Breakout Sessions

We are excited to announce the 2022 WABE Winter Dual Language Institute breakout sessions!*

*Subject to change

Secondary Dual Language Instruction and the Intersectionality of Language, Content, Culture, and Critical Consciousness
Friday, January 28 from 2:35 – 3:30 pm

Shajaira Lopez, EdD | Highline Public Schools, Children Ready to Learn

We know that DL programs have transformed education, but what we often don’t know is what instruction should look like at the middle and high school levels. This session addresses that by exploring the interconnectedness of the DL program goals with best practices for secondary classroom instruction.

Integrating the Muckleshoot Language into our school district
Friday, January 28 from 2:35 – 3:30 pm

Kayla Guyett, Sara Marie Ortiz | Highline Public Schools

Join us to learn about how we integrated the Muckleshoot Tribal Language into our school district. Great examples and experiences to help school districts begin the conversation around Tribal language, culture, history and curriculum in order to lift up our Tribal partners and Native American students.

Utilizing a Pre-Mortem Autopsy to Avoid DL Program Failure and Death
Friday, January 28 from 2:35 – 3:30 pm

Dr. Rob Darling | Yakima School District

Attendees will participate in a “Pre-Mortem Autopsy” for a hypothetical dual language program. We will work through a future demise of the program and systematically determine not only the cause of death, but more importantly, collectively agree what needs to be done, and by whom, to avoid the slow, agonizing, heartbreaking death of your beloved DL program.

¡MIRA!: Interactive Strategies for Teaching Initial Literacy in Spanish (PK-1) – Part 1
Saturday, January 29 from 9:30 – 10:25 am

Barbara Kennedy | GlobaLingo Ed Consulting, LLC

Learning to decode in Spanish should be fun! Thanks to its transparency – with Spanish sounds mapping readily onto the page -, “cracking the code” in Spanish is relatively simple and is best coupled with vocabulary development. Come explore early literacy routines that are Multi-modal & Meaning-based, Interactive, Relevant and Responsive, and Authentic to Spanish (MIRA).

Design with Intention: Develop a Strong District Dual Language Program Framework
Saturday, January 29 from 9:30 – 10:25 pm

Dr. Catherine Carrison | Carrison Consultancy, LLC

A sustainable dual language program begins with intentional planning. Developing a district “Dual Language Program Framework” is an essential step in program implementation. Participants will learn about the process and key components for creating a DL framework and receive resources and guidance to aid in the development of their framework.

Using Narrative Input Charts to Develop Literacy Skills in Pre-Kinder and Kinder
Saturday, January 29 from 9:30 – 10:25 am

Laura Mannen, Cesiah Vega Lopez | Forest Grove School District

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn about the OCDE Project GLAD Narrative Input Chart and how to use this strategy as a jumping off point for multiple extension activities. The Narrative Input Chart brings traditional children’s stories to life for Pre-Kinder and Kindergarten students and provides an authentic entry point for engaging students in literacy building activities. The presentation will demonstrate how these strategies have been used in a bilingual Pre-Kindergarten classroom.

¡MIRA!: Interactive Strategies for Teaching Initial Literacy in Spanish (PK-1) – Part 2
Saturday, January 29 from 10:45 – 11:40 am

Barbara Kennedy | GlobaLingo Ed Consulting, LLC

Learning to decode in Spanish should be fun! Thanks to its transparency – with Spanish sounds mapping readily onto the page -, “cracking the code” in Spanish is relatively simple and is best coupled with vocabulary development. Come explore early literacy routines that are Multi-modal & Meaning-based, Interactive, Relevant and Responsive, and Authentic to Spanish (MIRA).

Beginning a dual language program, leading with social justice and equity
Saturday, January 29 from 10:45 – 11:40 am

Casey Jeannot, Tamasha Emedi, Clare Principe | Highline School District

In our fourth year of dual language implementation, we have learned a lot about the change from being a monolingual school to becoming a dual language school. With our work centered around equity and social justice, we will share the work around building a community and vision that reflects a multi-lingual community rooted in the pillars of dual language.

Dual and Heritage Language Learners Earn Recognition for their Language through Project-Based Learning
Saturday, January 29 from 10:45 – 11:40 am

Dr. Otilia Baraboi | Ethnic Heritage Council & American Romanian Cultural Society
Dr. Michele Anciaux Aoki | Retired from Seattle Public Schools
Pedro Lopez-Chavez | Seattle Public Schools

How can we motivate students to engage with their heritage language and continue in dual language programs at the secondary level? Project-Based Learning leading to the Global Competence Certificate awarded by the World Affairs Council is the approach used in a unique collaboration with OSPI and the World Affairs Council, Ethnic Heritage Council, American Romanian Cultural Society, and Slavic East European Teachers Association of Washington. In this OSPI Heritage Language Grant, students of Romanian, Russian, and Spanish from throughout the state engaged in a year-long, remote-learning program designed to raise the students’ language proficiency and literacy skills and also qualify them for the Global Seal of Biliteracy. The benefits of this approach can extend to programs in both public schools and community-based heritage language programs.

Centering the Design/Alignment of your Dual Language Program on Multilingual Learners
Saturday, January 29 from 12:00 – 12:55 pm

Heidi LaMare, Jennifer L. Johnson | Burlington Edison School District

The Guiding Principles of Dual Language Education give us all the foundational research to create a dual language program that centers Multilingual Students as a culturally and linguistically sustaining practice. In this session we will use the information in GP3 to align program design to the best outcomes for MLs. We will focus on Program Duration, Language Allocation Plans, Literacy Instruction and Student Selection.

Our Journey to Shape the Future
Saturday, January 29 from 12:00 – 12:55 pm

Blanca Manrique-Vivanco, Ashlee Mandrell | Yakima School District

Join us for a nuts and bolts session to support a sustainable DL program. We will present the first year in Yakima School District’s journey bilingual and biliterate students by graduation. We will share processes to choose a DL model, curriculum map, unit plan, and develop schedules among other things.

Equitable Foundations for Your DL program … ¿Pero cuáles son los recursos en español?
Saturday, January 29 from 12:00 – 12:55 pm

Viviana Hall | Istation

This bilingual (English – Spanish) session highlights equitable language treatment in Dual Language Programs that promotes optimal foundational biliteracy resources while targeting a true bicultural environment!

Reading in two languages requires an equitable approach using enough Spanish resources, thus increasing ideal exposure for second language learners.

Using Istation’s Spanish reading program, participants will learn to:
· track reading improvement for individual students,
· identify children who are not demonstrating adequate progress
· promote improvement of instruction strategies in real time so that at-risk learners do not fall further behind

In addition, Istation’s downloadable Teacher Resources will be used as examples of over a thousand lesson plans, automated tools, and flexible resources that can help dual language educators to customize instruction.