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Planned Language Approach (PLA) Series: Responsive Teaching and Learning Environments for Dual Language Learners
Thursday, May 21, 2020, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Category: Other conferences and events

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A Planned Language Approach (PLA) is a comprehensive, systemic, research-based way for Head Start and Early Head Start programs to ensure optimal language and literacy services for children who speak English and for those who are dual language learners (DLLs). A PLA supports a coordinated approach to ensure the full and active participation of children who are DLLs and their families.

Join this webinar to learn how to use selected resources in the Specific Strategies to Support Dual Language Learners (DLLs) When Adults Do Not Speak Their Language section of the PLA to support children who are DLLs and their families. Explore how to address the teaching and learning environments, including homes, for children birth to 5 who are DLLs.

Topics for the webinar include:

  • Teaching strategies and environments to support children who are learning in two or more languages in all birth to 5 settings
  • Strategies and supports with families while programs practice social distancing
  • Resources, including:
  • Teaching and the Learning Environment section of the Dual Language Learners Program Assessment (DLLPA): Users’ Guide
  • Dual Language Learners: Considerations and Strategies for Home Visitors
  • Organizing Learning Experiences


Target Audience

Leaders, coaches, and education staff from:

  • Head Start, Early Head Start, American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) Head Start and Early Head Start, and Migrant and Seasonal Head Start programs
  • Child care programs, including center-based, family child care, and public pre-K
  • Home visiting programs
  • Early childhood specialists
  • Regional T/TA staff
  • AIAN Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) grantees