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 San Diego County Office of Education is leading plans to equip local students for their future in the
 interconnected world of the 21st century. A World Language Plan has been developed as part of this
 effort to assist districts in preparing all students for the global economy. The SDCOE Strategic Plan
 calls for Global Workplace Readiness focused on world language study and the initiation of more
 dual language programs at the early grades. Along with this focus is a marketing plan to build public
 awareness of the need for children to develop multilingual skills.

 This World Language Plan aims to assist districts and schools whether investigating possibilities,
 starting a new program, or enhancing an existing world language study or dual language program.
 The networks, the professional development offerings, and the resources in the new World Language
 Plan enable us to work in collaboration throughout the county. The more we work together and learn
 from each other - the stronger our world language and dual language programs will be — and the
 better prepared for this new era ALL our students will be.
                                                                                                                  Randolph E. Ward, Ed.D.
                                                                                                         San Diego County Superintendent of Schools

                                           Why Learn Another Language?
                                                     Knowing other languages & cultures:
                                                     3     Brings opportunities
      Benefits                                       3     Opens doors
                                                     3     Extends your reach
                                                     3     Leads to employment opportunities
                                                     3     Strengthens literacy and problem-solving skills
                                                     3     Builds intergroup relationships
                                                     3     Bridges multiple cultural and language worlds

Global Workplace Readiness For All: Multiple Languages, Multiple Paths, Lifelong Benefits

                                                                 World Language Programs
        Languages as a Course of                                                                           Dual Language/Immersion
World	 Language	 – previously known as foreign language,                There	are	different	kinds	of	dual	language/immersion	programs	depending	on	the	student	population.		All	
world language classes have typically begun in middle school            dual	language/immersion	programs,	however,	have	one	common	critical	element	–	50%	or	more	of	the	
and/or high school. Students must study two years of the same           instruction	is	provided	in	the	partner	language.
world language to meet the freshman admissions requirements
for University of California and California State University systems.   n Developmental Bilingual Education (DBE) programs educate English learners (ELs) using both English and their first
                                                                          language for academic instruction. DBE is an additive approach, in which the first language of ELs is not lost but is
Foreign	 Language	 in	 Elementary	 School	 (FLES)	 – FLES                 developed.
programs usually meet daily. These programs follow the natural
sequence of language learning: understand, speak, read and write.       n Two-Way Immersion programs integrate native English speakers and speakers of another language, providing instruction
Some FLES programs begin in kindergarten and continue through             in both languages for all students. Two-way immersion programs promote bilingualism and biliteracy, grade-level
6th, others might not begin until 2nd, 3rd or 4th.                        academic achievement, and positive cross-cultural attitudes and behaviors in all students.
                                                                        n Heritage Language Immersion programs are additive programs that enable English-dominant students to reclaim their
Foreign	Language	Experience	(FLEX) – FLEX programs are
                                                                          heritage language and receive an education that incorporates a culturally responsive curriculum in school.
exploratory in nature. Classes may meet only once or twice a week.
The goal is to introduce the children to one or more languages and      n Foreign Language Immersion programs, also known as one-way are designed to enrich the education of native-English-
cultures to motivate them to pursue further language study.               speaking students by immersing them academically in a second language.

