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Number 47, Fall 2012 www.cal.org/twi
Immersion 2012
La Cosecha Dual Language Conference
Resources on Instruction

New Book on Structured English Immersion in Arizona

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Implementing Educational Language Policy in Arizona
In this volume, scholars and researchers present their latest findings and concerns regarding the impact of a restrictive language policy on teacher preparation and classroom practice through the lens of the decade-long implementation of Structured English Immersion (SEI) in Arizona. This publication from Multilingual Matters is edited by M. Beatriz Arias and Christian Faltis with contributions from Terrence Wiley and Sarah Catherine K. Moore.

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Immersion 2012

(teachers collaborating)Immersion 2012:
Bridging Contexts for a Multilingual World

October 18-20
St. Paul, Minnesota

The fourth international conference on immersion education, Immersion 2012: Bridging Contexts for a Multilingual World, brings together researchers and practitioners working in a range of immersion programs. The conference is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota. Visit CAL staff presentations at the conference, including a plenary session with CAL Senior Fellow, Donna Christian:

  • Program Evaluation Skills for Immersion Educators, Julie Sugarman, preconference workshop, Thursday, 1:30-4:00
  • Linguistic and Cultural Equity in Two-Way Immersion Education, Julie Sugarman, session, Friday, 11:15-12:15
  • No Program Is an Island: Policy Contexts for Immersion Education, Donna Christian, plenary, Friday, 8:30-10:00

Click here for more information or to register.

La Cosecha Dual Language Conference

La Cosecha Dual Language Conference:
La educacion que merecen todos nuestros hijos
November 7-10
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Dual Language Education of New Mexico announces La Cosecha 2012, 17th Annual Dual Language Conference, "La educacion que merecen todos nuestros hijos.” La Cosecha brings together more than 1,500 educators, parents, researchers, and community members that support dual language enriched education. Join CAL’s Igone Arteagoitia on Thursday, November 8 for her presentation, “Using Cognates to Develop Academic Language in Dual Language Programs.”

Regular registration is now open! Click here for more information and to register.

Resources on Instruction

Language Objectives: The Key to Effective Content Area Instruction for English (teacher in classroomLearners
In this article prepared for the Colorín Colorado! website, Jennifer Himmel, CAL Associate Director for PreK-12 ELL Professional Development Programs, provides an overview of how to use language objectives in content-area instruction for English learners. She includes practical examples and answers key questions about implementing language objectives in the classroom. Read the article.

Report on SIOP in Two-Way Immersion Classrooms: Adapting the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) for Two-Way Immersion Education: An Introduction to the TWIOP
Language objectives are a key feature of the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Model for instruction, as are making links to students' backgrounds, increasing opportunities for students to interact, and ensuring input is comprehensible for students. This 2007 report summarizes key modifications to the SIOP Model for the TWI context and provides examples of lessons that use this modified approach in TWI classrooms. Read the report.

Two-Way Immersion Toolkit
The Toolkit is a resource for teachers, parents, and administrators involved with two-way immersion programs, particularly those at the elementary level. The Toolkit's section on classroom instruction includes a Question & Answer (Q&A) document on teaching in TWI programs and model lesson plans that show how best practices are implemented in the TWI classroom. View the Toolkit.

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