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Conferencia de mujeres latinoamericanas

All Spanish-speaking teachers who work with Latino students are encouraged to attend. Sponsored by La Noticia. Saturday June 14, 2014 at the Center City Hilton. More info here.

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Posted by Gilmara Johnson,LEP Resource Teacher
August 4 - 6, 2014 Embassy SuitesGreensboro N.C.

TheInaugural ELL Support Conference: Growing Success for ELLS will offer 10 concurrent 3-day training events including ExC-ELL, LinguaFolio, SIOP and WIDA. Participants will choose one event to attend for the full 3 days of training. The conference will include an opening session where participants will explore the vision for ESL in NC!

For more information go to:
Open the “Letter of Invitation” to review the course offerings.

To register go to:
Registration Deadline May 30th!

Promotional video (YouTube) to share at staff meetings:

We hope to see you in August!

Ivanna Mann Thrower Anderson

Posted by Kathryn Gilchrist, Lake Wylie Elementary: It's time to start thinking about our summer vacation 2014. If you are interested in Spanish language learning at a Jesuit college in Guadlahara, Mexico and in spending 2 -3 weeks with a Mexican family, I would like to recommend the program I participated in last summer in Guadalahara. The trip was very very safe and very affordable, and the instruction at the university was excellent. The program is called Spanish Education for Women. If interested, you can google it, write or call with the following information:

Spanish Education for Women 1238 Evarts Street NE Washington, DC 20018


Summer K-12 Institute in Cuba “The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is offering a unique summer study abroad program for K-12 teachers in Havana, Cuba in 2014. This two-week program provides the unique opportunity to work on developing lesson plans, earn academic credit while exploring the sights and sounds of a nation and people that remain obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Recent economic changes on the island have provoked a series of social and cultural transformations that have left Cubans and the entire world wondering what could be next for the island and the Revolution. Don't miss the chance to witness some of these challenges and triumphs firsthand and get the opportunity to bring your experience back to your students in the classroom.”