Be the Bridge to Success for Multilingual Students

Learn how at new El Puente seminar for Catholic educators

Be the Bridge to Success for Multilingual Students

Learn how at new El Puente seminar for Catholic educators

If you’ve ever struggled determining how to best support the academic and spiritual needs of non-native English-speaking students, this is the seminar for you. El Puente: Reaching Out to New English Language Learners is a new two-day event that will show Catholic educators how to engage these children in areas of language, math, science, social studies, and faith.

Presented by AOPS and the Alliance for Catholic Education at the University of Notre Dame, El Puente will help attendees build intercultural and pedagogical understanding in areas including:

  • Reading comprehension strategies
  • The connections between home, school, and the Church
  • Basics of Spanish language
  • Writing support for English language learners of all ages
  • Inclusive classroom management strategies
  • The theology of serving immigrant children

Alongside fellow Catholic educators, you will attend engaging workshops, hear from speakers experienced in multicultural education strategy, and share your thoughts and experiences — helping everyone involved build to success for new English language learners.

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Friday, Aug 10, 2018
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Pope John Paul II High School
181 Rittenhouse Rd.
Royersford, PA 19468

 

Registration

Your $100 registration fee includes all workshops, materials, and lunch for both days.

This seminar is approved for Act 48 continuing education credits for Archdiocese of Philadelphia School employees.

Apply for a reduced rate

Partial scholarship for this seminar are available. To apply, please submit your registration along with a letter describing how a scholarship to attend El Puente would be beneficial to your institution. Letter should be sent to Nancy Sanchez at nlsanchez@archphila.org. Please note that, because of limited funds, we may not be able to assist everyone who applies.

Have a question? Contact Nancy Sanchez at nsanchez@archphila.org or 215.587.5664.

 

Thursday, August 9th

Track Name Session No. Session Title Start Time End Time Room
    Open Check-in, Continental Breakfast 7:30 8:30  
    Welcome and Opening Prayer 8:30 9:00  
    Keynote: Language as an Asset: Creating Linguistically Rich Classrooms 9:00 10:00  
    Break 10:00 10:15  
    Workshop I (Participants can choose anyone of the 6 workshops running at this time, please click here to see a full list) 10:15 11:00  
    Mass 11:15 11:45  
    Lunch 12:00 12:45  
    Workshop II (Participants can choose anyone of the 6 workshops running at this time, please click here to see a full list) 1:00 1:45  
    Workshop III (Participants can choose anyone of the 6 workshops running at this time, please click here to see a full list) 2:00 2:45  
    Wrap-up, School Planning, and Closing Prayer 3:00 3:30  

Friday, August 10th

Track Name Session No. Session Title Start Time End Time Room
    Open Check-in, Continental Breakfast 7:30 8:30  
    Welcome and Opening Prayer 8:30 9:00  
    Keynote: Culture as an Asset: Creating Culturally Rich Classrooms 9:00 10:00  
    Break 10:00 10:15  
    Workshop I (Participants can choose anyone of the 6 workshops running at this time, please click here to see a full list) 10:15 11:00  
    Mass 11:15 12:15  
    Lunch 12:15 1:00  
    Workshop II (Participants can choose anyone of the 6 workshops running at this time, please click here to see a full list) 1:00 1:45  
    Workshop III (Participants can choose anyone of the 6 workshops running at this time, please click here to see a full list) 2:00 2:45  
    Wrap-up, School Planning, and Closing Prayer 3:00 3:30