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September 2020

La Fascinante Historia de Española with Alma Flor Ada and Isabel Campoy

September 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Online Conference, CA

La fascinante historia de la lengua española takes the reader in a journey back in time to the origins of the Spanish language. The rise of Rome, Greek civilization, Visigoth invasion, Arab conquest, Spanish exploration, Amerindian wealth, and other new horizons have contributed to the rich, diverse, and fascinating history that makes the Spanish language, which has enriched Hispanic culture and the people who speak it.

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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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