We will share research and specific examples of language and pedagogical strategies that can promote asset-based learning with Spanish-speaking students when using informational texts in dual language classrooms. Participants will have an opportunity to discuss the strategies as they may apply to their own educational contexts.
Dr. Pallais has been a university instructor, an international literacy consultant, a program evaluator, an instructional designer, a school leader, a teacher, and a writer. She has taught ESL, Spanish, Nutrition Science, Applied linguistics, and Reading and Writing methods courses. Dr. Pallais is clinical faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, teaching graduate and undergraduate students, and is also the coordinator of a bilingual pre-service teacher cohort.Luis Pineda.