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 12-hour, synchronous 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. 

Remote Institute Design 

  • Synchronous, online sessions take place in one week with 2-hour sessions each day followed by an application assignment and sharing session held during the following week. 
  • You will have the opportunity to interact with educators from 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 knowledge and ideas for long- and short-term planning. 

Schedule of Interactive Webinars  

Monday through Friday, March 21-25 and Tuesday, March 29, 2022 

Monday, March 21 

1:00 – 3:00 pm PT 

2:00 – 4:00 pm MT 

3:00 – 5:00 pm CT 

4:00 - 6:00 pm ET 

Webinar I: The Context and Strand 1. 

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

Tuesday, March 22 

1:00 – 3:00 pm PT 

2:00 – 4:00 pm MT 

3:00 – 5:00 pm CT 

4:00 - 6:00 pm ET 

Webinar II: Stands 2. and 3. 

  • Curriculum  
  • Instruction 

Wednesday, March 23 

1:00 – 3:00 pm PT 

2:00 – 4:00 pm MT 

3:00 – 5:00 pm CT 

4:00 - 6:00 pm ET 

Webinar III: Strand 4. 

  • Assessment and Accountability 

Thursday, March 24 

1:00 – 3:00 pm PT 

2:00 – 4:00 pm MT 

3:00 – 5:00 pm CT 

4:00 - 6:00 pm ET 

Webinar IV:  Strand 5. 

  • Staff Quality and Professional Development 

Friday, March 25 

1:00 – 3:00 pm PT 

2:00 – 4:00 pm MT 

3:00 – 5:00 pm CT 

4:00 - 6:00 pm ET 

Webinar V: Strands 6. and 7. 

  • Family and Community 
  • Support and Resources 

Tuesday, March 29 

1:00 – 3:00 pm PT 

2:00 – 4:00 pm MT 

3:00 – 5:00 pm CT 

4:00 - 6:00 pm ET 

Webinar VI:  

  • Spotlight: Socio-cultural competence resources 
  • Sharing Our Ideas regarding short and long-term planning

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.  

Certificate of Completion 

Participants who attend every session will receive a CAL Certificate of Completion for 12 hours, 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.