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LESSONS IN THE WILD: Poteet students study plants, animals - Pleasanton Express

LESSONS IN THE WILD: Poteet students study plants, animals - Pleasanton Express | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
Students in Dr. Mary Carrasco’s dual language class are, from left: front row- Anabel Garcia, Victor Rangel, Javery Zuniga, Hannali Duet, Beatriz Guzman, Arianna Guiterrez and Manuel Ramos; back row- Dr. Mary Carrasco (third grade dual language teacher), Camila Duran, Matthew Esquivel, Darlene Garcia, Fernando Sanchez, Ximena Castenada and Ismael Roca. The second and third
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Movement in NM aims to revitalize Native languages

Movement in NM aims to revitalize Native languages | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it

Movement in NM aims to revitalize Native languages

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'Our Own Journeys': The Growing Push for More Bilingual Children's Books in Schools and Libraries

'Our Own Journeys': The Growing Push for More Bilingual Children's Books in Schools and Libraries | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
An increasing number of children's book authors and activists have been writing and advocating for more bilingual children's books that address social justice issues.
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CSRWire - Action for Healthy Kids, Kellogg Company Fund Partner to Launch Expanded Bilingual Child Health Resource Library for Schools and Communities

CSRWire - Action for Healthy Kids, Kellogg Company Fund Partner to Launch Expanded Bilingual Child Health Resource Library for Schools and Communities | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
Action for Healthy Kids, a nationwide grassroots non-profit that mobilizes family-school partnerships to prepare kids to be healthy in body and mind, has announced the launch of an expanded comprehensive, digital bilingual resource library.
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The 3 Es of Using Translated Materials

The 3 Es of Using Translated Materials | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
Social–emotional learning (SEL) has gained traction in education over the last 20 years. Over the previous two years, it has held a prominent place in the headlines as a top concern of teachers, due primarily to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, educators are now focusing on identifying high-quality, evidence-based programs for their schools.The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), which is a go-to for all things SEL, defines SEL as “the process through which all young people and adults acquire and apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to develop healthy identities, manage emotions and achieve personal and collective
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Hispanic educators are key to the long-term survival of Catholic schools

Hispanic educators are key to the long-term survival of Catholic schools | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
Hispanic educators bring powerful and necessary voices and gifts that are essential to sustain the mission of Catholic schools in the United States.
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Bilingualism Is Good for Your Mental Health

Bilingualism Is Good for Your Mental Health | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
Speaking a second language slows down aging, fends off diseases like Alzheimer's and you can understand and speak to more people, so why not?
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How Being Bilingual Affects Your Brain

How Being Bilingual Affects Your Brain | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
Being bilingual or multilingual has been proven to have countless beneficial impacts on the brains of those who speak more than one language.
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Native American educator will discuss Keres learning center

Native American educator will discuss Keres learning center | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
The Lobo Language Acquisition Lab at The University of New Mexico will present Trisha Moquino of Keres Children's Learning Center (KCLC) describing her quest to create a school that would nurture children in the Keres-speaking community
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Lisa Schroeder: Dual-language education is elementary | Op-eds | unionleader.com

Lisa Schroeder: Dual-language education is elementary | Op-eds | unionleader.com | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
I RECENTLY MOVED to New Hampshire from the West Coast. Although I’m impressed by the miles of untouched woods, beautiful old architecture, and clean air, I’m not impressed by the
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Importance of the State Seal of Biliteracy Program - Letters (CA Dept of Education)

Letter to County and District Superintendents, Direct-Funded Charter School Administrators, and High School Principals regarding the importance of the State Seal of Biliteracy.
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How Standing Up to Racism After 9/11 Changed One Immigrant Teenager's Life

How Standing Up to Racism After 9/11 Changed One Immigrant Teenager's Life | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
Twenty years after 9/11, Fatima Shah — who organized against anti-Muslim backlash as a teenager at Berkeley High School — reflects on how it changed her life.
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No Downside for Bilingual Kids

