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Part 1: Involve Parents for Greater English Learner Success
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Rick Castaneda, Language Training Specialist, Rosetta Stone; and Melanie Rogers, Language Training Team Lead, Rosetta Stone
Sponsored by Rosetta Stone
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Teachers, administrators, parents, and the community can combine their efforts to ensure students succeed.
This edWebinar discusses the importance of family and community involvement—particularly on behalf of English learners. As emerging bilinguals, students’ classroom progress, community integration, post-secondary education options, and job prospects greatly hinge on their language skills. For parents, developing their own English language skills enables them to have a visible, active presence in their children’s school life.
In this edWebinar, Rick Castaneda, Language Training Specialist at Rosetta Stone, shares best practices learned from his personal experiences as an educator and working with families. Melanie Rogers, Language Training Team Lead at Rosetta Stone, helps guide the conversation and provide best practices for you to engage families in your community. Rick and Melanie discuss how districts have created successful family engagement programs.
This recorded presentation will be of interest to preK-12 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders.
In Part 2: Involve Parents for Greater English Learner Success, Rick and Melanie discuss six categories of parental involvement and how educators can incorporate those categories into an effective action plan.
About the Presenters
Rick Castaneda is a training specialist at Rosetta Stone. He works with school districts all over the country to lead trainings for successful language program implementations. Rick brings experience as a former educator, an after-school program director, an interpreter/translator, and a family engagement expert in the public school system in Virginia for 20 years.
Melanie Rogers is the training team lead for Rosetta Stone. She energetically and passionately helps teachers across the country implement language learning solutions into their classrooms.
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Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary learning techniques—acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone—are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Rosetta Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (like English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). The company’s core belief is that learning to speak a language should be a natural and instinctive process, and that interactive technology can activate the language immersion method powerfully for learners of any age.