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Dual Language Network

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 Dual Language Network Meetings

 Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

10/13/16 - College Park Elementary, Costa Mesa

12/8/16 - Sycamore Jr. High School, Anaheim

2/16/17 - El Sol Science & Arts Academy

4/13/17 - Raymond Elementary, Fullerton

To register, click on each date (above).
 The Orange County Department of Education Dual Language Network brings together educators across Orange County to share experience and knowledge, as well as time to network, collaborate, and cultivate new learning from colleagues who are currently working in dual immersion schools or others who are considering starting a program. The network also provides support and resources for programs across the county. Meetings are open to district/school staff that have implemented or plan to implement a Dual Immersion or Language Immersion Program at their school site.
Orange County Schools with Dual Language Immersion Programs
  • Anaheim Elementary School District - 4 - Juarez, Lincoln, Ponderosa, Price - All have Spanish/English
  • Anaheim Union High School District - 2 - Anaheim HS  Sycamore Jr. HS - Both have Spanish/English
  • Capistrano Unified School District  - 8 - Ayer, Forster, Las Palmas, San Clemente, San Juan, San Juan Hills, Viejo- All have Spanish/ English;  Bergeson has Mandarin/English
  • Fullerton School District - 1 - Raymond Elementary - Spanish/English
  • Garden Grove Unified School District - 1 - Monroe Elementary - Spanish/English
  • La Habra City School District - 1 - Arbolita Elementary - Spanish/English
  • Magnolia School District - 1 - Marshall Elementary - Spanish/English
  • Newport-Mesa Unified School District - 2 - College Park - Mandarin/Chinese; Whittier - Spanish/English
  • Orange Unified School District - 2 - California - Spanish/English; Fletcher - Mandarin/English
  • Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District - 1 - Glenview Elementary - Spanish/English
  • Saddleback Valley Unified School District - 1 - Gates Elementary - Spanish/English
  • Santa Ana Unified School District - 4 -  Jefferson, King, Lowell, Pio Pico - All have Spanish/English
  • Tustin Unified School District - 1 - Veeh Elementary - Spanish/English
  • Westminster School District - 2 - Demille - Vietnamese/English; Wilmore - Spanish/English



Assessment Resources:
Spanish Assessments: One of your dual language colleagues shared the Spanish assessments she uses for a variety of purposes.  Please see links at the bottom of this email. Please also know that we will post them in two places on our website , under the DL Lunchversations and also under Resources/ Student Progress assessments. A big thank you to Norma Sandoval from Lakeside for sharing these assessment resources!
Development of Performance-based Assessments: The need for performance based assessments was shared  by all and Jorge Cuevas Antillon, our new language acquisition coordinator,  announced that he would look into grants and funding to support the bringing together of dual language teachers to develop Spanish performance assessments!  Also discussed was the need for a summative Spanish Statewide assessment!  
Separation of Languages a Critical Component of DL Instruction: In addition, the importance of dual language teachers maintaining the separation of languages was discussed and ideas were shared for when, how, and why cognates might be shared in a dual language setting. In dual language classrooms target language instruction (i.e. Spanish) and English are never taught side-by-side or using translation during the regular instruction time. It was shared that some upper grade and secondary teachers, right before testing, set aside time to review cognates  to insure terminology is known in English for testing preparation purposes.
DELE (The initial placement test is FREE)
National Spanish Exam:
Online Spanish Cognates: