Introduction the Language Learning Project

Session 1

1. Welcome

This section contains a brief welcome to the “Introduction to the Language Learning Project” session by the facilitator.

1.1 | Welcome: Local Facilitator (00:29)

2. Getting Started

This section contains the agenda for this session, an introduction to our Language Learning Project team, a greeting from the creators of POLL, and the song “Oh, Johnny.” 

Welcome from Elizabeth Magruder, Whitcomb Hayslip, Dr. Carola Oliva-Olson, Dr. Linda Espinosa

2.1 | Introduction to the LLP Team (3:38)

2.2 | Agenda (1:11)

2.3 | Greetings from POLL creators (4:06)

2.4 | Song: Oh, Johnny / Juanito (8:58)

3. Getting to know program participants

This section consists of an activity used to get to know participants and activate thinking about their own experiences with language. Included in this section are the activity introduction, the breakout segment with participants, and a share back with participants and the facilitator. 

3.1 | Activity Introduction (00:37)

3.2 | Breakout (6:42)

3.3 | Share Back (5:23)

3.4 | Review Key Points From Previous Activity & Transition  (00:51)

4. Exploration of myths and facts regarding Dual Language Learners

This section consists of an activity in which we explore commonly held myths about dual language learners. Included in this section are the activity introduction by the facilitator, the breakout segment with participants, and a reflection and review of each myth by DLL expert Dr. Linda Espinosa.  

4.1 | Activity Introduction (4:29)

4.2 | Breakout (10:58)

4.3 | Reflection/Review (15:41)

5. Why it is important to support young Dual Language Learners

This section contains facts about best practices for language development and young dual language learners. 

Facts about best practices for language development and young dual language learners.

5.1 | What We Know... (4:09)

6. Program approaches for language development

This section contains research behind the development of POLL and meeting the needs of young dual language learners. 

6.1 | Program Approaches (11:02)

Research behind the development of POLL and meeting the needs of young dual language learners.

7. Introduction to the personalized oral language(s) learning (POLL) strategies

This section contains a brief introduction to the components of POLL and the characteristics of a rich oral language classroom.

Introduction to the components of POLL and the characteristics of a rich oral language classroom.

7.1 | Components of POLL (1:52)

8. Introduction to the family languages and interests interview

This section consists of an activity in which participants practice using the family languages and interests interview form. Included in this section are the activity introduction, the breakout segment with participants, and a share back/reflection of participants’ experience during the activity. The activity is followed by a review of key points highlighted during the activity and next steps for participants as they implement their learning around the family languages and interests interview in the field. 

8.1 | Where do we start? With the family!  (2:40)

8.2 | Family languages and interests interview: English (11:06)

8.3 | Family languages and interests interview: Spanish  (7:26)

8.4 | Highlight of key points  (1:34)

9. Hands-on work with the family languages and interests interview form

This section consists of an activity in which participants practice using the family languages and interests interview form. Included in this section are the activity introduction, the breakout segment with participants, and a share back/reflection of participants’ experience during the activity. The activity is followed by a review of key points highlighted during the activity and next steps for participants as they implement their learning around the family languages and interests interview in the field.

9.1 | Activity Introduction (00:33)

9.2 | Breakout (9:25)

9.3 | Share back / Reflection (2:13)

9.4 | Review of key points from activity (2:10)

9.5 | Next Steps  (00:44)

10. Closing

This section contains a brief closing of the “Introduction to the Language Learning Project” session by the facilitator.

10.1 | Closing: Local Facilitator (00:20)

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