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Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education

Wednesday School Visits, October 19

**Pre-registration required** 

Registration Information: Conference participants may choose to visit one immersion school for an additional fee of $65 ($50 if registered by 6/17/16 and $75 if registering after 10/1/16), which includes charter bus transportation to the school from the conference hotel.

Registered Participants' Information: You must meet in the lobby of the Hyatl at the time specified below on Wednesday (Oct. 19) morning. Tours last approximately 3.5 to 4 hours, including travel time.


Important Note: Participants must be ready to leave at the time specified. Buses will not wait for latecomers; no refunds will be given to participants who are not on the bus at the specified time. 

Wed/Oct 19
Bus departs
School Information

Meet in lobby by 6:55 AM

 

Bus departs by

7:15 AM

 

Return approx. 12:00 PM

Highland Park Middle School and Highland Park Senior High offer secondary-level continuation Spanish immersion programming for students in the Saint Paul Public Schools. Adams Spanish Immersion Magnet and the district's other dual language programs are feeder schools for these programs. Highland Park Middle School offers four year-long content area courses in Spanish (Social Studies, Science, Math, Language Arts). Highland Park Senior High currently offers Spanish Language Arts classes for their immersion students and has plans to expand their course offerings in Spanish.

Meet in lobby by 7:40 AM

 

Bus departs by

8:00 AM

 

 

Return approx. 12:00 PM

Normandale is a K–5 French immersion elementary school and one of the choice programs in the Edina Public School system. Approximately 645 students are enrolled at Normandale. Every year we accept 108 kindergarteners. Normandale follows the same curriculum as that of the other elementary schools in Edina. However, all curricular content is in French and English Language Arts instruction begins in grade 3.

Meet in lobby by 7:40 AM

 

Bus departs by

8:00 AM

 

Return approx. 12:00 PM

The Twin Cities German Immersion School is a tuition-free public K–8 charter school which provides an academically challenging education that prepares our students to think critically, be culturally aware and thrive in a diverse, global society. TCGIS features small class sizes, full-day immersion Kindergarten, a progressive art, music, gym and science program, responsive classroom strategies and Spanish as a third language in middle school. English instruction starts in 3rd grade.

Meet in lobby by 7:55 AM

 

Bus departs by

8:15 AM

 

Return approx. 12:15 PM

Park Spanish Immersion is a K–5 one-way world language immersion school in St. Louis Park Public Schools. During kindergarten and first grade, literacy and all subject matter classroom instruction is delivered in Spanish. English language arts instruction is introduced in grade two. Immersion students can continue with Spanish immersion programming in the district at the middle school, and the high school offers through Spanish level 10 for immersion students.

*This school visit is full. 
Add yourself to the Park Spanish wait list.

Meet in lobby by 7:55 AM

 

Bus departs by

8:15 AM

 

Return approx. 12:15 PM

Scenic Heights Elementary School is one of two early total one-way Mandarin immersion programs located in the Minnetonka Public School District. All core content is taught in Mandarin Chinese in K–2; English language arts is introduced in grade 3 for 60 minutes per day, and grades 4-5 receive 70 minutes of English instruction. We have an immersion continuation program at both Minnetonka Middle School East and Minnetonka Middle School West. ​Students are now entering the sophomore year at the high school and we have plans for the program through grade 12.

Meet in lobby by 8:10 AM

 

Bus departs by

8:30 AM

 

Return approx. 12:30 PM

Adams Spanish Immersion Magnet, Saint Paul Public Schools, is an urban immersion program that has a large number of Latino students with heritage language background. The program is designed for students who are primarily proficient in English by kindergarten. Kindergarten and first grade are taught entirely in Spanish and English language arts is introduced in second grade. Students can continue their immersion experience in the district through 12th grade at Highland Park Middle School and Highland Park Senior High.

Meet in lobby by 8:10 AM

 

Bus departs by

8:30 AM

 

Return approx. 12:30 PM

Jackson Preparatory School was the first school to offer a Hmong/English Dual Language (two-way immersion) Program strand in the Saint Paul Public Schools and Minnesota. Jackson proudly serves approximately 500 students, with one-third of the students enrolled in the dual language program. Since 2006, Jackson has offered the program for students in Pre-K to fifth grade. The Hmong Dual Language Program is designed to enroll and support all students, both native and non-native Hmong speakers. The program implements the 90/10 model where the Hmong language is used to teach the core subjects: Math and Reading.  Community partnerships and specialists in science, music, physical education and Hmong culture and literacy enhance our core academic program.

Meet in lobby by 8:25 AM

 

Bus departs by

8:45 AM

 

Return approx. 12:445 PM

 

XinXing Academy* is an early total one-way Mandarin immersion program located in Eisenhower Elementary School in the Hopkins Public Schools. All core content is taught in Mandarin Chinese in K–2; English language arts is introduced in grades 3–4 for one hour per day, and grades 5–6 are 50-50 Mandarin and English. We have an immersion continuation program at West Jr High with plans to articulate the program through grade 12.

*This school visit is full. 
Please consider signing up instead to visit the Mandarin Immersion program at Scenic Heights Elementary (see description above).
Add yourself to the
XinXing wait list.

Meet in lobby by 8:25 AM

 

Bus departs by

8:45 AM

 

Return approx. 1:15 PM

La Academia is a K-5 two-way immersion program located in the Eastern Carver County School district that combines students from two language groups for instruction. Each class includes at least one-third Spanish-speaking students and at least one-third English-speaking students. In a two-way dual language program, all students have the opportunity to be both first language models and second-language learners. La Academia's instruction begins with 90% of the core academic instruction in Spanish and 10% in English in Kindergarten and first grade. The percentage of English increases over the course of the elementary school grades until it reaches 50% at 5th grade.

NOTE: travel time to this school is about 40 min, and you arrive back at the hotel about 1:15pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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