TWI Bulletin Archives

TWI Bulletin #22: La Cosecha, Dual U Professional Development Grant, and more! (10/5/2005)

 

I hope everyone has had a smooth beginning of the school year! Here is some dual language news!

 

La Cosecha 2005 Dual Language Conference

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Albuquerque, NM

November 9-12, 2005

 

Registration is still open for this year’s La Cosecha conference. Look for three presentations by CAL staff:

“Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education,” by Liz Howard, Thursday, Nov. 10, 10:00-11:30 am

“The Dual Language Toolkit: A New Resource for Teachers,” by Julie Sugarman, Friday, Nov. 11, 9:25-10:50 am

“’Can Yu Rid Guat Ay Rot?’ A Study of Cross-Linguistic Spelling Errors,” by Liz Howard, Friday, Nov. 11, 2:00-4:00 pm

 

For more information on the conference and registration visit www.lacosecha2005.org.

 


Project DualU Professional Development Grant

Center For Applied Linguistics - Washington D.C.

February 16, 17, & 18, 2006 and May 11, 12, & 13, 2006

 

Scholarships are available for teams of teachers and administrators who work in dual language programs or who are interested in starting or teaching in a dual language program. Teacher scholars selected for this project will complete a three-credit course entitled Bilingual Methods and Materials: Focus on Dual Language Education that can be applied towards some states' requirements for bilingual/ESL accreditation. This course will take place at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, D.C. Deadline for submission for Spring 2006 participation is November 10, 2005. For a copy of the application and instructions, please go to http://www.thecenterweb.org/irc/pdf/dualu2006app.pdf.

 

Dual U Training of Trainers

Illinois Resource Center - Chicago Area

June 20, 21 & 22, 2006

 

Participate in a comprehensive, three day training of trainers for staff developers in sessions led by the authors of Dual Language Instruction: A Handbook for Enriched Education by Nancy Cloud, Fred Genesee and Else Hamayan. The training will cover the eight module WEB-based curriculum, http://www.dualu.org, designed to assist elementary and secondary teachers and administrators in developing, implementing and assessing dual language programs. For a registration brochure, please go to http://www.thecenterweb.org/irc/pdf/dualu-sum06.pdf. Deadline for registration is June 1, 2006.

 

Language & Culture Summer Institute

Illinois Resource Center & Oaxaca Mexico

July 30 - August 8, 2006

 

Experience the charm of Oaxaca, a Spanish colonial city splashed with the colors of its ancient civilizations. Complete a course in Bilingualism and Reading: Linguistic Considerations, or Spanish for Beginners, or Intermediate Spanish. Deadline for deposit is March 13, 2006. For complete brochure and registration, please go to http://www.thecenterweb.org/irc/pdf/oaxaca2006.pdf.

 


New Collection of CAL Resources on Two-Way Immersion

 

CAL has compiled a package of resources to provide information that practitioners can use to develop two-way immersion (TWI) programs and to promote greater understanding and support by administrators, teachers, parents, and other stakeholders. The package includes the following resources:

 

Dual Language Program Planner: A Guide for Designing and Implementing Dual Language Programs

Two-Way Immersion 101: Designing and Implementing a Two-Way Immersion Education Program at the Elementary Level

Implementing Two-Way Immersion Programs in Secondary Schools

Impact of Two-Way Bilingual Elementary Programs on Students’ Attitudes Toward School and College

The Development of Bilingualism and Biliteracy from Grade 3 to 5: A Summary of Findings from the CAL/CREDE Study of Two-Way Immersion Education

 

(Individual components can be purchased separately.)

 

Visit http://calstore.cal.org/store/detail.aspx?ID=309 for ordering information. Price of the collection: $39.00

 


Reformatted Guiding Principles of Dual Language Now Available

 

The Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education are now available in a new, more user-friendly format 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.

 


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