Beyond the Language Series 2013
Addressing the Core of the Common Core: Supporting Social and Academic Language Development Across the Ages
Beginning with infants and toddlers, language emerges and is strengthened through exposure and opportunities for practice. Effective teaching and learning include planned interactions for social and academic language development through speaking, listening, reading and writing. The Common Core Standards place these language skills squarely at the center, making the invisible, visible.
A panel of leaders and researchers, a keynote presentation, as well as workshops with experienced practitioners will inspire and engage you through hands-on activities and specific examples. As a participant, you will take away concrete ideas for immediate impelementation in your settings.
Come and re-energize your practice by learning from the experts in the field. They will share multiple ways to create and support social and academic language growth in today's diverse educational settings that include English language learners as well as those who struggle in their native language.
For further information please download the 2013 Language Series flyer (pdf).
Patton Tabors, author "One Child,Two Languages"
Resources from the 2012 Language Series are still accessible. For those who would like 15 CEU credits, a 3-hour online component led by Bankstreet faculty will be added. Graduate credit may also be earned for an additional fee of $225.
The ultimate goals of the series are:
- To support the professional growth of all classroom educators: Dual Language, Bilingual, ESL, Special Ed, and Monolingual teachers in Pre-K to high school settings;
- To promote discussions on language learning principles and methodology with a focus on multiple ways of learning and classroom applications in all content areas;
- To foster the exchange of ideas by providing opportunities for networking among teachers and leaders across schools with a diverse range of learners.