Foundations of Bilingual Bicultural Education
May 17, 2018 - June 27, 2018
Where: Online asynchronous course
Participants receive 3 CEUs OR 30 clock hours OR 30 CTLEs (applicable only to NYS residents).
Registration Fee: $1,200
Registration closes at 5:00pm EST on May 11, 2018
Purchase all four online non-credit courses in the Bilingual/Bicultural series for $3,600.
The four courses include:
- Foundations of Bilingual/Bicultural Education
- Cross-cultural Communication and Classroom Ecology
- Teaching Literacy in Bilingual Settings
- Bilingual/Bicultural Curriculum Design in Elementary and Middle Schools: Social Studies
Foundations of Bilingual/Bicultural Education offers a historical overview of bilingual education. Emphasis is placed on social and linguistic theories underlying bilingual instructional models and the political context in which they function.
This course will give participants an opportunity to examine literature on the theoretical foundations of bilingual education and bilingualism. Participants will analyze the history and current state of bilingual education programs and the conversations around them. Participants will also examine narratives that explore the significance of growing up bilingually and biculturally. An emphasis will be placed on bilingual education and its place in the 21st century.
Dr. Estrella Olivares-Orellana is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her scholarly interests are in the areas of bilingual and bicultural education, science education in bilingual settings and the academic experiences of immigrant students. Currently, she is also a full-time bilingual science teacher at a high school in the suburbs of New York. Professor Olivares-Orellana received an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Teaching and an Ed.M. in International Educational Development both from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also received a B.S. in Biochemistry from SUNY Stony Brook. She is a native of Chile but lived many years in Argentina before migrating to the U.S. in 1994.
Cross-cultural Communication and Classroom Ecology
The course examines the influence of culture in the design and implementation of school instruction. It identifies salient theoretical issues related to culture and social organization as they relate to the education of ethno linguistic and minoritized children.
Teaching Literacy in Bilingual Settings
Approaches to developing literacy in a second and native language in elementary and middle schools. Techniques for developing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills; developing language and literacy through the content areas; using children's literature; and assessing students' literacy development in the second and native language. Strategies to develop biliteracy in dual language programs.
Bilingual/Bicultural Curriculum Design in Elementary and Middle Schools: Social Studies
The course focuses on three aspects addressing both elementary and middle school contexts: (a) linguistic, cognitive, developmental, and socio-cultural considerations in the design of bi/multilingual curricula; (b) exploration of bi/multilingual instructional methods and materials for use in language arts and content areas; (c) critique of current commercially prepared products.