UCLA Confucius Institute and UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies present:
The Policy and Practice of Dual Immersion: Planning for the Secondary Years
Join us to exchange ideas with educators, researchers, school administrators, and policy makers facing the challenges of implementing dual immersion programs at the secondary level.
MEDIA FROM THE 2016 CONFERENCE
ABOUT THE CONFERENCE
Our goal is to provide an immediate plan of action for educators facing the challenges of implementing dual immersion programs for student populations aging into the secondary level. Through current research and advocacy for new or improved policy, conference participants can serve as catalysts for change in dual immersion education.
Conference topics will include
Teacher recruitment and preparation pipelines
Curriculum development needs and existing resources
Professional development for teachers and administrators
Administrative infrastructure, credentialing, and program policy (state and district)
Demographics and policy implications
Amado Padilla, professor of Developmental and Psychological Sciences in Education at Stanford, will deliver the keynote presentation. Additional presentations will include an overview of the current state of bilingual education in California by UCLA Professor of Education and UCLA Civil Rights Project Co-Director Patricia Gándara. In addition, Ann Tollefson, national language consultant, Jennifer Li of the RAND Corporation, and Steve Zimmer of Los Angeles Unified School District will discuss teacher recruitment and preparation. Gregg Roberts of the Utah State Office of Education, James Orihuela of Long Beach Unified School District, and Iman Hashem of the California World Language Project will discuss successful dual-immersion program models and existing resources. Jan Gustafson-Corea of the California Association of Bilingual Education, Natalie Tran, an associate professor at California State Fullerton's College of Education and director of the National Resource Center for Asian Languages, Elena Fajardo of the California Department of Education will round out the day with discussion of state and district policies and ramifications for new policy. Read the speakers' full bios here.
Presented in partnership with the California World Language Project and the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE).
TIME AND LOCATION
Note that conference time and location are subject to change in the upcoming weeks
Saturday, May 14
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Reception and networking event 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Please check back prior to the conference for information about arrival and parking
Please contact Prof. Alison Bailey with any questions.
Attendees may only register and pay online by May 1, 2016. Registration fee is $25. No walk-in registrations will be accepted. Fees are non-refundable.
Annamarie Francois - Executive Director, UCLA Center X
Jan Gustafson-Corea - CEO, California Association for Bilingual Education
Jianjun Hu - Visiting Faculty, UCLA Confucius Institute and UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Jody Priselac - Associate Dean for Community Programs, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies
Christine Shen - Director, UCLA TIE-INS Project
Norma Silva - Principal, UCLA Lab School
Susan Wang - Principal, Broadway Elementary School, LAUSD
Brandon Zaslow - Director, California World Language Project