Although very complex, immersion-specific pd done right possesses the limitless capacity to make the end result oh-so-sweet when the following conditions are taken into account, how it’s planned, the way it’s purposefully mixed, and who’s in the kitchen.
Sharing insights from her background as a dual language immersion school principal, add.a.lingua co-founder, Lilah Ambrosi, offers suggestions on hiring, investing in staff, and developing a culture of shared success.
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.
Nayeli Venegas models the stance of a lifelong learner. While she says she’s learned a bit from me over the years, I’m almost certain I’ve learned more from her.
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
Last week we were honored to welcome over 160 dedicated dual language immersion instructors, administrators, policy makers, and point people for our August teacher training. add.a.lingua is committed to connecting the best in language instruction research with practical classroom application through our professional development scope and sequence for administrators and… Read More
Batman and Robin. Mac and cheese. Literacy and great books. Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Take add.a.lingua’s work with American Reading Company, for example. As readers of this blog already know, we’re language education advocates that specialize in implementing… Read More
NPR reported last month that several of the nation’s top teacher-producing states are witnessing significant drops in enrollment at teacher training programs: In California, enrollment is down 53 percent over the past five years. It’s down sharply in New York and Texas as well. In… Read More