Friday, March 11, 2016

One Webinar - One Live Discussion

Culture Change: Expanding World Language
for Young Learners
This event takes place on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.
The United States is trailing the European Union and other competitor
nations in the number and growth of bilingual residents. But beyond
economic competitiveness, too many students are missing out on the
significant cognitive and cultural benefits of second language acquisition,
which include increased scholastic success, heightened sympathy for
others, and increased creativity. Part of this language deficit can be
attributed to tight school budgets and schedules that have created a
dearth of early language programs in American schools. However,
some progressive educators and political leaders are working to
reverse this trend by implementing innovative, culturally authentic
programs for elementary and middle schools. This webinar will bring
 together some of these innovators for an engaging discussion on
successful strategies for bringing flexible, culturally-authentic, and
academically-rigorous world language instruction to young learners.

S. Dallas Dance, superintendent, Baltimore County public schools

Aline Germain-Rutherford, associate dean of the language schools,
Middlebury College, Vt.

Jacque Van Houten, former ACTFL president, Jefferson County
public schools, Louisville, Ky.


Abigail Mendenhall, client services manager, Middlebury Interactive
Education Week is serving only as the host for this presentation.
The content was created by the sponsor. The opinions expressed
in this webinar are those of the sponsor and do not reflect the
opinion of or constitute an endorsement by Editorial Projects in
Education or any of its publications.
Closed-captioning is available for this event. On the date of the event,
 you can log in as early as 15 minutes before the start of the webinar.
Open the “Closed-Captioning” link from the “handouts folder” (located
at the bottom of the console) to access Communication Access Realtime
Translation (CART). A transcript will also be available for download from
the handouts folder within three business days after the event.
Registration is FREE but is also required to attend this event. Please register now.
If you have already registered for this event, click here to go to the login page.


#RethinkDiscipline: Addressing Disparities
 in School Discipline

Watch OSERS Assistant Secretary Michael Yudin, U.S. Department of
Education, doing a livediscussion with experts and practitioners regarding
 disparities in school discipline on March 16, 2016 3:30 pm EST.
Panelists will discuss disparities in school discipline and ways to eliminate
those disparities by addressing implicit bias, and implementing
restorative justice strategies.

The Assistant Secretary Yudin will be joined by:

Dr. Kent McIntosh | University of Oregon
Robert Spicer | Restorative Strategies 
Pamela Odom | Principal, Grant Middle School 
Please watch the March 16th discussion at 3:30 pm EST, at:

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