Teaching Resources

This month’s selection from the EarlyEdU Alliance​®​ multimedia resources is a spotlight on ​Dual Language Learners​. These resources are available to use in your teaching or professional development activities. Access to the complete library is available to EarlyEdU members only. Please consider joining the EarlyEdU Alliance®.

Language of Instruction (Download)

Language of Instruction (Download)

Language of Instruction

In this 5-minute excerpt​, Lilian Duran, PhD, discusses the benefits of bilingual education where high-quality instruction is provided in both the children’s home language and English. Dr. Duran also describes strategies educators can use to support children’s English language development in English only settings.

English Language Development (Download)

English Language Development (Download)

English Language Development

This 2-minute video​ describes how educators can foster English language development with young children who are Dual Language Learners.

The video is an excerpt from the ​Head Start Child Development and Early Learning Framework (2010)​ video produced by the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL).

These video excerpts are available for a short time on this website.
For permanent access or the ability to view more of our resources, please consider joining the EarlyEdU Alliance®.

EarlyEdU Alliance® Highlights Webinar Series

Month Date Link
March 3/7/2019 Register Now: Discover Circle Time Magazine Season 2: Positive March 3/7/2019 Behavior Support (PBS)
Join us in March to talk with Dawn Williams, CTM's co-host and producer, about this unique professional development series that offers a web-based talk show, magazine, and online resources with each episode. This season addresses key PBS practices that promote children's healthy social and emotional development and increase positive behavior. Learn about the fundamental importance of building trusting relationships and designing supportive environments. Gain strategies for improving children's emotional literacy and problem-solving skills, and increase your ability to provide intensive support for children with ongoing or severe behavior and consider how you can include this resource in your quality improvement efforts.
February 2/7/2019 Preschool Development Grant: Resources to Support Early Childhood Systems Work.

These and additional resources are available on the ECLKC.
For future reference, bookmark these in your browser.

Tips for Teachers. Dual Language Learners: Language Modeling and Conversations

This tip sheet includes strategies educators can use to support children’s English language development during daily back-and-forth conversations.

These learning modules are highlights of higher education courses from the EarlyEdU Alliance®. Trainers and instructors can use these four modules for professional development or higher education classes. The modules range from one-and-half to three hours long.

Faculty Finds

Faculty Finds is a fantastic source of information concerning effective preparation of early childhood professionals, providing both content and professional resources. Faculty Finds is created by Camille Catlett, an Advanced Technical Assistance Specialist Emerita at the University of North Carolina's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. This newsletter is distributed six times, annually and all resources are free.

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