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Dual Language Program Design and Support

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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. 

Dual Language Design Thinking Network (DLDTN)

The Multilingual Education and Global Achievement Department's Dual Language Design Thinking Network (DLDTN) is a collaborative effort supported through a partnership with the California Association for Bilingual Education and Dual Language New Mexico.  This network provides a forum for nation-wide dialogue among dual language leaders that strive to redesign dual language programs as current challenges are addressed, and opportunities are recognized and seized.

DLDTN members come together as they share research, best practices, experiences and knowledge through focused collaboration and powerful networking.  Through this network, we support the needs of local educational agencies going through the process of designing, implementing, sustaining, or expanding a PreK-12 grade dual language program.

Meetings are open to all leaders. The network will meet monthly.


Dual Language Conference 2021

Resources from the Dual Language Conference will be posted here. 

Dual Language Conference Program


Distance Learning Units en Español

The San Diego County Office of Education Curriculum and Instruction (SDCOE), Multilingual Education and Global Achievement (MEGA), and Innovation Departments have collaborated to design distance learning units of study in Spanish for grades K-3 that are focused on grade level essential learnings in each content area. These units were purposefully designed to integrate content, provide flexibility and choice. The units of study connect content in the following areas: ELA/SLA, Mathematics, Science, History/Social Science, Arts, Computer Science, and Physical Education through integrated study. Assessment opportunities (formative and summative) and student feedback are embedded and intentionally developed. These open-source units are being developed in Google to ensure maximum flexibility for districts to use them with their preferred distance learning instructional platform.

              Grado KinderPrimer GradoSegundo GradoTercer Grado

For feedback, questions or comments related to the Spanish adaptation of the SDCOE-California Collaborative for Educational Excellence (CCEE) English Units, please contact Izela Jacobo.


Dual Language School Site and District Support

The MEGA Department of SDCOE has several experienced administrators and district/school advisors with expertise and practical advice for dual language education and multilingual programs. Each year MEGA offers professional learning opportunities and consultations, albeit school site visitations are currently on hiatus until the resolution of the pandemic.


2021-22 Professional Learning Sessions

Dual Language Immersion Program OrientationDual Language Education Program Orientation

Grow your understanding of the essential components of highly effective DLI Programs through a short webinar. Register today for a free orientation from experts with years of experience. Choose ONE of any of the two-part series repeated across the school year:


Dual Language Orientation Series 1

This two-part session is designed to provide basic understanding of essential features of dual language programs. If you find yourself suddenly working for a dual language program and need general knowledge about it, come join this free session.

Date(s): Aug. 3 and 5 

Event Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.


Dual Language Orientation Series 2

AThis two-part session is designed to provide basic understanding of essential features of dual language programs. If you find yourself suddenly working for a dual language program and need general knowledge about it, come join this free session.

Date(s): Aug. 12 and 19 

Event Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.


Dual Language Orientation Series 3

This two-part session is designed to provide basic understanding of essential features of dual language programs. If you find yourself suddenly working for a dual language program and need general knowledge about it, come join this free session.

Date(s): May 26 and June 9

Event Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Dual Language 101

This series is designed to enable a school/district team to prepare to launch a dual language program in their community the year BEFORE the program is intended to open. Recommendations and action plan tools will be provided.  In addition to the professional learning sessions, this series includes three hours of personalized school/district consulting on a date(s) and time(s) scheduled with the school/district team.


Date(s): Sept. 7, Oct. 19, Nov. 9, Jan. 11, Feb. 1, and March 15 

Event Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Register here >

Dual Language 102

This series is designed to enable a school/district team to refine their existing dual language program using recommendations from the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education and related action plan tools.  In addition to the professional learning sessions, this series includes three hours of personalized school/district consulting on a date(s) and time(s) scheduled with the school/district team.



Date(s): Sept. 9, Oct. 28, Dec. 2, Jan. 13, Feb. 3, and March 10

Event Time: 3:30 to 5 p.m.

Register here >

Dual Language Administrator Strand

This six-part series is designed to empower dual language administrators as they deepen their expertise through topical presentations, networking, peer-coaching, and action planning tools. This opportunity serves as a professional learning collaborative for site and district administrators seeking to improve their dual language programs.  
 


Date(s): Sept. 7, Oct. 19, Nov. 9, Jan. 11, Feb. 15, and March 15 


Event Time: 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Register here >