During presentations and workshops, participants will learn dual techniques and principles necessary to assist bilingual audiences. Each workshop will include small group discussion, problem solving scenarios and an evaluation. In each training session, participants will be exposed to different artistic expressions. All presentations follow a simple and systematic structure which is easy to understand and can be immediately applied in a participant’s workplace. Finally, customized kits and educational packages are always geared to reach the target audience.
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This year, we also produced a video for the Collaborative Summer Library Program called Storytime Techniques. Any Language. Any Community. In this video, we showcase our bilingual techniques as we understand that English is not the primary language of all stortytime participants or their caregivers. Also we know that English-speaking caregivers often want to expand their young charges view of the world and vocabulary with words or songs from other cultures in other languages.
Celebrating the Day of the Children the Day of the Books
This workshop offer 10 years of practical ideas on how to celebrate this national day in your schools, libraries and educational settings.
How to Choose Authentic Bilingual Picture Books
Participants will learn techniques on how to recognize high quality, culturally authentic bilingual children’s picture books. After sharing a world of multicultural books and music, teachers and parents will understand what means to be a multicultural reader.
Multicultural children’s literature
“I believe that the best books can make a difference in building community. They can break down borders. And the way that they do that is not with role models and recipes, not with noble messages about the human family, but with enthralling stories that make us imagine the lives of others. A good story lets you know people as individuals in all their particularity and conflict; and once you see someone as a person — their meanness and their courage — then you’ve reached beyond stereotype” HAZEL ROCHMAN
Making Reading Come Alive for the Bilingual Child
This workshop focuses on how to use bilingual literature in a library or school program. Participants will learn how to search and choose good literature for the bilingual child and his/her parents. Participants will also learn useful techniques to use when reading to a bilingual child, including Total Physical Response (TPR) and Natural Approach teaching methods.