                        For	additional	information	on	dual	language	terminology	visit	the	Center	for	Applied	Linguistics	website
                       Global Workplace Readiness-Professional Development Opportunities at a Glance
Professional Development Opportunities                                      Most Appropriate For:                              World Language Types of Programs:
                                                                Investigating     Starting        Enhancing         Foreign Language                 Dual Language
                                                                                New Program    Current Programs   K-6            6-12     Two-Way      One-Way     Developmental
Global Workplace Readiness                                            X              X                             X              X          X            X              X
Dual Language 101                                                     X              X                                                       X            X              X
Visiting Existing Programs                                            X              X                X            X              X          X            X              X
Virtual Tours: Film Lending Library                                   X              X                X            X              X          X            X              X
VIP Red Carpet Bus Tour                                               X              X                X            X              X          X            X              X
Highly Qualified Bilingual Teachers                                                  X                X            X              X          X            X              X
Got Standards? Make Them Come Alive                                                  X                X                           X
Adopting a Seal of Biliteracy                                                                         X                           X          X            X              X
Research-Based Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education         X              X                X                                      X            X              X
Standards-Based Spanish Language Arts                                                                 X            X              X          X            X              X
Recommended Books in Spanish (K-6)                                                   X                X            X                         X            X              X
World Language Classes for Teachers                                                                   X            X              X          X            X              X
Annual Dual Language Institute                                        X              X                X                                      X            X              X
Elementary World Language Enrichment                                                                  X            X
World Language Study: Getting on the Agenda                                                           X            X              X
Project GLAD in Any Language                                                                          X                                      X            X              X
Advanced SDAIE                                                                                        X                                      X            X              X
Spanish for Spanish Speakers                                                                          X                           X
Dual Language Network                                                 X              X                X                                      X            X              X
World Language Networks and PLCs                                      X              X                X            X              X
Spanish Language Cadre                                                                                X            X              X          X            X              X
Customized Support and Follow-Up Coaching                                                             X            X              X          X            X              X
Dual Language Next Steps                                                                              X                                      X            X              X
Annual Biliteracy Symposium                                                                           X                                      X            X              X

                                Professional Development Opportunities at a Glance
          Global Workplace                                                 Dual Language                                                    Visiting
             Readiness                                                           101                                                  Existing Programs
The San Diego County Office of Education is leading efforts   Looking to start a dual language program at your school?      Join the Dual Language Network on its annual school
to transform public education for the 21st century.                                                                         visit. These visits provide the opportunity to learn from
                                                              Dual Language Implementation 101 is an intensive 3-day        and see a program in action for both the experienced dual
Learn about the importance of global workplace readiness      key stakeholder training for the development of new dual      language educator and educators interested in pursuing
for San Diego students by arranging for a presentation for    language programs. This training is for schools planning to   the development of a dual language program in their
your school, district, or community group. Presentations      implement a new dual language program within the next         district.
range from a 15-minute overview to a full-day workshop,       two years. Dual Language 101 will help you get started,
and may be customized to meet your specific needs.            obtain resources for planning your implementation, learn      Each Dual Language Network school visit includes:
Presentations include background information and              about research and data, ground yourselves in the key         a program overview, classroom visitations, time for
resources on the wide variety of existing program types,      components necessary for success, select a dual language      questions, and network sharing.
the research foundation and expected outcomes of              model, and develop an action plan.
various programs, guiding principles for dual language,                                                                     Join the Dual Language Network as it visits 90-10 schools,
information on tools for implementing the new K-12            All this & much more is offered at the Dual Language          80-10-10 schools and 50-50 schools.
California world language standards, best practices for       101 intensive 3-day training. Remember, don’t reinvent        Whether you’re an experienced dual language educator or
curriculum and instruction, and a sample community            the wheel. Learn what tools exist to help you successfully    a novice, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to see a
survey.                                                       implement a dual language program.                            dual language program in action!

                      CONTACT:                                                    CONTACT:                                                     CONTACT:
                Sally Fox,                          Nenette Adelson-Rodríguez,                 Nenette Adelson-Rodríguez,
           Virtual Tours:                                                 VIP Red Carpet                                           Highly Qualified
        Film Lending Library                                                 Bus Tour                                             Bilingual Teachers
Take a virtual tour of dual language programs and learn      The Red Carpet Tour is an event designed for                What types of credentials do dual language or world
about their multilingual, multicultural students by          superintendents, assistant superintendents, school board    language teachers need in California? What are the
borrowing one of our fascinating films, including:           members and business leaders.                               requirements for hiring international teachers?

