Pre-Conference Options
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Dual Language Foundations and Development, featuring Dr. Thomas and Dr. Collier

Join us for this interactive three part session aimed at audiences getting started with Dual Language as well as audiences already providing Dual Language Education in their district. Part one will focus on development for schools and districts establishing practices with Dual Language Education. The second part will focus on improving and deepening Dual Language programs. The final portion of this workshop will be a Q & A session with Thomas and Collier. To learn more about Drs. Virginia Collier and Wayne Thomas, please click here.

Session Time: April 23, 1:00 – 5:00 pm.

Bellevue School Visit

Bellevue School District Two-Way 90/10 Spanish/English Dual Language Programs are in the 9th year of implementation and are based on the goals of bilingualism and biliteracy, academic achievement, and sociocultural competence and aligned to the CAL Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education.

Stevenson Elementary is a unique school setting that provides a stranded 90/10 Two-way Dual Language Program within the context of a highly linguistically and racially diverse school context.  Stevenson is part of Bellevue School District’s inclusion model and serves students receiving a continuum of special education services through dual language education.  Sherwood Forest Elementary is another stranded 90/10 Two-way Dual Language model where teacher teams closely collaborate to provide instruction aligned with the CAL Guiding Principles in a diverse school setting.  Core academic instruction is delivered in Spanish in grades K-2, with Social Studies and Science curriculum taught in English and alternated by year.  Grades 3-5 become a balanced 50/50 instructional allocation.

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