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Economic and Workforce Development Impacts of Expanding Language Immersion in DC

Thank you to our panelists and moderator for the excellent discussion on Economic and Workforce Development Impacts of Expanding Language Immersion in DC.  Below are Storify (thank you, W2EN!), audio recording (thank you, @maustermuhle!) and some of the slides. Here are two of the presentations: Fulton-Archer – From Vision to Implementation: Cross-Departmental Coordination for Immersion Program Success Mary Levy – Operating budget analysis of DC language immersion schools Sincere thanks to Goethe Institute for hosting...

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You are invited! February 24th at 6:30, Goethe-Institut Gallery

Come join our second panel discussion to explore how language immersion programming impacts the desirability of DC’s future workforce, tourism impact and foreign direct investment climate. How can city agencies implement a long-term strategic plan? This discussion is not only meant to highlight the overall value of language immersion but also is designed to be a forum that will engage all stakeholders in a way that will move toward collaborative strategic planning to expand language immersion offerings in public schools in the District of...

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Language Immersion in Urban Public Schools: Benefits and Challenges

Our panel discussion on Language Immersion in Urban Public Schools: Benefits and Challenges was a very successful inaugural event for the DC Language Immersion Project. Here is the permanent youtube link to the recording of the panel. Here is the storify. [View the story “Language Immersion in Urban Public Schools, Thursday Dec 4th, 2014 Great Hall of MLK Library” on Storify] Several people asked for the slides/docs of the panelists’ engaging presentations – here they are! Marty Abbott – Language Immersion on Urban Public Schools: Benefits and Challenges Gina Bowler and Delores Millhouse – Parents are Powerful Advocates Maquita...

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Meet our Panelists

We are thankful for the great panelists who will be presenting at our Language Immersion in Urban Schools panel discussion tonight at 6pm in the Great Hall of MLK Library. Marty Abbott Martha Abbott is the Executive Director of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) where she was the Director of Education since 2004. Prior to joining ACTFL, she was the Director of High School Instruction in the Fairfax County Public Schools (VA) and also served as its Foreign Language Coordinator and as a high school teacher of Spanish and Latin. Abbott has also taught briefly at the elementary and postsecondary levels. She has held a wide variety of leadership positions including President of ACTFL in 2003, Chair of the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in 1999, and President of the Foreign Language Association of Virginia in 1996. She earned her B.A. Degree in Spanish with a minor in Latin from the University of Mary Washington and her M.S. in Spanish Linguistics from Georgetown University. Gina Bowler Gina Bowler co-founded the grassroots parental advocacy group, My Bilingual Child.  Her career includes federal service in the environmental field and the Peace Corps in the areas of policy, regulatory and voluntary program management, and business development and marketing/communications.  She earned a B.A. in Economics and Business from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s...

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Bilingual Revolution in DC

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