All Pre-con sessions will be offered simultaneously on Monday, June 24 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, so attendees should expect only to attend one. Pre-conference sessions can be purchased for an additional $125


We will be bringing you experienced TWBI Program experts and grade-level trainers to share their expert advice on how to start off on your journey this Fall. We know you cannot do it alone and that the first years of implementation of a TWBI/DL program are often the most challenging. The institute will provide you with the Foundations of TWBI Education which will be coupled with practical and relevant information for your classroom and your school. We are excited about meeting you this Summer and hope that you and your team are able to join us for this unique and vital professional development opportunity.


Featured Speaker: Jeff Duncan-Andrade

If there is one thing that Jeff Duncan-Andrade knows for sure, it’s this: If you find something that’s not working, change it. And that’s exactly what he has done. The longtime urban educator, researcher and activist felt that students in his community in East Oakland, California, who are mostly Black and Latinx, weren’t getting the education they deserved. So Duncan-Andrade, a teacher and professor of Latina/o Studies and Race and Resistance Studies at San Francisco State University, co-founded a new school—the Roses in Concrete Community School. It’s a school that centers the wellness of its students above everything else—responding to the unique needs of the community as the pathway to social and academic rigor. Duncan-Andrade also co-founded the Community Responsive Education Group and the Teaching Excellence Network (TEN) to support schools and districts to build and support similar practices in their communities.

Complimentary Pre-Con Sessions

All complimentary Pre-con sessions will be offered simultaneously on Monday, June 24 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM, so attendees should expect only to attend one, and is first come first serve. There is no pre-registering.


Experience the award-winning Project GLAD® (Guided Language Acquisition Design) Model with practical teaching strategies that value the student, provide authentic opportunities for the use of academic language, maintain the highest standards for all students, and foster voice and identity. After the institute, participants will be eligible to continue their training by registering for one of the four Be GLAD® online, self-paced courses (PreK, Elementary, Secondary or Be GLAD® en español) at a discounted rate. Join us and Be GLAD!