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CAL Spanish Literacy Institute: Teaching Academic Language, Reading, Writing, & Content Concepts K-8
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CAL Spanish Literacy Institute: Teaching Academic Language, Reading, Writing, & Content Concepts K-8

8/1/2012 to 8/3/2012

When: 8/1/2012
Where: Savoy Suites Hotel
Washington, District of Columbia  
United States
Marilyn Raphael


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Spanish Literacy Institute: Teaching Academic Language, Reading, Writing, and Content Concepts in Grades K-8

Lenguaje académico, lectoescritura, y desarrollo del conocimiento K-8

August 1, 2, and 3, 2012

9:00 am – 4:00 pm ET
Savoy Suites Hotel, Washington, D.C.

Learn research-based strategies and develop practical tools for academic literacy instruction to use in Spanish in bilingual, immerson, and dual language education programs.

Please join us for this three-day Spanish Literacy Institute designed to provide participants with an understanding of effective methodologies for teaching academic language and literacy in Spanish to students in Grades K-8 at all levels of proficiency.

Featured presenters, Dr. Margarita Calderón, Dr. María N. Trejo, and Ms. Guadalupe Espino of Margarita Calderón and Associates, will share proven strategies and practical tools for providing instruction in Spanish.

CAL presenters, Dr. Julie Sugarman and Dr. Beatriz Arias, will outline how to develop effective bilingual immersion and dual language education programs and curricula to support the work of teachers who deliver instruction in Spanish.

The Spanish Literacy Institute is designed for bilingual teachers, specialists, and coordinators who provide support or instruction in the Spanish language in bilingual, heritage language, language immersion, or dual language settings.

Participants must be proficient in Spanish and have a working knowledge of English to fully participate in all aspects of the Institute.

What you will learn and receive

  • Instructional strategies to effectively teach vocabulary, reading, writing, and academic content in Spanish to students in Grades K-8 at all proficiency levels, beginning through advanced.
  • Sample expository and narrative texts in Spanish will be used to model language production and reading comprehension, and to examine writing, revising, and editing strategies.
  • Throughout the Institute, presenters will discuss the implementation of the Common Core State Standards in programs and classes designed for bilingual learners.
  • Presenters will describe research fundamentals, effective program structures, and strategies to promote students' use of and proficiency in Spanish.
  • Each participant will receive an informative packet of materials for use during and after the institute.


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