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finding your parental communication groove: tools and meaningful practices for immersion educators

A teacher’s review of apps and communication platforms has gotten us thinking about how stellar immersion teachers communicate with families. What are the things that we see teachers doing in order to uphold the goals of their immersion programs, build and maintain rapport with families, and continue to foster a unified, collaborative culture?

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immersion educator summit 2016: leading with WHY

“The inspired leaders and the inspired organizations regardless of their size, regardless of their industry, all think, act and communicate from the inside out.” Simon Sinek In his influential Ted Talk, (viewed over 27 million times) author and leadership guru, Simon Sinek, codified the inside-out approach… Read More

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add.a.lingua lead learner 2016 winner: Laura Schuler

Immersion educators are some of the hardest working professionals we know, so when they take us up on an offer to do additional collaborative work with us…we sit up and take notice. Congratulations to Laura Laura Shuler, a third grade Spanish immersion teacher from Ada Vista Elementary, our lead learner 2016 winner!

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announcing the educator summit 2016 schedule

Three things we believe:
1. Professional learning centered around common experiences in dual language immersion education is incredibly valuable
2. Prioritizing and honoring the experience that classroom teachers bring to the conversation is paramount
3. Cultivating conversations more than presentations should be the aim of good facilitator teams