No Downside for Bilingual Kids | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
Pioneer study in U.S.-born children from Spanish-speaking families has found that minority language exposure does not threaten the acquisition of English
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The “Polyglot Boardinghouse” and the Many Benefits of Bilingualism

The “Polyglot Boardinghouse” and the Many Benefits of Bilingualism | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
(Excerpted and adapted from Parenting with An Accent: How Immigrants Honor Their Heritage, Navigate Setbacks, and Chart New Paths for Their Children by Masha Rumer (Beacon Press, 2021). Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press. Masha Rumer is the author of a nonfiction book about immigrant families, Parenting with an Accent: How Immigrants Honor Their Heritage, Navigate Setbacks,… Continue reading The “Polyglot Boardinghouse” and the Many Benefits of Bilingualism
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Harvard EdCast: Creating Joyful Educational Spaces

National Teacher of the Year Juliana Urtubey reflects on the importance of valuing all parts of a student’s identity and what that means for a teacher today.
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Opinion: The United States needs bilingual education

Opinion: The United States needs bilingual education | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
Bilingual education can strengthen communities, improve self confidence and build appreciation for other cultures.
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Bilingual reading with children opens mirrors, windows and doors

Bilingual reading with children opens mirrors, windows and doors | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
Parents of pre-school aged children are invited to take part in a free online workshop on how to support your child’s second language learning, even when you are not confident in your own language skills.
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In ‘La Arepa’ Children's Book, 2 Venezuelan Immigrants Bring Their Culture To Younger Generations

In ‘La Arepa’ Children's Book, 2 Venezuelan Immigrants Bring Their Culture To Younger Generations | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
A Roscoe Village mom from Venezuela co-wrote the bilingual book about arepas to introduce her daughter to her parents' traditions. "I wanted her to have something that would connect her to Venezuela," Samantha Cornelelles said.
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https://www.yourobserver.com/article/braden-river-elementary-dual-language-programs-sees-success-in-first-year-in-east-bradenton

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Without Words: How the Arts Connect Us —

Without Words: How the Arts Connect Us — | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
Alexia Benavent-Rivera left a part of herself in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico when her family, unable to survive in the declinin
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Here’s how America can solve its language education problem – The Miscellany News

Here’s how America can solve its language education problem – The Miscellany News | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
Multilingualism is an essential skill. In fact, employees who are fluent in more than one language create greater economic activity. In Canada, where English and French are the two predominant languages, having the ability to trade goods and services in both languages adds the equivalent of $3.3...
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Bilingual Students At La Scuola D’Italia Carrying On Families’ Italian Heritage – CBS New York

Bilingual Students At La Scuola D’Italia Carrying On Families’ Italian Heritage – CBS New York | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
La Scuola d'Italia on the Upper East Side prepares students to have an international perspective.
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How Can Drama Improve Language Learning?

How Can Drama Improve Language Learning? | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
Drama is a naturally expressive and creative medium that is centered around the communication of thoughts and ideas. It seems obvious that the practical and communicative nature of drama is a natural companion to language learning, yet it is seldom a key component of any language curriculum. Drama has a much greater role to play in language teaching than it currently occupies in classrooms around the world. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.” A vital component of learning a language is repeated exposure to words and
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Language in school is embracing culture

The city of Albuquerque, New Mexico is rich in Native American, Mexican and Spanish culture. Most of the culture is language. Throughout the history of New Mexico, speaking Spanish was hated. It is now accepted through bilingual education. “This provides us as a school system with a rigorous opportunity to bring back some of our …
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House Committee Supports Seal of Biliteracy

House Committee Supports Seal of Biliteracy | Benefits of Bilingualism | Scoop.it
The House Committee on Appropriations has affirmed its support for implementing and providing funding for Seal of Biliteracy programs across the U.S. in its draft report for Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education appropriations for fiscal year 2022. “The Committee recognizes that State Seal of Biliteracy programs, adopted and implemented in more than 80% of the States, enrich society by encouraging bilingual and multilingual education and demonstrating to employers and higher education institutions that students have attained proficiency in English and one other language,” reads the report, according to the Joint National Committee for Languages–National Council for Languages and
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