Sessions at the Washington Association for Bilingual Education (WABE) Conference

The Annual Conference of the Washington Association for Bilingual Education on April 17-18 will feature many dual immersion breakout sessions. Be sure to bring resources to share on Friday, April 17 • 1:45pm – 2:45pm Dual Language Materials and Assessments: Sharing, Advocating, and Aligning to Common Core. Our annual Dual Language Washington Membership Meeting with take place on Saturday at 2:00PM. Register for the conference at

Dual Immersion Activities

Friday, April 17 • 10:00am – 11:15am Reflective Practices for Dual Language Educators

This session will focus on the CAL Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education and model methods of using the principles for reflective conversations around program structures and best practices. The structure of the session is entirely interactive and can apply to administrators, teachers, directors and others involved in Dual Language Education.

Friday, April 17 • 11:30am – 12:30pm Spanish Language Arts and the Common Core

The presenters will share their work and data from their Spanish Language arts team who are developing units for heritage Spanish speakers that bring together literacy skills (CCSS) and Latino Leadership.

Friday, April 17 • 1:45pm – 2:45pm Dual Language Materials and Assessments: Sharing, Advocating, and Aligning to Common Core  Are you seeking materials and assessments for your Dual Language program? Do you have materials and assessments to share? Please come to this session where we will create a resource that identifies materials and assessments for Dual Language, and plan for action steps to advocate for Common Core aligned assessments.

Friday, April 17 • 3:30pm – 4:30pm Bridging the Gap Between Reading Proficiency and Rigorous Standards

All students can and deserve to access grade level rigor. It is our challenge as educators to bridge that gap. Where are we now, where do we need to be, and strategies to support students on their journey to proficiency.

Friday, April 17 • 4:45pm – 5:45pm Math strategies in a dual language classroom

Model strategies that are used in a dual language (Spanish) classroom. Strategies encourage individual and group accountability, academic language use and implementation of math practices. Students will model these strategies alongside participants.

Friday, April 17 • 4:45pm – 5:45pm Up the Creek with a Paddle: Project Learning in a Dual Language/ELL setting

This presentation focuses on how a team of teachers in a Dual Language/ELL setting collaborated to use engaging, exciting and innovative strategies to help students gain deep knowledge, skills and concepts in integrated Common Core/STEM curriculum. Through hands-on examples, discussions, videos and student presentations, participants learn how to implement a year-long authentic learning project in which students collect, compare, analyze and share data about the water quality of a local creek

Saturday, April 18 • 10:15am – 11:15am Integration Across Subject Areas in Dual Language Classroom

Participants will be able to explore several strategies that help students organize their writing, including graphic organizers, color coding, and pneumonic devices that integrate literacy into multiple content areas. Using these strategies will prepare students to meet the Common Core standards in Science, History, and Language Arts.

Saturday, April 18 • 10:15am – 11:15am BEAC Educator Forum

The Bilingual Education Advisory Committee (BEAC) serves the Superintendent of Public Instruction by providing input from a range of stakeholders across this state. During this session, participants will learn about the BEACs work. The BEAC will share current work on updating the “A Call for Equity and Excellence for English Language Learners in Washington State,” the position paper written in 2011. Input will be taken recognizing accomplishments, and priorities for next steps.

Saturday, April 18 • 11:30am – 12:30pm Multidisciplinary Unit; Integrating NGSS,CCss,GLAD, ELP of WA, and SIOP

This workshop will highlight the integration of Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELP) of WA to show the participants how a Science unit is developed in a 1st Grade Dual Language Program. Participants will leave with: *An awareness of the interconnected nature of Science as it is practiced and aligned with other content Subjects. *An awareness of how to align NGSS,CCSS, GLAD, ELP and SIOP.

Saturday, April 18 • 11:30am – 12:30pm El camino al exito – A Spanish Kindergarten Response to Intervention

“El camino al exito” is a research-based Spanish Kindergarten curriculum that was developed in 2006 in the Tigard-Tualatin School District in Oregon for intervention to at-risk children learning to read in Spanish, in Dual Language or Spanish Literacy programs. “El camino” is a daily 30-minute program that includes 118 lessons, with explicit teaching routines and fun activities. The workshop will present the components of the curriculum and research demonstrating the effectiveness of the program.

Saturday, April 18 • 2:00pm – 3:00pm A Master Plan for the Master Plan: Developing a Quality Dual Immersion Program A well-articulated Master Plan is crucial for developing a strong Dual Immersion program. Through discussion and demonstration, this session will provide participants with the information they need to develop a quality Dual Immersion Program Master Plan.

Saturday, April 18 • 2:00pm – 3:00pm Dual Language Washington Open Annual Meeting

Open to WABE members interested in dual language education, which promotes academic excellence in more than one language through building upon first language strengths while also learning through a second language. A summary of DLW’s activities and outcomes to date will be reviewed while discussion will focus on the most immediate needs and resources required by dual language practitioners. This participation meeting will continue the process of sharing knowledge and resources for dual language education.

Saturday, April 18 • 2:00pm – 3:00pm Spanish Literacy Intervention At Last

Explore the basics of Spanish literacy intervention, how it differs from intervention in English and how intervention differs from remediation. Examine the basic components and structure of a 30-35 minute daily intervention lesson. Discuss the importance of culturally relevant literature. Participants will receive a book and a sample lesson.

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