June 15, 2017 and June 22, 2017  

from 5:30PM-7:30PM 

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The Institute for Education and Professional Development

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Nicole Miles
Southeast Education Professionals Partnership

Supporting Dual Language Learners 



 Course Description:

A child’s approaches to learning begin to develop at birth. These approaches influence learning in all areas including language. Language is directly related to a individual’s identity and self-esteem (WIDA, 2014). Respecting and supporting a child’s home language is imperative to healthy development across domains. Yet, many children enter programs in which they need to adjust to a new social and linguistic situation and in which English is the main spoken language. In this training, participants will learn about the importance of supporting a child’s home language and culture as well as stages of learning a second language. By exploring and using various strategies, including use of the WIDA Early Language Development Standards, participants will be able to provide a developmentally sound framework to support Dual Language Learners and their families in their program.

Learner Outcome: At the conclusion of this training, participants should be able to: 

* Utilize their knowledge about dual language learners to provide a developmentally sound framework for learning and family support including: 

o Interacting with children and families in a respectful manner with consideration of the social-cultural context which may differ from that of the educator; 

o Assessing the needs of dual language learners and their families; 

o Integrating learning experiences and interactions that are responsive to the child’s current stage of learning a second language; 

o Provide program, classroom, and individual support for dual language learners and their families; and 

o Utilize the WIDA (E-ELD) standards and resources to determine environmental and curriculum strategies that support learning and engagement.



More Information

EEC Training Hours: 5

CEU: 0.5

QRIS Standard Alignment: Curriculum and Learning

Core Competency: 4: Learning Environments and Curriculum

This training is funded in part by the Department of Early Education and Care              

and sponsored by the Southeast Education Professionals Partnership

Lead Agency - Child Development and Education, Inc.