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Number 42, Spring 2011 www.cal.org/twi
CAL TWI Web Updates
Grant Opportunities
Event Updates
Spotlight

Language Program Evaluation Workshop: May 26th and 27th


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CAL researchers, including TWI’s Julie Sugarman, will conduct a workshop on Language Program Evaluation as part of the National Capital Language Resource Center (NCLRC) Summer Institutes in Washington, DC. Participants will learn different approaches to language program evaluation and the basic steps to designing an evaluation. Topics covered will include basic principles of planning for an evaluation, including defining expectations for evaluation, collecting data and planning for analysis and reporting.

The NCLRC Summer Institutes run from May 23rd to July 1st. Visit the NCLRC Summer Institutes web page for information on other workshops and registration.

CAL TWI Web Updates

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) has updated its website with new information for two-way immersion and dual language practitioners.

New Glossary of Terms Related to Dual Language/TWI in the United States: Confused about all the terminology related to two-way immersion and dual language? Our new glossary is here to help! Browse the Glossary.

The Directory of Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Programs in the U.S. receives thousands of visits each month. Help keep the Directory current by updating your program information today!boy with pencil

New FAQ: What regional or national organizations provide advocacy, resources, or services for dual language programs? Learn more.

Updated FAQ: What are the duties of a TWI Coordinator? Learn more.

Bibliography of Two-Way Immersion Research Literature now updated with 383 references, organized by topic. Browse the bibliography.


Grant Opportunities

Two teachers working togetherU.S. Department of Education Grants: Professional Development and Evaluation

New grant opportunities for professional development and evaluation have recently been made available through the U.S. Department of Education.

For information on grants for teacher professional development, visit NCELA's National Professional Development Program.

For information on grants for program evaluation, visit the program announcement for Evaluation of State and Local Education Programs and Policies on the Institute for Education Sciences (IES) website. If you are thinking about program evaluation for 2011-2012, check out CAL's evaluation services for two-way immersion programs on our TWI Services web page.


Event Updates

Dual U Summer Institute

The Illinois Resource Center (IRC) will offer a five-day institute for teachers and administrators developing and implementing dual language (two-way immersion) programs. This professional development opportunity, intended for administrators, teachers, parents, and school board members, will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, from June 12th-17th.

Visit the IRC events web page for more information and to register.Two teachers working together

CARLA Summer Institutes

The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) will hold summer institutes for second language teachers from June 20th-August 19th. Topics include second language acquisition, technology as an instructional tool, and culture in the classroom.

Visit the CARLA Summer Institutes web page to view the schedule and register. Early registration ends May 31st.

Two-Way CABE's Annual TWBI Conference

Two-Way CABE will hold the 19th Annual National Two Way Bilingual Immersion (TWBI) Conference, A Composition of Best Practices, June 27th-30th in Sacramento, California. The conference will allow teachers and administrators to study and revisit the program components of programs of excellence and to learn new strategies for maintaining successful two-way bilingual immersion programs.

Visit the conference website to learn more and register. Teacher in classroom

La Cosecha Call for Presenters

La Cosecha invites dual language practitioners to share teaching strategies and other expertise by presenting at this year’s conference, November 16-19th at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico. The deadline for submissions is May 19th. Please visit the conference website for more information.


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