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4. Professional Development

GOAL:

Provide professional development for the Leadership Team on the various dual language education program models before making the decision regarding which program model to implement.

OVERVIEW:

It will be important for all who will be making the decision regarding the dual language education program model to have an opportunity to learn the strengths and challenges of each before making the final decision.

Often, districts will reach out to a consultant who specializes in the area of dual language education to provide professional development for the Leadership Team on the research-based dual language education program models prior to making a decision on which to select for implementation. Consultants can be found through:

  • Local county office of education or regional center
  • California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) Professional Development Services: (www.bilingualeducation.org)
  • Dual Language Education New Mexico (DLeNM): La Cosecha (www.dlenm.org)
  • Association of Two-Way and Dual Language Education (ATDLE): (www.atdle.org)

Professional development on dual language education program models is also available through many conference across the school year. These conferences include:

  • California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) Professional Development Services: (www.bilingualeducation.org)
  • Dual Language Education New Mexico (DLeNM): La Cosecha (www.dlenm.org)
  • Association of Two-Way and Dual Language Education (ATDLE): (www.atdle.org)
  • National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE): Annual Conference (www.nabe.org)

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