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Beyond the Read Aoud

Day 1

Thursday, July 13, 2022 10AM - 5PM CST

Welcome to the conference!

Start Date

Jul 13, 2022 10:15 AM

Category:

Welcome Session

Welcome to the 3rd annual Bilingual Teacher Virtual Conference. We will cover logistics and let you know how to stay connected during and after the conference ends.

The Science of the Bilingual Reading Brain

Start Date

Jul 13, 2022 11:00 AM

Category:

Keynote, Dual Language Research

In this keynote, Alexandra addresses the fundamental challenges and confirmed inaccuracies of the narrative story known as, the science of reading, when working with dual language and emergent bilingual students. What decades of research and diverse branches of science have confirmed, is that dual language and emergent bilingual students become literate and biliterate in ways that are fundamentally different than monolingual, English-speaking students. So, what has research revealed about the science of the bilingual and biliterate reading that’s been excluded from the reading wars?

Putting the "social" back in Social Studies

Start Date

Jul 13, 2022 1:00 PM

Category:

Social Studies, Student Engagement

Don’t stop learning Social Studies with only memorization and reciting facts. Continue the excitement and rigor with the critical thinking and interpretation —how one makes sense of the facts. Come learn multiple literacy strategies and critical thinking strategies of how students can have an ongoing dialogue about what happened in the past and why it matters while promoting collaboration and communication.

Teaching Context Clues in Small Groups

Start Date

Jul 13, 2022 2:00 PM

Category:

Reading

Context clues are hints within a sentence, or paragraph, that help the reader figure out the meaning of an unknown word. This session will demonstrate how to teach context clues in a small group setting. It will include examples in Spanish and English.

Finding Balance: Tips and Tricks to Bring Balance to your Teacher Life

Start Date

Jul 13, 2022 3:00 PM

Category:

Social Emotional Learning

As educators we give everything to our students, but what happens to Our well- being when we do not take care of ourselves? Join me to discuss different ways to find a balance in our new way of teaching!

Bridging Brain Research and Social Justice for Oracy Development

Start Date

Jul 13, 2022 4:00 PM

Category:

Social Emotional Learning

This session is on oracy instruction and how to utilize students' cultural tools as socially just instructional leaders in the classroom. There are three main pillars of this presentation. The first includes brain research to understand the impact of instructional strategies. Second pillar is the social justice component to plan with an equitable lens, providing access for all students to content. Third, is the language acquisition component to create a supportive environment for all language learners in various phases to practice oral language.

Tips for Student Independence

Start Date

Jul 13, 2022 5:00 PM

Category:

Classroom management

In this session you will learn tips to help your students become independent learners, freeing you up to focus on teaching.

Day 2

Thursday, July 14, 2022 11AM - 5PM CST

The Power of Read Alouds and SEL

Start Date

Jul 14, 2022 11:00 AM

Category:

Social Emotional Learning

In this session, we will discuss how to use read alouds with students to help them with their SEL skills and develop strategies to adapt to the unexpected changes. Topics that will be cover coping skills, kindness, test anxiety, conflict resolution, etc.

Integrating El Dictado in a Dual Language Classroom

Start Date

Jul 14, 2022 1:00 PM

Category:

Grammar, Dual Language Strategies

El Dictado is a powerful tool that can be used in any language to target various components of word study/vocabulary and mechanics. When integrated effectively, El Dictado can offer students a more contextualized way to practice their spelling, punctuation and fluency. El Dictado can be integrated in all grade levels and help tackle the grade-level fundamental language skills that are needed for students to continue developing their Spanish. In this session, I will show ways that El Dictado can be integrated in an elementary classroom using examples of students work and suggested formats for incorporating it into the daily classroom routine.

"To refer, or not refer, that is the question!"

Start Date

Jul 14, 2022 2:00 PM

Category:

Speech

Deciding whether to request a speech and language evaluation for a student is a complex decision. It should, of course, always be done as an educational team after reviewing the concerns at hand. In this session, we will discuss key factors of multilingual speech and language development to keep in mind in the classroom when deciding if the student's needs warrant a referral.

Visible Learning: Dual Language Classroom Edition

Start Date

Jul 14, 2022 3:00 PM

Category:

Science STEAM/STEM

Wonder no more how to ensure students are clear in their learning, and ease your planning. This session will focus on how teachers can plan lessons that are clearly meeting standards, and how to present it to students so both teacher and students know what is being learned, why it is being learned, and how they will meet the standard taught. It will focus on examples in math and sciences.

El rincón del aprendizaje: fonética

Start Date

Jul 14, 2022 4:00 PM

Category:

Spanish Phonics

Aprende actividades interactivas para trabajar con tus estudiantes la fonética. Estas actividades las puedes modificar para las necesidades de tus estudiantes o usarla en distintos momentos del año escolar. Puedes implementar estas actividades para enseñarle a tus estudiantes a manipular sonidos de las letras en distintas partes de las palabras o para crear sílabas o palabras nuevas.

