One of the most powerful things that a learning community can do to reflect on and refine their instructional practice is to watch themselves (and each other) in action. Virtual instructional support visits allow you to do just that.
This conversation features Christa Holland-Anderson, a 6th grade Spanish immersion teacher at Holland Language Academy. add.a.lingua’s Stephanie Irizarry asks Maestra Holland-Anderson to describe some of her instructional practices, as well as strategies she uses to grow her proficiency in the Spanish language.
add.a.lingua a.la.carte is a menu of dual language immersion (dli) specific workshops, designed by and for dli educators.
Whether you’re a leader or teacher with extensive experience or someone new to the field, we’d love to hear from you.
Everything included in the informed educator guide would be GREAT to use at a PLC meeting for processing and reflection, or at a staff meeting for calibration of practices, values, and beliefs.
Nayeli Venegas models the stance of a lifelong learner. While she says she’s learned a bit from me over the years, I’m almost certain I’ve learned more from her.
Our calendar is filling up, but there’s still time to join add.a.lingua’s 2017-18 partner school cohort. If you’re preparing to launch an immersion program in the fall of 2017, and you’d like to learn more about our services, drop us a note, and let’s get talking.
Iliana Vásquez-Ochoa is the principal of Holland Language Academy, in Holland, MI. She’s a leader who inspires us with her tenacity and perseverance, and her personal story is an inspiration on many levels.
“The inspired leaders and the inspired organizations regardless of their size, regardless of their industry, all think, act and communicate from the inside out.” Simon Sinek In his influential Ted Talk, (viewed over 27 million times) author and leadership guru, Simon Sinek, codified the inside-out approach… Read More
Immersion educators are some of the hardest working professionals we know, so when they take us up on an offer to do additional collaborative work with us…we sit up and take notice. Congratulations to Laura Laura Shuler, a third grade Spanish immersion teacher from Ada Vista Elementary, our lead learner 2016 winner!
Three things we believe:
1. Professional learning centered around common experiences in dual language immersion education is incredibly valuable
2. Prioritizing and honoring the experience that classroom teachers bring to the conversation is paramount
3. Cultivating conversations more than presentations should be the aim of good facilitator teams