ACAMIS English Language Learners (ELL) Conference
Saturday & Sunday, April 22-23, 2023
Beijing World Youth Academy
Theme:  Evidence. Equity. Elevate



The issues related to English Language Learning within our member schools is at the top of the list of concerns about how to integrate increasingly diverse numbers of language speakers into a curriculum based largely on English as the main language of instruction.

The theme of this year’s conference is Evidence Equity Elevate.  The theme focuses on the use of data to inform instruction and to ensure that each student has the support and resources to succeed and thrive. 

Be sure to take this opportunity to connect with colleagues from other schools which is an enriching benefit from these gatherings and most of all, enjoy the stimulation!



Now that the conference is extended to a two day event, we are looking for additional peer presenters who are interested to present at this conference with valuable ideas, insights and teaching/learning strategies that are related to the theme.  

We are seeking presentation proposals that have a clear link to aspects of this theme. Insight into the theme and some concepts that you may wish to present about are provided below. 

  • Methods for generating and analyzing ELL student data 
  • Using ELL student data to inform instruction 
  • ELL Assessments 
  • Goal setting for ELLs and tracking ELLs growth over time
  • Celebrating growth and success 
  • Rubrics for SWRL - Creating assessment tools for SWRL 
  • Tools and resources to support ELLs
  • Establishing an effective data reporting system - i.e. student language profile to be shared with homeroom, EAL, ELT (enhanced learning teacher/SEN), administrators and single-subject teachers if applicable. 
  • Conducting teacher moderation for data analysis or assessment moderation
  • Differentiating diverse learners and fostering multilingual environments 





Douglas Prescott
Canadian International School of Beijing

A Canadian educator with 4 decades plus of experience, and currently into his 11th year in Beijing, China.

His experience includes teaching P.E, Health-Sex Education, History, Biology, English; Counselor; Athletic Director; Vice-Principal; Principal; Founding Principal, Head of School and Superintendent. He has a great depth of understanding with the Canadian and World International Baccalaureate curriculums with professional certification in IB PYP, MYP and DP programs. Mr. Prescott is a proud member of the C21 CEO Academy in Canada-a Pan-Canadian professional network of school system superintendents committed to setting Canadian standards for 21st century learning, innovation and technology.

Mr. Prescott has been a keynote presenter at schools and school districts across Beijing and China; speaking at international conferences in Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, and as well in Canada. He regularly hosts groups of local teachers and principals from across Beijing for professional development and motivational talks. These talks and workshops focus on such topics as—How to Become a Great Teacher; 21st Century Skills; Ways to Become a Resilient Leader and more.

He has been recognized and presented with several awards related to his coaching, community volunteerism and professional education work as a Head of School. Mr. Prescott was elected President of the New Brunswick Interscholastic Athletic Association (NBIAA) for 2 -two-year terms, with oversight for 76 schools and seventeen interscholastic sports, representing all high schools in the province of New Brunswick, Canada.







Ms. Wang Hong
Head of School

Beijing World Youth Academy
Laiguangying West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing PRC 100012
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