The informed parent guide is full of resources that help address common questions and give parents a solid grasp of the goals of quality immersion education.
Everything included in the informed educator guide would be GREAT to use at a PLC meeting for processing and reflection, or at a staff meeting for calibration of practices, values, and beliefs.
The growth of immersion programs is good news for U.S. students. However, as a new audit of the immersion program at Tucson Unified School District makes clear, there are significant challenges to realizing the threefold goal of quality dual language immersion education. Tara Fortune shares what encourages and concerns her about immersion program growth.
Bi-literacy is a complex developmental process, but classrooms that actively attend to these strategies are classrooms moving towards bi-literacy success for all students.
“With dual-language immersion, you have the potential here to dramatically address the issue of equity in access to quality education, particularly in elementary education…Dual-language immersion has an enormous potential to change outcomes, particularly for students whose native language is not English.” – Dr. Robert Slater
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the aalpa assessment products that students from grades K-8 produce. I’m looking forward to examining how students’ language progresses year by year in the immersion programs that incorporate the add.a.lingua framework. This is a unique opportunity since most educators only get to interact with students from a few grades at a time.
It was refreshing to know there are so many people out there who believe in the possibilities for ALL students and who aren’t trapped in the “this will never change” mindset. – Lilah Ambrosi
add.a.lingua is pleased to introduce the members of our newly established academic advisory board. Although add.a.lingua has relied on immersion research since its founding, over recent years, add.a.lingua began gravitating more toward studies conducted or synthesized by Dr. Diane Tedick and Dr. Tara Fortune. Learning… Read More
add.a.lingua believes in helping our immersion partner schools maximize the investment their communities have made in students becoming bilingual and biliterate during the elementary years. According to the current research, most immersion students in early total dual language immersion programs will reach “intermediate” levels of… Read More
At our upcoming Leadership Institute (April 19) for add.a.lingua partner school administrators and point people, we plan to spend time exploring “the bar” for students in quality dual language programs. To help guide that process we’ll be taking time to work through add.a.lingua’s quality quadrants with success indicators research.