Learn how to enhance or develop your dual language program based on the 7 research-based strands of effective dual language education in the Guiding Principles. Sign on with your leadership team and work collaboratively to make your dual language program the best it can be!

This 15-hour, synchronous online institute, guided by CAL’s decades of experience in connecting research to practice and the CAL publication, Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, provides information and tools to help school leaders gain a solid understanding of the benefits of dual language education, explore how they can develop a program that promotes student success in two languages, and increase their impact as leaders. 

This session is intended for district and school leaders (to include principals, assistant principals, and teacher leaders) who are seeking to deepen their practical understanding of the “nuts and bolts” of effective dual language programming. Special emphasis is placed on strategies for ensuring language and cultural equity to create an environment where bilingualism, biliteracy, high academic achievement, and sociocultural competence thrive. 

The institute will provide a venue for knowledge building, planning, and networking with peers. In collaboration with colleagues, participants will be invited to actively reflect on their current policies and practices to determine next steps for enhancing or building their programs. 

Questions? Email CAL with any questions you may have about the institute. 

Virtual Institute Design 

  • Virtual, synchronous sessions take place during 3 days. The institute includes time for reflection and planning. 
  • You will have the opportunity to interact with educators from yours and other schools and districts. 
  • You will be able to apply what you learned to your evolving program. 

Curriculum Overview 

This institute is designed to help educators develop or strengthen their dual language programs. Based on CAL’s highly acclaimed Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education 3rd Edition, the institute provides foundational information, cites the research, and provides the tools to help districts and schools support and develop the seven strands of successful DL program design and implementation: 

  • Program Structure  
  • Curriculum
  • Instruction Assessment and Accountability 
  • Staff Quality and Professional Development 
  • Family and Community 
  • Support and Resources 

Participants will leave the institute with a wealth of considerations for long- and short-term planning. 

Institute Schedule: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, July 26, 27, and 28, 2022  

(11 am to 6 pm Eastern Time with one-hour break scheduled daily) 

Tuesday, July 26 

8:00 am – 3:00 pm PT 

9:00 am – 4:00 pm MT 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm CT 

11:00 am – 6:00 pm ET 

Webinar I:  

The Context and Strand 1  

  • Research on Benefits of Bilingualism 
  • Overview of the Guiding Principles 
  • Program Structure Essentials 

Wednesday, July 27 

8:00 am – 3:00 pm PT 

9:00 am – 4:00 pm MT 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm CT 

11:00 am – 6:00 pm ET 

Webinar II:  

Stands 2, 3, 4 

  • Curriculum 
  • Instruction 
  • Assessment and Accountability 

Thursday, July 28 

8:00 am – 3:00 pm PT 

9:00 am – 4:00 pm MT 

10:00 am – 5:00 pm CT 

11:00 am – 6:00 pm ET 

Webinar III:  

Strands, 5, 6, 7 

  • Staff Quality and Professional Development 
  • Family and Community 
  • Support and Resources 
  • Spotlight on Sociocultural Competence Resources

Materials 

Participants will be mailed a hard copy of the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education 3rd Edition book provided we have your mailing address. 

Venue 

This Institute will be held online. 

Certificate of Completion 

Participants will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion for 15 hours for attending all 3 days which may be used for continuing education credit depending on the requirements of your state or district

Questions? Email CAL with any questions you may have about our offerings.