Dual language learners, or learners who think, read, and write in more than one language, are a large part of our school-aged population. One in 4 children under eight years old in the US is a dual language learner. But too often, they are not recognized for their gifts of language and culture that they bring to a classroom.
Brownieland partnered with the Atlanta Speech School’s Rollins Center for Language and Literacy to create a new video to help teachers and leaders recognize the gifts of dual language learners. Aptly named The Gift, it shows how teachers can transform the classroom into a dual language learning supportive environment and embrace the gifts of their students.
The Gift will launch a series of new Dual language learner courses coming soon to the Cox Campus. Discover Read Right from the Start’s Cox Campus and enjoy The Gift this holiday season!
The Atlanta Speech School’s Rollins Center for Language & Literacy provides research-based professional development for teachers of children birth through third grade. Rollins’ instructors work with educators, healthcare agencies, families and child-facing professionals to further literacy through coaching, professional learning and online learning. Through this work, Rollins is building ecosystems that are conducive to literacy – where connection is valued over compliance, children feel safe and supported, deep reading is enabled – and the possibilities for every child’s future are opened through literacy. Find out more about this incredible organization HERE.