Sample PD

This page features samples of the kind of information shared through professional development opportunities facilitated by the Center for Teaching for Biliteracy.

You can find out more about the kinds of services offered by the Center for Teaching for Biliteracy by reviewing the Services page of this website, or by downloading a Description of Services.

Webinar:  Teaching for Biliteracy

In this introductory, 5o-minute webinar on Teaching for Biliteracy from February, 2015, Cheryl Urow provides an overview of

  • the multilingual paradigm, the strategic use of languages in bilingual, dual language
  • the strategic use of languages in bilingual, dual language, one-way immersion, and two-way immersion classrooms
  • the effective use of the Bridge between languages and
  • teaching content across languages
Teaching for Biliteracy Webinar

Blog Interview:  One Good Question with Karen Beeman – How Biliteracy Supports Social Justice for All

This blog interview is part of a series of interviews with international educators, policy makers, and leaders titled “One Good Question.”  These interviews provide answers to the blog interviewer’s One Good Question (outlined in About) and uncover new questions about education’s impact on the future.

Karen Beeman provides national professional development for teachers and administrators in bilaterally and bilingual education.  Karen is co-author, along with Cheryl Urow, of Teaching for Biliteracy: Strengthening Bridges Between Languages.

Biliteracy Social Justice for All

 

 

Blog Interview:  On the Development of Biliteracy

In this blog interview, Karen Beeman responds to questions on developing a multilingual perspective, creating a definition of biliteracy, and the importance of the Bridge and bridging in biliteracy.

On the Development of Biliteracy

 

Blog Interview: Creating a Strong Dual Immersion Program

In this blog interview, Karen Beeman builds on the information shared in the blog interview above, and describes the elements that need to be in place in order to develop and implement a strong dual immersion program.

Creating a Strong Dual Immersion Program