Speaking in Tongues, a thoughtful and interesting            Join hosts County Superintendent Dr. Randy Ward and         How do prospective teachers prepare for the examinations
examination of four dual language immersion programs.        English Learner and Support Services Director Nenette       leading to the BCLAD authorization in Spanish? Is it true
You and your school, district, or community group will       Adelson-Rodriguez as they tour some of San Diego            that any BCLAD-credentialed teachers can teach in a dual
be charmed and challenged by this 2009 San Francisco         County’s dual language programs.                            language program?
International Film Festival Audience Award winner.
                                                             On this tour participants will: learn more about San        A 20-hour CSET-LOTE IV test preparation (bilingual
We Speak America, a heartwarming exploration into            Diego County Office of Education’s strategic focus on       methodology) course is offered by SDCOE for all language
the complexities of identity, immigration, culture, and      world languages as part of global workplace readiness;      groups. A 20-hour CSET-LOTE V test preparation (culture)
language issues faced by parents, young adults, and          experience different dual language models in action and     course is offered for those working towards a BCLAD in
teachers. This film, produced by InterCultura Multilingual   their effect on the students; and have the opportunity      Spanish.
Media for California Tomorrow, was nominated for Best        to ask questions, get answers from the field, and see the
Documentary in Film at the Imagen Foundation’s 18th          research and data.                                                   For CSET-LOTE prep courses contact:
Annual Awards.                                                                                                               Nenette Adelson-Rodriguez,

                                                                                                                             For credential inquiries and international teacher
                   CONTACT:                                                     CONTACT:                                                   requirements contact:
    Nenette Adelson-Rodríguez,                 Nenette Adelson-Rodríguez,                  SDCOE HR Credentials Unit: (858)292-3716

                          Investigating, Getting Started: Parents, Community
      GOT STANDARDS?                                                       Adopting a                                             Research Based
    Make Them Come Alive!                                               Seal of Biliteracy                                     Guiding Principles for
This hands-on, one-day, interactive workshop will give      Help students market their bilingual skills as an asset,          Dual Language Education
secondary world language educators an opportunity           provide them with more job options, and honor multiple         The Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education,
to learn and share a multitude of instructional ideas       language proficiency.                                          based on research on effective schools, were developed by
for making the newly adopted (2009) California world                                                                       leaders in the field as a tool to assist dual language schools
language standards come alive, within the previously        A Seal of Biliteracy or a pathway ceritifcate communicates
                                                                                                                           in continuously improving their programs.
approved Framework.                                         clearly that mastery of two or more languages is an impor-
                                                            tant skill for participation in a 21st century diverse world
                                                                                                                           Available free through the Center for Applied Linguistics
Activities include getting better acquainted with and       and economy. It honors the skills our students attain, and
                                                                                                                           (, these principles are arranged into 7
analyzing the standards, planning effective standards-      is attractive to future employers and college admissions
                                                                                                                           strands: assessment and accountability, curriculum,
based lessons, and creating instructional materials. This   offices.
                                                                                                                           instruction, staff quality and professional development,
is done through experiencing best practices and powerful                                                                   program structure, family and community, and support
                                                            Contact us for sample Board Policies of how other districts
strategies for developing language proficiency with a                                                                      and resources.
                                                            honor their students with a Seal of Biliteracy and to learn
focus on student engagement, comprehensible input, and
                                                            how your district can implement it and receive recognition
comprehensible output.                                                                                                     Learn how other dual language programs have
                                                            at the Biliteracy Symposium.
                                                                                                                           implemented these research-based best practices at their
Participants should bring their school or district                                CONTACT:                                 sites. See the Guiding Principles in action through the
instructional materials. They will have time to network                     Sally Fox,                      “Even the Walls Talk” photo documentary.
with colleagues and collaborate with the presenter and
each other, planning lessons for their classrooms and                                                                                          CONTACT:
sharing techniques for both formative and summative                                                                             Nenette Adelson-Rodríguez,
               Sally Fox,
  Standards-Based Spanish                                          Recommended Books in                                               World Languages:
       Language Arts                                                   Spanish (K-6)                                                  Classes for Adults
Side by Side is a document designed to portray                 This is a standards-based publication produced by the San   Are you interested in learning Mandarin Chinese?
a correlated visual of the English Language Arts Standards     Diego County Office of Education which is tremendously
(ELA), English Language Development Standards (ELD),           helpful to classroom teachers, resource teachers, and       Would you like to improve your advanced Spanish skills?
and the Estándares de Lecto-Escritura en Español for           school librarians. This easy-to-read, user-friendly
grades K-2, 3-5, and 6.                                        publication lists Spanish titles that were hand-selected    Is there another language you would like to explore or
                                                               by two-way Spanish immersion grade-level teachers. The      improve?
Spanish for Spanish Speaker course outlines are accredited     document:
for high school and enable English learners of Spanish                                                                     If you gather a group of peers who have the same
linguistic background to accrue A-G credits while learning          • is tabbed by grade level;                            proficiency and interests, San Diego County Office of
English. Standards-based parallel course outlines in                                                                       Education will tailor a language class to meet your specific
grades 7-12 based on the California language arts content           • lists book titles by content area;                   needs, providing a course for beginning to advanced
standards and Framework are the venue for access to                                                                        proficiency levels.
rigorous content, systematic and explicit transferability           • covers language arts, science, mathematics and
of skills and lead to high levels of language proficiency in          social studies;                                      The course may be held in a classroom after school, at
both English and Spanish.                                                                                                  the main SDCOE campus on Linda Vista Road, or at one of
                                                                    • includes additional read-alouds; and                 the two SDCOE satellite centers – NCREC (North County
                                                                                                                           Regional Education Center) or SCREC (South County
                                                                    • gives an author, publisher, ISBN # and topic/        Regional Education Center).
                                                                      theme for each title.

