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October 2020

The astounding effectiveness of Dual Language Education: 35 years of indisputable research findings.

October 23, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Online Conference, CA

Registration at full capacity: Please join the waiting list. Drs. Thomas and Collier will share the astounding effectiveness of Dual Language Education: 35 years of indisputable research findings.

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November 2020

Testimonios: A Critical Component of Decolonizing the U.S. Classroom with Dr. José Medina

November 9, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
Online Conference, CA

Paulo Freire, author of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, defines critical consciousness as the ability to intervene in reality as a means to change it, with a focus on equity and social justice.  Unfortunately, for students belonging to Black, Indigenous, Communities of Color, this has never been the reality in a school system that has continuously marginalized them in the U.S. classroom.  A critical consciousness journey begins with testimonio work.  By understanding what privilege we carry, what biases we have, how we exist and function in the world,…

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December 2020

Advancing Equity in Dual Language Programs: A Guide for Leaders with Mariana Castro & Silvia Romero-Johnson

December 10, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Educators have faced unprecedented challenges this school year -from reimagining instruction in virtual environments to addressing news of social injustices in their communities and across the world. One way to advance social justice in our world in ensuring diverse voices are part of the dialog and dual language bilingual classrooms are particularly positioned for addressing some of these challenges. By nature of their design, DLI programs already include diverse voices in their classrooms, so how can we take it to…

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January 2021

Center for Applied Linguistics

The Guiding Principles and the Critical Third Pillar: Socio-Cultural Competence with Center for Applied Linguistics

January 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
Online Conference, CA

In the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, 3rd edition, the third goal of dual language programs, socio-cultural competence, is a critical aspect of every component of  dual-language programming and instruction. In fact, DL Programs serve as social incubators for the kind of socio-cultural introspection needed in our society today. Presenters from the Center for Applied Linguistics will examine ways that dual-language staff, students, families, and communities can adopt practices that move the needle on equity. Resources for the journey…

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February 2021

Music, Creativity and the Arts for Multilingual Learners

February 11, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Bilingual Edutainer and Keynote Speaker of MABE 2021 Guero Loco aka Mr. GL presents this webinar focused on leveraging Music, Creativity, Empathy and The Arts, to support and inspire the best from our multilingual learners.

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March 2021

Leveraging the Students’ Linguistic Repertoire Through “la trenza de la biliteracidad”

March 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

This session demonstrates an approach to biliteracy instruction that leverages the student's full linguistic repertoire by strategically planning for content, language, and literacy across both program languages through the Preview-View-Review strategy.

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May 2021

Un nuevo volumen de Hablando bien se entiende la gente: enseñar deleitando

May 5, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT
Online Conference, CA

Esta presentación se trata del tercer volumen que compone la serie de libros titulada Hablando bien se entiende la gente. Como los anteriores, este tercer volumen enseña, en breves diálogos muy divertidos, cómo evitar en la lengua española los calcos del inglés, los falsos cognados, etc.

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September 2021

Spanish in the US: Myths and Realities

September 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we are honored to have Dr. Kim Potowski, Professor & Director of the Spanish Heritage Language Program at UIC, to be our September speaker. This talk summarizes recent research on Spanish in the U.S., addressing questions such as these: What are some of the principal characteristics of Spanish as it is spoken in the U.S., resulting from contact with English, from reduced input and output, and from contact between different Spanish dialects?  Is "Spanglish" a positive or a derogatory term? Is a single U.S. Spanish dialect…

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October 2021

The Seal of Biliteracy as a Catalyst for Growth in Dual Language Schools

October 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PDT

How do the new Seal of Biliteracy Guidelines support the needs of dual language programs? What tools can dual language programs use to implement the Seal of Biliteracy?How can we ensue the Seal of Biliteracy is equitable and  available to all learners? What are the models that exist to connect the Seal of Biliteracy to elementary learners in dual language programs?In this webinar, panelists from JNCL-NCLIS, AATSP, ACTFL, NABE and Seal of Biliteracy discuss various way to support dual language schools implementing…

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November 2021

Learning to Dance the Dual-Language Data Bachata

November 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

Discover how to collaboratively use, plan for, and respond to critical dual-language data. This webinar is designed for participants to understand the actions needed to empower authentic dual-language data and use that data to provide: much-needed opportunities for dual-language students to use what they know engage in meaningful and responsive biliteracy learning opportunities that reflect a more holistic set of factors, and receive well-matched supports across both program languages.

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January 2022

Using ESSER Funds to Support Dual Language Programs

January 13, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST
Online Conference, CA

The U.S. Congress passed three Coronavirus Relief Funding Laws from April 2020 to March 2021. Each of these laws included funding for K-12 education called Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding. This presentation: • Describes the unique characteristics of these funds and how they differ from other federal education funding; • Outlines the funding designated for State Education Agencies and Local Education Agencies; • Reviews the required and allowable uses of these funds; and • Highlights specific programs…

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February 2022

Discover and Celebrate the Power of Spanish

February 3, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm PST

An understanding of the structure and history of the Spanish language empowers educators to more effectively teach Spanish language and literacy skills. Come celebrate your identity as a Spanish speaker, and join us as we explore Spanish spelling rules, common mistakes, syllable structure, and the use of accents. Engage with sociocultural aspects of the Spanish language, like regional variations and historical influences that help explain why Spanish is the way it is today! And learn how all of this informs instructional activities to promote literacy skills in Spanish.

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