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Strength in Diversity: Practical Theory and Strategies to Support DLLs and Their Families

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Strength in Diversity: Practical Theory and Strategies to Support DLLs and Their Families

Presented by Lea Ann Christenson, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Towson University
Hosted by Nadia Jones, Ed.D., Chief Content Officer, Gryphon House

Sponsored by Gryphon House



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This edWebinar will cover practical theory, easy-to-use advice, and strategies to support dual language learners (DLLs) and their families. In addition, participants will learn how to cultivate empathy, perspective, and high expectations for all children. In many cases the strategies and activities are a simple shift of current best practices and use of materials already in use in early childhood settings. The content of this edWebinar can also benefit English-only (EO) young children and their families.

Participants will walk away with the conceptual understanding of the content which they can put to use in their classrooms, schools, and centers immediately. Educators will learn:

  • Demographics of young DLLs in classrooms today
  • The basics of second-language acquisition theory
  • Effective teaching strategies and principles of instruction
  • How and why honoring the home language supports English acquisition
  • Tips for engaging the families of DLLs

This edWebinar will be of interest to anyone in the early childhood field, including teachers, instructional aides, administrators, and district office personnel. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.


Lea Ann ChristensonAbout the Presenter

Lea Ann Christenson, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Early Childhood Education at Towson University. Her research interests include early literacy and STEM instruction for young dual language learners and professional development for in-service and pre-service teachers in urban and international settings (El Salvador, Nepal, Zimbabwe, China, Sweden and Denmark). Prior to earning her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park in curriculum and instruction with a focus on early literacy, she taught kindergarten through second grade and ESOL, and was an assistant principal in California public schools. Before her current role she was a literacy specialist at the Maryland State Department of Education.


Nadia JonesAbout the Host

Nadia J. Jones, Ed.D., is the chief content officer at Gryphon House, Inc., the leading publisher of educational resources for teachers and parents, where she helps publish and market the latest books from today’s top early childhood experts.


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