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Description: Explores language teaching and learning through a multilingual education framework. Provides ideas on how to integrate and leverage multiple languages during instruction.
● Advocate for bilingual education in Nevada.
● Discuss current trends in bilingual education.
● Share updates with the NVTESOL community at large.
Hello, Everyone! I am an assistant professor at UNLV in the English language learning program and an advocate for bilingual education. Jyoti SenthilI and I will be the group discussion facilitators. We look forward to coming together with others who share the same interest.
I thought I would also share an event that may be of interest. UNLV will be hosting its Annual Education Summit, and I am facilitating a discussion on Monday, Dec. 7th at 12pm, focused on equity and bilingual education with Dr. Kate Menken from CUNY. The Summit begins at 8:30am.
You may register for free by clicking here.
Learn more about the schedule and other speakers here.
I look forward to learning more about you and discussing all things multilingual.
Alain Bengochea, Ph.D.
I heard recently that Felicia Ortiz from the state board of education is working on an initiative to start a bilingual school in Clark County. Does anyone have info about that?
President Felicia Ortiz, Dr. Bengochea (see above!), Dr. Mari, Anthony Troche (President of PLAN), and myself have, indeed, been working with CCSD for a little over a month on a Bilingual Education initiative. It still is in its planning stages (moving fast, though!), but feel free to reach out and send me your information as we are starting to identify Spanish/English teachers who are interested. Tagalog/English should be next.
@Silvina Jover [Desert Pines HS] Thanks for replying! I heard you guys mention it at the Teach2Lead event but I forgot to write down you name an info :) What level will it be? Are you starting with elementary, middle, or high school?
@Silvina Jover [Desert Pines HS]I saw a presentation from Utah's Dual Language Immersion program at a conference a few years ago. What they're doing there is amazing! This is my dream for Nevada: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F-0kFDctsk&t=44s I'm sure you've done a lot of research already, but I just thought I would put this out there as a resource. If there's anything I can do to help this initiative happen, let me know!
Hello NVTESOL Community!
We hope you are all doing well and staying healthy! The NVTESOL Committee is happy to invite you all to our first hike! This will be a great time to socialize and discuss our amazing emergent bilingual students, all while being safe outdoors.
Save the date! May 16th at 9 am!
We will be meeting at the Historic Railroad Trail in Boulder City. This is a great and fairly easy hike. We will meet at the parking lot (we will have a sign!) at 9 am to start hiking by 9:10 am.
We will be providing refreshments and snacks.
More info about the trail: https://www.nps.gov/lake/planyourvisit/hikerr.htm
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how many will be joining us!
We look forward to seeing you then!
As a K-5 Literacy Trainer, I have been reading a lot about the science of reading, or the reading wars. This is an interesting article that discusses the science of reading and dual language programs. What are your thoughts?