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2017 WORLD Language Conference
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
For Registered Participants
Report to assigned campus by 7:45am
8:00 am - 11:00 am
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Award recipient introductions
Q&A panel discussion
Thursday, November 2, 2017
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Registration and Exhibits
8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Student Performances
8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
11:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own
1:00 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Friday, November 3, 2017
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.
10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Educators of the Year Luncheon
and Award Ceremony
Guided Reading in a Bilingual Classroom K-1
Research consistently demonstrates that the more children know about language and literacy before they arrive to school, the better equipped they are to succeed in reading. During this engaging session participants will learn how to organize a meaningful guided reading lesson in a bilingual classroom to support student independent reading. Handouts, demonstration, engaging activities and leveled books will use to achieve the objective.
Phonological Awareness as a crucial component in the reading process of Bilingual students
Phonological Awareness is the ability to detect the sounds in language without thinking about the meaning of what is said. This session will provide hands-on ideas and activities to help bilingual teachers to development phonological awareness in children. Teachers will learn practical and effective activities across all the six levels in the phonological Awareness Continuum. Handouts, demonstration, and hands-on activities will be used throughout this professional learning presentation.
Education CAFE Community Action Forums for Excellence - A Network of Families Transforming Schools
IDRA’s Family Leadership in Education framework is premised on the assertion that families are the strongest long-term advocates for quality public education. Families, treated with dignity and respect, exert leadership that transforms schools to the benefit of all children. Education CAFEs have flourished in Spanish-speaking colonias of south Texas where families are advocating for excellent dual-language programs for all children. The model is now being disseminated in the state and region.
Data, Depth & Rounds, Oh My!
Laser in on a targeted plan, that integrates data rooms, sets a common language of instructional depth and rigor in a two-way dual language school. A focused budget, streamlined professional development, as well as building capacity in instructional leadership and staff were our priorities. After three years of implementing the plan, our dual language students continue to outscore their peers with similar demographics of poverty and academic challenges on local and state assessments.
Technology for Second Language Development
In this session, participants will explore ways to incorporate technology that is practical, easy-to-use, and targeted to second language development. Direct connections will be made between digital fluency and incorporation of the ELPS (English Language Proficiency Standards). Participants will be provided with guided activities that allow them to dive into preparing the use of technology in their classrooms.
Engaging Students in a Mathematics Dual Language Classroom PK-2
Participate in PK-2 hands-on activities that students will enjoy and remember. In this interactive presentation, we will discuss math conversations in a PK-2 classroom to explore how to target various aspects of the ELD standards. At the end of this math session, participants will learn new strategies to implement in the dual language classroom right away. Ideas will be applicable but can me modified. Teacher made materials and samples will be given away at the end of the session.
Vocabulary Acquisition in an Elementary Dual Language Classroom
Educators are searching for strategies to help students acquire vocabulary words using various methods. In this session, you will leave with strategies that will enable you to help your students be successful in a Dual Language classroom. Various strategies will be given to ensure educators use them immediately upon return to their classroom. Educators will be able to use effective vocabulary strategies for supporting Dual Language Learners.
Biliteracy - A Challenge for the Hispanic Learner
The purpose of this session is to provide greater understanding of the differences and similarities between the English and Spanish languages. Topics to be discussed range from vocabulary for the classroom to the use of cognates and anglicisms and from the use of the written accent to the use of idiomatic expressions and popular sayings. Ample interaction and small group hands-on activities will be provided as well as the opportunity to assess one's own biliteracy challenges.
TELPAS DATA: Making it Happen !
The use of data is essential in education. Presenters will share the successful implementation of integrating TELPAS data with a purpose in the campus data room. Presenters will share how it has helped build an effective instructional program for English Learners while empowering all stakeholders. In addition, understanding the collaboration that must occur between compliance and instruction will be discussed as well as the Instructional Components of an effective Bilingual Program.
