Achieving Biliteracy in Dual Language Classrooms: A Practical Approach

$450.00 $400.00

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9 a.m. - 3 p.m., daily
Course #:
W763 (2015)
Erikson Institute
Credit Available:
1.5 CEUs; 15 CPDUs
This three-day series empowers teachers to integrate the Biliteracy Unit Framework (BUF) in their early childhood program. Widely known as the gold standard in dual language education, the BUF maximizes instruction and integrates curriculum-- but how can teachers practically apply it? Sara Robles and Susan Pryor, the instructors, have utilized the framework in multiple grade levels and will share their experiences with unit design, building oracy, reading comprehension, writing, and word work. Workshop Agenda Day 1 - Tuesday, July 7
  • Overview of Bilteracy Unit Framework (BUF)
  • Writing big ideas
  • Working within existing contexts
  • Considering standards, existing curricula, and program design
Day 2 - Wednesday, July 8
  • Building oracy; Background knowledge
  • Reading comprehension
  • Using appropriate strategies for early childhood settings
  • Achieving comprehension in context of an integrated curriculum
Day 3 - Thursday, July 9
  • Writing
  • Word work
  • Examining characteristics unique to the Spanish language
  • Implications for doing word work in Spanish
  • Adapting popular curricula as additional supports to BUF
Objectives Participants will...
  • understand all elements of the Biliteracy Unit Framework;
  • understand what a big idea is, and apply this understanding to the development of curricula in their own context;
  • learn practical strategies for increasing student participation, productive and receptive language, and background knowledge;
  • learn developmentally appropriate strategies for promoting reading comprehension in an integrated curriculum;
  • learn practical strategies for integrating writing and word study considering the unique characteristics of the Spanish language;
  • and reflect on their professional practice in order to solve and improve their own instructional methods.

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