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Dual Language Learners in the Early Childhood Classroom | NAEYC Online Store

Dual Language Learners in the Early Childhood Classroom | NAEYC Online Store | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
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Helpful resource for planning early childhood dual language programs.

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One Nation Indivisible, with multiple languages for all.

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Utah's dual immersion programs model a globalized, multilingual world.  Plan to attend their immersion conference in the fall.

http://l2trec.utah.edu/conference/

 

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Students In Nebraska's Two Dual Language Programs Outperforming Peers | netnebraska.org

Students In Nebraska's Two Dual Language Programs Outperforming Peers | netnebraska.org | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Two #Nebraska school districts on the "cutting edge" of new #education trend, and it's awesome! Listen to my story.
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Immersion Conference 2014 - L2 TReC - The University of Utah

Immersion Conference 2014 - L2 TReC - The University of Utah | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
The 2014 International Immersion Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah in October 2014.
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An international immersion education conference offering global perspectives on language, culture, academic achievement, teaching implications, and research. Mark your calendars!

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The 15 Best iPad Apps For The World Language Classroom - Edudemic

The 15 Best iPad Apps For The World Language Classroom - Edudemic | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
The iPad has fundamentally changed how and what I teach in my Spanish classes. First of all, I no longer use textbooks. Ever. Why would I when everything I need and more is available online or through an app? As educators, we are often told to teach students “21st century skills”, but let’s be honest, …
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How is your dual language/ world language program using technology effectively in teaching language and culture?

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Resources for Spanish are becoming more and more abundant. 

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Expanding dual-language programs into middle school.

Expanding dual-language programs into middle school. | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Proponents of dual-language education in the Katy Independent School District are in discussions with school board members, board candidates and administration aboutcontinuing this effective form of language acquisition into secondary.
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"Just as one wouldn’t stop educating students in math, science or social studies at 5th grade, nor should dual-language instruction be truncated in elementary. Just as English-speaking students continue taking English language arts into middle school, high school and college to learn more about the language, so it is as important to do so in the TWI partner language."  J.Sugarman, CAL Researcher

 

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Dual—immersion language programs expanding in Ogden and Weber

Dual—immersion language programs expanding in Ogden and Weber | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
OGDEN — Dual language programs in the Ogden and Weber school districts are finding success, but in some spots they need to find more kids to par...
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El día de los niños/El día de los libros | Colorín Colorado

El día de los niños/El día de los libros | Colorín Colorado | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Teachers who work with English language learners will find ESL/ESOL/ELL/EFL reading/writing skill-building children's books, stories, activities, ideas, strategies to help PreK-3 and 4-8 students learn to read. Información sobre la adquisición del inglés como segundo idioma. Para que padres, familias y maestros de niños latinos ayuden a sus hijos a leer, escribir y triunfar.
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Celebrate books & children in April and year-round! 

Que Vivan los Ninos! Que Vivan los Libros!

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Hillsboro School District hosts dual language conference with national ... - The Oregonian

Hillsboro School District hosts dual language conference with national ... - The Oregonian | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Hillsboro School District hosts dual language conference with national ...
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Their studies have found that students learning English in two-way immersion programs progressed faster than through other methods of instruction.
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US schools add Vietnamese to dual immersion - 8 News NOW

US schools add Vietnamese to dual immersion - 8 News NOW | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Now, the 35-year-old mother of two and archivist for University of California, Irvine's Southeast Asian Archive has been lobbying for her Southern California school district to start the state's first dual immersion elementary ...
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Menlo Park parents push for Mandarin language immersion program in schools

A group of parents who have organized to convince the Menlo Park City School District to launch a Mandarin language immersion program will get to make their pitch to the school board on April 23.
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HISD expanding dual language program in elementary schools

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HISD is expanding its dual-language offerings to an additional 14 elementary campuses this fall, and has a six-year plan in place to make the program available in at least half of its elementary campuses by the year 2020.
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CABE 2014

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California"s annual conference offers promising practices, research, professional development, and inspiration.