Motivando a nuestros escritores
Se espera que los estudiantes disfruten al involucrarse en la escritura. Una forma interactiva de trabajar diario en la escritura es a través de los centros. El desarrollo de la escritura requiere entender lo que abarca la escritura de acuerdo a los TEKS en cada grado, e incrementar las estrategias y su auto motivación como escritores.
Oh My Word! Palabra a su paso
Do you need a super simple and truly effective research-based approach for word study, spelling, and vocabulary in Spanish? Join us for fun, hands-on activities that you can use in your classroom everyday!
ELPS in Daily Instruction
Integrating the ELPS across the curriculum to support classroom language instruction and ensure that ELLs acquire the social and academic language through classroom tested strategies.
Working with TEA During an On-Site Visit
Presenting our district's experience with a TEA on-site visit for Bilingual/ESL. We want to share our experience before, during and after the audit.
Choosing Multicultural Books for the Bilingual and ESL Classrooms
This session will discuss the characteristics of authentic multicultural books, and will provide tools that teachers can use when selecting the books that they will use in the bilingual or ESL classroom. Teachers will be able to identify sources for finding and vetting books that will more appropriately represent the students in their classrooms.
Depth + Data = Distinctions
Explore the success of the two-way dual language program that implements highly effective instructional strategies that have been incorporated into the classrooms which include, but are not limited to Depth of Knowledge, Depth of Complexity, Integration of non-transferrable skills, and Sheltered Instruction. STAAR and TELPAS data results will reflect the success of the impact of high quality teaching and program fidelity, thus resulting in increased student achievement for ELL students.
Hitting the Target!
This session will equip teachers with effective strategies to reach the 90% target language goal in the classroom. From engaging activities to classroom setup, come and learn how to establish a student-centered classroom in the target language!
Mexican Educational System
I worked for The Mexican Department of Education for many years and I had the opportunity to participate in the Binational Migrant Program from 2011 to 2015. During those trips I could see closely the big challenges teachers face here in their journey helping ELL students. By learning about the Mexican Educational System we can add a better understanding and help to our students.
Building the Bridge Between Home and the Classroom
As a Kinder Bilingual Teacher, one of my obstacles was finding a way to help parents feel more connected to their child’s education. In this workshop, I will share some of the activities I’ve done in my classroom that allows parents to participate in ways that doesn’t include cutting, pasting, or laminating for me. I will also demonstrate a few “Take Home Activity Backpacks” I have introduced in my classroom this year.
Go Google Classroom! (It's not as hard as it seems)
Google classroom is so engaging for students and makes the dual language and LOTE teachers' life so much easier. Come chat with us and we can show you some great ideas that have worked well in the classroom.
Dual Language "Soaring to Excellence"
This presentation will highlight an Intermediate 5th and 6th grade campus and how it's Dual Language Program is "Soaring to Excellence". Content area teachers will present their strategies used during planning, instructional implementation, and content area alignment that have helped grow their Dual Language Program.
Overcoming Communication Challenges in Bilingual/ DL settings
Come and learn some strategies to overcome communication challenges with students, parents, and even staff through awareness and reflection on what it means to be in a second language environment. We will be using group reflections, brainstorming, and collaboration among the attendees, and you will leave with practical ideas to implement effectively communication skills in your workplace.
Implementing the Writing Process in the Dual Language/Immersion classroom
Presenters will explain the writing process and offer practical methods for applying it in the classroom to help students become proficient writers.
Parent Involvement in the Dual Language Classroom
Through this session we will be explaining how to be successful in getting parents to be involved in school activities and their kids education. We will be presenting activities done in our campus targeting specifically the Dual Language parents which usually are the ones that for different reasons do not support this activities.
Herramientas de tecnología para un aula interactiva
Esta presentación es en base al uso de la tecnología en un salón de Doble Sendero para fomentar el idioma. Durante esta presentación exploraremos diferentes herramientas y aplicaciones que los estudiantes pueden utilizar para hacer que el aprendizaje de una lengua sea más eficaz, autónomo, pero a la misma vez más ameno e interesante.
