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This session will help educators develop or strengthen their dual language programs. Based on the highly-acclaimed Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, 3rd Edition, and CAL’s six decades of experience in connecting research to practice, this session provides an overview of the seven strands of effective programs:
- Program Structure
- Assessment and Accountability
- Staff Quality and Professional Development
- Family and Community
- Support and Resources
The session will also help participants deepen their understanding of, and their ability to communicate with others, the positive impact that bilingualism has on student achievement, as well as the importance of ensuring program and language equity to create a culture where bilingualism, biliteracy, high academic achievement, and socio-cultural competence thrive.