Based on delayed and waved district openings we have decided to postpone our fall workshops to the spring. This decision was made in conjunction with the authors and our hope is that the new dates are more conducive to your district/campus schedule.

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Patterns of Power Español: K-5 with Caroline Sweet and Emelia Ahmed

This workshop is designed for bilingual teachers looking to enhance their Spanish language instruction. We’ll explore how to leverage culturally relevant bilingual children’s literature to teach the conventions of the Spanish language. We’ll discuss how we build our community of young bilingual writers as we invite young writers to discover how authors use conventions to tell a story. We will use the Patterns of Power process to allow young writers to connect reading and writing and explore Spanish grammar. 

Workshop Information


Thursday, March 25th 2021 from 9:00am to 3:00pm


Live Virtual Event via Zoom


Early Bird Pricing (before Mar. 11th): $109 per registrant 

  Regular Registration (after Mar. 11th): $129 per registrant 

Pricing does NOT include the Patterns of Power en Español book. The book is recommended for this training as it will be referenced. Visit for information on ordering the book.

Caroline Sweet

Caroline Sweet is a Bilingual Literacy Coach at LCpl Nicholas S. Perez Elementary School in Austin, Texas. She has been a bilingual educator for 14 years and was named 2011 Teacher of the Year in Austin Independent School District. Caroline first met Jeff when she was a student in his fourth-grade classroom in 1991.

Emelia Ahmed

Emelia has served in a variety of roles during her 24 years as a Texas public
schools educator. The roles include: Elementary academic services and
multilingual director, elementary principal, elementary assistant
principal, Reading Recovery and Descubriendo la Lectura Teacher
Leader, Curriculum Specialist, Lead Reading Teacher, elementary
bilingual classroom teacher and college education department
instructor. For the past three years she has worked in various public
school settings in her role as a Biliteracy Consultant. She continues to
enjoy opportunities to coach and support educators, especially bilingual
and ESL teachers. While working as a consultant, she has had the
opportunity support Texas public schools in the implementation of
research based effective Spanish literacy practices by providing
professional development sessions and on-site administrator and
teacher coaching. Emelia also enjoys creating media based professional
learning opportunities for teachers. Emelia and her husband have been married for 25 years, they love to travel and have a 21 year old daughter, Mariam and a 23 year
old son, Zak. Some of my favorite hobbies include reading, taking
vacations and taking art classes.