Recorded on December 09, 2019
This 90-minute archived webinar, hosted by REL West and the Leading with Learning program at WestEd, addresses how teachers can build language- and vocabulary-rich classroom environments to support the language development of young students, with an emphasis on supporting students who are dual language learners. Using the Teaching and Learning Cycle (TLC) framework – which weaves together content, language, and literacy for optimal learning – presenters will share practical strategies for explicit vocabulary instruction.
Who Will Benefit
Teachers, instructional coaches, teacher educators, administrators, and applied researchers
What You Will Learn
- Learn about how to boost young children’s academic language use, with a special focus on vocabulary and language-rich environments
- See an example of interactive academic vocabulary instruction
- Discuss ways to incorporate daily academic language learning in fun and engaging ways
The TLC incorporates several evidence-based practices for teaching English learner students outlined by the What Works Clearinghouse Practice Guides and the National Academies’ “Promising Futures” report.
- Pamela Spycher, Senior Research Associate, WestEd
- Thea Fabian, Teacher, Fresno Unified School District (CA)