TWI Bulletin Archives

TWI Bulletin #24: Lots of great places to go for dual language conferences this summer! (4/21/2006)


Here are some upcoming conferences, as well as a call for proposals for the fall. Please note that I am not the contact person for any of these conferences – please see the web site or use the e-mail provided for any questions.


La Cosecha Dual Language Conference 2006: Call for Presentations

November 8-11, 2006

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa

Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico


Call for Presentations

Do you have a dual language instructional practice, piece of research, or incredible support idea that you would like to share? Please submit your proposal on-line: The lead presenter of each selected presentation will receive a complimentary registration to support their participation.

Proposals must be submitted on-line by May 31, 2006.


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,, designed to assist elementary and secondary teachers and administrators in developing, implementing and assessing dual language programs. For a registration brochure, please go to 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, Mexico a Spanish colonial city splashed with the colors of its ancient civilizations. Complete a graduate course in Cross Cultural Education, or Spanish for Beginners, or Intermediate Spanish. The deadline has been extended until April 30, 2006. For complete brochure and registration, please go to



Sixth Annual Dual Language Education In The New Millennium Summer Institute

Thursday, June 29 And Friday, June 30, 2006

Hartford, Connecticut


Presented By The Hartford Public Schools Bilingual/Bicultural Education Department and the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission.


Registration forms will be available online at For further information, contact the Bilingual/Bicultural Department at (860) 695-8449 or (860)-695-8444 or e-mail or


Registration will be accepted for the first 250 participants.


CARLA Summer Institutes 2006

Minneapolis, Minnesota


Immersion 101: An Introduction to Immersion Teaching 

NOTE: Immersion 101 will be offered twice this summer!

June 26–30, 2006 (Session 1) -or- July 31–August 4, 2006 (Session 2)

Presenters: Diane Tedick and Tara Fortune

This institute provides novice immersion teachers with the tools and information they need to survive and thrive in the immersion classroom. The institute also includes a two-day session for administrators of immersion education programs.


Meeting the Challenges of Immersion Education: 

"How well do students speak the immersion language?"

July 24–28, 2006

Presenters: Tara Fortune and Lynn Thompson 

Immersion educators will come together to learn about a range of oral language proficiency assessment tools available for K-8 immersion programs. A must for veteran K-12 immersion teachers and curriculum coordinators!


Curriculum Development for Content-Based Language Instruction

July 31–August 4, 2006

Presenter: Laurent Cammarata

This institute will provide foreign language teachers with the background and tools needed to implement content-based instruction (CBI) in their second language classroom. Participants will have extended time to create CBI materials using online resources.


The cost of each of the CARLA summer institutes is $300 if registration is received by May 31, 2006 and $350 after that date. More information and registration forms are available on the CARLA website at: Brochures are available now at the CARLA office. To request a copy you can email the CARLA office at:


Dual Language And Immersion Preschool Consortium Conference

For Dual Language and Immersion Early Childhood Educators

Thursday, July 6th, 2006 and Friday, July 7th, 2006

La Escuelita, New York City


La Escuelita will be hosting a conference for dual language and immersion early childhood educators on July 6th and 7th, 2006. Speakers will include specialists such as Shelley Rappaport, a researcher and policy analyst with expertise in bilingual education, and Brian Goldstein, professor and acting chair of the Department of Communication Sciences at Temple University who is an expert in bilingual speech and language development. We are offering the two-day conference in an effort to create a support network and we hope the conference will provide the opportunity to discuss commonalities and form objectives for a consortium of dual language and immersion preschools that we are also organizing. Contact Jennifer Friedman, Director of Development at (212) 877-1100 or


2-Way CABE 2006
14th Annual National Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program Summer Conference
Two-Way Bilingual Immersion: A Dual View of the World

July 18-21, 2006
Long Beach, CA


The 2-Way CABE conference provides training, information and opportunities for networking for two-way bilingual immersion educators and supporters in order to promote bilingualism and biliteracy to prepare students for today’s global society.


Stay tuned for 2-Way CABE highlights and times for CAL presentations in the next TWI Bulletin in late June!


Register before May 1 for the early registration discount. For more information and registration information, click on


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