Strength in Diversity: Practical Theory and Strategies to Support DLLs and Their Families

11/10/2020 - 11:00am

Grade levels: Professional Development, Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Content areas: Dual-Language/Bi-Lingual Education, English Language Proficiency (EL/ELL), Professional Development

District/Organization: edWeb

This edWebinar will cover practical theory, easy-to-use advice, and strategies to support dual language learners (DLLs) and their families. In addition, participants will learn how to cultivate empathy, perspective, and high expectations for all children. In many cases the strategies and activities are a simple shift of current best practices and use of materials already in use in early childhood settings. The content of this edWebinar can also benefit English-only (EO) young children and their families.

Participants will walk away with the conceptual understanding of the content which they can put to use in their classrooms, schools, and centers immediately. Educators will learn:
Demographics of young DLLs in classrooms today
The basics of second-language acquisition theory
Effective teaching strategies and principles of instruction
How and why honoring the home language supports English acquisition
Tips for engaging the families of DLLs

This edWebinar will be of interest to anyone in the early childhood field, including teachers, instructional aides, administrators, and district office personnel. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.