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Part I: Partnering with Families in the First Month of Dual Language Programs K/1

At this critical moment in California’s history, we are at risk of losing the many significant gains we have made to build and expand our dual language immersion programs. As we work to welcome and integrate our K/1 learners into a dual language immersion model, families are integral partners. This is especially true in this time of increased social and linguistic isolation, creating a heightened need for a focus on access and equity in distance learning. In this webinar, kindergarten and first grade dual language immersion teachers will receive support, strategies, and frameworks to deepen their work in partnering with families at the beginning of the school year. These will include ideas for creating family cohorts, involving families in the learning, building understanding and buy-in for the bilingual model, and supporting students with strengthening their bilingual identities. This webinar will focus on Spanish dual immersion programs, with consideration for both 90:10 and 50:50 models.

Presenters: Charice Guerra, Jen McNeil,& Adriana Diaz, SEAL

Materials & Handouts

Full Presentation

Cohort and Interview Resources

– Family Cohorts Strategy

– Survey Sample

– Family Interview Strategy

– Bibliography


Bilingual Identity Activities

– Bilingual Poem

– Video SEAL Call to Action

– Video SEAL Bilingualism-Family


Dual Immersion Infographics

– Support Bilingualism ( English & Spanish)

– Tres Pilares/ Three Pillars

– Myth vs. Fact Bilingualism


Partners in Learning Resources

– Sample Draft Schedule

– Sample Title Page and Print List

– Video Sample QR Code Welcome