Dual Language Network Meetings
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
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
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 http://www.sdcoe.net/dl , 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)
ACTFL AAPPL test:
National Spanish Exam:
Online Spanish Cognates: