Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

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Teaching for Biliteracy, Strengthening Bridges Between Languages

In this professional development institute, facilitators from the Center for Teaching for Biliteracy will introduce the powerful notion of the Bridge to teachers, administrators, and leadership teams from dual language programs. The Bridge is the instructional moment when teachers bring the two languages together, strategically guiding bilingual learners to transfer academic content they have learned in one language to the other, engage in contrastive analysis, develop academic English and Spanish across the content areas, read and write grade-level texts across the curriculum, and develop metalinguistic awareness.

Audience: Teachers, Coaches, and Leaders of Dual Language Education programs.  This seventh consecutive event is an opportunity for schools and districts to continue building their capacity by sending coaches and teachers who have not yet had this particular training experience.

Suggested Text: Beeman & Urow, (2012) Teaching for Biliteracy, Strengthening Bridges between Languages, Caslon Publishing

National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards (NDLETPS) Standard 3 Dual Language Instructional Practices and Pedagogy

MA Bilingual Education Endorsement SMK 4 Implementation of strategies for coordinating non-English partner language instruction and English language development for English learners.

Multistate Association for Bilingual Education - Northeast

MABE-Northeast, PO Box 281 

Ashland, MA 01721


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