcomes, Sanger quickly expanded to inclusion/integrated classrooms to support all students.

Register to learn how investing in listening comprehension skills and authentic resources can impact outcomes for all students, and how Sanger integrates Listenwise into daily instruction and district-wide initiatives.
• Accelerate English Learners language acquisition and make up for lost time while they were at home not hearing academic English. Listening comprehension skills are key to ELL success!
• Spark academic conversations with high interest and accessible content from the best podcasts
• Support reading comprehension by building background knowledge and vocabulary -- especially valuable for those earlier in their literacy journey!

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Theresa Blanchard
Curriculum Support Provider & EL Program Specialist, Sanger Unified School District
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Monica Brady-Myerov
CEO & Founder of Listenwise, Author of Listen Wise: Teach Students to be Better Listeners
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