JOB OPENINGS – Dual Language

The Hawthorn School District 73 has two open dual language positions starting in August 2020:

DL Middle School General Science Teacher – Job ID 2259

DL Middle School Social Studies & Spanish Language Arts Teacher – Job ID 2250

For more information please visit the website or contact superintendent Dr. Art Abrego AbregoA@Hawthorn73.org.

 

Dual Language Symposium – March 7, 2020

Register now!   https://rooseveltuniversity.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cFOjuc6524nSb5P

Share your expertise!

Submit a proposal! https://rooseveltuniversity.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8v7jtQaR3FBPjE1

DLTL Alum – Featured in Roosevelt Review

Jessica Fong, ’18 | Dual Language Leaders

DLTL 2018 Graduate, Jessica Fong is featured in the current issue of the Roosevelt Review.

In it, she talks about the need for dual language teachers and leaders to foster bilingualism in the next generation.   Jessica is a teacher, wife, mother, leader, and is currently pursuing her principal endorsement in the DLTL Principal Pathway – a unique program that offers DLTL graduates the opportunity to build on the DLTL teacher leader standards and qualify for the principal endorsement in only 3 semesters.

As an administrator, Jessica wants to speak her families’ language — not just Spanish, but their culture and their neighborhood. Now more than ever, childhood education needs both innovation and inclusion to meet diverse student needs.

Click here for information about the DLTL program or the DLTL Pathway to Principalship. For more information contact program director, Tammy Oberg De La Garza or program advisor, Alejandro Ramirez.

“I think the biggest piece was creating that dual language community among ourselves. At the end, we were like a family.”  —Jessica Fong (MA DLTL, ’18)

DLTL Student wins ISBE Award

Join us in Congratulating Heidi Nelson, one of our current DLTL students in the Schaumburg cohort!

Heidi was honored last weekend at the ISBE Those Who Excel Awards in Bloomington-Normal as one of six Awards of Excellence in the Outstanding Early Career Educator Category.

Heidi says “It was a great event full of amazing and inspiring educators, and she even thanked Dr. Ayala, IL Superintendent of Education in Spanish for all of her work for language learning students.”

Way to go Heidi!!

ANNOUNCING Travel Abroad 2020 – 10 days in CUBA

Registration begins early November for this 10-day, DLTL Travel Abroad 2020 experience to Cuba from July 30-August 8, 2020.

Click on Travel Abroad Cuba to learn more about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

To register for this trip email Alejandro Ramirez – ARamirez53@Roosevelt.edu

Not a current Roosevelt Student? Apply as a Student-at-Large at https://www.roosevelt.edu/admission/apply

Spanish for Music Teachers: A New Book Co-Authored by DLTL Candidate

DLTL Student / Author

One of our very own DLTL candidates, Heidi Nelson, recently co-authored a new resource for music teachers that serve DLL and Spanish-speaking students Spanish for Music Teachers.
In Spanish for Music Teachers, authors Jacob Prosek, an elementary general music teacher, and Heidi Nelson, a fourth grade Spanish dual language teacher, bring you:
-Ready to Implement ELL strategies to incorporate in your music classroom tomorrow
-Photocopy-ready bilingual labels for your music classroom
-Practical Spanish words and phrases for your music class (with English translations)
-Customizable, bilingual communications for concert invites, concert reminders, and more
-15 authentic songs in Spanish across the Spanish speaking world with teaching suggestions and English translations
-15 English songs accessible for your language learning students
-Tips for selecting culturally relevant repertoire
Spanish for Music Teachers is a needed resource so that our language learning students can receive ELL supports, Spanish supports, and culturally relevant Latinx folk songs in their music classes now too! Language learning extends in ALL parts of the school day, INCLUDING the fine arts.
Spanish for Music Teachers is for you if:
  1. You are a music teacher, learning coach, administrator, pre-service music teacher, or music education college professor
  2. You serve Spanish speaking ELL students in your music space
  3. You speak English and have any Spanish background from the world “Hola” to being a native Spanish speaker
For more information on Spanish for Music Teachers and to order your copy today, please go to: https://www.giamusic.com/store/resource/spanish-for-music-teachers-book-g9932

Travel Abroad 2019 – Spain

The Travel Abroad 2019 destination was Spain – Madrid, Sevilla, & Granada. It was an action-packed adventure which featured a variety of Spanish culture, language dialects, architecture, and tours. Some of the highlights included:

Tour of the Royal Palace in Madrid

Olive farm visit & olive oil tasting

Moorish Tea service & sweets

Visit to Alhambra Palace and GeneraLife Gardens

    

Bookstore tour in the Literary neighborhood of Madrid (a la Cervantes)

Flamenco performance and dance lesson

 

Vino & Tapas

   

Prado Art Museum

Dancing and Spanish guitars

And more!

     

This unforgettable travel abroad experience to Spain was filled with language, cultures, camaraderie and fun times. For more information and pictures follow us on Facebook – Dual Language Teacher Leadership.