La Siembra™ / El Enriquecer™ Program Planning Retreats

Providing a quality dual language experience for students begins with designing and sustaining an effective program structure.

Dual Language Education of New Mexico offers two-day program planning retreats for schools/districts wanting to ensure that their dual language programs are on the right track. Although thoughtful program development is a necessary first step to choosing and designing a program model that will be implemented, program development also requires the constant care of and reflection on best practice, implementation and continuous improvement. Our focused planning retreats help schools/districts understand that program sustainability is only realized when the ideals and commitments are owned by the entire school community.

Turnover in teaching staff or administration, as well as changes in school district policy, educational mandates, etc., all challenge a program’s health and implementation. These challenges and potential distractions require a committed response to reflection and continuous improvement. An annual self-evaluation of the program’s implementation is highly recommended and should be completed by a representative stakeholder group of the school community.

Retreats Consist of:

  • Two days of intensive training and planning with school/district leadership teams
  • A focus on creating program sustainability through capacity building with school community leadership
  • Identification and strengthening of essential components that ensure fidelity to implementation, and effective instruction
  • Discussion and action planning around the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education
  • Training and facilitation by experienced dual language administrators/teachers

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