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La Cosecha 2010

Santa Fe Convention Center (401 W. Marcy St)

Concurrent Sessions 9:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Seven Steps to Success in Dual Language Education


Annette Rickert‐Smith, Clark County Schools, Las Vegas, NV Lore Carrera‐Carrillo, Clark County Schools, Las Vegas, NV Sponsored: Benchmark Education

The presenters will describe a blueprint for the implementation of dual language education based on a seven‐step model. They demonstrate how an exemplary dual language education model includes familiar formats such as balanced literacy, integrated thematic instruction, hands‐on math and science lessons, and cooperative learning. Participants will leave the presentation with the practical proven support they need to help their students achieve in any language.

Level: K‐5 Grades \ English \ Strand: Program Structure

Guided Reading: What Are Those “Other” Kids Doing?


Marquita Montaño, Agua Fría ES, Santa Fe, NM Holly Call, Agua Fría ES, Santa Fe, NM David Call, Agua Fría ES, Santa Fe, NM

Come learn about the engaging, diversified, developmentally appropriate literacy centers that three teachers have developed for use with their Kindergarten and First Graders. Additionally, we will discuss how Guided Reading groups are formed, the various systems used to foster student independence and accountability, and the incorporation of GLAD strategies used during Guided Reading time.

Level: K‐3 Grades/ English / Strand: Instruction

Inquiry­ and GLAD­Based Instruction in a Dual Language Setting CORONADO

Patricia García, Cien Aguas International School, Albuquerque, NM Velia Raff, Cien Aguas International School, Albuquerque, NM

Inquiry‐based instruction allows students to think for themselves. Learn how to use inquiry in your classroom! Strategies range from organizing an inquiry based program to using GLAD strategies to assessment. Take a peek inside an inquiry‐based and dual language classroom.

Level: K‐5 Grades \ Spanish & English \ Strand: Instruction

Friday, November 19, 2010

¡Somos lectores! El taller de lectura en kinder ("Readers' Workshop") DE VARGAS

Jamie Martinson, Banting ES, Waukesha, WI Marla Larsson, Banting ES, Waukesha, WI

¿Quiere aprender una manera dinámica para motivar a los lectores jóvenes? Los participantes aprenderán la estructura de taller de lectura ("Readers' Workshop") y recibirán los materiales para implementarlo en sus propias clases. ¡La lectura, la lectura...ya es hora de leer! (La canción de "La Cucaracha")

Level: K‐2 Grades \ Spanish \ Strand: Instruction

Dual Language Programming at the Secondary Level

PERALTA Keely Krueger, Woodstock Community USD #200, Woodstock, IL

This presentation will discuss five key areas to focus on when planning your dual language program at the secondary level: Advocacy, Funding, Class Selection, Parental Support, and Language Development Extensions. Participants will have an opportunity to see how secondary dual language programs across the country are continuing the immersion experience through the high school level. Examples of program models from various high schools will be provided and there will be time to have your questions answered.

Level: 6‐12 Grades \ English \ Strand: Program Structure

The Correlates of Effective Schools in Dual Language Academic Programs

LAMY Neda Ramírez, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

In this presentation, I will describe the context, findings, and implications of a study of two dual language elementary schools in deep South Texas. I will also facilitate a critique of the study design, methods, and findings. I hope to help participants design their own studies and strengthen their own programs.

Level: K‐12 Grades, Higher Education \ English Strand: Program Structure


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