Services

New for the 2016-17 school year, the Center for Teaching for Biliteracy will be providing one- and two-day professional development opportunities around the Chicago area.  Find out more and register for the workshops here.

You can also download a PDF of the 2016-17 professional development workshop below.

Center for Teaching for Biliteracy Workshops and National Conferences Flyer 2016-2017

 

 

The Center for Teaching for Biliteracy also provides a wide range of professional development services for schools, districts, and other educational organizations, including

  • In-district workshops
  • Curriculum support and unit writing
  • On-site coaching
  • Distance learning
  • Book studies

 

 

We tailor the professional development to meet your goals, so please contact us to set up a meeting to discuss your professional development needs:  info@teachingforbiliteracy.com

The graph below outlines just a sample of some of the workshops we offer.   You can also download some sample professional development proposals by clicking on the button at the bottom of this page.

 

Title of Workshop Areas of Focus Audience
Teaching for Biliteracy
  • Research based strategies and practices for effective literacy instruction in two languages
  • Differentiating biliteracy instruction for students with a wide range of linguistic development and academic achievement, including English language learners and Spanish language learners
  • Sample units and lessons for supporting biliteracy development and for implementing the Bridge between languages
  • Authentic strategies for Spanish literacy instruction in the United States
  • Bilingual, one-way immersion dual language and two-way immersion dual language teachers
  • Curriculum specialists, reading specialists, special education educators and other educators working with students in bilingual or dual language programs of education
  • School based administrators with bilingual and dual language programs
  • Central office and district-wide administrators

The Strategic Use of Language in Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms

  • Creating units and lesson plans that build on and expand students’ first languages
  • Effective strategies for integrating content, literacy, and language development in two languages
  • Planning and implementing the Bridge for cross-linguistic transfer
  • Using the Bridge to teach metacognitive and metalinguistic skills
  • Bilingual, one-way immersion dual language and two-way immersion dual language teachers
  • Curriculum specialists, reading specialists, special education educators and other educators working with students in bilingual or dual language programs of education
  • School based administrators with bilingual and dual language programs
  • Central office and district-wide administrators

The Bridge for Biliteracy

  • Research based strategies for initiating the Bridge between languages
  • Literacy strategies that integrate language acquisition and content area development across two languages
  • Metacognitive and metalinguistic areas of instruction for the Bridge
  • Bilingual, one-way immersion dual language and two-way immersion dual language teachers
  • Curriculum specialists, reading specialists, special education educators and other educators working with students in bilingual or dual language programs of education
  • School based administrators with bilingual and dual language programs
  • Central office and district-wide administrators

Creating Effective Learning Environments for English Language Learners

  • Research based classroom strategies for differentiating instruction in literacy and content areas
  • Effective practices for integrating language acquisition and academic instruction
  • Creating language and content objectives to organize instruction
  • Unit and lesson planning for students with a wide range of linguistic development and academic abilities
  • General education teachers working with English language learners
  • Bilingual and ESL teachers
  • Reading specialists, special education, and other support educators working with English language learners
  • Curriculum specialists
  • School based administrators

Dual Language Instruction and Programming:  Two-Way and One-Way

  • Dual language non-negotiables
  • Best practices in dual language instruction
  • Integrating language and content instruction
  • Infrastructure and programmatic supports to ensure effective dual language instruction
  • New and veteran dual language teachers and administrators
  • Curriculum specialists, reading specialists, special education educators and other educators working with students in dual language programs
  • Central office and district-wide administrators

 

 

On site on going professional development

Download Proposal #1

 

On site and distance learning

Download Proposal #2

 

On site professional development for a variety of audiences

Download Proposal #3