Annotating Digital Text by Genre using a Trifold

Start Date

Jul 14, 2022 5:00 PM

Category:

Test Prep

The goal of my session is to provide teachers with text annotating strategies by genre. Teachers will be able to guide their students to annotate text by using the Trifold paper organizer while the students read a digital text. The purpose of this trifold is to give students an opportunity to think about the text they are reading while gaining deep comprehension. This trifold includes three columns where students’ expectation is to read 3 times the given text and annotate each time they read. For the first read in fiction text, for example, students will annotate the elements of the genre. Second read character analysis, and last read lesson learned and summary.

Day 3

Friday, July 15, 2022 11AM - 5PM CST

Cinco estrategias efectivas para el desarrollo de la escritura

Start Date

Jul 15, 2022 11:00 AM

Category:

Writing

En esta sesión aprenderás cómo planear tu bloque de escritura en la clase de inmersión en español. Te enseñaré algunas formas para modelar la escritura guiada en proceso colaborativos y creativos de composición escrita, con opciones digitales.Dialogaremos sobre el maravilloso poder de los referentes gráficos y bancos de palabras en la escritura independiente. Observaremos las mejores prácticas para la enseñanza de la escritura en escritores emergentes . Explicaremos errores frecuentes en la instrucción explícita y opciones de diferenciación para grupos , o aprendizaje por centros. Finalmente hablaremos sobre el rol de la ilustración, y diferentes proyectos de aula para promover de forma creativa el desarrollo de la escritura en tu clase bilingüe.

Using Your Teacher Voice to Create Systemic Change

Start Date

Jul 15, 2022 1:00 PM

Category:

Self Advocacy

Overcrowded classrooms, underpaid teachers, and standardized testing- oh my! The education system is broken, and the teacher voice/perspective is one that tends to be overlooked or sometimes flat out ignored. It doesn't help that there is a deeply rooted fear of retaliation among educators that prevents many from using their teacher voice to speak up and advocate for themselves and their students. This is the tutorial/pep talk you didn't know you needed on using your teacher voice to advocate and create systemic change.

The 3 Cs of Emotional Health for Learning

Start Date

Jul 15, 2022 2:00 PM

Category:

Student Engagement, Social Emotional Learning

Emotional health has become a critical issue in education today and teachers are being asked to provide lessons on the topic. As good as these lessons are, we can gain learning time by focusing on Abraham Maslow's concept of a hierarchy of needs. This concept was first introduced to us by Maslow in 1943 and though not as often mentioned in education today, it is still foundational for learning in every classroom. Today our students are coming in with gaps in their basic needs, but of more crucial importance, is their psychological needs of belonging and self-esteem. It is our responsibility as teachers to help students feel that they can connect and trust the community with which they learn and to help them feel safe within it. Through this presentation you will gain the knowledge to implement morning meetings and understand why the 3Cs of congregating, communicating, and connecting are important to the emotional health of your students and help you open their minds to learning.

Math Stations: Planning, Organization, and Implementation

Start Date

Jul 15, 2022 3:00 PM

Category:

Math Stations/Rotations

In this session, Maria French will be explaining a system for planning, organizing, and implementing math stations that are effective and target every student's needs!

Putting the “I” back in “Writing”

Start Date

Jul 15, 2022 4:00 PM

Category:

Writing

Many students find writing difficult because they are simply afraid. This session, Putting the “I” back in Writing, will discuss various activities centered around the students to help ease them into becoming confident writers.

Assessing & Supporting Biliterate Readers in Bilingual and Dual Language Classrooms

Start Date

Jul 15, 2022 5:00 PM

Category:

Small Groups, Reading

The presentation will primarily focus on how to assess and plan literacy instruction for biliterate readers’ various needs, especially in a small group setting. The presentation includes real videos of reading specialists working with bilingual readers on targeted interventions to support Spanish literacy. More importantly, reading interventions are created by combining reading research-based practices with linguistic practices in order to support the literacy needs of our bilingual readers. Long are the days of watching popular names teach students in reading and then asking yourself as a bilingual practitioner, “How does this look for my bilingual readers?”. Videos will include reading strategies and interventions in both English and Spanish and with students in bilingual grade levels Kindergarten to 5th grade.

Day 4

July 16, 2022 11AM - 5PM CST

Beyond the Read Aloud

Start Date

Jul 16, 2022 11:00 AM

Category:

Read Aloud

No time for a read aloud? What if we could utilize ONE read aloud to address reading TEKS, cross content material, social emotional learning, AND writing? Read alouds can actually be a time saver and a reference point for learning all year. Join me in sharing what a powerful tool read alouds can be. Freebie includes a read aloud template to guide you in implementing read alouds year around in your classroom!

