SEAL at CABE 2024

November 29, 2023
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The California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE)’s 49th Annual Conference was in Anaheim on February 21 - 24, 2024 and themed “Strength in Unity: Embracing the Tapestry of Our Diversity, Cultivating Our Heritage, & Celebrating Our Multilingualism.” SEAL is a proud partner and offered workshop sessions for educators, families and community partners.

SEAL Sessions

Taller para familias - Promoviendo el bilingüismo: Compartiendo nuestras historias | Presentation

Karen Ascencio & Ana Marisol Sánchez | Wednesday, February 21, 2024 | 1:00 - 2:15 p.m.

Este taller le proveerá herramientas, y estrategias sobre cómo promover el bilingüismo en casa usando las mejores prácticas basadas en la investigación del modelo SEAL. ¡Salga con una colección de ideas para involucrar a sus hijos en el hogar y en la escuela!

Cross-Linguistic Connections in Multilingual Programs | Presentation

Heather Skibbins & Ashleigh Williams | Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Bilingual children need the skills to analyze and understand both their languages; to know how they work and how they are similar and different. This interactive workshop will explore how to develop students’ metalinguistic awareness through cross-linguistic strategies and practices.

Through classroom videos and strategies such as TheDictado, Así se dice, and Metalinguistic Anchor Charts, we will equip teachers with the practical skills to develop students' biliteracy through understanding the relationship between their two languages.Strengthening Family Partnerships to Promote

Bilingual Pride at Home and in the Classroom | Presentation

Adriana Diaz & Sara Rizik-Baer | Thursday, February 22, 2024 | 4:45 - 6:00 p.m.

This workshop offers effective practices and strategies to build family partnerships that foster strong community engagement and empower families to take an active role in students' learning.

Using research-based approaches from the SEAL model, come away with ready to go workshops you can immediately incorporate at your sites to build bilingual/bicultural pride with families at home and in the classroom.

Coaching: The Essential Role to Enact Powerful, Lasting Reform | Presentation

Ana Marisol Sanchez & Molly Moyer | Friday, February 23, 2024 | 10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

Implementing lasting systems change, as prescribed by the CA EL Roadmap, requires the essential role of a Coach to hold the vision of success for Language Learners. Activities will prepare participants to articulate an approach in their district to create structures that enable powerful teacher collaboration centralizing DLLs.

Tools & Templates to assist in strategic planning and assessment to inform instruction and ensure continuous improvement at the system and classroom level will be provided.

Leading for Equity: The Power of Dual Language Programs | Presentation

Judith Alcala, Ulises Gonzalez & Charice Guerra | Friday, February 23, 2024 | 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Dual language programs are a transformative resource to create equitable classrooms that multilingual students deserve. This session is designed to elevate and inspire school leaders as they plan, implement, and strengthen elementary dual language programs.

Drawing from the CDE book, Improving Multilingual and English Learner Education: From Research to Practice, school leaders will be invited to think critically about dual language programming as an opportunity to lead for equity.

Designated and Integrated ELD: Using Language Functions as a Bridge | Presentation

Ashleigh Williams & Heather Skibbins | Friday, February 23, 2024 | 3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Are you struggling to design student-responsive Designated ELD that builds upon what students are learning in Spanish? Bilingual teachers will explore SEAL’s model of language functions, graphic organizers, differentiated sentence frames, and transfer lessons while developing a deep understanding of how to bridge what their students are learning in Spanish into content-based Designated ELD.

We will examine classroom artifacts and videos to show how you can connect what you are doing throughout your day in a way that develops academic language and literacy in both languages.

Supporting Bilingualism in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten | Presentation

Sara Rizik-Baer & Karen Ascencio | Friday, February 23, 2024 | 4:45 - 6:00 p.m.

This session will explore current research on meeting the needs of young DLLs, particularly in the area of oral language development in both their home language and English.

We will discuss what is meant by “rich, complex, precise language” and the various roles adults can play to foster and advance oral language skills within the context of thematic instruction. Additionally, we will Introduce key strategies to take back to your classroom to support this work.

Designated ELD that Targets Your Students Needs | Presentation

Molly Moyer & Adriana Diaz | Saturday, February 24, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Need help planning “in response to” Designated ELD lessons? We will share a formative assessment technique, Oral Language Analysis (OLA), used in the SEAL model to help you successfully plan and implement responsive DELD lessons.

Through watching videos, analyzing ELD standards, and opportunities for hands-on application and reflection, you will walk away with quick and easy-to-use templates and tools for planning and implementing formative assessments for DELD lessons with your students tomorrow!

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