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Immersion 2012: Bridging Contexts for a Multilingual World

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Saturday, 1:45 pm
Capitol Ballroom
Bridging Languages in Immersion Education
Jasone Cenoz, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU
Fred Genesee, McGill University
Durk Gorter, University of the Basque Country - IKERBASQUE
Elana Shohamy, School of Education, Tel Aviv University,

The symposium discusses language separation vs. holistic multilingual approaches in immersion education. Research indicates that new insights can be obtained when the whole linguistic repertoire of multilingual speakers and language interaction are taken into account. The implications for teaching, assessment and research in immersion education will be discussed.

Handout/Slides: CenozGorterShohamy_BridgingLanguages.pdf

Saturday, 1:45 pm
Governors I
Closing the Achievement Gap: Using Assessment, Professional Development, and Curriculum Writing
Carmen Henninger, Prince George's County Public Schools
Maria Flores, Prince George's County Public Schools
Martha Kristy, Robert Goddard French Immersion
KonaFacia Nepay, Robert Goddard French Immersion

Presenters will discuss how assessment tools across content areas, data analysis teams, professional development, and curriculum writing drive instructional practices in immersion classrooms. We will provide a forum for K-12 educators to reflect on their data utilization and effective practices in analyzing achievement and subgroups to close the achievement gap.



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