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Fresno Unified awarded $1 million grant to expand dual language program | abc30.com

The Language Learning Project ensures young dual-language learners are acquiring a strong foundation of skills in both their home language as well as in English.
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Schools are teaching kids in Korean, Arabic, French as dual immersion programs expand beyond Spanish –

Schools are teaching kids in Korean, Arabic, French as dual immersion programs expand beyond Spanish – | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Southern California, “one of the most linguistically diverse areas in the United States,” is seeing a growth in dual-language immersion programs.
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North Grade Elementary Dual Language Program (English)

There are great advantages to not only being bilingual, but also learning lessons in more than one language. North Grade Elementary School is one of the dist...
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DLI (Dual Language Immersion) Program

One of the most celebrated programs at RUSD over the past several years is our Dual Language Immersion (DLI) education course for students. Students must beg...
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Redwood Elementary: A Dual Language Immersion School

Fontana Unified's Redwood Elementary will become the district's second Spanish dual-language immersion school, providing native English speakers and English ...
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Mount Kisco Elementary School Dual Language Bilingual Education

This video was prepared for the Bedford Central School District to inform district parents about the dual language bilingual education offered at Mt. Kisco E...
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Calling for Policies that Support Dual Language Education | Education News

Calling for Policies that Support Dual Language Education | Education News | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
In the last 20 years, dual language (DL) programs––which provide instruction in two languages and aim for students to become bilingual, biliterate, and ...
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The Seal of Biliteracy

The Seal of Biliteracy | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
The Seal of Biliteracy is an award given by a school, district, or state in recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages.
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37 states and counting!
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Buscan impulsar la educación bilingüe en California - 19

Buscan impulsar la educación bilingüe en California -  19 | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
La iniciativa Global California busca cuadriplicar los programas bilingües en escuelas y la creación de centros de idiomas.
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CDE: More high school seniors are ‘biliterate’ –

CDE: More high school seniors are ‘biliterate’ – | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
A record number of California’s high school seniors who graduated last year, some 55,000, five times the number just six years ago, can read, write, and speak at least two languages, the stat…
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#RethinkSchool: AZ, UT, CO, and WY Lead Charge for English Learners

#RethinkSchool: AZ, UT, CO, and WY Lead Charge for English Learners | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Director of English Language Acquisition Jose Viana visited schools in Arizona, Utah, Colorado and Wyoming that are rethinking education by using innovative approaches to meet the needs of their bilingual and multilingual students. ...
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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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Schools chancellor, mayor announce addition of 47 dual language

Schools chancellor, mayor announce addition of 47 dual language | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that for the 2019-2020 school year, the littlest New Yorkers will be able to learn in four new languages.
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$1M grant will train dual-language educators | Camarillo Acorn

$1M grant will train dual-language educators | Camarillo Acorn | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Cal State Channel Islands has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the California Department of Education to help train educators working with young students...
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Bilingual and Dual Language Education

