CABE Dual Language Teacher Academy

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Whittier College offers a Graduate Unit Partnership for teachers participating in the CABE Dual Language Academy (DLTA).

About the Graduate Unit Partnership 

After completing each DLTA module, participating teachers have the opportunity to enroll in EDUC 698 and earn one graduate school credit by completing six (6) hours of independent work involving reflection assignments. 

Only educators participating n the CABE Dual Language Academy may register in EDUC 698 for credit. To learn more about the CABE Dual Language Academy, complete the Request More Information form below.

The CABE-DLTA Program is a partnership with the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE).

EDUC 698 Requirements

For each module, the required assignment involves a three-part written reflection on the module prompt. All three parts must be clearly identified in the paper to receive full credit. Please refer to the assignment rubric.

  1. What was learned about the module's prompt and how it builds upon their prior knowledge/pedagogical practice; 
  2. What was read about the prompt (1-2 additional references/sources); and 
  3. What was applied from what they learned (from module attendance and reading) to a classroom setting. 

Additional requirements

  • Three (3) pages typed, double-spaced
  • At least 1-2 references cited related to assignment and module content
  • Should equal at least 6 hours independent work (beyond module on-site attendance)

 

Module 1: Foundations for a Strong, Successful, and Sustainable Dual Language Program 

Assignment Prompt: How does dual language education provide equity for diverse learners?

Module 2: Best Practices in Dual Language Education (Las mejores prácticas para la educación en dos idiomas) 

Assignment Prompt: How do best practices in dual language education support the students’ development of biliteracy, high academic achievement, and sociocultural competence?

Module 3: Becoming a Reflective Dual Language Teacher

Assignment Prompt: How does reflecting on my pedagogical practice support my professional growth as a dual language educator and the students’ development of biliteracy, high academic achievement, and sociocultural competence?  

Module 4: Authentic Spanish Reading Instruction (La pedagogía para la enseñanza auténtica de la lectura)

Assignment Prompt: How can I support students’ biliteracy development, high academic achievement, and sociocultural competence through authentic reading instruction in each program language? 

Module 5: Academic Spanish Language Development for Dual Language Teachers (El desarrollo del español académico para maestros de educación en dos idiomas)

Assignment Prompt: How can I support students’ biliteracy development, high academic achievement, and sociocultural competence through effective practices for Spanish academic language development?

Module 6: Spanish Grammar Instruction (The “What” and the “How”) (La pedagogía de la enseñanza de la gramática en español (El “qué” y “cómo”)

Assignment Prompt: How can I support students’ biliteracy development, high academic achievement, and sociocultural competence through effective Spanish grammar instruction?

Module 7: Cross‐Linguistic Transfer in a Dual Language Program (Las transferencias interlingüísticas en el programa de educación en dos idiomas)

Assignment Prompt: How can I support students’ biliteracy development, high academic achievement, and sociocultural competence through cross-linguistic transfer instruction in both program languages?   

Module 8: Best Practices for Spanish Writing Instruction in a Dual Language Classroom (Las mejores prácticas para la instrucción en escritura en español en un aula de educación en dos idiomas

Assignment Prompt: How can I support students’ biliteracy development, high academic achievement, and sociocultural competence through authentic Spanish writing instruction?

For more information visit the CABE website

Enrolling in EDUC 698

Once you have completed the in-person module and written reflection complete the form below.

  • Assignment
  • Payment - $150 per 1 graduate unit (1 graduate unit offered per module)

Follow online instructions for registration and submission. For any questions contact Professor of Education Ivannia Soto at isotohinman@whittier.edu.

Deadline

One month after each module presentation.