September 17, 2017

Language Castle LLCLanguage Castle Connection
News you need to teach young children who are learning in two languages!                              

More news and new resources added: When disasters happen and frightening images or events appear, how does it feel to be a young child who doesn't understand the language? September is National Preparedness Month DLLs must not be forgotten!   (Use this link to view the newsletter on the web and to share with colleagues.)

New information to support DLLs through crisis:

Join a discussion with educators from across the country on tonight's episode of this weekly Twitter chat

(let me know if you are new to Twitter chats - we can help!)

Free Webinar September 19 by authors Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, and Judie Hayes on ideas from their new book:
"Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress"

Free webinar next week by CLASP expert Hannah Matthews, with Wendy Cervantes and Michael McNeil on Sept. 27:
"Supporting Young Children and Families Impacted by Immigration Policies"
hosted by Early Childhood Investigations

In case you missed it - 
 Prepare your program to support DLLs and their families when disasters happen. Here are some tips "Considering Children Who are DLLs in Emergency Planning" from Language Castle. 

 Thanks to our friends at Colorin Colorado for posting this collection of helpful information:  "Helping Children After a Natural Disaster". 

  This month's Educational Leadership magazine has this article: "Supporting Families in a Time of Fear."

 US Department of Homeland Security hosts a FEMA for Kids website with activities and resources to help children, teachers and families prepare for emergencies and cope once they've happened - in several different languages! 

Click here to order Language Castle Cognate Guide - research-based resource to support home language  connections in English and Spanish. When you download this document, you can use the domain-specific word lists as posters, conversation starters, and activity guides! 

Please help colleagues take advantage of these resources by sharing the link to this newsletter

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