TWI Bulletin Archives

TWI Bulletin #29: Upcoming Conferences (7/5/2007)

Hello, everyone! Here is some information on upcoming conferences of interest to two-way/dual language practitioners:

2-Way CABE

July 10-13, 2007

Burlingame, CA


If you are planning to go to 2-Way CABE next week, we hope to see you at one or more of CAL’s presentations or at our booth in the exhibit area!


Realizing the Vision of Two-Way Immersion

Julie Sugarman and Liz Howard

Wednesday, July 11, 10:30am – 12:00pm

Grand Peninsula C

This presentation will highlight a new book from Liz Howard and Julie Sugarman, Realizing the Vision of Two-Way Immersion: Fostering Effective Programs and Classrooms. Drawing on ten years of research, the authors illustrate how the cultures of intellectualism, equity, and leadership reinforce positive instructional practices at four effective TWI schools.

The authors will be signing their book immediately after their presentation.


Comparing Writing Development in English and Spanish

Liz Howard

Thursday, July 12, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Sandpebble C

This presentation will focus on English and Spanish writing outcomes from a large-scale two-way immersion study of upper elementary students. Specifically, the presenter will share longitudinal findings of writing development over a three-year period, highlighting similarities and differences within and across languages, native language groups, and writing domains.


Assessments in the Partner Language: A New Resource

Julie Sugarman

Friday, July 13, 9:00am – 10:30am

Sandpebble E

Presenter will share a Web page under development at CAL that lists published literacy and content assessments in Spanish and other languages that are suitable for TWBI programs. Participants will be invited to provide input to the project by sharing their opinions on the strengths and weaknesses of the tests they currently use.


11th Annual World and Dual Languages Symposium

Hosted by: International Educational Consultants, Inc. & Modern Language Services, Inc.

August 3-5, 2007

Millennium Hotel, New York, NY


“Multiethnic, Multicultural, Multilingual World”


  • Global economy and the impact of teaching Chinese, Arabic and other exotic languages in our schools
  • Creating an environment of tolerance and understanding for cultures such as Middle Eastern and Asian
  • Cultural and intercultural competency
  • Basic survival Chinese and Arabic for teachers
  • Unique cultural experiences


For more information, go to Registration deadline is July 15, 2007.


Las Semillas de La Cosecha
Hosted by: Dual Language Education of New Mexico and the New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education

Friday, September 28, 2007
UNM Continuing Education – North Building

Albuquerque, New Mexico


Las Semillas de La Cosecha Conference will help to prepare family and community members to better work with and advocate for their community’s dual language program.


DLeNM hopes that through their participation, school communities will be able to identify family and community members who are able to join statewide leadership in advocating for Dual Language Programs. 


It is also hoped that this event becomes a viable/annual event that:
1)  Helps parents better support their children with academic and second language development at home;
2)  Encourages parents to participate in their child’s classroom as a learning partner; 
3)  Develops advocates for dual language and bilingual programs;
4)  Raises up leadership who can best support our dual language school communities.


For more information, go to:


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