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Dual Language Network

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A network for educators who enrich children's lives in dual language (DL) programs and support parents' quest for their children to be multilingual, culturally diverse individuals. 

To support dual language programs, we provide:​

  • Professional development, resources and tools to help schools develop successful research-based DL programs,
  • Collaboration and networking opportunities for DL educators and administrators to share best practices, and
  • Technical support to help schools/districts create coherence for their DL programs. 


Dates: Jan. 11-13, 2018




Dual Language Red Carpet Tour

Board Members, superintendents, and district and site administrators are invited to bring teams of district leaders to observe and learn from exceptional (DL) programs in San Diego County. The DL Red Carpet Tour will feature visitations to schools that exemplify academic excellence. Participants will hear directly from site and district educators and learn how high-quality programs are achieved in multilingual settings. Transportation is available.

Date: Nov. 14, 2017 

Time: 8 a.m. to noon


Network Meetings and ​Instructional Rounds

Network meetings will now be combined with instructional rounds. Each session will occur at a local exemplary Spanish language site.  Each visit will center around an observable focus, followed by a collaborative debrief, and ending with a network meeting to discuss the latest policies, legislation, research, and grant opportunities focused on DL schools.  

Dates: 
  • Nov. 16 - San Diego Language Academy: French one-way immersion and Spanish two-way immersion
  • Mar. 8 - TBD
Time: 8 a.m. to noon
Cost: $15, includes lunch


​Professional Learning

Dual Language Educators Orientation

This session is designed for TK-12th grade teachers and principals to remain focused as a DL school. The half day gathering will review procedural, organizational, and operational knowledge needed to be successful in a multilingual setting, with practical recommendations on how to stay in the target language, where to gather or create materials for the target language, and how to report goals, structure and progress to all stakeholders, especially parents.

This professional learning opportunity is meant to empower participants by networking with other DL educators.

Date: TBD
Time: 8 a.m. to noon
Cost: $60, includes breakfast and materials


Dual Language Start-Up Institute

With the advent of newly legislated options for schools and districts, this school year many educators and parents may be interested in learning how to establish an effective DL school or program in their community. This session for school and district teachers, administrators, board and community members will review research, models and evidence of the DL academic achievement, as well as outline steps for commencing at a local level. Schools and districts are encouraged to bring teams of stakeholders who can learn, brainstorm, plan and coordinate to establish a DL option that works best for their schools.

Dates: TBD
Time: 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Cost: $75, includes meals and materials


Dual Language 101 Intensive: 

Designing high-quality DL programs

*Trainings scheduled upon request

Refining existing DL programs

*Trainings scheduled upon request


Spanish/English Language Arts Professional Learning

Adelante con S4S - Advance in Two Languages! 

The Wonders of S4S: Maravillas en dos idiomas!

K-6th grade classroom teachers, resource teachers and coaches: come produce resources for teaching during your first few weeks of instruction! These language arts and language development half-day sessions will have participants creating immediately applicable materials, in English and/or Spanish, for a unit of instruction based on community building, citizenship and governance. By unifying literacy, content instruction (social studies/history) and linguistic scaffolding for success of language learners, educators will learn practical recommendations and apply them right way by making materials to teach as the school year starts.

Date: TBD


Registros continuos en dos idiomas: español e inglés

Running Records in two Languages: Spanish and English

Los registros continuos son procesos para evaluar el desarrollo de alfabetización. En este serie de cursillos, maestros de escuelas bilingües o de programs de doble inmersión aprenderán como usar registros continuos para guiar enseñanza. Participantes practicarán implentación y análisis de registros continuos con breves videos auténticos de alumnos de salones bilingües, incluso alumnos que aprendan español por primera vez en su escuela tanto como los que aprendan inglés por primera vez.

Running Records are an essential component of the formative assessment process for every classroom. With this series of workshops, teachers in Spanish-English dual language programs will learn how to apply Running Records as a formative assessment to guide instruction. Participants will practice administering Running Records in Spanish and English using student video recordings from real dual language program classrooms. 

Date: TBD