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Expanding to secondary Dual Langauge education

This session will engage participants in understanding considerations for the expansion of dual language programs to the secondary level.  The answers to the following questions will frame the content of the presentation:
  • How is a Secondary DLE program structured differently from an Elementary DLE program?
  • How can the intersections of all types of language learning programs at the secondary level lead to creating opportunities for academic language development and  to increasing opportunities to earn the Seal of Biliteracy?
  • What do we need to consider for implementing a successful secondary DLE program?
Audience: School and district educators and leaders interested in expanding the elementary level Dual Language Education program to middle school and high school.  

National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards (NDLETPS) Standard 6 Program Design and Curricular Leadership

MA Bilingual Education Endorsement SMK 1 Knowledge of the foundations of bilingual education, including dual language education or two-way immersion and transitional bilingual education, as defined in M.G.L. c. 71A, ยง 2, and the concepts of bilingualism and biculturalism

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