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Activities to Foster Literacy in Bilingual Classrooms

Friday, March 23 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Presenters: Dandan Yu, Marlene Barron

Target Audience: Early Childhood

Learn why you should create a rich language environment that stimulates development among your diverse learners—and how to do it. This workshop will dive deeply into the needs of bilingual classrooms and explore 7 key activities that foster literacy skills: conversation, storytelling, dramatic play, reading aloud, drawing, playing games, and writing.

About the Presenters

Dandan Yu

Dandan Yu, MS, is deputy director of and program coordinator for the Infant & Toddler course at Baishan Montessori Teacher Education Institute, in Qingdao, China. AMS-credentialed (Infant & Toddler, Early Childhood).

Marlene Barron

Marlene Barron, PhD, is associate dean and director of research and development at Shanghai Montessori Education Academy, in Shanghai, China, and an international Montessori consultant and teacher trainer. She is a former president and treasurer of the AMS Board of Directors. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood).

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