Monday, June 18, 2018 at 8:30 AM MDT
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 at 4:00 PM MDT

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McREL International
4601 DTC Blvd., Suite 500
Denver, CO 80237

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Super Shuttle: For more information, call 800.258.3826 or go to supershuttle.com.

Recommended Accommodations

The following hotels are within walking distance of McREL, and they also provide free shuttle service within designated hours.

Hampton Inn and Suites - DTC
5001 S. Ulster Street
Denver, CO 80237
When booking, please mention that guests will be attending a McREL event in order to receive a discounted rate.  

Hyatt Place - DTC
8300 E. Crescent Parkway
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

About the Presenter

Jane Hill – McREL International

Jane consults and trains teachers and administrators nationally and internationally on strategies to build students’ English language and academic language fluency. Prior to joining McREL, Jane was as a speech/language specialist, directed a two-way language school, and served as a district director for second- language acquisition and special education.  She has worked in second -anguage acquisition and special education for 37 years.

Presenters subject to change.

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellations and substitutions must be submitted in writing via email to Madonna Shafer.
  • Cancellations more than 60 days prior to event: 90% refund
  • Cancellations made 31 to 60 days prior to event: 75% refund
  • Cancellations made 11 to 30 days prior to event: 50% refund
  • Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to event: No refund
  • Contact McREL for refunds


Madonna Shafer 
McREL International 

Helping English Language Learners Flourish   

June 18-19, 2018

Denver, CO

This 2-day professional learning workshop will help all teachers—general education and ELL specialists—apply effective research-based instructional strategies to the five stages of language acquisition and develop students’ English language fluency during subject-matter instruction.

Students learning a second language move through five distinct stages: Preproduction, Early Production, Speech Emergence, Intermediate Fluency, and Advanced Fluency. As a teacher, you can help your ELL students move these stages by knowing which instructional strategies to use at just the right moment in the classroom, aligned to each student’s particular stage of language acquisition.

Participants will leave the workshop knowing:

  • Instructional strategies that enhance ELL student achievement
  • The stages of second-language acquisition and their instructional implications
  • Strategies for engaging English language learners in K–12 regular education classrooms

During this PD session, you’ll receive a copy of McREL’s Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, and will use this book during the workshop.

Participants will also receive extended virtual coaching during 2018-19 school year.
Registration fee:

$399 per person. Includes 2-day workshop and extended virtual coaching, plus lunch and refreshments. 

Registering a group of three or more from the same school or district? Contact Madonna Shafer to receive a 10% discount.

Questions? Need More Information? Ordering by PO?
Contact Madonna Shafer at McREL International, at 303-632-5507.


Monday, June 18, 2018
8:00 a.m - 8:30 a.m. - Check in/Registration
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Agenda Topics:

  • Understanding the five stages of language acquisition
  • Developing oral language through discourse
  • Developing academic language
  • Reflection and application: Developing a plan of action

Agenda subject to change.