This yearlong professional development program combines seminars at Rice University with co-teaching at the Rice Oral and Written Language Laboratory to introduce strategies to promote oral language development in DLLs and English-speakers. It is designed for experienced early childhood classroom teachers whose goal is to become more intentional in developing oral language skills in dual language learners, English language learners or children with limited language.
A sampling of seminar topics:
- Having extended conversations with children
- Characteristics of a language-rich classroom
- Bringing stories to life through drama
- Using real-life dramatic play scenarios as a tool to develop language
- Highlighting children’s interests and stories
- Theories of second language acquisition
- Addressing misconceptions about DLLs
- Nurturing relationships with children and families
Ready to apply?
Applications Open: Monday, February 4, 2019
Application Deadline: Monday, March 18, 2019
Application Requirements: Recommendation letters from an administrator and from a peer as well as a current resume.
Rice University believes in the importance of developing teacher leaders. Developing Oral Language offers a limited number of merit based partial fellowships to highly qualified prospective students. Fellowship opportunities can be discussed during the interview stage of the application process.
Thank you for your interest in this program. Unfortunately, this offering is either full or not currently accepting registrations.
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