Professional Development

Throughout the year, QSLA Dual Language Learner Initiative partners will be offering a wide range of professional learning opportunities for early educators of all experience levels and program types. Many trainings will be available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin.

Future Trainings for Early Educators Include:

  • Introduction to Dual Language Learners
  • Language, Culture, Identity and Equity
  • Play: Promote Language and Learning for Dual Language Learners
  • Environments that Support Dual Language Learners
  • Supporting Phonological Awareness for Dual Language Learners
  • Family Literacy Practices
  • Math Meaning Making and Problem Solving
  • A World of Science: Promoting Scientific Inquiry
  • Celebrating Culture Diversity through the Visual and Performing Arts
  • Engaging DLLs in Project Based Learning
  • Supporting Oral Language Development for Infants and Toddlers
  • Social-emotional Development for Infants and Toddlers
  • Family Workshop Series Train-the-Trainer: Center-based Provider
  • Family Workshop Series Train the Trainer: Family Child Care Providers
  • Communities of Practice

Future Trainings For Families Include:

  • Our Home Language Is Important: Myths and Facts of Bilingualism
  • Maintaining Our Home Language:  Best Practices for Families to Support Young Dual Language Learners At Home
  • Advocating for Your Young Dual Language Leaner: Partnering with Teachers to Support DLL Children’s Development

Module 1: Brain Development and Dual Language Learning

Online Module

In this module, participants will examine the science behind dual language learning. It is important for ECE educators to understand how and why the early years are a critical time for language and literacy development for young dual-language learners. Participants will also examine the importance of early experiences in supporting early brain architecture for dual language learners

Module 2: Bilingualism and the Benefits for Young Children

Online Module

In this module, participants will review definition of bilingualism and other related key terms. It is important for ECE educators to understand bilingualism and the process for children learning more than one language. Participants will identify the benefits of bilingualism when languages learned are being consistently used and supported in the child’s home and school setting.  

Dual Language Learner: Communities of Practice (8 Day Event)

Zoom Sessions
Event Dates: 10/12/22, 11/16/22, 1/18/23, 2/15/23, 3/15/23, 4/19/23, 5/17/23
3:00-4:30PM

The DLL Communities of Practice (COP) offer a unique learning opportunity for all early educators, including center based teachers, family child care providers, home visitors, and ECE leaders. Each COP will focus on a
specific topic of interest or problem of practice affecting Dual Language Learners.

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Dual Language Learner Initiative Training Events Calendar

January 2023

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  • Comunidades de Practica (DLL)
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  • DLL Communities of Practice
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  • Brilliant Bilingual Infants and Toddlers
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  • Dual Language Learners Directors' Institute
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How to Register for Trainings

  • To attend any of the professional development trainings above, it is helpful, but not required, to have an ECE Workforce Registry ID number and register for the training through the method indicated.
  • If you need an ECE Workforce Registry profile, click this link.
  • Having an ECE Workforce Registry ID allows you to track any training and PD hours complete through the ECE Registry without having to keep track of certificates or other paperwork after each course.

If you have questions, please contact us.  We are happy to help!