Virtual Learning and Webinars
Your virtual/online learning platform with interactive and programmatic resources to better serve your English-learner and emerging-bilingual students.
DLeNM Presents—2022 Winter Institutes
January 22, 2022
Maximizing Students’ Language Proficiency Gains on the ACCESS Through Goal Setting
This institute will give educators a foundation in WIDA’s 2020 English Language Development Standards. You will learn how to disaggregate your students’ ACCESS scores in a manageable way. We will then look at how to group students and set language goals with students in the four domains: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Come learn how to move students in their language proficiency. (K-12th)
January 22, 2022
Jumping into Early Childhood GLAD
The Preschool GLAD® Narrative Input Strategy is a powerful tool for early oral language development. Come see how you can make the most of this strategy by extending it into independent learning centers through story matching, the oral sentence patterning chart, the ABC Chant, and the Picture File Sort. This is a great match for pre-k, kinder and first-grade educators who are new to Preschool GLAD® or are already trained in the model. (PK-1st)
January 29, 2022
Take a Deep Dive into a Conceptual Understanding of Fractions
Do your students struggle with a foundational understanding of fractions? Come experience hands-on activities that build conceptual understanding of benchmark and equivalent fractions. We will then move on to comparing fractions and teaching the four operations with fractions. You will leave with concrete activities to build their conceptual understanding of fractions while also building their mathematical language. (3rd-8th)
February 5, 2022
Developing Students’ Language Abilities
Are you looking for motivating strategies to develop students’ language? Join us to learn multiple strategies that strengthen the language students already have, and develop their academic oral and written language so they can engage in the content. Participants will deepen their understanding of language acquisition and how to intentionally plan for language development in a manageable and impactful way. (2nd-12th)
February 12, 2022
An Introduction to Project GLAD®
For those who have not already been trained in Project GLAD®, this institute will provide you with an overview of the big ideas behind the instructional framework as well as a look into selected GLAD® strategies to energize the teaching and learning in your classroom. Leave with exciting new strategies to try in your classroom or share with other educators! (2nd-12th)
Each Session will be held from 9 am – 1 pm Mountain Standard Time.
PST 8 am – 12 pm
CST 10 am – 2 pm
EST 11 am – 3 pm
AIM4S3 Level 1 Training Dates:
Virtual Elementary & Secondary Training
Days #1-2: February 8-9, 2022
Days #3-4: March 8-9, 2022
Days #5-6: April 12-13, 2022
Registration Fee – $1050 includes 6-days of training plus materials and access to AIM4S3 online resources.
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OCDE Project GLAD®
OCDE Project GLAD® is a model of professional development dedicated to building academic language and literacy for all students, especially English language learners.
The Project GLAD® training model combines research and theory with classroom demonstrations and guided teacher practice and planning time. We work collaboratively with schools and districts to support the depth and sustainability of the model.
OCDE Project GLAD® and Online Learning
Are your ELs falling through the cracks? As the nation shifts to on-line learning, teachers are challenged to ensure that their English Learners (ELs) have access to academic content and language. During this professional learning experience, we will give you concrete examples of how to use OCDE Project GLAD® strategies on-line to guarantee your ELs are engaged and learning.
Getting the Most out of GLAD® Strategies: Addressing Integrated and Designated ELD
Are you searching for strategies to maximize your ELD instruction? In this professional learning experience, we will explore how to intentionally use key delivery steps of specific OCDE Project GLAD® strategies to plan for both integrated and designated ELD instruction that meets the individual needs of all your English Learners.
Biliteracy and OCDE Project GLAD®: Maximizing the linguistic assets of our students
Bilingual students have bilingual superpowers! OCDE Project GLAD® strategies can facilitate student learning of academic content in all language domains in and across two languages. This professional learning experience will provide you with a more efficient approach to planning and implementing lessons for your bilingual students.
Introduction to OCDE Project GLAD®
Are you looking for a structure to support teachers in meaningful instruction that meets the diverse needs of your language learners? This session introduces teachers to OCDE Project GLAD®, providing concrete ideas to build a classroom culture that promotes risk-taking and provides equitable access to instruction for all students.
Customized Professional Learning in OCDE Project GLAD®
What does your school/district need? DLeNM offers customized online training to address the specific needs of participants. Just let us know what you need and we will deliver! Possibilities may include:
For those new to Project GLAD®
- Strategies to Build Positive Classroom Culture,
- Using Chants to Engage Students in Content and Language
- Visual Learning Strategies in Daily Lessons.
For those trained in Project GLAD®
- Making the Most Out of Input Charts,
- Facilitating the Gradual Release of Responsibility in the Classroom
- GLAD® Unit Planning.
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Achievement Inspired Mathematics for Scaffolding Student Success provides a framework of instructional components that shelters mathematics content to make it accessible and comprehensible to all students, with a focus on English learners (ELs) and students who struggle with math. AIM4S3™ is a powerful framework that supports teachers in planning and implementing the Common Core State Standards and aligns with the four domains of The Framework for Teaching from the Danielson Group. It can be utilized with any mathematics program and targets teachers in kindergarten through middle school.
