1 AUGUST 2000

CONTACT: Mike Stepanovich, 661/664-2456; mstepanovich@csub.edu



Teachers will learn winning instructional strategies


Renowned educator and author Stephen Krashen is the featured guest speaker Monday at The English Language Development Professional Institute at the Dore Theater, California State University, Bakersfield, 8:30 a.m. Krashen teaches at the University of Southern California and is widely regarded as an expert on second language acquisition.

The weeklong institute, Aug. 7-11, features speakers and educators and workshops and seminars specifically aimed at teachers of English. The program is designed to improve and support classroom instruction of English as a second language and second language acquisition. The institute will present a series of foundation workshops and curriculum development activities.

"One of the main goals of the institute is to expand the abilities of teachers to improve the English language proficiency of Kern County's English language learning students and to improve the acquisition of content area curriculum such as math, science, and social studies," said CSUB education dean Sheryl Santos.

Presenters include:

· Guadalupe Solis, assistant superintendent of the Reef/Sunset School District, on Tuesday

· Kathleen Kenfield, renowned presenter on content area literacy development, on Wednesday

· Rick Morris, statewide presenter for effective application-based instructional strategies, on Thursday

· Deanne Sobul, trainer/presenter/author, on Friday

Space is still available for teachers from eligible school districts to attend the institute. The institute is sponsored by the Kern County Superintendent of Schools, the Vineland School District, and the CSUB School of Education. For more information, call Pat Rice at 661/636-4644, fax 661/636-4329 or email her at parice@kern.org.



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