Fall Soleado 2019!
Soleado: Promising Practices from the Field is available now! Featured in this issue: a charming and insightful view of New Mexico and La Cosecha 2018 from a high-school student who accompanied her mom to the conference, a celebration of children’s linguistic genius, a day-in-the-life account of a fifth-grade student in a 50/50 program, unas estrategias que han funcionado bien para dos maestros en una preparatoria bilingüe, el gran éxito del director de la escuela Lewis & Clark en Wenatchee, WA que vino a los Estado Unidos como trabajador en la agricultura, and the path one dual language student took to discovering who she was and finding her path!
National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards (NDLETPS) © 2018
Designed for those responsible for developing future dual language education teachers the National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards (NDLETPS) are intended to provide guidance while allowing for the flexibility to address myriad local contextual realities and language groups, inclusive of and also beyond Spanish-English programs. Moreover, the reader will notice that the framing of these Standards entails certain characteristics that are anchored to the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). Aligning the NDLETPS to CAEP is intentional in order to leverage this reputable accrediting entity, from a supportive stance for the greater merit of dual language education. Dual Language Education of New Mexico (DLeNM) recognizes the need for a set of standards that will not only provide guidance to educator preparation programs but also create a sorely needed vehicle leading to program accreditation.
DLeNM is proud to announce that the National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards have been “approved with conditions” by the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation. Congratulations to Dr. Joan LaChance (UNC) and Dr. Michael Guerrero (UTRGV) for leading this initiative. Join them for an informational and organizational meeting at this year’s La Cosecha – Preparing Our Teachers: National K-12 Dual Language Teacher Preparation Standards, on Wednesday, November 13th.