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Thank you for sharing. I will take screencapture to share it on Twitter, if you don't mind.
Please do! =)
From the Center for Applied Linguistics, "This Critical Language Policy Conversation prompts educators & policymakers to move beyond questions of mere access to digital tools when considering issues of digital equity for emergent bi/multilinguals."
Sign up: http://ow.ly/DPRK30rGPmE
I signed up. I have another meeting at the same time but I'm going to record it to watch later. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you for sharing this article! I was only able to skim it but I hope to give it more attention this summer (fingers crossed). However I did find this quote powerful : "That means that biliteracy will require linguistic comprehension and explicit phonics instruction in English for skills that are untransferable and more ambiguous (Gottlob et al., 1999)." This is something that I try to advocate for all the time in our secondary level ELL instruction, especially for newcomers who have no background in English. They need explicit phonics instruction and currently that isn't something we have available in our state level curriculum (NVAC standards) for ELL students.
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?
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!
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?
@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!
Here is an article from the Nevada Independent about this effort: https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/clark-county-school-district-proposes-dual-language-program-drawing-skepticism-about-sustainability
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.
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.