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Features of Dual Language Immersion in High Achieving Programs CAL researchers are working on a three-year grant to document the characteristics of successful dual language education programs in the state of Oregon. K-12 Biliteracy Pathways CAL is working with the Oregon State Department of Education during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 school years to support K-12 Biliteracy Pathways project grant recipients in the development, implementation and evaluation of existing and new model two-way and one-way dual language programs. Two-Way Immersion Outreach and Information Dissemination The project supported CAL’s nationwide two-way immersion (TWI) outreach and public relations efforts, including the creation and updating of a two-way immersion website and directory, an email bulletin, and responding to questions from the public.  Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education – Third Edition Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education has been updated to reflect new knowledge, practices, and policies in the arena of dual language education. The third edition of this widely used resource is designed to serve as an effective tool for planning, self-reflection, and continual improvement.   CAL Commentary CAL is developing a series of free downloadable deliverables designed to connect research to practice around key topics related language and culture.  Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 6th Edition The sixth edition of this bestselling textbook has been substantially revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education in the 21st century. Implementing Educational Language Policy in Arizona: Legal, Historical and Current Practices in SEI Scholars and researchers present their latest findings regarding the impact of a restrictive language policy on teacher preparation and classroom practice through the lens of the decade-long implementation of Structured English Immersion (SEI) in Arizona. Bilingual Community Education and Multilingualism: Beyond Heritage Languages in a Global City This book explores bilingual community education, specifically the educational spaces shaped and organized by American ethnolinguistic communities for their children in the multilingual city of New York. Realizing the Vision of Two-Way Immersion: Fostering Effective Programs and Classrooms Drawing on a decade of research, this book explores the question of effectiveness in two-way immersion by examining the development of bilingualism and biliteracy in elementary TWI students. Drawing on its decades of research in language education, CAL offers services to schools and districts that are planning or implementing bilingual, dual language, or two-way immersion (TWI) programs. All of our services are rooted in research-based tools and approaches, and are tailored to your needs. CAL offers professional development on the critical issues facing educators in dual language education settings. CAL can help develop or refine a dual language program by working with key stakeholders in a collaborative environment. Evaluation services can be tailored to your program’s needs with a wide range of evaluation approaches including quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods. Contact CAL to discuss your interests.  CAL Institutes: Professional Development Opportunities in Washington, DC Metro Area CAL offers three institutes of special interest for educators interested in dual language education. Foundations of Dual Language Instruction: This institute introduces practitioners to the research base for effective dual language instruction with a focus on practical applications for classroom use. Strategies and hands-on activities will be shared that promote student interaction to build receptive and productive language skills in two languages while building content knowledge in order to develop bilingualism, biliteracy, and multicultural competence. Leading Dual Language Programs for Student Success: A CAL Leadership Institute: This institute is designed to help educators strengthen their leadership by gaining a solid understanding of the benefits of dual language education and learning how they can develop an effective dual language program that promotes student success on their campus. Spanish Literacy Institute: Each two-day Spanish Literacy institute is designed to provide participants with effective methodologies for teaching academic language and literacy in Spanish to students in a wide variety of K-8 educational setting where Spanish is the language of instruction. Classroom practices are framed by an understanding of Spanish language arts standards and linguistic features in Spanish. Learn more about these institutes and view our full calendar. CAL and WIDA Launch New Collaborative Symposium Promoting Spanish Language Development for Emergent Bilinguals Cómo fomentar el desarrollo del español en estudiantes bilingües emergentes Learn research-based practitioner strategies to develop the Spanish language skills of emergent bilinguals aligned with WIDA’s Spanish Language Development Standards and CAL’s proven Spanish instruction techniques. Watch our website for upcoming event dates. Spanish Literacy Institute: Fostering Spanish Language and Literacy Development APRIL 11 - 12, 2019 Washington DC Towards the Third Goal: Sociocultural Competence in Dual Language Education MARCH 21, 2019 1:30 - 2:45PM PDT California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) Annual Conference MARCH 20 - 23, 2019 Long Beach, CA National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) 2019 Conference MARCH 6 - 9, 2019 Lake Buena Vista, FL PCI: Using the Guiding Principles for Bilingual and Biliterate Student Success MARCH 6, 2019 9:00AM - 4:00PM EST Multilingual Education Fair of DC JANUARY 26, 2019 10:00AM - 2:00PM Washington DC
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Innovative Educators: Teaching dual languages to build future opportunities

An elementary teacher in Kuna teaches her class in a mix of English and Spanish to help students for the future.
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School District Exploring Dual Language Program

School District Exploring Dual Language Program | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
Forty-Three Percent Of Santa Barbara Students Are Native Spanish Speakers.
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Profiles of Dual Language Education in the 21st Century

Profiles of Dual Language Education in the 21st Century | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
In the last 20 years dual language education programs have increased in number and expanded in range. Whereas once they were predominantly focused at the elementary level, they now span from pre-K through to high school. This book examines the key attributes of successful dual language programs, as well as the challenges and opportunities involved in extending the dual language instructional model to pre-K and secondary settings.  Chapter authors, who are themselves both researchers and practitioners, explore the latest research and policy implications for implementation of dual language in three different contexts; within a school, a dual language school, and a dual language district. This book will be of interest to teachers, teacher educators, professional development specialists, policymakers, administrators, and researchers. Table of Contents - Profiles of Dual Language Education in the 21st Century 275.05 kB   ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY Use promo code PDLE21C at checkout to save 50% off the list price. About the Editors M. Beatriz Arias is a Senior Research Scientist at the Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Her scholarly interests center on educational language policy and programs for emergent bilinguals/English language learners. Molly Fee is a PhD student in the Department of Sociology at UCLA. Her research interests focus on refugee resettlement, international migration, political sociology, and language policy. Read the blog post where Beatriz Arias explains the educational backdrop to the collection and explains the goals of its chapters.  About the CAL Series on Language Education The books in this series explore a broad range of issues in applied linguistics and language education and are written in a style that is accessible to a broad audience, including those who are new to the field. Each book addresses a topic of relevance to those who are studying or working in the fields of language learning, language instruction, and language assessment, whether in English as a second language or other world languages. Editors - CAL Series on Language Education: Joel Gómez, Terrence G. Wiley, M. Beatriz Arias, and Joy Kreeft Peyton. Learn more.
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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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Dual-Language Immersion Programs Raise Student Achievement in English | RAND

Dual-Language Immersion Programs Raise Student Achievement in English | RAND | ¡CHISPA!  Dual Language Education | Scoop.it
A large study of elementary school dual-language immersion (DLI) programs found that the programs raised student achievement in English and fostered proficiency in a second language, with no drop in students' performance in mathematics or science.
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Garland ISD: One-Way Dual Language

Garland ISD is so excited to give you a peek into what’s going on in our One-Way Dual Language Classrooms! The One-Way Dual Language is an enrichment program...
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Bilingual/Dual Language Education

Video produced for decision-makers and the public about the benefits and research behind bilingual and dual language education (9 minutes) (http://bit.ly/SEA...
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