These sessions are customized to meet the needs of teachers working with English learners, teaching in dual language programs and teachers already trained in AIM4S³™. Choose from these interactive virtual learning opportunities:
Making Math Visual
Experience activities for your grade level that make essential math concepts visual, supporting students in developing conceptual understanding that lasts well beyond this week’s quiz or the unit test. Recent research in neuroscience is finding that much of our mathematical thinking is grounded in visual processing. Come see how to put Jo Boaler’s work at YouCubed in action in your classroom. (1-3 sessions, K-8)
Concrete Ideas to Meet the Needs of ELs in Your Math Class
Not an ESL teacher? This session gives math teachers concrete strategies to support English Learners in being able to participate more actively in class and to have their voices be part of the discussion. (1-3 sessions, K-12)
Empowering ELs to Speak: Strategies that Make a Difference
Analyze a fifth-grade lesson on volume that has students sharing their work, critiquing the work of others, and identifying what high-quality work looks like. This session includes video as well as access to the resources used during the lesson to support this level of interaction. (1 session, 2-6)
Understanding the CCSSM Standards for Mathematical Practice
Would you like more understanding of the Mathematical Practices, what they are and how to leverage their importance with students? This session will build a foundation for the Mathematical Practices and give you an opportunity to identify them in action in lessons and student work. Making the Mathematical Practices come to life with your students will not only increase the rigor of instruction in your lessons, it will increase student engagement and higher-level thinking. (1-2 sessions, K-12)
Have you heard about Number Talks but haven’t tried them yet or have just dipped your toes in? During this session, you will experience Number Talks as well as see the instructional moves that are key for maximizing the strategy with students. Learn how to build Number Talks into your current routines and unit planners. (1-3 sessions, K-8)
Walk a Mathematical Mile in the Shoes of your ELs
Participate in a short problem-solving lesson in Spanish to experience sheltering and scaffolding strategies that support English learners in having access to the CCSSM and Mathematical Practices. This session is designed for teachers who have zero to an intermediate level of Spanish. This session will give teachers concrete strategies and instructional moves to give language learners access to projects, 3 Act Tasks, and story problems that you are already using in your classroom. The short lesson will be in Spanish. The reflection and share outs will be in English so participants can fully participate in the professional dialogue. (1 session, K-12)
An Introduction to the AIM4S³™ Framework
Are you looking for a framework to support teachers in meaningful instructional planning that includes meeting the diverse needs of your language learners and students who struggle with math? This series of sessions introduces teachers to the AIM4S³™ framework, providing concrete ideas to to build a classroom culture that promotes risk taking and provides equitable access to instruction to all of our students. (4 to 6 sessions, K-8)
Customized Follow-up for Teachers AIM4S³™ Trained
Are you looking to support teachers who have already been trained in AIM4S³™? These sessions are customized to meet the specific needs of your teachers. Common focus areas include: planning a Compendium, making assessment meaningful for teachers and students, using AIM4S³™ with district resources, and using the PDSA as a tool for goal setting. (1 to 6 sessions, K-12)
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Program Leadership Development
Virtual Site Evaluation: Through online stakeholder group interviews, combined with the analysis of existing district/site structures, supports, and processes, DLeNM’s program evaluators gather critical information that identifies strengths and areas of need for newly planned and existing dual language programs. Leadership teams are guided through a reflective process that values and leverages stakeholder perspectives. helpful next-step recommendations, based on research and best practices identified in the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, Third Edition.
Dual Language Essentials for District Leaders: To effectively support schools in their quest to create high-quality dual language programs, it is essential that all district leaders and department heads understand the foundational and non-negotiable components supported by research. When a collaborative approach is fostered at all levels, long term sustainability and capacity building are embraced and reflected in all decisions that are made.
The Elusive 3rd Goal of DL Education: What does sociocultural competence look like in your DL program? After reflecting on the many school communities with which we engage, we have come to believe that a positive school culture that affirms and validates ALL our students and their families is essential for DL program success and sustainability. This professional learning experience will provide you with processes to reflect on your school culture and ensure that you are continually moving towards an authentic culturally and linguistically responsive school environment.
Facilitating Cross-Linguistic Connections in a DL Program: Translanguaging, biliteracy and bridging – oh my! There are many different resources available to support you in facilitating cross-linguistic connections in your DL instruction. This professional learning experience will provide you with an overview of these resources and some simple planning tools for moving your DL instruction forward in this critical area.
DL Language Allocation Planning: What do all DL programs with high student achievement and high language proficiencies share? They have a clearly articulated language allocation plan across grade-levels that is implemented with constancy. This professional learning experience will guide your DL leadership and grade-level teams through processes to review and revise your language allocation plan to guarantee student success!
Customized Training: Are you looking to support your DL program implementation? These sessions can be organized around any of the Guiding Principles for DLE, to provide processes for developing shared knowledge of DLE, using the GP for program self-evaluation and facilitating targeted action planning for continuous improvement.