Teaching for Biliteracy Summer Institute

The 2021 Summer Teaching for Biliteracy Institute has been postponed until June 2022.  Once dates in late June 2022 have been confirmed, more details regarding this face-to-face institute will be available. 

Typically the IRC offers a 5-day summer institute focused on teaching for biliteracy in Spanish and English. The institute features:

  • Overview of the strategic use of Spanish and English and teaching for
    biliteracy in transitional bilingual programs, dual language programs, and one-way and two-way immersion programs
  • Best practices in teaching Spanish and English literacy
  • Strategies that support translanguaging, making cross-linguistic connections, and the Bridge between languages
  • Instructional practices specific to teaching reading and writing in each language
  • Bilingual unit framework for developing and delivering standards-based biliteracy curriculum maps and units of instruction that integrate the teaching of language, literacy and content