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14. Continue to Inform Parents and Community

GOAL:

To continue to have parents and community members be informed and supportive of the dual language education program, and to see it and communicate it to their peers as a program that will benefit to all students, not just English Learners.

OVERVIEW:

Parents and community are key in growing and sustaining a dual language education program. Being able to continue engaging them and developing a partnership in support of the program as it grows will be extremely critical.

  • Facilitate monthly meetings with parents of students in dual language education program to address their questions and concerns and provide education opportunities
    • Dual language education program design
    • Second language acquisition
    • Literacy/biliteracy
    • Homework
    • Cooperative learning
  • Provide regular parent education opportunities
    • English as a second language classes for parents of English Learners
    • Target language as a second language classes for parents of English-only students
  • Facilitate formal and informal dual language education program celebrations to showcase student work in two languages and to encourage parent interaction across languages and cultures

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