OSSE invites bilingual teachers, instructional leaders, curriculum developers, and English language arts teachers working in a dual language program to register for a professional development series. Biliteracy from the Start presents a holistic framework for bilingual programs that serve emerging bilingual students. This work can be adapted and applied to any context that provides instruction through two languages with the explicit goal of biliteracy for all students.
Using a cohort model, a group of maximum 20 educators will attend three half-day sessions together. By the end of the three sessions, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the instructional approach proposed in the text where bilingual and dual language education could enhance the development of trajectories toward biliteracy,
- Identify the features of the biliteracy instructional framework to strengthen biliteracy development for emergent bilinguals, and
- Practice the planning processes to create units for biliteracy instruction that align with Common Core State Standards and language development standards.
Participants will receive a copy of Biliteracy from the Start: Literacy Squared in Action by Escamilla, Hopewell, Butvilofsky, Sparrow, Soltero & Ruiz.
Attendance at all sessions is required in order to receive OSSE professional learning units (PLUs). Attendance is limited to 25 participants; DC public and charter school teachers and staff will have priority for registration. A waitlist will be created once registration reaches capacity. Participants must register using their work email.
For questions, please contact Santiago Sanchez at [email protected] or (202) 741-5311.