Translanguaging Practices in the Elementary Classroom

Start Date

Jul 16, 2022 1:00 PM

Category:

Translanguaging

This session will help you understand what Translanguaging is and what it looks like in the classroom. We will discuss linguistic oppression and how that affects our students in developing positive bilingual identities. We will also explore different mentor texts with translanguaging practices that could be used in the classroom as a way to embrace bilingualism.

Word Study and Fluency: A Key Component to Biliteracy Development in DL Classroom

Start Date

Jul 16, 2022 2:00 PM

Category:

Teaching Reading Skills, Dual Language strategies

Word study and fluency has been a strong practice and teachable moment from Southern NM. Participants will engage in proven practices on how students use all their language skills in learning to read and write in both languages, thus developing their metalinguistic awareness in preparing for the bridge in the target language.

Data Trackers: Goal Setting & Student's Ownership

Start Date

Jul 16, 2022 3:00 PM

Category:

Student Engagement

How would you like your students to get excited about their learning and set their own goals for progress? Our students want to learn, they want to do well. What if we teach them to set goals, break them into actions and let them monitor their progress. In this session I will be sharing a few tools and ideas I've used in my class to help students develop ownership and how it has impacted us.

Math planning for Upper Elementary

Start Date

Jul 16, 2022 4:00 PM

Category:

Math stations/rotations

Hey besties! In this session you will learn tips and strategies on how to plan your math lessons more effectively and effectively.

Designing multilingual assessments para promover linguistic equity

Start Date

Jul 16, 2022 5:00 PM

Category:

Lesson Planning

This session will discuss possibilities for how teacher teams can improve formative assessments, also called assessments for learning, to obtain a more holistic understanding of multilingual students' language learning. The session is suitable for a variety of grade levels, K-8.

Day 5

Sunday, July 17, 2022 11AM - 5PM CST

Cognates Word Wall: Getting Started

Start Date

Jul 17, 2022 11:00 AM

Category:

Spanish Phonics, Dual Language Strategies

It is never too early to expose children to cognates! The use of cognates is a very efficient way to support the simultaneous development of Spanish and English. Cognates can help broaden students’ vocabulary and help build confidence as students develop proficiency in both languages. This session focuses on how to get cognates word wall started in a K-2 classroom.

Learning Through Play: Adding Sensory Exploration During Guided Groups

Start Date

Jul 17, 2022 1:00 PM

Category:

Science/STEAM/ STEM, Student Engagement

Children are natural explorers that learn through play, discovery, and experiences. We often think of outdoor play when we think of sensory and exploration however, over the years I've discovered the importance and benefits of incorporating sensory play in the classroom. As teachers we might be hesitant when we hear "sensory play" because we think of how messy or how much time and money we will have to invest to get started but I am here to help and guide you through it all! In this session I will explain the value sensory play adds to a child's development, share different games, strategies, where to find materials you need and most importantly I will walk you through what it looks like in my math and literacy guided groups. I am so excited to share everything with you, I cannot wait! ¡Los veo pronto

Spanish Writing Plans Made Easy!

Start Date

Jul 17, 2022 2:00 PM

Category:

Writing , Grammar

Work smarter, not harder. This session guides upper elementary (2nd-5th grade) teachers in understanding and creating simple, yet effective systems that will enhance how they put together their grammar lesson plans

Equity in Bilingual Special Education

Start Date

Jul 17, 2022 3:00 PM

Category:

Special Education

What does it mean to have true equity in special education with marginalized populations? What can we do to support our students + families through the process and receive services with fidelity? Come and learn how to be an advocate for our bilingual emergent + special education students and reflect on best practices and important components of inclusion!

Problem of the Day

Start Date

Jul 17, 2022 4:00 PM

Category:

Test Prep, Math

A math test-prep approach that will keep your students engaged and motivated while closing their learning gaps and get them ready for the state exam.

Storytelling Matters in All Cultures: "La fábrica de Cuentos" as a Way to Build Biliteracy and Oracy

Start Date

Jul 17, 2022 5:00 PM

Category:

Biliteracy

This session will be about "La Fábrica de Cuentos". This is a storytelling strategy where students have the opportunity to create their own stories and build oral language skills as well as critical thinking and global competencies by using color-coded cards that include diverse story elements.

Storytelling Matters in All Cultures: "La fábrica de Cuentos" as a Way to Build Biliteracy and Oracy

Start Date

Jul 17, 2022 5:00 PM

Category:

Biliteracy

This session will be about "La Fábrica de Cuentos". This is a storytelling strategy where students have the opportunity to create their own stories and build oral language skills as well as critical thinking and global competencies by using color-coded cards that include diverse story elements.

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