Did you know that the number of English language learners in Illinois increased by 32% from 2004 to 2012?

Did you know that 65% of ELL students in Illinois were in prek through third grade in 2011?

The Birth to Third Grade Continuity Project is hosting a webinar on the 5 Things You Must Do to Support Dual Language Learners from Birth through Kindergarten.

On Monday, January 29, 2018 from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Pat Chamberlain and Julie Kallenbach will present a webinar about the foundational components of high-quality Birth-Kindergarten programming that build upon the assets of dual language learners and their families.

Pat Chamberlain, M.S., works within the early learning system on issues related to optimizing the educational opportunities for culturally and linguistically diverse children, most recently as the Director of the Award for Excellence Project for Linguistically and Culturally Responsive practices for the Illinois Governor’s Office of Early Childhood.  Julie Kallenbach, Ed.D., works for the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) as a Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) Trainer and Coach, along with her independent consulting on a variety of early learning projects.

This webinar will examine answers to:

  • Who are your Dual Language Learners?
  • What are effective models?
  • Is your environment culturally responsive?
  • What strategies support student growth?
  • How to get to know your families?