All Pre-con sessions will be offered simultaneously on Tuesday, 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
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 grade-level or job-alike-specific sessions.
CULTURAL DIVERSITY INSTITUTE
This panel 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 culturally 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.