Spanish Literacy Institute at CAL
Spanish Literacy Institute: Teaching Academic Language, Reading, Writing, and Content Concepts in Grades K-8
Lenguaje académico, lectoescritura, y desarrollo del conocimiento K-8
August 1, 2, and 3, 2012
Join the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) at this summer institute designed for educators who provide instruction in Spanish. Featured presenters Dr. Margarita Calderón, Dr. María N. Trejo, and Ms. Guadalupe Espino will share research-based strategies and practical tools for teaching academic language and literacy in Spanish and addressing Common Core State Standards through Spanish instruction. CAL presenters Drs. Julie Sugarman and Beatriz Arias will provide guidance on developing effective bilingual programs.
Learn more and sign up.
CAL TWI Web Updates
CAL has updated its website with new information for two-way immersion and dual language practitioners.
How do TWI programs manage enrollment? Learn more.
Is it better for a TWI program to operate as a whole school or as a strand within a school? Learn more.
Updates to TWI Bibliography: CAL has also recently updated the Bibliography of Two-Way Immersion Research Literature. Learn more.
CARLA's Summer Institutes for Immersion Teachers
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) will hold the 2012 Summer Institutes for Immersion Education in June and July. The institutes are uniquely designed for one-way (world language) and two-way immersion educators who teach subject matter through the target language for 50-100% of the school day and promote continued development of English. Institute topics include immersion teaching for character-based languages and counterbalanced instruction in the immersion classroom.
Click here for more information or to register. Early bird registration ends May 31.
MABE Dual Language Conference
The Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education (MABE) is sponsoring the first ever Conference for Dual Language Programs of Southern New England, Making Connections: Celebrating Dual Language Education.
The conference will be held Saturday, May 19 in Pawtucket, RI, and will serve as an opportunity for school and district leaders, classroom teachers, and staff working in dual language programs to network, engage in professional development, and learn to develop and advocate for dual language programs. The conference will feature current researchers in the field of dual language education, including former CAL researcher and bilingual education specialist, Liz Howard.
Click here for more information or to register by May 17. Registration options include discounts for groups of five colleagues from one dual language program.
Two-Way CABE's 20th annual conference will be held June 27-30 in Newport Beach, CA. At the conference, CAL's Dr. Julie Sugarman will talk about CAL's bilingual education resources and will give two presentations:
- Two-Way Program Models: Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts; and
- Fostering Linguistic and Cultrural Equity in Two-Way Immersion Programs with Luis Versalles (Pacific Education Group).
Click here for more information or to register.
La Cosecha Dual Language Conference
The call for presenters for La Cosecha dual language conference (November 7-10 in Santa Fe, NM) is open until May 18.
Click here for more information.
New Dual Language Books
Periodically, we will share publications of interest to TWI Bulletin readers. These books listed below are related to TWI/dual language and have been published in the last year.
- Diary of a bilingual school. (Reyes, S.A., & Crawford, J., 2012).
- Profiles in emergent biliteracy:
Children making meaning in a Chicano community (Connery, M.C., 2011).
- Foundations for multilingualism in education:
From principles to practice.
(de Jong, E. J., 2011).
- English language learners at school:
A guide for administrators (2nd ed.). (Hamayan, E., & Field, R. F., 2012).
- Dual language learners in the early childhood classroom. (Howes, C. Downder, J.T., & Pianta, R.C., 2011).
- The foundations of dual language instruction (6th ed.). (Lessow-Hurley, J., 2011).
- Dual language development & disorders:
A handbook on bilingualism and second language learning (2nd ed.). (Paradis, J., Genesee, F., & Crago, M.B., 2011).
- Immersion education:
Practices, policies, possibilities. (Tedick, D.J., Christian, D., & Fortune, T., 2011).
The TWI Bulletin, distributed periodically by email by the Center for Applied Linguistics, shares information about current dual language/two-way immersion news, publications, and events.
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