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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. 

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.  

Date: TBD
Time: 8 a.m. to noon

​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.

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