                      CONTACT:                                                    CONTACT:                                                     CONTACT:
              Silvia Reyes,                       Nenette Adelson-Rodríguez,                 Nenette Adelson-Rodríguez,

            Addressing Standards, Using Research as Guide for Success
            Annual Dual                                       Elementary World Language                                           World Language Study:
         Language Institute                                          Enrichment                                                   Getting on the Agenda
The Dual Language Institute has been sponsored by the         This hands-on interactive workshop was designed for            This 90-minute, interactive workshop may be scheduled
San Diego County Office of Education since 2001. This full-   elementary world language educators. Whether you               upon request. It has three purposes:
day learning and networking opportunity begins with a         teach a world language in an after-school class or during
nationally-known keynote speaker followed by break-out        the school day, this is a workshop designed to support           • To share best practices for increasing and ensuring
sessions featuring local dual language educators.             your instruction and help you plan your world language             student engagement and comprehensible input
                                                              lessons. The presenter will model best practices by actively       in the world language classroom;
This is a special opportunity for dual language educators     involving participants in engaging communication-based           • To provide tools, information, and ready-made
to participate in professional development specifically       lessons focused on comprehensible input and output and             PowerPoint presentations you can customize
designed to meet their needs, whether they are                tied to the newly adopted K-12 California world language           to advocate for your world language program; and
investigating the possibility of implementing a dual          standards.                                                       • To facilitate the implementation of the new
language program or fine-tuning their established                                                                                California K-12 world language standards by
program. Whether your school has a two-way, one-way,          Participants should bring a sample of their school or              creating awareness and building understanding.
or developmental program; a 90-10 or a 50-50 structure;       district instructional materials. They will have time
or is beginning investigations into starting a program,       to network with colleagues and collaborate with the            Participants may be teachers, administrators, or
there is something for everyone.                              presenter and each other, planning effective standards-        community members who are seeking support in their
                                                              based lessons for their classrooms, and sharing techniques     efforts to advocate for world language programs.
                                                              for both formative and summative assessment.

