TSS Offers


Who Should Attend

Administrators, educators, and support staff.

Session Description

This is the first level of a three-level training, starting from basic knowledge to more in-depth and advanced learning modules. Each level involves a two-day sessions.

This is a three-level training series, starting from basic knowledge of English Learners to understanding instructional practices to improve student academic achievement. Each course is a two-day session.

Level 1: Research based understanding of second language acquisition, including structures, forms and functions of both oral and written language.

Level 2: Learning Modules: Principles and design of standards-based assessment for Second Language Learners; formal and informal assessment that informs teacher driven instruction including cultural and linguistic biases with respect to second language learners.

This class explores assessment for English Learners within the overall context that all students are language learners acquiring grade level academic language. Teachers will be able to develop a comprehensive assessment plan. Academic vocabulary is key to developing appropriate assessments. Assessment is redefined into as, for and of learning.

Level 3: Learning Modules: Literacy development and instructional strategies to promote academic achievement of Second Language Learners; implementation of effective teaching strategies; differentiated instruction, progress monitoring/use of rubrics to assess student learning.

This class is designed to prepare teachers with a variety of instructional strategies to implement in content classes and language development classes to build student success. Utilizing the Structured Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP®). The teacher will be able to write content and language objectives for students, discuss the eight components and thirty features of the SIOP® and incorporate these into daily lessons. Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) strategies will also be explored and incorporated into daily lessons.

*The remaining levels will be offered later during 2017-18.

Training Goals

To prepare teachers with a variety of instructional strategies to implement in content classes and language development classes to build student success.

About the Presenter

Ms. Felicia Adkins

Ms Atkins is the Director of Educational Services for Banning Unified School District. Ms. Adkins has 23 years of public education as a high school Spanish teacher, English as a Second Language teacher, high school assistant principal, middle school assistant principal, elementary assistant principal, high school principal, continuation high school principal, and director of educational services. In addition to her experience in public education, she has three years as an alternative teacher for expelled students within private schools and the California Youth Authority.

At Banning Unified School District, Ms. Adkins is charged with all administrative training, teacher training and all curricular decisions for instruction. She has a diverse background in curriculum and instruction; professional development, teacher training, elementary and secondary education, professional learning communities utilizing data to inform decisions to support improved student achievement. Ms. Adkins uses her experiences to enhance the teaching and learning environment in order to achieve academic success for all students.

Ms. Adkins received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degree from California State University, San Bernardino.

Hours of Instruction

Each Level Course is 15 hours of instruction over two full consecutive days with an opportunity for follow-up activities for the purposes of implementation of learned content.

Date, Time and Location

Check In/Registration: 8:00 am
Training Session: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Level 1 Session – Dubai
Sunday, February 25, 2018 and Monday, February 26, 2018
Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel,
Sheikh Khalifah Bin Zayed St.
Opp Burjuman Centre, Bur Dubai

Level 1 Session – Abu Dhabi
Sunday, February 18, 2018 and Monday, February 19, 2018
Yas Island Rotana and Centro Yas Island, Abu Dhabi


Click here to fill in the registration form.

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Fees and Cancellation

Cost: 1,390 AED until February 6, 2018 (subject to space availability).
1,550 AED after February 6, 2018.
For those registering for the first day only – 765 AED.
(All materials included. Lunch and morning/afternoon break refreshments are provided.)

Cancellations received by February 6, 2018 will be subject to a 200 AED fee.
Cancellations received after February 6, 2018 and “No Shows” will be subject to the full registration fee.
All cancellations must be submitted in writing by February 6, 2018 via email to info@totalschoolsolutions.net

Method of Payment

Please deposit/transfer fees to the bank account provided below. Send a copy of the receipt and the names of attendees to info@totalschoolsolutions.net

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
Account Name: Total School Solutions
Acct# 10617151124001
IBAN # AE860030010617151124001
Swift Code: ADCBAEAA

Please bring along a laptop computer or another Internet ready device.

For further information, please email Susan Lendway.