SEAL and Early Edge California have partnered to present a three-part webinar series this spring 2022 for PreK-3rd educators of Multilingual Learners (MLs). These sessions will highlight three of the key instructional strategy areas featured in the Multilingual Learning Toolkit:

  1. Family engagement
  2. Supporting MLs’ oral language development
  3. Supporting MLs’ home language development

The Toolkit is an online hub featuring a vetted selection of research-based resources and best practices specifically for educators, administrators, and teacher education faculty whose work supports young Multilingual Learners. It is the result of a collaborative effort that includes researchers, practitioners, advocacy organizations, state agencies, and philanthropic organizations from California and across the nation.

All webinars will take place via Zoom from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST).

Session 1: Partnering with Families to Affirm Children’s Languages, Cultures & Identities will be conducted in English on March 2nd and in Spanish on March 29th.

Session 2: Supporting Multilingual Learners’ Oral Language Development highlights the various roles early childhood educators play in supporting young children’s oral language development and is scheduled for April 21st.

Session 3: Supporting Multilingual Learners’ Home Language Development will focus on essential strategies and practices educators can use to create a welcoming learning environment that supports bilingualism and a child’s connection to their home language. This webinar will be held on May 12th.

Hosted by Early Edge California, the webinar series will be led by our fantastic SEAL Program Team:

  • Patricia Montes Pate, Program Coordinator
  • Ana Marisol Sanchez, Program Specialist; and
  • Cory Wechsler, Program Coordinator

For more information and to register for these free webinars, please visit the registration page.

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