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Spanish Literacy Institute - Fostering Spanish Language and Literacy Development in Grades K-6
Instituto de lectura y escritura en español -- Cómo fomentar el desarrollo de la lectoescritura en español en los grados K-6
May 20 - 21, 2013
9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Savoy Suites Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Learn research-based strategies to provide effective academic literacy instruction in Spanish in developmental and transitional bilingual, dual language and immersion education programs.
Aprenda estrategias efectivas basadas en investigaciones científicas para la enseñanza de la lectoescritura académica en programas de español bilingües (de desarrollo y transición), duales y de inmersión.
Please join us for this two-day Spanish Literacy Institute designed to provide participants with effective methodologies for teaching academic language and literacy in Spanish to students in Grades K-6 at all levels of proficiency, framed by an understanding of Spanish language arts standards and successful program design.
The Spanish Literacy Institute is designed for teachers, specialists, and coordinators who provide support or instruction in the Spanish language in developmental and transitional bilingual, heritage language, language immersion, or dual language settings.
About our Presenters
Mariana Castro, a special guest presenter from the WIDA Consortium, will provide an overview of WIDA’s Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards and present ways in which the standards can be implemented in K-12 bilingual classrooms.
Dr. Julie Sugarman, Center for Applied Linguistics, will outline how effective dual language/bilingual education programs that promote linguistic and cultural equity provide a strong foundation for instruction in Spanish.
CAL presenters, Dr. Igone Arteagoitia and Ms. Kathleen Davin, will share strategies and practical tools for providing literacy instruction in Spanish and for developing metalinguistic awareness in students that will lead to academic success in both Spanish and English.
Participants must be proficient in Spanish and have a working knowledge of English to fully participate in all aspects of the Institute.
Spanish Literacy Institute
The following provides an overview of the topics covered each day. Presentations are in Spanish as noted.
The Context for Spanish Language and Literacy Instruction
Presenter: Dr. Julie Sugarman
- The connection between program models, curriculum alignment, and language development for Spanish learners and native Spanish speakers
- Creating linguistic and cultural equity in the school and classroom
- Providing opportunities for meaningful language use through student interaction
- Strategies to promote students’ use of Spanish
Academic Spanish Language Development: Implementing SLD Standards in K-12 Classrooms En Español
Desarrollo del español académico: Implementando los estándares SLD en la enseñanza del español
Presenter: Mariana Castro, WIDA Consortium
- Overview of WIDA’s K-12 SLD standards framework
- Using SLD standards to plan differentiated instruction
- Collaboration using ELD and SLD standards
Developing Literacy in Spanish
Desarrollo de la lectoescritura en español
Presenters: Dr. Igone Arteagoitia and Ms. Kathleen Davin
- Applying the principles of Balanced Literacy (reading to, with and by students) to develop vocabulary, grammar, and comprehension
- Targeting vocabulary instruction using teacher
- Using songs and poems in interactive reading lessons to review literacy and grammar points at all levels, emergent through fluent
- Using guided reading lessons to teach students strategies for using meaning, structure and visual information when they read
- Instructing intermediate-grade students in a method of note-taking in preparation for discussion in literature circles
Developing Awareness of Similarities and Differences between Spanish and English
Cómo desarrollar conciencia de las similitudes y las diferencias entre el inglés y el español
Presenters: Dr. Igone Arteagoitia and Ms. Kathleen Davin
- Fostering the development of academic language
- Building metalinguistic awareness to promote
- Examining similarities and differences between the languages as it relates to:
- Phonology (sound-letter correspondences)
- Morphology (word formation)
- Lexicon (cognates and false cognates)
- Grammar (sentence structure)
- Pragmatics (language use)
- Sample instructional activities
$855/person. Send 2 people or more and pay $825 each. Cost includes all training materials and breakfast and lunch each day.
Travel and hotel expenses are the responsibility of the participant.
Register early, as space is limited.
Daily Training Schedule
|8:30 – 9:00 am||Breakfast and conversation|
|9:00 am – Noon||Morning training session|
|Noon – 1:00 pm||Lunch and networking|
|1:00 – 4:00 pm||Afternoon training session (including mid-afternoon dessert break)|
Registration and Payment
Please decide about your method of payment (credit card or purchase order) at the time of registration. Your seat at the workshop will be confirmed once payment is received. If paying by purchase order, you can complete the online payment form by entering your purchase order number. If you do not yet have a purchase order, complete steps 1-4 to tentatively reserve your seat, and fax a signed copy of the purchase order to 888-700-3629 as soon as possible.
Participants may cancel their registration and receive a full refund three (3) weeks prior to the course start date by sending an email to email@example.com. After that date, no refunds will be available. Registrants may choose to receive the workshop materials by mail or may transfer the registration to another individual up to three (3) days prior to the course start date.
Questions about workshop registration, payment, cancellation, or to be added to the waiting list for future workshops, contact Marilyn Raphael, Coordinator, or call 202-355-1500.