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DLENM Store|Abriendo brecha: Antología crítica sobre la educación bilingüe de doble inmersión

DLENM Store|Abriendo brecha: Antología crítica sobre la educación bilingüe de doble inmersión | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Una obra llena de recursos para el estudio y la implementación de la educación bilingüe, especialmente el modelo novedoso de inmersión dual. Un libro repleto de conceptos, teorías y modelos útiles para los maestros, los teóricos, y las personas involucradas en la política educativa. Es un gran logro que este libro se publique originalmente en español en los Estados Unidos.
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Help Support Our Dual Language Immersion and Bilingual Programs PreK-12th grade!

Help Support Our Dual Language Immersion and Bilingual Programs PreK-12th grade! | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
There is an opportunity to provide “seed” and “capacity building” funding to our school districts seeking to expand existing dual language immersion or developmental bilingual programs or to establish new dual language immersion or developmental bilingual programs or early learning dual language...
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Make the promise of Prop. 58 real by supporting and expanding dual language schools in California through state-level grants supporting a number of proven needs in the area of recruitment, material acquisition, professional development, and parent and community outreach and more.
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Supporting DLLs in Superdiverse PreK-3 Programs: Findings from Two Studies

Supporting DLLs in Superdiverse PreK-3 Programs: Findings from Two Studies | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Marking the release of two research reports that highlight promising, effective approaches to teaching and learning for Dual Language Learners in multilingual, multicultural classrooms, the authors will present their findings on this webinar and discuss key implications for policy and practice.
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Resources for Dual Language Schools, Parents, Teachers and Administrators

Resources for Dual Language Schools, Parents, Teachers and Administrators | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
We are a community for dual language school leaders, educators, advocates and parents to help students achieve biliteracy through dual language immersion.
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An effective resource for new dual language programs learning from educators from across the nation.  Effective components and guidelines for starting and maintaining dual language programs.
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Front Matter | Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures

Front Matter | Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it

Excellent research-based resource outlining policy, practice, research, and inspiration for educating students learning English and enriching their heritage language.

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Excellent research-based resource outlining policy, practice, research, and inspiration for educating students learning English and enriching their heritage language.
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Bilingual Learning | 89.3 KPCC

Bilingual Learning | 89.3 KPCC | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
KPCC's series on the science, options, and dilemma of dual language education.
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An inspiring resource for dual language educators, parents, school board members, and community members interested in a diverse perspective on dual language programs.
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Californians Together:  Advocacy for English learners

Californians Together:  Advocacy for English learners | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Advocating for English learners
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The multiple benefits of learning two languages

The multiple benefits of learning two languages | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
A non-profit journalism website reporting on key education issues in California and beyond.
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LA librería:  Books for Kids en español

LA librería:  Books for Kids en español | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Books for kids in Spanish
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Una libreria maravillosa con una colección diversa del mundo literaria de las Americas y de Espana.
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Nine Features of High-Quality Language Immersion Programs

Language immersion education is a relatively new field, so how can educators know if a program is effective? Here are nine features of high-quality programs.
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Two-Way Language Immersion Program FAQ - Two-Way Immersion (CA Dept of Education)

Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Programs in California frequently asked questions on two-way instructional approaches and other issues.
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Bilingual Education’s New Brand of Converts

Bilingual Education’s New Brand of Converts | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
States including Utah and Montana are aggressively pushing for programs that give native English speakers a competitive edge.
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Harvard Dual Language Program

Yesterday the district celebrated the First Annual Dual Language Family Night. Learn more about the dual language program through this video featurin
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EPISD plans first dual-language New Tech in U.S. | Special Sections | elpasoinc.com

EPISD plans first dual-language New Tech in U.S. | Special Sections | elpasoinc.com | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
EPISD’s next venture into New Tech will pioneer the project-based learning approach for which the program is known and combine it with EPISD’s nationally recognized dual-language curriculum.
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Project-based Learning + dual language learning combine to increase student engagement, cognitively challenging curriculum, and problem-solving thinking.
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The seal of biliteracy: A marker of success at graduation: 

The seal of biliteracy: A marker of success at graduation:  | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Hundreds of Maryland students qualify, as state joins others nationally in new initiative
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Thousands of students qualify around the country in 31 states and growing documenting their language resource in biliterate proficiency.
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ACPS Dual Language Program

The Dual Language program in ACPS is designed for families who would like their children to learn another language while receiving the same high qualit
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Arte Publico Press

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Arte Público Press, the nation's largest and most established publisher of contemporary and recovery literature by U.S. Hispanic authors.
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Check out the oldest and largest Hispanic publishing house featuring bilingual and latino-oriented stories, non-fiction, and resources for children, teens, and adults.
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Houston is awarded recognition for best Dual Language program in the nation

Houston is awarded recognition for best Dual Language program in the nation | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
The Association of Two-Way and Dual Language Education (ATDLE) announced Houston ISD as the recipient of the 2017 District of Distinction award for its Dual Language program. “This national award is presented to schools and districts that have been trailblazers in establishing powerful school programs that ensure the opportunity of bilingualism and biliteracy for their…
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Fresno Unified working to increase bilingual education for its students | abc30.com

Fresno Unified working to increase bilingual education for its students | abc30.com | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it

Hmong language immersion program at Vang Pao Elementary School is being introduced. Learning the ABC's are about to look and sound very different in Fresno Unified.

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School district offers its unique constituents' educational programs in home language nurturing the community's needs for both academic literacy and cultural preservation.
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English learners: The Benefits of Dual Language Education

English learners: The Benefits of Dual Language Education | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
School districts across the country that have committed to reaping the benefits of dual-language instruction have found ways to make big gains in the face of obstacles, both perceived and real.
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Excellent resource for educators, parents, administrators and the public on the many benefits of being bilingual and biliterate.
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Dual Language Academy demonstrates advantages of bilingualism

Dual Language Academy demonstrates advantages of bilingualism | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
SEASIDE >> Maybe it’s the high parental participation at the school. Or the early implementation of the Common Core standards. Or the small class sizes in higher years. Or the training provided to teachers.Or very likely, the fact
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Be inspired by this comprehensive dual language academy offering a robust instructional program to students and supporting dual language teachers' need for professional development.
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Dual Language Instruction: An Overview (Part I) | Colorín Colorado

Dual Language Instruction: An Overview (Part I) | Colorín Colorado | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
During the past school year, I worked on two fascinating projects related to dual language instructional programs.
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Dual language immersion and global education programs soar at Unionville Elementary

Unionville Elementary in Union County, N.C. offers both dual language immersion and global education programs to its students.
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Welcome to the Pura Belpré Award home page!

Welcome to the Pura Belpré Award home page! | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
The homepage for the Association for Library Service to Children and REFORMA's Pura Belpre Award.
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Looking for award-winning books in Spanish and English with a wide range of topics relating to Latino children?  Here's an excellent resource for educators, parents, and librarians.
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