Spanish Literacy Institute (¡en español!): Fostering Spanish Language and Literacy Development
Learn research-based strategies to provide effective language and literacy instruction in Spanish in developmental and transitional bilingual, dual language and immersion education programs.
This interactive institute provides effective methodologies for teaching academic language and literacy in Spanish to students in K-5 in a wide variety of programs where Spanish is the language of instruction. Classroom practices are framed by an understanding of how Spanish and English linguistic features are the same and different.
The institute will provide both live (synchronous) and on-own (asynchronous) online learning and take place over several days. It will include:
- Mini-workshop/webinar sessions with CAL facilitators to understand and discuss effective practice as well as network with other educators with similar priorities
- Self-paced sessions in which participants watch relevant videos, complete blogs, and apply learning to their own classrooms
- A culminating project in which participants plan lessons based on what they have learned
Questions? Email CAL with any questions you may have about the institute.
Questions? Email CAL with any questions you may have about our offerings.
The following provides an overview of the topics in the institute. Practical classroom-based instructional strategies are embedded throughout the presentation.
The Context for Spanish Language and Literacy Instruction
- Participant introductions
- Current trends in the research on Spanish literacy instruction in the U.S. educational context
- Understanding the value for students of comparing and contrasting Spanish and English
Developing Awareness of Similarities and Differences between Spanish and English
- Building metalinguistic awareness to promote cross-linguistic transfer
- Examining similarities and differences between the languages related to
- Phonology and orthography (sound-letter correspondences)
- Morphology (word parts and word formation)
- Semantics (vocabulary, cognates and false cognates)
- Syntax (sentence structure)
- Pragmatics (language use in context)
- Assessing language production in a holistic manner
Five Mini-Workshop Webinars between November 4 and November 18, 2020 (ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN STANDARD TIME) and asynchronous assignments in Moodle.
Webinar I: Wednesday, November 4: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Context for Spanish Language and Literacy Instruction (with an additional 1-hour, self-paced assignment in preparation for Webinar II)
Webinar II: Friday, November 6: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Developing Awareness of Similarities and Differences between Spanish and English - Part I. Phonology, Orthography (with an additional 1-hour self-paced assignment in preparation for Webinar III)
Webinar III: Wednesday, November 11: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Developing Awareness of Similarities and Differences between Spanish and English - Part II. Morphology and Semantics
Webinar IV: Friday, November 13: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Developing Awareness of Similarities and Differences between Spanish and English - Part III. Syntax and Pragmatics
Completion of Project on Own - 2.5-hour, self-paced project
Webinar V: Wednesday, November 18: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm
Assessing Language Production and Project Presentations
Early bird pricing prior to October 7, 2020: $595. per person
Individual price after October 7, 2020: $645. per person.
Send 2 people or more and pay $595. each.
This Institute will be held online through a combination of interactive online webinars and through self-paced assignments to be completed in CAL’s online learning platform.
To reserve your seat for this institute, please complete the online registration process. Please be aware that your seat at the workshop will only be confirmed once payment is received. If you are registering multiple participants, please have the name, title, school, and email addresses available before you begin the registration process. We encourage you to register as soon as possible as many workshops fill up quickly.
Before beginning the registration process, please determine your preferred method of payment (credit card, check, or purchase order). When paying by credit card using the online registration system, your seat will be immediately confirmed and you will receive a confirmation email upon successful completion of the transaction. CAL accepts American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and VISA. For registrations to be paid by purchase order or check, please note that your seat will be tentatively reserved until payment is received. Once the payment is received, you will receive a confirmation email. There will be a fee of $15.00 for each check returned as uncollectible. Purchase orders should be uploaded directly to the registration system or emailed to email@example.com. For payment by check, or to pay for purchase orders, please make the check payable to the Center for Applied Linguistics and mail to: Accounts Receivable, Center for Applied Linguistics, 4646 40th Street NW, Washington, DC 20016.
Registrants: We encourage participants to let CAL know as soon as possible if you do not plan to attend the session. Participants may cancel their registration and receive a full refund up to three (3) weeks prior to the institute start date by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. After that date, no refunds will be available. However, registrants may choose to receive the institute materials by mail, postpone their attendance to a future CAL Institute, or transfer the registration to another individual up to three (3) days prior to the course start date. Contact us to discuss your options.
CAL: CAL reserves the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or for reasons beyond our control. If we exercise this right, we will refund any registration fees which you have paid in advance. In some instances, registrants may have the option to transfer their registration to the another event. CAL is not responsible for transportation and/or hotel costs incurred by registrant.
Fair Use of Materials
Individuals who have completed CAL trainings and workshops have permission from CAL to use materials in the course of providing professional development to educators in their school or school districts. These materials cannot be used to deliver fee-based services. Email CAL if you have questions about the use of CAL materials.
COVID-19 Contingencies Language for Additional to Professional Development (PD) Contracts
CAL’s travel policy states that there will no business travel through December 31, 2020. This policy will be reviewed for the 2021 calendar year with a decision by October 1, 2020. In the event of school closures, travel restrictions and/or a high incidence of COVID-19, the district/school will make every attempt to reschedule the equivalent hours of hours of PD in a combination of synchronous and asynchronous online sessions on dates/times that are mutually agreeable. CAL attests that the PD content will be the equivalent to the face-to-face sessions and also align to best practices for virtual instruction.
In the event that the PD cannot be rescheduled to a virtual delivery model, CAL’s cancellation policy applies.