National TWBI Conference 2020

October 15-17, 2020

Riverside Convention Center, Riverside, CA

2020 Pre-Conference Institutes Coming Soon!

2020 Tentative Schedule

This Annual Conference Agenda serves as an example of what this conference’s daily schedule will look like, and as such is subject to change. As we finalize our agenda we will update this page with more details. Stay tuned!

Early Bird Registration will take place on Wednesday, October 14th from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM


I. New Program Institute
This institute provides a foundation in the elements of Two-Way Bilingual Immersion education. It is designed for all administrators, teachers, lead/resource teachers, and school board members who are planning for or who are in the early stages of implementing a new TWBI/DL program. The institute will include program definitions, design, critical features, rationale, and basic components for implementation. After this overview, participants will move on to meet and interact with experienced TWBI/DL colleagues in role-specific grade-level breakout sessions.

  • A. Preschool, TK/K – 5
    Many programs are beginning to realign their preschool programs into Dual Language programs knowing the importance of creating the early stages of schooling and early education are critical Dual Language years.
  • B. Administrator Institute
    This session is for school leaders in an effort to assist you in understanding the various elements in the implementation of an effective TWBI/DL program. The panel consist of experienced TWBI/DL principals and administrators who have led schools or are currently leading programs. This session will address issues including: uniting your school staff when you are implementing a strand, professional development needs for staff, parent training, budgeting, recruitment/marketing tools and strategies, assessment and accountability issues, and research results. Participants will leave this session with the resources and tools needed to begin or continue the development of a successful TWBI
  • C. Secondary Program (MS/HS)
    As Dual Language programs grow into the secondary level, program planners need to understand TWBI/DLI pedagogy and plan for a program that will ensure that the Dual Language students are able to meet the goals of the program and attain a high level of literacy in the target language. This session will share the middle school and high school elements that need your attention and planning as students advance through the TWBI/DLI pathway at the secondary level.

II. Cultural Proficiency Institute
This presentation will lead participants in initializing the Courageous Conversation protocol to examine the relationship between their personal racial autobiography and their professional lens in defining cultural efficacious instruction and practice. Participants will also examine tenets of critically conscious educators through an Ideology, Pedagogy, Access and Equity Framework for dual language educators. The goal is to allow educators, at all levels, to critically reflect and interrogate their personal knowledge and practice as it relates to the issues of diversity and equity.

III. Spanish Language Institute
This session will allow teachers and administrators to review the structure of the Spanish language with a quick review of grammar, syntax and phonological components that must be studied and learned in the Spanish language.


2020 Registration Policies! 

Please read as some of our policies have changed!

PURCHASE ORDER POLICY: We are aware that some school districts use POs as a form of payment, and we are happy to work with you. However please note that this will be a holding payment and we do expect a final form of payment such as a Check or Credit Card payment applied to each Registrant by the payment deadline of 9/18/2020. If you are aware that your district uses POs please continue following up with your district finance person until you know for sure a check has been sent or submitted.

CHECK POLICY: Please include a copy of your registration confirmation with your check payment. All check payments are due within 30 days after submitting registration. Please mail all checks to: ATDLE, 3121 Park Ave, Ste C. Soquel, CA 95073. Whether a registrant is paid or not, all registrants must cancel in writing by the cancellation deadline of 09/18/2020 or will be held liable for payment.

CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be received in writing before 09/18/2020and are subject to a $35 administrative fee. Cancellation received in writing by 09/18/2020 will be refunded less a $35 administrative fee. No refunds what so ever after 09/18/2020. Please send your cancellation request to ALL cancellations must be in writing to

PRINTING DEADLINE: Registrations received after August 14, 2020 may not make the printing deadline for the program and signage.
This is a professional, adult conference – no children will be admitted to sessions, events, or exhibit hall. Attendees and their guests are to treat all convention attendees, convention center staff, and ATDLE personnel involved with the convention in a professional and courteous manner. Argumentative behavior, disruptive behavior, and any form of harassment is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
Photographs may be taken for non-commercial use by ATDLE and its vendors, and that by the registrant submitting registration they are consenting to ATDLE or its vendor’s use of any pictures of the registrant.

SUIT CASING POLICY: As defined by the International Association of Exhibitions and Events, suitcasing is a practice on the part of any attendee who is observed to be soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, and/or in another company’s booth. In order to distribute information to and conduct business with attendees, you must have a booth in the exhibit hall. All materials must be distributed from the booth and not in the public areas of the convention. Any person violating or suspected of violating this policy may be removed from the conference, prohibited from attending the remainder of the conference and prohibited from attending future ATDLE conferences at the sole discretion of ATDLE staff.

LIABILITY POLICY / ASSUMPTION OF RISKS: By registering for this event, I hereby assume all of the risks of participating in all activities at ATDLE Events, including but not limited to, any risks that may arise from the negligence or carelessness of ATDLE, their subsidiaries, affiliates, directors, officers, employees, partners, contractors, agents, representatives, volunteers, successors and assigns (collectively, the “Host”) and/or from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, operated or controlled by the Host.

(A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE the Host from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence of the Host or myself, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or any other damage or actions of any kind which may affect or impact me in any way arising from the Activity.

(B) I INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the Host from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of my participation in the Activity, whether caused by the negligence of the Host, myself, or otherwise.