The Science of Biliteracy

60 Minutes

Supporting literacy/biliteracy development for Emergent Bilinguals/English Learners brings an additional level of understanding: learning to read in one language is not the same as learning to read in two languages. Both languages co-exist!

Join Dr. Elena Izquierdo as she examine how to facilitate cross language connections and provides strategies for supporting literacy/biliteracy development for English learners and emergent bilinguals.

About the Presenter:
Dr. Elena Izquierdo is on the faculty in Literacy/Biliteracy/Dual Language/ELL Education at the University of Texas, El Paso, and the principal investigator of Project LEAD, Leadership in English Acquisition and Academic Development. As part of Project LEAD, Dr. Izquierdo works with pre-service and in-service teachers, district leadership, and other educational professionals in multiple states, including Alaska, Texas, and New Mexico, in developing the knowledge and skills critical to providing English learners with a rigorous curriculum focused on English language development and academic literacies across content areas.

This series is intended for non US-based educators.