Part II: Planning for Biliteracy in Distance Learning
Kindergarten and first grade dual language immersion teachers have an especially unique challenge and opportunity during distance learning when welcoming their youngest learners joyfully into the bilingual community. They are tasked with supporting their students in building biliteracy, many of whom are in the early stages of acquiring a second language. In this webinar, teachers will gain structures and examples of research-based best practices in planning for biliteracy, Designated ELD, and teaching for transfer. Through a combination of oral language strategies and teacher examples we will look at the most effective ways to foster language development and positive bilingual identities for our students. Teachers will understand how dual language models, routines, and schedules transition to distance learning, and be prepared to plan accordingly.
Presenters: Charice Guerra, Jen McNeil, & Heather Skibbins, SEA
Materials & Handouts
Maximizing Cross Language Connections & Bilingual Identity
Oral Language & Scaffolding