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Connecting Communities through Our Languages, Cultures, and Stories

Forty-two Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 29 - April 1, 2017

Anaheim Marriott and Hilton Hotels
Anaheim, California 

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Thursday, March 30 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Cultural Proficiency Importance in Creating Communities of Inclusion in Dual Language Programs

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Often in dual language programs, the third pillar of education, cross-cultural competence, is forgotten or not targeted for fear of engaging in honest conversations about privilege and bias. Via strategies that are interactive, reflective, and action-driven, the purpose of this presentation is to strengthen participants’ ability to integrate the Guiding Principles for Dual Language with the Cultural Proficiency Principles and Continuum, as a means to increase dual language educator advocacy that will result in establishing Communities of Inclusion.

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Dr. José Medina

Director of Dual Language and Bilingual Education, Center for Applied Linguistics
Dr. José Medina presently serves as the Director of Dual Language and Bilingual Education at the Center for Applied Linguistics. As an English learner himself, José understands first-hand the importance of ensuring that all students have access to educational opportunity. http... Read More →


Thursday March 30, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am PDT
Marriott Room: Orange County 4