No educators should be asked to sit through professional learning simply to comply. It’s our role as instructional leaders to keep the big picture in mind, to wrestle with the goals for our students, and make the decisions about how we support our teachers in order to help our students reach and exceed those goals.
Grand Haven Christian’s Heather Grisales is a veteran immersion educator who understands the value of add.a.lingua partnership.
If you’ve got a mindset that is bent on helping kids produce the immersion language, you’re ready to explore strategies to make it happen. Enter: circumlocution.
Although very complex, immersion-specific pd done right possesses the limitless capacity to make the end result oh-so-sweet when the following conditions are taken into account, how it’s planned, the way it’s purposefully mixed, and who’s in the kitchen.
Even at the earliest grades of immersion education, it is critical that students are pushed and supported to speak and write in the immersion language. When we talk about high-impact, easy-to-implement strategies that promote dual language development, turn-and-talk tops the list.
Pella Christian Grade School’s Rebecca Gomez offers 4 great ideas for helping ease parental concerns about their child’s English literacy development–even as they are acquiring literacy in Spanish.
¡¿Está usted emocionado/a con la idea de organizar su salón de clase de inmersión?! Pues bien, ¡todavía no mueva los pupitres! Cuando tenemos que adecuar un salón, lo mejor para dar el primer paso es reflexionar en cuanto a nuestras creencias y valores sobre cómo… Read More
When it comes to classroom setup, the best first step is to REFLECT on our values and beliefs about teaching and learning in an immersion setting.
As add.a.lingua continues to grow in partnerships across the nation, our small but mighty team grows too. The addition of longtime teacher colleague, add.a.lingua trainer, and friend, Sarah Vander Laan brings additional depth to our curricular development and instructional support services. Sarah’s teaching career in… Read More
After speaking with add.a.lingua co-founders and touring our other partner school in Iowa, the co-founders of Royal Legacy Christian Academy agreed that the timing was right to partner with add.a.lingua to launch and grow their Spanish immersion program this fall.