The 15th Annual Language Series
Exploring Academic Language and Literacy Development:
Connections to the Common Core
Friday, November 7, 4pm - 8pm &
Saturday, November 8, 8am - 4pm
Oral Language as the Foundation: Exploring Connections to Academic Language and the Common Core
Keynote Speaker: Celia Genishi
Classrooms for children in the 21st century have become extra-serious places. Learning to read and write within the context of the Common Core State Standards has become a major goal, starting in the early childhood years. In this keynote, Celia Genishi will remind the audience of the “big picture” of development. She will illustrate the need for talk, for many opportunities to use oral language at all ages because it is the key ingredient of foundations for literacy and academic language development. A curriculum full of social and academic language, across multiple content areas, can guide the school learning of all students, including bilingual or multilingual learners as well as language strugglers. A rich curriculum can take into account the Common Core, but not be driven by it.
Celia Genishi, Professor Emerita of Education and former Co-Coordinator of the Program in Early Childhood Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, is an authority on early childhood education, language in the classroom, qualitative research and childhood bilingualism. She is the author of Ways of Assessing Children and Curriculum: Stories of Early Childhood Practice (Teachers College Press), The Need for Story: Cultural Diversity in Classroom and Community (National Council of Teachers of English), Children, Language and Literacy: Diverse Learners in Diverse Times (with Anne Haas Dyson; Teachers College Press); and On The Case: Approaches to Language and Literacy Research (with Anne Haas Dyson; Teachers College Press). See Professor Genishi's faculty page.
- Integrating Content/Expanding Language: Young Children Wonder, Learn, and Talk About Their World
- Speaking from the Heart: Attachment, Language and Emotional Integration in Young Learners
- Bilingual development or learning disability?
- Etymology + Animation = Etymation…Word study via animated cartoons
- Whole Novels & Whole Stories: An Experiential Approach to Reading, Response & Analysis
Participants have the option to enroll for 1 CEU, and choosing either 10 or 15 professional development hours OR enrolling for 1 graduate credit**
**1 graduate credit may be earned by paying the tuition fee, attending the conference and completing online work after the conference. Email us for more information.