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Spanish Literacy Institute: Teaching Academic Language, Reading, Writing, and Content Concepts in Grades K-8
Lenguaje académico, lectoescritura, y desarrollo del conocimiento en los grados K-8
August 1, 2, and 3, 2012
9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Savoy Suites Hotel, Washington, D.C.
Learn research-based strategies and develop practical tools for academic literacy instruction to use in Spanish in bilingual, immersion, and dual language education programs.
Please join us for this three-day Spanish Literacy Institute designed to provide participants with an understanding of effective methodologies for teaching academic language and literacy in Spanish to students in Grades K-8 at all levels of proficiency.
Featured presenters, Dr. Margarita Calderón, Dr. María N. Trejo, and Ms. Guadalupe Espino of Margarita Calderón and Associates, will share proven strategies and practical tools for providing instruction in Spanish.
CAL presenters, Dr. Julie Sugarman and Dr. M. Beatriz Arias, will outline how to develop effective bilingual immersion and dual language education programs and curricula to support the work of teachers who deliver instruction in Spanish.
The Spanish Literacy Institute is designed for bilingual teachers, specialists, and coordinators who provide support or instruction in the Spanish language in bilingual, heritage language, language immersion, or dual language settings.
Participants must be proficient in Spanish and have a working knowledge of English to fully participate in all aspects of the Institute.
What you will learn and receive
- Instructional strategies to effectively teach vocabulary, reading, writing, and academic content in Spanish to students in Grades K-8 at all proficiency levels, beginning through advanced.
- Sample expository and narrative texts in Spanish will be used to model language production and reading comprehension, and to examine writing, revising, and editing strategies.
- Throughout the Institute, presenters will discuss the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in programs and classes designed for bilingual learners.
- Presenters will describe research fundamentals, effective program structures, and strategies to promote students' use of and proficiency in Spanish.
- Each participant will receive an informative packet of materials for use during and after the institute.
CAL Spanish Literacy Institute
|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)|
The following provides an overview of the topics covered each day. Presentations are in Spanish as noted.
|9:00 – 10:30 am||Bilingual, Immersion, and Dual Language Program Structures|
|10:45 am – 4:00pm||
Desarrollando el lenguaje académico en español
|9:00 – 10:30 am||Research Fundamentals for Bilingual Teachers|
|10:45 am – 4:00pm||
Desarrollando comprensión de lectura en español
|9:00 – 10:30 am||Promoting the Spanish Language|
|10:45 am – 4:00pm||
Desarrollando habilidades de escritura en español
$1,295/person. Send 2 people or more and pay $1,250 each.
Cost includes all training materials and breakfast and lunch each day.
Travel and hotel will be the responsibility of the participant.
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. Register early, as space is limited.
Refunds will be provided for all cancellations received in writing three weeks prior to the course start date. After that date, registered individuals will not be entitled to a refund, but may choose to either receive the institute materials by mail or transfer their registration to another individual.
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.
Questions about workshop content, contact Lisa Tabaku, Associate Director of CAL Solutions, PreK–12 ELL Education.back to top