DLTL Practicum Explores the Community

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.


DLTL Practicum – Week #1

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!


Illinois Dual Language Summit

Attend the statewide dual language summit at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Sat. June 8th, 2019 from 10:00-1:00.

Registration is required and MUST be done in advance. The link is https://go.uic.edu/idls2019 
Our invited plenary speaker is Dr. Fabrice Jaumont. We will be raffling off 4 copies of his book The bilingual revolution, and they will also be for sale.
Please forward this link to all DL educators around the state of Illinois. We are especially keen on inviting dual language programs that operate in languages other than Spanish. There will also be three $25 gift cards raffled to individuals who travel more than 50 miles to attend.

SAVE THE DATE – Dual Language Symposium

The Dual Language Teacher Leadership program at Roosevelt University is hosting the inaugural Dual Language Symposium, an annual event for Dual Language educators across the Midwest.

Dual Language Symposium

Saturday, March 2, 2019

8:00am – 5:00pm

Roosevelt University – Schaumburg Campus

1400 N Roosevelt Blvd, Schaumburg, IL 60173

The symposium is a way to bring all of our urban and suburban DL community together and support each other’s work as educators of language learners. Educators, researchers and advocates of dual language education will be presenting workshops, round tables, tips and resources throughout the day.


Meet children’s author Claudia Guadalupe Martinez 

This professional development opportunity will help you expand your Dual Language teaching practice, programs and communities.

This FREE event is open to educators, parents, administrators and related community organizations. 


Dual Language Education Updates

Welcome to Dual Language Teacher Leadership at Roosevelt University. This site will provide educators with:

  • Effective teaching practices
  • Dual Language research
  • Teaching positions in Dual Language

Stay tuned for exciting news and developments in the field of Dual Language Education.

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