Beyond the Language Series
Wilkomen! Benvenuti! Bienvenidos! Ni hau!
Welcome to Beyond the Language Series!
We began as the Dual Language Series in the fall of 2000 taking place over three Saturdays. We are now in our 13th year of existence and we have gone through a lot of changes!
The original goal of the Series was to support Dual Language teachers. After a few years we realized that we needed to expand it to include all teachers. The methodologies that Dual Language teachers use are effective across the board for all teachers, regardless of the setting and we changed the name to the Language Series.
This year we revamped the format to all in one weekend conference and we changed the name again to reflect this to “Beyond the Language Series”! We still have the same goals for the event with a focus on hands-on interactive, differentiated language development that supports all learners in all classrooms. Each year we choose a topic that is current and much needed in our practice and also includes those who support our work: parents, coaches, leaders, school staff.
We hope that you can come and be part of our event in the fall. Explore our website that includes some of our previous years’ presenters and resources.
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.
"Networking and sharing ideas and experiences with teachers at my grade level and others were extremely useful. Engaging with the presenters and doing hands-on activities in my workshops was the best way for me to experiment and learn. Thank you for a wonderful experience!" M.L. The Cathedral School
“The use of different media including Power Point, posters, and pocket charts with word/sentence strips made the presentations very engaging. The descriptions of specific procedures given in the handouts and presentation materials gave me a wealth of ideas I can use for creating charts during my minilessons or use as references for my students during independent workshop activities.” E. V. T. PS 17 Queens
I am overwhelmed with the amount of good, practical information!” P.T. Bank Street College
“Everything was interesting and engaging. I got ideas that I will implement immediately, like a workshop for parents to help them help their children. I also learned about things I want to explore further.” M.C. The Family School 443X
“Have never been to Bank Street before, only know of its wonderful reputation. It has been a treat to attend. Thanks for the opportunity!” A. L. Plainedge, Long Island
Can’t wait for next year!M.C. George Washington School, White Plains, NY