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A Metalinguistic Toolkit for DL Educators


This session considers four current teaching strategies that explicitly develop language for students in bilingual and dual language programs.  The strategies Academic Conversations (Jeff Zwiers), Bridging (Teaching for Biliteracy), Asi se dice (Literacy Squared), and Visible Thinking (Project Zero) help teachers develop students' metacognitive awareness of language through intentional planning.  Sample lesson plans and videos of students engaged in these strategies will be shared during this session.  While this professional development opportunity is geared towards Spanish and English at the elementary level, the strategies would be useful with any two languages and could be modified for dual language learners at any grade.

Audience: For elementary teachers in Dual Language Education programs.  The language of instruction is English.

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.

Contact MABE for further information or to request this professional development/professional learning opportunity.


Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast

MABE-Northeast, PO Box 281 

Ashland, MA 01721

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