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The National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards

by Michael D. Guerrero and Joan R. Lachance

The NDLETPS are intended to provide guidance for the preparation of dual language education teachers and other related school personnel, while allowing for the flexibility to address myriad local contextual realities and language groups, inclusive of and also beyond Spanish-English programs.

The NDLETPS draws from a variety of sources in presenting six Standards: Bilingualism and Bilteracy; Sociocultural Competence; Dual Language Instructional Practices and Pedagogy; Authentic Assessment in Dual Language; Professionalism, Advocacy, and Agency; and Program Design and Curricular Leadership.

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Press Release

Dual Language Education New Mexico to partner with Abt Associates and education groups to study dual language immersion in NM charter schools’ sector

Study to focus on dual language programs in charter schools

Dual Language Education New Mexico (DLeNM) has announced a collaboration with Public Charter Schools of New Mexico (PCSNM); the New Mexico Public Education Department; researchers with the University of Connecticut; and Abt Associates, a Maryland-based research and consulting firm, to conduct a two-year study on student outcomes in New Mexico’s charter school sector, focusing on charter schools offering dual-language instruction. This research partnership was made possible with support from Arnold Ventures, a Texas-based philanthropy.

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Winter 2020 Soleado is here!

Soleado: Promising Practices from the Field—just in time for La Cosecha 2020! In this issue, you will find a fascinating article written by teachers Laura Meinzen and Michele Rewold, with students Mia de Villegas-Becker and Gabriela Reitz on their work towards implementing critical consciousness at the district and classroom levels; an article from Juneau, Alaska describing Harborview Elementary’s Tlingit Culture, Language, and Literacy Program; an article on implementing GLAD strategies online, y el empoderamiento de estudiantes de lenguaje dual por medio de la integración de las artes de lenguaje y los estudios sociales. Check it out!!

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