QTEL SPANISH INSTITUTE

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OVERVIEW

In the QTEL Spanish Academic Literacies Institute, participants will develop the tools and processes necessary for the teaching of academic Spanish to native Spanish-speaking students.  Using a wide range of pedagogical strategies in rich instructional sequences, participants learn key principles of promoting academic language development and developing expertise in applying those principles.

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Bilingual, dual language, and foreign language educators who wish to develop the tools and processes necessary for teaching academic Spanish to native Spanish-Speaking students.

Participants will:

  • Develop deep literacy knowledge that can serve as a base of support for ELA standards aligned instruction to accelerate students’ development of academic language skills in Spanish, English, and other languages

  • Design lessons with high expectations and high levels of support

  • Implement lessons that actively engage all students by inviting them to participate in sustained, high quality discourse

  • Design interconnected, coherent lessons that allow for the spiraling development of academic practices that support students

  • Work with diverse types of texts, including sophisticated picture books

"It was a great learning experience, and I liked how it was in Spanish to promote the use of correct language when introducing the strategies to our students. ¡Muchísimas gracias!"

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