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Anna Matis is the Product Development Specialist for Seidlitz Education. Her love of language learning stems from childhood experiences as an immigrant and ESL student herself from Budapest, Hungary. Being proficient in multiple languages, she is passionate about second language acquisition for all ages, sheltered instruction strategies, and research pertaining to heritage language learning and long-term ELLs.
As a former Bilingual/ESL specialist, Anna has led professional development, coached teachers, and created educational products for both teachers and administrators working with ESL students with the goal of helping them better meet the linguistic needs of their students. She has presented locally and nationally on best practices for quality ESL instruction, as well as effective training strategies when working with English language learners.
Rapid changes in our schools’ ELL population are prompting educators to adopt an innovative approach in meeting students’ cognitive, affective, and linguistic needs. The blending of content and language instruction to maximize English language development is no longer a pipedream in reaching our language learners of all proficiency levels, rather it just takes a shift […]
You’ve seen a glimpse of SIFE students breaking language barriers, and now its time to go deeper. In this follow-up session, we will delve further into the strategies that accelerate language development for students with linguistic gaps, along with more examples of students success in the classroom.