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School board lays down foreign language pathways - Glendale News Press

School board lays down foreign language pathways - Glendale News Press | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
School board lays down foreign language pathways Glendale News Press Although it is many years before current elementary students involved in dual language programs will get to high school, Principal Jennifer Earl is looking forward to seeing how...
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Educating for Global Competence

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ATDLE

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ATDLE - the Association of Two-Way & Dual Language Education ATDLE is proud to announce the incorporation of the organization formerly known as Two-Way CABE as it expands beyond the California ...
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A world-class dual language professional development opportunity!

Mark your early summer calendar!

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Two-language instruction best for English-language learners, Stanford research suggests | Stanford Graduate School of Education

Two-language instruction best for English-language learners, Stanford research suggests | Stanford Graduate School of Education | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
RT @StanfordEd: Study shows students in bilingual/dual-immersion programs in many ways outperform peers over time. http://t.co/fBijqb7IAU
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Staying the course proves more effective in the long-term performance of English language learners.

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Marissa Allan's curator insight, April 12, 11:52 AM

The question of what we do for our English Language Learners, maybe they have the answer. 

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Youngsters Dive Into Dual Language Program - WOWT

Youngsters Dive Into Dual Language Program - WOWT | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Youngsters Dive Into Dual Language Program
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A teacher at Bellevue East High School took her students on a field trip to learn from some experts in speaking Spanish - at an elementary school.
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How do your middle or high school dual language learners interact with the elementary programs?

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Dual—immersion programs prepare Top of Utah students for global markets

Dual—immersion programs prepare Top of Utah students for global markets | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
OGDEN — Learning two languages is becoming commonplace in the Top of Utah as more schools offer dual—immersion language programs and emplo...
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What's the best way to learn a second language? Conmigo Spanish ...

What's the best way to learn a second language? Conmigo Spanish ... | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
This is why my kids go to a language immersion school and I'm so excited about this summer camp! Conmigo is a hands-on Spanish immersion summer camp in the historic Houston Heights. The two week session is an ...
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Summer language immersion camps fill the gap between the school years. What does your immersion programs do to fill the gap?

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Dual-language classrooms at work in three Worcester schools - Worcester Telegram

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Dual-language classrooms at work in three Worcester schools
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Chandler Magnet, across from Worcester State University, is one of three Worcester public elementary schools that offer dual-language classrooms.
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important when you have students who grew up speaking a different language than English. ELLs

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Dual-language programs in schools gain following

Martinez's class at Mark Twain Elementary in southwest Houston is one of a growing number of two-way dual-language classrooms, where native English speakers like Isabelle and native Spanish speakers learn together.
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Two for one: Spanish-English immersion thriving at elementaries - Fitchburg star

Two for one: Spanish-English immersion thriving at elementaries - Fitchburg star | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Fitchburg star Two for one: Spanish-English immersion thriving at elementaries Fitchburg star Instead, it's the reading time of the day in the Spanish classroom in the Verona Area School District's “Two-Way Immersion” program at Glacier Edge...
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Dual-language programs in schools gain following - Education Week News

Dual-language programs in schools gain following - Education Week News | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Chron.com (blog) Dual-language programs in schools gain following Education Week News Like school systems across the nation, several local districts — including Houston, Alief, Clear Creek, Pasadena and Spring Branch — have expanded dual-language...
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More US schools join Seattle, add Vietnamese to dual immersion - KOMO News

More US schools join Seattle, add Vietnamese to dual immersion - KOMO News | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
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A second language spurs learning centers in the brain - Medill Reports: Chicago

A second language spurs learning centers in the brain - Medill Reports: Chicago | Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Medill Reports: Chicago A second language spurs learning centers in the brain Medill Reports: Chicago He described a study where native English-speaking children and native Spanish-speaking children were merged in a two-way language school in the...
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