Tonnie Martinez, Ph.D.
ESL Consultant, Author
Tonnie’s workshops are high-energy and motivational. One of her goals it to make educators feel good about teaching again! She constantly spends time in classrooms at all levels to stay in touch with teachers’ needs. She brings lesson plan samples, visuals, simulations, and a wealth of experiences to give workshop participants a toolbox to take back to their classrooms. Very important for today’s teacher; Tonnie is a dynamic speaker who constantly reinforces how her strategies fit in with NCLB compliance.
WORKSHOPS OFFERED BY TONNIE MARTINEZ, Ph.D.:
HELP! They Don't Speak English! (1-3 Day Institute)
Tonnie Martinez is a teacher like you! She has heard the knock on the door and knows that standing outside her classroom is a student who speaks no English. Tonnie brings her expertise, humor, and vast experience in order to present this valuable workshop to educators, paraprofessionals, and administrators. Participants will receive:
ESL 101 (1-3 Day Institute)
This workshop is perfect for the teacher who has not had the opportunity to take an ESL course. Key components include:
“No Child Left Behind”: Increasing Average Yearly Progress (AYP) In Your Classroom (1-3 Day Institute)
Tonnie will share what the new Federal guidelines mean to you, the classroom teacher. This workshop will include:
Office of Civil Rights Compliance: Could your school survive an audit?
It only takes one anonymous complaint to bring OCR in for an audit of your district. Tonnie has experience with these audits and can advise Superintendents, Principals, Teachers, and Classified Staff through the in’s and out’s of compliance. This workshop will advise your staff on the systems that need to be in place to ensure that English language learners' civil rights are being acknowledged and provided for. Tonnie brings examples and anecdotes of what other schools have had to remedy in order to bring their district into compliance. Her expertise may save you from an audit!
Length: ½ day, or full day. Also available: Mock OCR audit, District evaluation for audit-readiness.
Working with Adult ESL LearnersAdults seeking to learn English are entering community learning centers, and schools that offer adult courses. Many correctional facilities are also providing language classes for adults. One of the most common mistakes with adult learners is treating them like a big kid! Tonnie offers insight into this special group of learners. This workshop offers expertise in the areas of culture shock, making input comprehensible, sample curriculums, and ideas for working with adult learners.
Length: ½ day or full day.
Paraprofessional AcademyNCLB requirements have had the positive effect of a more deliberate focus on disaggregated student groups. Often times this scenario includes more individualized work between Paraprofessionals and students. Training in specific strategies is more important than ever for Paraprofessionals. Topics covered in this workshop are:
Length: ½ day, full day, two-day, or retreat.
Sheltered English: Teaching Techniques You Can Use Tomorrow!Teachers need immediate strategies for adapting curriculum and content for English Language Learners who are in the regular classroom. Tonnie is bringing you a map to assist you in navigating your students through your content in order to raise academic achievement. This workshop takes an in-depth look at Sheltered English strategies and provides an immediate tool box to use in your classroom tomorrow!
What is sheltered English?
Length: ½ day, full day, or two-day.
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