English Language Learners in the Early Years (Pre-K, K, 1)



1) Supporting Young Dual Language Learners (PreK-K) and their Families

Presented December 14, 2010

The NC Department of Public Instruction: English as a Second Language Section and the Office of Early Learning presents the first (1st ) webinar in a series of webinars discussing English Language Learners in the early years (PreK, K and 1st grade).

During this webinar we discuss: 
  • Overview of the Office of Early Learning
  • Focus on the Early Years – Demographics and Definitions
  • Unique Characteristics of Young Dual Language Learners
  • Implications for Practice and Resources

This webinar is appropriate for: Parents, Administrators, Principals, ESL Specialists, Teachers and Assistant Teachers


2)  Early Childhood Education: Oral Language Development and Learning in Young Dual Language Learners.

Presented February 17, 2011

Presented by Cristina Gillanders, PhD, researcher, and Dina C. Castro, PhD, senior scientist, at the FPG Child Development Institute at UNC–Chapel Hill. Both presenters have extensive experience in research, practice, and teacher education related to working with children from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

This is the second webinar covering Dual Language Learners in the early years (PreK, K and 1st grade) and is a joint effort between the Office of Early Learning, Johnston County Schools, and the NC Department of Public Instruction English as a Second Language staff in collaboration with FirstSchool and the Center of Early Care and Education Research: Dual Language Learners (CECER-DLL) of the FPG Child Development Institute, at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
In this webinar we build on foundational information provided during an earlier session, which can be found at: http://www.ncprek.nc.gov/InfoforEducators/videoresources.asp