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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 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Spanish TWI transitions from Elementary to Middle School for Students Academically at-Risk.

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Students academically at-risk may face more challenges when transitioning from elementary to middle school. How do they fare in a Spanish TWI program? In this presentation, we utilize Participatory Action Research (PAR) processes, an ongoing research method that encourages educators to question their own practices and context in order to improve them. We will discuss how specific groups of students (learning disabilities, low socioeconomic status, English Learners, and certain language minorities) fare in transitioning to middle school. The PAR study explores perceptions and beliefs of dual immersion teachers, parents, students and scholars. This session will also delve into practices, expectations and strategies to improve those transitions.

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María Capdevila-Gutiérrez

Department Chair, Glendale USD
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Jordi Solsona

Dual Immersion Teacher, Glendale USD
Mr. Jordi Solsona works currently as a dual immersion Program at Toll Middle School, Glendale, CA. Mr. Solsona spent the 16 years in Spain as an Elementary and Secondary teacher, where he began his teaching career and progressed to counselor and Department Chair as well as University... Read More →

Thursday March 30, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm PDT
Marriott Room: Grand Ballroom B