Dual Language News
Happy New Year! 2016
Bilingual Learning Centers
This was a great make and take workshop for our dual language teachers.
Several of our dual language teachers gathered to enjoy delicious food and great company!
Our dual language teachers meet every other month to collaborate and discuss what's going on in the classroom. This was our September meeting.
What is culture?
Culture can be defined in many ways. Culture can be values and traditions that a particular group of people pass down from generation to generation. Teaching culturally responsive is essential. Teachers can:
*making positive changes
It is vital to help your students feel valued. Teachers can value their students by:
-acknowledge their culture
-celebrate their culture
-utilize materials that reflects their culture
-maintain a print rich environment
-display student work
-utilize the students' native language
Comprehension with English Language Learners
*Build on their background knowledge
*Teach with nonlinguistic representations
*Checking for understanding