                    CONTACT:                                                        CONTACT:                                                      CONTACT:
     Nenette Adelson-Rodríguez,                             Sally Fox,                                     Sally Fox,
              Project GLAD                                                      Advanced                                                   Spanish for
            in Any Language                                                      SDAIE:                                                 Spanish Speakers
Project GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) is         Advanced SDAIE (Specially Designed Academic                     The WRITE Institute has designed a unique course for
an instructional model dedicated to building academic        Instruction) in any language is a dynamic, four-day             teachers of Spanish for Spanish Speakers to improve the
language and literacy for all students, especially English   hands-on professional learning series focusing on lesson        literacy and academic achievement of bilingual students
learners. The GLAD model addresses multiple state            design and strategies for scaffolding learning. It is a         in grades 4-12.
standards simultaneously through thematic units using        series intended for school or district teams to provide
existing curricula and state-adopted instructional           participants the opportunity to develop as a professional       Teachers receive: reading and writing strategies to improve
materials, along with teacher-created support materials.     learning community.                                             literacy;	 three	 genre-specific	 writing	 units;	 standards-
                                                                                                                             aligned	 curriculum	 and	 assessment;	 and	 scientifically	
GLAD classrooms are characterized by their visually rich     Participants are actively engaged in strategies and slowly      research-based staff development.
language functional environments. Students’ acquisition      build up a repertoire of scaffolding techniques throughout
of multiple languages is supported by scaffolded             the training.                                                                        CONTACT:
instruction, cooperative learning, and highly motivating                                                                                 Laurie Nesrala,
materials.                                                   Critical components of the series are: lesson design format
                                                             for	planning	effective	lesson	sequences;	in-depth	analysis	     El idioma español, sigue la palabra, is for K-6 teachers of
The GLAD Tier I training consists of a prerequisite 2-day    of	the	six	essential	instructional	scaffolds;	and	a	focus	on	   Spanish language arts instruction.
overview training followed by a 4 or 5-day in-classroom      engagement, active learning, and brain-based strategies
demonstration.                                               across the domains of language and literacy.                    The Spanish language arts standards have a beautiful
                      CONTACT:                                                                                               strand on the Spanish language woven into them. Learn
                Sally Fox,                                          CONTACT:                                  about ways to incorporate the teaching of the Spanish
                                                                          Terry Barrón,                    language into your lessons.

