Course #23 Literacy Squared®: Biliteracy (day 2)

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Friday- March 10, 2017

Course #23 – Literacy Squared®: Biliteracy Instruction for Emerging Bilingual Students (day 2 of this 2-day course)

by Adriana Alvarez, MEd, University of Colorado, Boulder, and special guest Dr. Sandra A. Butvilofsky, University of Colorado, Boulder

 

About the Speaker
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Adriana Alvarez, MEd, is a doctoral candidate in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity at the University of Colorado-Boulder. She has been a member of the Literacy Squared® team for four years and was a bilingual teacher in grades K-2 prior to joining the doctoral program. Her research interests include biliteracy, bilingual education and family engagement. Adriana has presented on bilingual education topics at numerous national conferences in the US.  Dr. Sandra A. Butvilofsky, the co-author of the book, Biliteracy from the Start: Literacy Squared in Action will be assisting Adriana during her presentation.  Disclosure: Financial-There are no financial relationships to disclose.  Nonfinancial: Adriana is a graduate research assistant in Literacy Squared® and in Emergent Biliteracy Study, and is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Target Audience (who should attend): Teachers, Bilingual Teachers, Principals/Administrators, and Instructional Assistants, Paraprofessionals, and other Education Professionals working with Spanish-English Emerging Bilingual Children

Target Age Range: Kindergarten through 4th Grade

Course Description: In the morning, participants will learn an interactive Literacy Squared® strategy that increases fluency and emphasizes reading comprehension and oracy development. Through viewing and discussing a video of a teacher implementing Lotta Lara with her students, participants will gain an understanding of how to implement the strategy in their own classrooms.  In the afternoon, participants will see a biliteracy unit that integrates the Literacy Squared theoretical and pedagogical foundations aimed to promote quality and research-based biliteracy instruction. Participants will experience and overview of a biliteracy unit and a closer look at several components that highlight effective instructional strategies, such as developing oracy, connecting language environments and integrated word work.  This is day two of this 2-day course.

What You Will Learn
Course Objectives
– Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the research that supports the interactive repeated reading strategy to promote oracy and fluency
  • Describe how to implement the Lotta Lara strategy
  • Describe how to include oracy instruction within the Lotta Lara lesson
  • Explain how to connect Spanish and English literacy within a biliteracy unit
  • Explain how to connect Spanish and English literacy within a biliteracy unit
  • Describe how the pedagogical approaches are integrated within the biliteracy unit

Schedule

8:00-9:00 Research that supports the interactive repeated reading strategy to promote oracy and fluency
9:00-10:00 How to implement the Lotta Lara strategy
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:00 How to implement the Lotta Lara strategy-  continued
11:00-12:00 How to include oracy instruction within the Lotta Lara lesson
12:00-1:00 Lunch- On your own
1:00-2:00 How to connect Spanish and English literacy within a biliteracy unit
2:00-2:45 How the pedagogical approaches are integrated within the biliteracy unit
2:45-3:00 Break
3:00-4:00 How the pedagogical approaches are integrated within the biliteracy unit-continued
4:00 Complete Program Evaluations