OSPI and the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington are proud to be cosponsors of the third Dual Immersion Boot Camp for Educators. The Dual Immersion Boot Camp is an opportunity for educators new to dual immersion* programs (whether starting one or planning one) to learn from experienced teachers and administrators about the critical features you need to know from the very beginning.
This year’s Boot Camp will begin with a one-day overview with resources, conversation, and demos of immersion teaching. The second day will provide hands-on opportunities for current and new immersion teachers and assistants to work together by language, grade level, and all together to focus on concrete preparations for the beginning of the school year.
*Note: A Dual Immersion program is an instructional model that provides content-based instruction to students in two languages where the goal is for the students, over a number of years of participation in the program, to become proficient and literate in both languages, while also meeting high academic standards in all subject areas. Other terminology that is commonly used for one of the variations of this type of program model is Dual Language, Two-way Dual Language, One-way Dual Language, Partial Immersion, Full Immersion, etc. Typically, programs begin at kindergarten or 1st grade and continue through elementary school, and, if possible, into middle and high school.
Dual Immersion Boot Camp for Educators Day 1: Overview
Audience: All school staff in schools with dual immersion programs
Languages: Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (others also welcome)
Location: Concord International School 723 S Concord St, Seattle, WA 98108
6 Free clock hours from OSPI (after you complete the evaluation at the end of the day)
We will have refreshments and lunch provided by the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington. It will be a working lunch.
Cost: The workshop is sponsored (no cost) for any teachers, para-educators, and staff from Seattle Public Schools. If you are from outside of the Seattle School District, you are also invited to attend. Please bring a check for $100 made out to “Alliance for Education/Confucius Institute” to theworkshop or we can send you an invoice for your district to pay later. The workshop is hosted by Seattle Public Schools and cosponsored by the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction World Languages Program and Spanish Center.
Goal of the Workshop: To familiarize new dual immersion teachers and school staff with dual language and immersion principles, best practices, and the research base in Second Language Acquisition.
Objectives of the Workshop: Educators & administrators working in dual immersion programs can:
· Access and interpret relevant information about research in Second Language Acquisition
· Experience, recognize, and discuss key principles and best practices in dual immersion
· Work collaboratively to support the success of dual language and immersion programs
· Communicate effectively with parents about the goals of dual immersion programs
Day 1 Agenda