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.
The DLTL 2019 Schaumburg Cohort amped things up in the second week of practicum at Forest View Elementary School in CCSD59.
This week several groups went on field trips across the community – to the fire department, the library, and the village hall to learn about Sonia Sotomayor, how town hall meetings work, and how the leaders of the community make rules.
One group of students explored natural disasters and made volcanoes. In small groups they discussed the effects on the community/people, and were able to appreciate the magnitude of destruction.
Small groups of students create volcano replicas and discuss the effects of natural disasters on communities and people.
The phenomenal DLTL students from our Schaumburg cohort are teaching and leading 134 elementary students in a 3-week, Summer Spanish Enrichment “Language, Culture & Community” program. This first week was filled with Spanish read-alouds, parent workshops, cultural art activities, community projects and much more. Stay tuned for more exciting developments!