Strengthening Instruction for Emergent Bilinguals through Dual Language Professional Development

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Presented at: WIDA 2016

Designing and implementing a professional development program (PDP) to develop emergent bilinguals’ linguistic and academic competencies is challenging. This session outlines one urban school district’s dual language PDP to help educators integrate content and language instruction in English and Spanish via the Two-Way SIOP Model. Presenters will share planning tools to encourage system-level collaboration and initiative alignment, provide outcome data from the PDP, and discuss lessons learned and future action steps.