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Enhancing Language Instruction in Early Childhood Education: Effective Practices and Examples from NCELA’s Teaching Briefs
Young dual language learners (children aged 3-7 who speak a language other than English at home) are the fastest growing population of children in the United States. The beginning of preschool through the end of first grade is a critical time for young children to begin developing content knowledge, language and literacy, and social and emotional learning skills. To better meet the instructional needs of young dual language learners, early childhood educators need practical and effective instructional approaches that promote multilingualism and enhance foundational literacy skill development. The National Clearinghouse of English Language Acquisition (NCELA) Teaching Practice Brief: Integrating Language into Early Childhood highlights current research findings and evidence-based instructional practices for teaching dual language learners in early childhood settings.

Join presenters from the Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) and WestEd on July 8, 2021 at 2:30 pm ET to learn more about four educator practices that can be enacted to enhance the teaching of dual language learners.
A certificate of completion will be available to registered attendees who participate in at least 90% of the webinar time.

Jul 8, 2021 02:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Pamela Spycher
Senior Research Associate @WestEd
Pamela Spycher is the Project Director for Leading with Learning, a U.S. Department of Education Investing in Innovation (i3) grant focused on the implementation of the California English Language Arts (ELA)/English Language Development (ELD) Framework and ELD Standards. Spycher was a lead writer of the ELA/ELD Framework and the California ELD Standards and the Project Director for the California ELD Standards Online Professional Learning Modules. She was also a lead writer for California’s Science Framework and the augmentation of the California ELD Standards for math and science (AB 899). Spycher’s research has been published in the Journal of Second Language Writing and the Elementary School Journal. She served as the editor of the 2014 Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) publication, The Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts for English Language Learners: Grades K-5.