The 1-1.5 hour presentation is an overview for leadership in a district or school considering the implementation of a DL program. Participants will leave with a foundational knowledge of DLE and an understanding of the planning and commitment required to build a successful program.
This will include:
What are English vs bilingual language instruction educational programs?
What research says are the benefits and challenges of Dual Language Education?
Federal and State laws relating to Dual Language Education
What is a dual language program?
Definition, Dual Language program goals, Non-Negotiables
Three core goals dual language education: a) grade level academic achievement, b) bilingualism and biliteracy, achievement and c) sociocultural competence
Dual Language Implementation options
Program models and design, literacy development, staffing option, language allocation