Pre-Conference Options

School Visits

Fee: $125

Thursday March 22nd 7:45 am – 2:45 pm.

We will be hosting two school visits in the Tacoma School District. Information about those visits will be available by December 15. Those registered for the full-conference will have the first opportunity to add those sessions when they become available.

Pre-Conference: Going Deeper into Teaching for Biliteracy and the Bridge with Karen Beeman

Fee: $125

Thursday March 22nd 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

This session will begin with a review of the different types of bilingual students we serve in our dual language programs and the demographic changes that have taken place in the United States in the last few years. The second part of the session will focus on the type of planning and instruction that best meets the needs of our developing bilingual students, using the strategic use of two languages in planning for Spanish, English, and the Bridge. And finally, using examples and videos, we will go deeper into the Bridge and will look at the two purposes of the Bridge: transfer and metalinguistic development.