Indiana Dual Language
October 2019 IDOE Updates
Dual Language Networking Day
Dual Language Program Grant Information
As part of IDOE’s continued support of bilingual education, the Office of Title Grants and Support is pleased to announce the expansion of the Indiana Dual Language Immersion Program grant. This expansion will offer funding to new as well as existing programs. There are four different funding tiers in order to encourage the growth of new programs while also providing support for the programs that continue to grow by grade level each year. Please see the attached memo for more information. The deadline for submission is November 8.
Indiana Online: ABCs of Dual Language Education
Spotlight on Lawrenceburg Primary School
Indiana added three new DLI programs for the 2019-2020 school year. Lawrenceburg Community, MSD of Washington Township, and School City of Hammond each have begun implementation. Lawrenceburg Primary School has started with serving both kindergarten and first grade students through their one-way DLI program.
The vision statement for Lawrenceburg Primary is to support all students to attain high levels of academic achievement, bilingualism, biliteracy, and cultivate cross cultural competency through rigorous standards-based instruction and high levels of student engagement. The most beneficial PD for Lawrenceburg has been the C6 Biliteracy Framework with José Medina and school visits in Utah. A challenge and success that Lawrenceburg has experienced is that the program had to have a lottery for their Kindergarten cohort as there were more than sixty students interested in the program!
Lawrenceburg Primary School DLI Teachers: Nastasha Gilmour, Azucena Martin, Neus Mari and Courtney Levell.
First Grade Teachers launch Simon Goes to School during DLI camp. Students learned they were going to acquire a superpower this year, knowing how to speak two languages.
The first 10 days of Kindergarten are spent learning the color of the day. Our K DLI team bridged the color knowledge together with their 60 students.