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National Trends in Dual Language Immersion: What Can We Learn?

September 1, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for this special meeting for parents, educators, community members, and policy makers.

The Washington State Legislature has just invested $500,000 for dual language programs. Now is the time for parents and community to engage and understand what these programs are, what makes them successful, and how our state can move forward in supporting students to achieve academic success through learning in two languages.

Dr. Myriam (Mimi) Met is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs. Since 2009, Dr. Met has worked closely with the Utah State Office of Education to plan and implement the state’s Dual Language Immersion initiative. In addition to her work with Utah, Dr. Met has been providing assistance to immersion programs at the state, district, and individual school level to a large number of programs. She currently is involved with the statewide immersion initiatives in Delaware and Georgia. She has worked with large school systems such as Los Angeles, New York City, Portland, and San Francisco in recent years, as well as several charter immersion schools in other states. In addition, she has provided consultant services to immersion programs in Brazil, Canada, Finland, Japan, and Spain.

Dr. Myriam Met photo

Dr. Myriam Met

In her career as an educator, Dr. Myriam (Mimi) Met has been a foreign language teacher, district supervisor, and acting director of the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland. She is currently an independent consultant, working with schools, districts, state offices, universities and private agencies on strategic planning and support for immersion programs. She has worked with more than 150 Dual Language Immersion programs in and beyond the United States.

Submit your questions below on the registration form.
Questions already submitted:

  1. What are the benefits of Dual Language Immersion Programs?
  2. What is the secret to a successful Dual Language Immersion program in the public school system?
  3. How can parents more effectively advocate for more dual language curriculum, especially at the middle and secondary levels?
  4. What are the principals’ goals, teachers’ goals, parents’ goals, and district goals in a Dual Language Immersion program?

Sponsored by the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington, UW Spanish Center, Seattle Public Schools International Schools, Kent Public Schools, and One America.

For more information, contact maaoki@seattleschools.org.
Download the Flyer: National Trends Flyer.

Download the Presentation by Dr. Met:   Presentation (PDF)   | Handout (PDF)


September 1, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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