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La Cosecha 2010

La Fonda Hotel

(100 E. San Francisco St)

Concurrent Sessions 11:10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Songs, Games and Rhymes for the Multicultural Classroom BALLROOM SOUTH

José Luís Orozco, Arcoiris Records, Inc. http://www.joseluisorozco.com/

Music can be an exceptional learning tool because it allows children to learn as they sing and play. Often, children learn faster and more effectively through games because, unlike formal teaching modalities, they are a non‐threatening mode of learning. When children are singing and moving, they are more apt to enjoy and remember what they learn. During the workshop, traditional Latin American songs and original compositions are sung in Spanish and English, teaching elementary subjects such as the alphabet, vowels, numbers, colors, and body parts.

Level: Pre‐K‐5 Grades \ Spanish & English \ Strand: Curriculum

Vanishing Language Activities: On the Verge of Extinction


Rosie González‐Rogers, Cien Aguas International School, Albuquerque, NM

Strong oral language skills set the foundation for literacy skills. This workshop will review basic information on language development as a springboard to using vanishing language activities (poetry, riddles, finger‐plays, jump rope rhymes, games, tongue twisters) to help young children build oral language skills.

Level: Pre‐K‐1 Grades \ Spanish and English\ Strand: Instruction

Una llave, poco cuesta, mucho vale: Unlocking

Bilingual Tools for Families SANTA FE

Rodolfo Chávez, New Mexico Highlands University, Española, NM

Presentation will provide participants with keys to unlock barriers to increasing family involvement. School Family Community partnerships will be the focus of this session. A comprehensive toolkit for bilingual communities with numerous tools for improving family/community relationships will be provided

Friday, November 19, 2010

Level: Pre‐K‐12 Grades, Higher Education \ English Strand: Family & Community

Truman Dual Language Middle School Students Showcase Their Learning CORONADO

Theresa Durán, Truman Middle School, Albuquerque, NM Gilberto Lobo, Truman Middle School, Albuquerque, NM Michael Pedersen, Truman Middle School, Albuquerque, NM

Students and teachers from Truman Middle School’s sixth grade will show how they work to together to enhance learning in their dual language classrooms. Demonstrations will show how GLAD, hands‐on, cooperative learning, and other best practices are used.

Level: 6 Grade \ Spanish & English \ Strand: Instruction

Academic Language in Your Classroom: A Foundation for Academic Success STIHA

Mariana Castro, WIDA Consortium, Madison, WI Susana Ibarra Johnson, WIDA Consortium, Albuquerque, NM

Educators, researchers and even policy makers agree that academic language proficiency is one of the primary factors that impact academic achievement. During this workshop, we will discuss what it is, how to identify it, and how to plan for its instruction and assessment in the classroom.

Level: K‐12 Grades \ English \ Strand: Instruction

Teaming Up to Preserve Dual Language through Music, Rhythm, and Rhyme


Linda Quiroz, Q4 – Whatever it Takes!, Odessa, TX Nora Fabela. Q4– Whatever it Takes!, Odessa, TX

This presentation describes efforts of several Texas districts to involve parents in the development of dual‐ language literacy. Parents were trained to support literacy in English and Spanish. Teachers were trained to support the effort in the home through classroom instruction. The presenter will model and involve audience in a series of interactive and fun activities.

Level: Pre‐K‐6 Grades \ English \ Strand: Family & Community


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