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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 CAL, but when it rains it pours! Below is information on the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, upcoming dual language conferences, and scholarships and grants for teachers and schools.


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 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 Julie Sugarman at with any questions.


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:



2. Hartford Schools' 5th Annual Dual Language Summer Institute

June 29-30, 2005, Cromwell, CT


Presented by Hartford Public Schools and the Latino and Puerto Rican Affairs Commission, the 5th Annual Dual Language Education in the New Millennium Summer Institute will offer a wide variety of formats to discuss and explore the unique challenges and opportunities in dual language education. CAL researcher Liz Howard will present on the forthcoming Dual Language Toolkit, an instructional resource for young dual language programs.


For conference and registration information, visit:, or e-mail with questions.



3. Call for E-proposals: NABE 2006 Dual Language Immersion Pre-Conference Institute

Wednesday, January 18, 2006, Phoenix, Arizona


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


Note that this is for the pre-conference institute only. To submit a proposal to the NABE Regular Conference, please go to


Scholarships, Prizes, and Grants


1. Teachers Scholarships Available Through a Dual Language National Professional Development Project


The Illinois Resource Center in conjunction with National-Louis University is pleased to announce the availability of a dual language professional development scholarship.  This scholarship is available for teams of teachers and administrators who work in a dual language program and for teams of teachers and administrators who are interested in starting or teaching in a dual language program.


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 Washington D.C. area on three consecutive days (Thursday, Friday and Saturday) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The exact dates are still to be announced.


Application packages may be downloaded on at the website 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 U.S. economic prosperity and social well-being has grown considerably in recent years, young Americans have relatively little knowledge of the larger world they inhabit. In June 2003, The Goldman Sachs Foundation and Asia Society created the awards program, the first ever of its kind, to address this gap by promoting international knowledge and skills in U.S. schools. The program has drawn over 400 applications from 44 states and the District of Columbia, representing the breadth of innovation in this burgeoning field.  Past prizewinners have been honored in The New York Times, The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, and Edutopia, and have been featured in the local and national media.


Full information the 2005 application process and on the 2004 prizewinners is now available at 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:/ 

This is the twentieth in a series of occasional post-only mailings from the Center for Applied Linguistics, with support from the Illinois Resource Center ( These messages include information about current two-way immersion news, publications, and events. If you received this bulletin in error and/or you would like to be removed from the CAL Two-Way Immersion e-mail mailing list, please send an email to