A network for educators who enrich children's lives in dual language 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 dual language programs,
- Collaboration and networking opportunities for dual language educators and administrators to share best practices, and
- Technical support to help schools/districts create coherence for their dual language programs.
Network Meetings and School Visits
The Dual Language and English Learner Network meetings are professional learning opportunities to help schools/districts develop successful research based dual language programs. It is a multi-district, multi-program event that brings site and district DL administrators and those planning to begin a DL program together to network, learn about each others' programs, discuss best practices, and share resources.
A new format for the 2016-2017 school year, the network meetings will now follow school site visits. This will give participants the opportunity to see various types of dual language programs in action. Network meetings will immediately follow site tours. Please see the registration page for each event for the times.
- 2017/2018 site visits to be scheduled.
Dual Language Educators Orientation
This session is designed for TK-12th Grade teachers and principals to remain focused as a Dual Language School. The half day, Saturday gathering will review procedural, organizational, and operational knowledge needed to be successful in a multilingual setting, with practical recommendations such as, 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 morning professional learning opportunity is meant to empower participants by networking with other DL educators.
Time: 8 a.m. - noon
Dual Language 101: New Program Design
For the development of new Dual Language programs planning to implement within the next two years.
Designed to strengthen existing Dual Language programs.
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.
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.