                                                                                                                                           Silvia Reyes,

                           Engaging Students, Making Input Comprehensible
              SDCOE                                              World Language Networks                                             Spanish Language
      Dual Language Network                                              and PLCs                                                         Cadre
A network for educators who enrich children’s lives in dual    Come join one of the world language networks and            The Spanish Language Arts Cadre provides teachers,
language programs and support parents’ quest for their         professional learning communities (PLC) formed to           parents, and administrators multiple venues for
children to be multilingual, culturally diverse individuals.   provide a venue for collaboration and sharing of best       collaboration, communication and networking in order to
                                                               practices as related to world language study:               support and sustain leadership development, standards-
Would you like to network electronically with other dual                                                                   based Spanish language arts assessment, curriculum and
                                                               • Administrators and Resource Teachers’ Network
language educators? The SDCOE Dual Language Network                                                                        instruction for Spanish and Dual Language arts instruction
has an email group with over 300 members. To join,             • Elementary PLC for pre-K through 6th grade teachers       in grades K-12.
contact Nenette Adelson-Rodríguez.                               of world language enrichment programs during or
                                                                 after school.
Annual activities sponsored by the Dual Language Network       • Secondary PLC for world language teachers in                                    CONTACT:
include: a “Starting off the Year” Meeting; a Dual Language      grades 7-12.                                                           Silvia Reyes,
Program Site Visitation, and the “spring break” Dual
Language Institute.                                            PLC meetings serve as a forum for sharing information and
                                                               best practices related to world language study, refining
The goal of the Dual Language Network is to provide            standards-based lesson design using the California K-12
information, awareness training, and networking                world language standards, and networking between and
opportunities for dual language educators to promote           among districts throughout San Diego county.
multiteracy in order to prepare ALL students for today’s
global society.
                                                                               Sally Fox,
     Nenette Adelson-Rodríguez,
       Customized Support                                                    Dual Language                                                    Annual
     and Follow-Up Coaching                                                    Next Steps                                             Biliteracy Symposium
Follow-up support for both teachers and administrators         This 3-day intensive training is designed to strengthen ex-      The Leadership in Biliteracy Symposium is an awards
is a critical component of successful implementation of        isting dual language programs. This training was created         celebration held each year in May. This event honors
professional development for continuous growth.                for	key	stakeholder	teams	working	on	expanding	and/or	           district and community leaders, promotes biliteracy as
                                                               improving their existing programs. This training includes        an educational asset, and celebrates the achievements of
Follow-up sessions take place at the school site and may       work with “The Guiding Principles for Dual Language              the community by acknowledging individuals who have
be structured in a variety of ways, as the particular school   Education” with a focus on the Guiding Principle of Cur-         made significant contributions in promoting biliteracy for
prefers. Some examples include:                                riculum, Instruction, Assessment and Accountability              our students.
                                                               and will provide teams from existing programs the op-
•	 Trainer	observes	lessons	and	provides	feedback              portunity to reflect and plan next steps for continuous          In addition to recognition of two honorees per district,
•	 Trainer	assists	with	lesson	planning                        improvement.                                                     the Bea Gonzales Leadership in Biliteracy recognition
•	 Trainer	reviews	and	models	strategies	with	students                                                                          is awarded to one person or institution each year. This
•	 Trainer	works	with	grade-level	teams	to	develop		           The Dual Language Next Steps trainings also includes             county-wide award includes student scholarships.
   thematic unit(s)                                            program self-assessment, research-based effective prac-
•	 Trainer	does	classroom	walk-throughs	with		 	               tices, curriculum alignment planning, review of essential        Districts who have adopted a Seal of Biliteracy are also
   administrator                                               characteristics/criteria	 for	 success,	 and	 development	 of	   recognized at this special educational event.
                                                               an action plan.
                      CONTACT:                                                                                                                     CONTACT:
       Adv. SDAIE: Terry Barrón,                                CONTACT:                                          Nenette Adelson-Rodríguez,
             GLAD: Sally Fox,                       Nenette Adelson-Rodríguez,

                     Fostering Continuous Improvement, Leadership & PLCs
                                  Global Workplace Readiness:
                       Preparing ALL students for the 21st century

At whatever stage of providing world language opportunities your district or school currently finds itself…

                                      Investigating, Initiating, Enhancing, or Expanding

                   For whatever program type or model you have or plan to implement…

                 One-Way, Two-Way, Developmental, 50-50, 90-10, FLES, FLEX, or World Language Study

            And whatever next steps or support you need for your world language program…

                 Resources, Materials, Best Practices, Professional Development, or Network Opportunities

               San Diego County Office of Education can help you!

          Nenette Adelson-Rodríguez at 858-569-5350,, or visit our website at

          Multiple Languages, Multiple Paths, Lifelong Benefits
             Contact Information:
           Nenette Adelson-Rodríguez
   Director, English Learner and Support Services
                   (858) 569-5350

                    Mónica Nava
Senior Director, English Learner and Support Services

             Randolph E. Ward, Ed.D.
                San Diego County
             Superintendent of Schools


   San Diego County Board of Education
                 Mark Anderson
                  Susan Hartley
                 Sharon C. Jones
                 Jerry R. Rindone
                     John Witt

         San Diego County Office of Education

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