TWI Bulletin Archives
TWI Bulletin #20: Guiding Principles, conferences,
and scholarships & grants for dual language education (4/4/2005)
It has been a while since the last Two-Way Immersion Bulletin from
Guiding Principles Available for Public Comment:
The Center for Applied Linguistics is pleased to announce that the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education are available in draft form for public comment at http://www.cal.org/twi/guidingprinciples.htm. The Principles were developed by a national panel of dual language researchers and practitioners, with support from the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition at The George Washington University.
Grounded in evidence from research and best practices, the Principles were developed as a tool to help dual language programs (two-way immersion, heritage language, foreign language immersion, or developmental bilingual programs) with planning and ongoing implementation.
We encourage everyone to read the draft document and submit feedback on the web site. Please e-mail
Upcoming Dual Language Conferences:
1. New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education 33rd Annual Conference
April 14-16, 2005, Albuquerque Convention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Accountability in Bilingual Education Drives Academic Excellence
For more information, visit the NMABE Website at: http://www.nmabe.net
2. Hartford Schools' 5th Annual Dual Language Summer Institute
June 29-30, 2005,
For conference and registration information, visit: http://www.hartfordschools.org/downloads/flyers/dual_language.pdf, or e-mail Esseb001@hartfordschools.org with questions.
3. Call for E-proposals: NABE 2006 Dual Language Immersion Pre-Conference Institute
Wednesday, January 18, 2006,
The one-day pre-conference institute is calling for proposals for 90-minute sessions relating to Dual (Two-Way/One-Way) Language Immersion Programs. To receive a copy of the e-proposal form, contact Dr. Leo Gómez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note that this is for the pre-conference institute only. To submit a proposal to the NABE Regular Conference, please go to http://www.nabe.org
Scholarships, Prizes, and Grants
1. Teachers Scholarships Available Through a Dual Language National Professional Development Project
Teacher scholarship recipients will complete a three-graduate credit course that can be applied towards some states' requirements for either a ESL or Bilingual endorsement. The class, based on Dual Language Instruction: A Handbook for Enriched Education (2000) by N. Cloud, F. Genesee and E. Hamayan, will meet in February and in May of 2006 in the
Application packages may be downloaded on at the website http://www.thecenterweb.org/irc/index.html by clicking on the "resources" section. For further information, please contact Nora Sandoval at (847) 803-3112.
2. 2005 Goldman Sachs Prizes - Call for Applications
The 2005 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education will award five $25,000 prizes to schools, higher education institutions, states, and media/technology organizations that are working to "put the world into world-class education."
While the importance of other world regions to
Full information the 2005 application process and on the 2004 prizewinners is now available at http://www.InternationalEd.org/prizes. Deadline: mid-May
3. The Star Schools Program
The Star Schools Program 2005 grant competition is open to foreign language programs. The purpose of the Star Schools Program is to:
- Encourage improved instruction in mathematics, science, foreign languages, and other subjects.
- Serve underserved populations, including disadvantaged, non-reading, and limited English proficient populations and individuals with disabilities. Star Schools grants are made to eligible telecommunications partnerships, to enable such partnerships to: (a) develop, construct, acquire, maintain, and operate telecommunications audio and visual facilities and equipment; (b) develop and acquire educational and instructional programming; and (c) obtain technical assistance for the use of such facilities and instructional programming.
The competition will close on May 9, 2005.
For more information on the grant competition and contact information, please visit http:/www.ed.gov/programs/starschools/index.html
This is the twentieth in a series of occasional post-only mailings from the Center for Applied Linguistics, with support from the