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Effective Strategies for Young Dual Language Learners: A Training for ECE Coaches

Register by Monday, March 25, 2019.

In this three-day training, Early Childhood Education (ECE) coaches will learn five research-based strategies to effectively promote language acquisition for young Dual Language Learners (DLL). Coaches will learn how to incorporate the strategies into their own practice using the innovative “telepresence approach” in which a teacher or provider wears a headset and the coach communicates via microphone in real time to provide feedback. This training is designed for all ECE coaches who work with providers in both home and center-based settings.

In addition to learning about the most current research and data around educating young DLLs, coaches will engage in dynamic, hands-on experiences to help them better understand both the strategies and how to utilize the headsets.

This training is drawn from the TALLK Project (Teachers Acquiring Language Learner Knowledge), a decade-long partnership between First 5 Sonoma County and the Sonoma County Office of Education. TALLK provides preschool teachers and site directors with training and coaching around supporting language development among preschoolers in their home language and in English.

Both the training and The TALLK Project are drawn from Preschool English Learners: Principles and Practices to Promote Language, Literacy, and Learning from the California Department of Education, One Child, Two Languages: A Guide for Preschool Educators of Children Learning English as a Second Language by Patton O. Tabors, as well current research from National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).


Participants may choose between two registration options for the Effective Strategies for Young Dual Language Learners training:

Option 1: Register and pay for the cost of the three-day event AND a headset unit (total registration fee of $2175). This registration option includes:

  • An Oticon Amigo T5 Transmitter and R5 Receiver set (valued at over $600)
  • Continental Breakfast each day
  • Lunch each day
  • Effective Strategies for Young Dual Language Learners manual
  • One Child, Two Languages by Patton O. Tabors

Option 2: Register and pay for only the cost of the three-day event (total registration fee of $1,500).

  • Use code "noequipment" at check out to EXCLUDE equipment. This registration option includes:
  • Continental Breakfast each day
  • Lunch each day
  • Effective Strategies for Young Dual Language Learners manual
  • One Child, Two Languages by Patton O. Tabors

Cancellations for Effective Strategies for Young Dual Language Learners: A Training for ECE Coaches must be received by Monday, March 25, 2019 to receive a full refund. Cancellations submitted past the stated cancellation deadline are subject to a fee of approximately 30% of the class cost. You are responsible for payment of the class fee unless cancellation is submitted in writing by the stated deadline of the class.

When Wednesday-Friday, April 24-26, 2019
8:30am - 3:30pm
Location Teacher Learning Center - Eagan Rooms
Presenter Patricia Rendon and Elena Janred
Cost $2175.00 with equipment
$1500.00 without equipment (use code "noequipment" at check out)
Audience Early Childhood Education Coaches and Site Leadership
Registration closes 04/12/2019
Registration Connie Anderson, (707) 524-2823, canderson@scoe.org
Questions Jenn Guerrero, (707) 524-2852, jguerrero@scoe.org

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