Implementing Effective Dual Language Programs: Classroom and Schoolwide Implications

Join CAL's Board of Trustees and staff for this special event

Implementing Effective Dual Language Programs: Classroom and Schoolwide Implications

Presented by Dr. Eugene García, Dr. Fred Genesee, and Dr. José Medina

About the Presentation
Educating dual language learners and English learners effectively presents both a challenge and an opportunity for educators serving the largest number of linguistically and culturally diverse students ever enrolled in U.S. public schools.

Join members of CAL’s board of trustees and staff for an insightful discussion focused on research and best practices for language education and positioning learners for ongoing in success in the classroom and the workplace.  

  • Welcome: Dr. Joel Gómez
  • Introductions and Moderator: Dr. JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall
  • Dr. Eugene García will present key findings from Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures, the 2017 report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
  • Dr. Fred Genesee will examine the implications of this report for dual language classrooms and whole school practices.
  • Dr. José Medina will share a preview of the upcoming third edition of the widely-used Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education to be published in November 2017.  Participants will receive a preview copy. 

Time for questions and networking will following the presentations. 

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About the Report

Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English – Promising Futures
This report examines how evidence based on research relevant to the development of DLLs/ELs from birth to age 21 can inform education and health policies and related practices that can result in better educational outcomes. This report makes recommendations for policy, practice, and research and data collection focused on addressing the challenges in caring for and educating DLLs/ELs from birth to grade 12. Contributors: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; Health and Medicine Division; Board on Children, Youth, and Families; Board on Science Education; Committee on Fostering School Success for English Learners: Toward New Directions in Policy, Practice, and Research; Ruby Takanishi and Suzanne Le Menestrel, Editors.

About the Publication

Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education - Third Edition Available November 2017
The third edition of this widely-used resource has been updated by a broad range of dual language experts to reflect new knowledge, practices, and policies in the arena of dual language education. Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education is designed to serve as an effective tool for planning, self-reflection, and continual improvement.  

About the Presenters

Dr. Eugene García
Dr. Eugene García is Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University (ASU) serving as the Dean of the Mary Lou Fulton College of Education on the Tempe campus of ASU from 2002-2006. Before joining ASU, he served as Professor and Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley from 1995-2001.  He is conducting research in the areas of effective schooling for linguistically and culturally diverse student populations and has chaired the National Task Force on Early Education for Hispanics funded by the Foundation for Child Development. Dr. García has published extensively in the area of language teaching and bilingual development authoring and/or co-authoring over 200 articles and book chapters along with 14 books and monographs.

Dr. Fred Genesee
Dr. Fred Genesee is a Professor Emeritus in the Psychology Department at McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He is interested in basic issues related to language learning, representation, and use in bilinguals and in applied issues related to second-language teaching, learning, and testing. He has carried out extensive research on alternative approaches to bilingual education, including second/foreign language immersion programs for language majority students and alternative forms of bilingual education for language minority students. Dr. Genesee’s current work focuses on immersion students who are at-risk for reading and/or language learning difficulties and how best to identify such students early in their schooling so that appropriate intervention can be provided.

Dr. José L. Medina
Dr. Jose L. Medina is Associate Director, Language and Cultural Education Division and Director, CAL Solutions: Dual Language and Bilingual Education. As an English learner himself, he understands first-hand the importance of ensuring that all students have access to educational opportunity. Dr. Medina continues to expand CAL’s professional development service offerings with a key focus on dual language education in the United States and globally. He is one of the authors of the third edition of the widely-used Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education and also serves as the director of the National Dual Language Forum.