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2nd Annual Illinois Dual Language Symposium

Roosevelt University and the Illinois Dual Language Teacher Leadership Consortium invite teachers, teacher leaders, administrators, and parents to present and attend the 2nd Annual Illinois Dual Language Symposium on March 7, 2020 at the Chicago Campus of Roosevelt University.

The theme of the symposium is “Effective Equity and Language Education: The Empowerment of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners.” Bilingual teacher educator Mariana Pacheco, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will deliver a keynote presentation and there will be multiple breakout sessions and opportunities to explore materials and network with other dual language advocates and educators.

To apply to present on a topic related to the theme, click here.  Presentation applications are due by January 17, 2020.

The symposium will take place from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Roosevelt University’s Chicago Campus. To register, click here.

Thanks to a federal grant provided by the U.S. Department of Education, there is no charge to register and the symposium is open to all Illinois educators, administrators and community members. However, please register by February 14, 2020 to reserve your place in this year’s symposium. Seating is limited.

The Illinois Dual Language Teacher Leadership Consortium consists of Roosevelt University and six partner school districts that are working together to enhance the professional development of dual language educators and administrators and to elevate school and community awareness of dual language strategies and concepts. The six partner school districts are Chicago Public Schools and School Districts 4 (Addison), 7 (Wood Dale), 46 (Elgin), 54 (Schaumburg) and 59 (Arlington Heights). Roosevelt University’s MA degree in Dual Language Teacher Leadership provides the framework for the professional development and community outreach activities that define the work of the consortium. You can learn more about a recent program graduate by clicking here.

The symposium is part of a slate of events that are being offered in celebration of the 75th anniversary of Roosevelt University and its legacy of social justice and community engagement. Visit the Roosevelt website for more information.

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tphilion • December 18, 2019

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