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Language Building Blocks Workshops

*Language Building Blocks* emphasizes the centrality of language in the
early years and beyond, even in core content areas, including math and
science.   Research shows that students must first acquire the necessary
language and linguistic skills they need to be formally instructed and to
process content (i.e., to interact with what they hear, see, and/or
experience at school).

Education, sociology, linguistics, and world languages faculty and
students, and folks in Family and Consumer Sciences and psychology and
social work, in particular, will find this resource valuable for multiple
courses, including best practices for phonics and vocabulary instruction,
reading, math and science education, language and (bi)literacy acquisition,
health literacy, effective technology integration, family and community
engagement, special needs, the history of English, PRAXIS, empowering
students and communities, Common Core, WIDA, and other stipulated standards
(and seamless integration strategies), and the interplay of language,
power, and ideology.

The free companion Resource Guide includes experts’ voices from the US and
Canada and is available Online at under “Supplementals.”  A sample
chapter is also available for download (to the left of this

Copies will be available at a discounted rate that day and a portion will
go to fund MSU scholarships.  Thank you for inviting friends and students
to attend.


Selected Book Talks & Workshops

Oct. 17: Y of Central Maryland, Baltimore

Oct. 19: St. Vincent Headstart PD Day (all seven sites)

Oct. 25: ABC Conference

Oct. 27: Olivet Nazarene University

Nov. 3: MD TESOL, Essex Community College (10-11a.m.)

Nov. 7: *Language Building Blocks* launch fiesta, La Cosecha Dual
Language Conference, November 7, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Nov. 9: MMLA, Cincinnati

Nov. 28: Morgan State University, 11:30a.m. to 1:30p.m. Univ. Center
Nov. 30: HS Center for Excellence

Dec. 5: Prince Georges Cty. Public Schools ESL Professional Development Day

Dec 7: Delaware Department of Education, 401 Federal St., Dover

Jan. 22: St. Vincent Head Start

Feb. 7: Invited featured presentation with Dr. Eugene Garcia, NABE
2013,Condado Springs, FL

March 12: Howard County Public Library, Miller Branch, Ellicott
City,MD (7-8:30p.m.)

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