New: Faculty Professional Development Project
In 2021, the Child Development Training Consortium was granted funding to develop The Faculty Development Project (FPDP) with the goal to offer training for college faculty with a focus on content and activities that offer knowledge and skill in the areas of dual language education, second language acquisition, multilingualism in educational settings, and the use of home language.
ChildrenFlow (Erika Flores), in partnership with CDTC offered a Spring 2022 series of professional development training sessions, specifically for faculty, focused on strategies to support multilingual children from birth to age 5.
The training sessions were based on the Integrated Multi Language Learners (I-MLL) system developed by ChildrenFlow. The I-MLL training sessions provided focus on how faculty can support their students in learning these strategies.
What is I-MLL?
I-MLL is an evidence-based professional development system that early childhood professionals can use to support the development of children who are learning English while also continuing to develop their home and other languages. I-MLL takes an integrative approach including strategies for creating culturally and linguistically responsive learning environments, social-emotional, language, and cognitive strategies to effectively support infants, toddlers, and preschoolers who are multi language learners (MLLs) in collaboration with their families.
What trainings are being offered?
Four online interactive live training sessions are being offered:
- Overview of Integrated Multi Language Learners (I-MLL}.
- Body I-MLL: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Classroom Environments and Systems to Support MLLs and to Collaborate with Their Families.
- Heart I-MLL: Social and Emotional Strategies to Support MLLs and to Collaborate with Their Families.
- Mind I-MLL: Language and Cognitive Strategies to Support MLLs and to Collaborate with Their Families.
Please check back in fall 2022 for additional I-MLL training sessions AND for a schedule of Trauma Informed Care training sessions.
This training is provided in partnership with the Child Development Training Consortium, funded by the California Department of Social Services.
Loose Parts: Inspiring 21st Century Learning
By Lisa Daly and Miriam Beloglovsky
45 Strategies That Support Young Dual Language Learners
By Elisabeth C. O'Bryon and Shauna L. Tominey
Hearing All Voices: Culturally Responsive Coaching in Early Childhood
By Erika Amadee Flores and Jill McFarren Avilés