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Benefits of a Bilingual Brain Infographic

Benefits of a Bilingual Brain Infographic | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
Dual language education provides a unique and powerful opportunity to strengthen children's highest cognitive brain potentials.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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A visual representation of the benefits of dual language learning.

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For our visual learners. Another way to show the benefits of dual language.

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Building Bilingual Education Systems: Why is This Book Important?

'Building Bilingual Education Systems: Forces, Mechanisms and Counterweights' is edited and co-authored by Peeter Mehisto and Fred Genesee and also ...
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This sounds like a valuable book for those administrators who are contemplating starting a bilingual program.

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5 things you may not know about English language learners

5 things you may not know about English language learners | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
5 things you may not know about #EnglishLanguageLearners (#ELLs) http://t.co/c7VTbNUje7 #Facts #Education #Bilingual #CognitiveFunctioning
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Good to remember these facts.

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Why Teachers Are A Key Factor in the Success of Dual Language Learners - EdCentral

Why Teachers Are A Key Factor in the Success of Dual Language Learners - EdCentral | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
A new report provides evidence-based recommendations for enhancing the instruction, assessment and achievement of dual language learners.
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I especially like the graphic in this article. It shows that assessing a bilingual or multilingual child is no easy task.

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Episode 65: Insights into what it takes to teach your multilingual child with Berenice Pernalete | Bilingual Avenue

Episode 65: Insights into what it takes to teach your multilingual child with Berenice Pernalete | Bilingual Avenue | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
Great episode today to better understand multilingual education from the teacher's side w/@AcentoLearning http://t.co/9Ducxibe8j #bilingual
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CHISD Dual Language Enrichment Program

Dual Language is the most powerful school reform model for high academic achievement as it supports the development of bilingualism, biliteracy, and ...
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A Study Group on the Potential of Dynamic Bilingualism Translanguaging in Bilingual Education Part 2

"A Study Group on the Potential of Dynamic Bilingualism Translanguaging in Bilingual Education Part 2" streamed live on Monday, April 27, 2015. This webinar ...
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Language minority education - Weld for Birmingham (blog)

Language minority education - Weld for Birmingham (blog) | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
WBHM series examines why teachers and others are rethinking how to impart knowledge to students whose…
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part 1 Dual Language by Design 2015

part 1 Dual Language by Design 2015.
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This addresses what a dual language program looks like in a school and some of the important considerations when planning one.
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Reclassification Patterns among Latino English Learner Students in Bilingual, Dual Immersion, and English Immersion Classrooms | Center for Education Policy Analysis

Reclassification Patterns among Latino English Learner Students in Bilingual, Dual Immersion, and English Immersion Classrooms | Center for Education Policy Analysis | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
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Very important and recent research.

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Who Gets "The Bilingual Advantage?" And When? - EdCentral

Who Gets "The Bilingual Advantage?" And When? - EdCentral | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
New research helps clarify "the bilingual advantage" and how much language instruction it takes to reap those benefits.
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[Infographic] The Advantages of a Bilingual Education - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] The Advantages of a Bilingual Education - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
Here is an infographic that illustrates the advantages of a bilingual education.
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I may have posted this before but it's worth posting again.

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Bilingual children: what parents need to know

Bilingual children: what parents need to know | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
How do you ensure your child grows up speaking both parents' languages? Or help them learn your native language when they are learning Dutch at school?
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Baez counsels parents, principals on 40 dual language programs | School Stories

NYC's Milady Baez counsels parents, principals on 40 dual language programs. Says "Dual Language is here to stay" http://t.co/iF1KL2WHTO

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America's Lacking Language Skills

America's Lacking Language Skills | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
Budget cuts, low enrollments, and teacher shortages mean the country is falling behind the rest of the world.
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At times I wonder if the author understands dual language programs but overall, this has good information.

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Our Bilingual Preschool Blues and Tips for Choosing the Right Bilingual Preschool for You

Our Bilingual Preschool Blues and Tips for Choosing the Right Bilingual Preschool for You | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
Choosing the right bilingual school is not as easy as it could seem. Our bicultural mommy blogger tells us what to look for in a preschool.
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Good advice from a parent.

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Bilingual IS better (just don't believe all the hype) - EF Blog

Bilingual IS better (just don't believe all the hype) - EF Blog | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
Learning a second language pays off in more ways than one, but the impact it has on your brain, life and career might not be what you think.
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Bilingual Students Need Support in Their Native Language

The ESEA language policy does not reflect the critical role a student's first language plays in cognitive development, writes Joe Levitan.
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Bilingual Education: 5 Reasons it should be Required

Bilingual Education: 5 Reasons it should be Required | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
This generation of K-12 students is growing up in a society that is increasingly bilingual.  While foreign language requirements have long been a core requirement for high school graduation—second ...
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Students learning English benefit more in two-language instructional programs than English immersion, Stanford research finds

Students learning English benefit more in two-language instructional programs than English immersion, Stanford research finds | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
A partnership between the Stanford Graduate School of Education and San Francisco Unified School District examines the merits of four approaches to teaching English language learners.
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Dual Language by Design 2015 Part II

Dual Language by Design.
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This goes along with the previous video. These were used for staff development for planning a biliteracy program.
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Dual language development

Would you like your child to become bilingual or multilingual? Expose him/her to two languages or more since birth. This and more questions answered by Jean ...
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Common questions about the benefits of raising children bilingually are answered in this short clip.
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A One-Time English-Language Learner Puts Premium on Bilingual, Bicultural Education

A One-Time English-Language Learner Puts Premium on Bilingual, Bicultural Education | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
San Francisco Unified Superintendent Richard A. Carranza is charting pathways for English-language learners to become bilingual, biliterate graduates.
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An excellent testimonial to the value of bilingualism.

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Parent: Dual Language is Flawed, but Has a Place in Oswego Schools - Patch.com

Parent: Dual Language is Flawed, but Has a Place in Oswego Schools - Patch.com | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
"Dissolving a program that provides all of our children with such valuable language skills and cultural experiences is not the answer."
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A first-hand testimonial about the value of a DL education.

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Parents Worried Bill Would Make Dual-Language Schools Illegal

Parents Worried Bill Would Make Dual-Language Schools Illegal | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
Parents are concerned a proposed bill would make dual-language immersion programs illegal in Oklahoma.
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Why take away a language rather than build on it and add another? And what about English speakers who want to learn another language in a DL program?

 

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George Szirtes: what being bilingual means for my writing and identity

George Szirtes: what being bilingual means for my writing and identity | Dual Language programs | Scoop.it
Hungarian-born poet George Szirtes writes in both English and his native tongue. He contemplates bilingualism and belonging
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An interesting article about language and identity. (not exactly dual language but the importance of the home language)

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