With many districts serving multilingual learners in a distance learning space, we have had to quickly shift to instruction online. In this webinar, we will explore strategies and tools you can use immediately to support your multilingual learners develop language skills while also absorbing K–12 content in the virtual environment.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 4:30 EST for “Engaging Multilingual Learners in a Remote Learning Space”, a free one-hour session with Q&A to follow, designed to …….

Presented by ELs specialist Mia Ariela Allen.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 from 4:30-5:30 EST.
Q&A to follow. Zoom link provided after registration.

Target Audience:
For K–12 educators, itinerant educators, and administrators

Learning Targets:

  • Review and Identify tier 1 instructional considerations for the multilingual learner
  • Review and Identify practical strategies for online instruction for the multilingual learner
  • Have access to a Padlet of resources and tools for scaffolded remote learning instruction
  • Explore how Continental resources can be leveraged to support multilingual learners in the remote classroom.


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About the Presenters

About Mia Ariela Allen

Mia Ariela Allen is focused on improving programmatic structures and creating equitable learning opportunities for English Language Learners. Mia graduated with an EdS(CIA) Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, focused on English Language Learning programming for new arrival students that have timed-out or dropped-out of a traditional secondary school model. Mia earned her Masters in Elementary Education with a focus on Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students. Mia then went on to study at the University of Colorado-Boulder in the Bueno Center program- focused on bilingual special education. Mia is a consultant, coach, teacher, and provides professional learning in-service opportunities throughout the United States, Canada and Central America. Mia is currently working in both the traditional and digital publishing industries reviewing and creating student-centric English Language Development literacy-based resources.

In 2012, Mia became a WIDA certified presenter and consultant and went on to be included in the newly reinvisioned 2017 WIDA licensure program. Mia is one of nine national and international WIDA licensed presenters and consultants. Mia had the opportunity to provide WIDA-based workshops for many consortium member states including; Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina. Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee, and Utah.

Most recently, Mia served as the Director of ELL and Bilingual Services for a non-profit organization in which she assisted with an i3 scale grant in Broward County Schools (Florida), Denver Public Schools (Colorado), Elizabeth Public Schools (New Jersey), Houston Independent School District. In her tenure, Mia supported the development of English language development resources and support materials to create sheltered-learning and coaching aligned to literacy development across the i3 project.

Mia’s consulting and curricula development expertise draws on SIOP, the WIDA framework, Zwiers structures to support authentic dialogue, Marzano’s linguistic strategies that work for ELLs, Teaching Tolerance and culturally responsive support structures, Kagan cooperative learning framework, and the Common Core English Language Arts standards. As founder and Director of Professional Learning for Denver-based 4Ed Consulting, Mia currently is working with school districts nationally and internationally to develop language-rich learning environments that support cross-curricular English Language Development.
About Continental

Continental is a K–12 educational publisher serving schools across the United States and around the world. It was founded in 1937 by Horace E. Raffensperger, a supervising school principal. He saw that textbooks alone weren’t enough for many students to learn, and the addition of supplemental materials could positively impact their performance. Today, Continental continues to fill the latest teaching and curriculum needs in schools.

Topics and subjects include early literacy, reading, English language arts, mathematics, state test preparation, Common Core State Standards, and programs for English Language Learners (ELLs). Over the years, Continental has expanded its print and digital offerings to support special needs, differentiated instruction, intervention, and general classroom learning.

In 2002, Seedling Publications joined the Continental family, bringing with it a comprehensive line of K–2 early literacy and parental involvement materials. The addition of Common Core State Standards programs began in 2010 immediately following the release of the standards. Continental continues to be a leader in standards support.