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NABE 2006

January 18-21, 2006
Phoenix, AZ

NABE 2006 Dual Language Immersion Pre-Conference Institute
Wednesday, January 18, 2006

The Dual Language Toolkit: A New Resource for Teachers
10:00-11:15 am, Phoenix Civic Plaza, Room 25
Julie Sugarman, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC
This new resource has two primary components: six model lesson plans and delivery guides developed by veteran TWI teachers and a Q & A document about language development, literacy instruction, special student populations, assessment, and professional development.

Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education: An Introduction
10:00-11:15 am, Phoenix Civic Plaza, Room 25
Donna Christian, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC
This session described a set of guiding principles and discussed how this document may be used by dual language programs to reflect on quality and identify areas that could be improved.

The TWI SIOP: Two-Way Immersion Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol
11:30-12:45 pm, Phoenix Civic Plaza, Room 34
Elizabeth Howard, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC
The presentation focused on the adaptation of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP), a research-based approach to instruction for teachers of English language learners, for dual language settings.

NABE 2006 General Conference
Friday, January 20, 2006

Additive Bilingualism Through Dual Language Education
3:30-4:15 pm, Phoenix Civic Plaza, Tucson 41
Elizabeth Howard, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC
One of the fundamental tenets of dual language education is that of additive bilingualism and biliteracy development; that is, that students will be able to continue to develop language and literacy abilities in their first language while simultaneously acquiring them in their second language. This presentation provided empirical support for this notion, through findings from a longitudinal study of biliteracy development. Specifically, the presentation focused on additive biliteracy in the domain of reading comprehension.

Saturday, January 21

Literacy Development of Bilingual Adolescents: Issues and Recommendations
3:15-4:00 pm, Phoenix Civic Plaza, Flagstaff 4
Deborah Short & Shannon Fitzsimmons, Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC
Presenters reported on a recent project examining literacy for bilingual, adolescent English language learners with reviews of research, cases of promising programs, and policy recommendations. Program designs and the interrelationship of L1 oral language and literacy with L2 literacy were highlighted.

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