Esta presentación esta orientada para maestros de kínder a segundo grado.
Enhancing Authentic Language Learning Experiences through Technology
This workshop will emphasize approaches for designing, leading, and assessing authentic activities/tools that help engage students in authentic language learning experiences. We’ll discuss a range of tools — Padlet, Flipgrid, Blogs, HyperDocs, Google Forms, Google Classroom, etc..
Transformative Shift for Access and Equity: Literacy Development for English Language Learners
All students can learn English. This hands-on workshop will help you see how the TEKS and ELPS will help you accelerate learning!
Independent Reading + Formative Assessment= Accelerated Growth!
How to help students learn in Spanish to succeed in English is the key to a successful bilingual implementation. Come see how using the TEKS in both English and Spanish plus independent reading accelerates growth in both languages.
Cantar y Hacer Señas
Singing along to cognate songs while signing (ASL) key cognate words develops language in both English and Spanish while developing other early literacy skills. Furthermore, this multi-sensory approach to learning (music and movement) are powerful tools that make learning fun and exciting while meeting the needs of ALL children.
Música y el Movimiento
Music and movement are powerful tools to develop language and literacy skills, plus science knowledge and understanding, all while developing strong brains in young children. Music and movement are powerful tools that make learning fun, engaging, and meaningful, while meeting the needs of ALL children, regardless of the linguistic, physical, social-emotional, and cognitive challenges.
My District Already Has That? TexQuest Digital Support for ELL/Dual Language
Come join this session and learn how to use English syllables to pronounce Spanish words and use Spanish syllables to pronounce English words! This session is sure to accelerate your students' love of language!
Working Memory and ELLs
If you are interested in expanding your memory capacity, this is the session for you. In this session we will understand how important is working memory for students and how it affects learning if is not trained and maintained. You will see some strategies that you can incorporate into your daily content instruction as well as recent brain research in the topic.
Improving Student Participation & Understanding using Senor Ashby & Rockalingua Websites
Do a presentation/lesson implementing the usage of these interactive websites to help increase student participation and comprehension.
Using Claim, Evidence & Reasoning in Everyday Conversations
Would you like to share with parents a framework to deepen students’ thinking? If so, this session is for you! Participants will learn how to use the Claim, Evidence & Reasoning (CER) framework to provide students opportunities to think and talk about scientific principles. Participants will walk away with an understanding of how they can share the CER framework with parents so as to encourage and deepen everyday conversations.
Using Free Online Resources to Assist in Teaching All Levels of Spanish
Utilizando Zachary Jones participaran en una actividad didáctica en la que comparamos las versiones españolas y latinoamericanas de los trailers de películas dobladas y otras actividades
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Projects Based on Childrens Literature
Learning STEM can be like learning a second language. In this session you will learn the Engineering Is Elementary STEM Model to use in your classroom, and create STEM projects based on Children Literature. We will also discuss why this is beneficial for all kids.
Scaffolding Student Writers with Culturally Relevant Mentor Texts
In this session, teachers will see how culturally relevant children's books serve as quality mentor texts for our student writers. Teachers will engage in selecting mentor texts, making reading-writing connections, and discovering strategies to support young writers. Strategies will target sentence variety, elaborating on key details, writing solid introductions & conclusions, sentence combination, etc. Please join me !
Coding as a World Language
Computer Science understanding is foundational for our students. In this session you will learn about the free resources available for students from Code.org. Resources are available in multiple languages and support creativity, writing, mathematics and STEM activities!
The 6 Levers that Will Boost ELL Achievement
Are we positioning English Learners to become college and career ready? Conventional curricula leave a gap in the academic skills of English Learners. The best strategies to promote critical thinking, collaboration, and technology proficiency highlight 6 levers with the greatest impact on ELL and college and career readiness. Participants will learn about the 6 levers and examine data trends for redefining pedagogy and practice. Resources and tools for quick implementation will be provided.
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