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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIAN LANGUAGE
IMMERSION SYMPOSIUM:
Looking Back, Leading the Way
Friday, May 13, 2011

 

 

Friday May 13 - Symposium:
Looking Back, Leading the Way
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Date: Friday, May 13, 2011

Time: 1:30pm – 9:00pm

Description: The afternoon symposium will feature panel discussions with language immersion experts and special guests. The panels are for parents, teachers, administrators and policy makers.

Participants will be able to mingle with the experts at a cocktail mixer.

After a short dinner break, the keynote will follow at 7:30pm.

Yong Zhao, Presidential Chair and Associate Dean for Global Education, College of Education at the University of Oregon, will deliver the evening keynote address. Zhao, author of Catching Up or Leading The Way: American Education In The Age of Globalization, will speak on global education.

U.S. House of Representative, Dr. Judy Chu, representing California’s 32nd District, has also been invited to deliver a second keynote address.  Dr. Chu introduced the Global Languages Early Education (GLEE) Act that authorizes $100 million to establish bilingual early-learning programs in schools across the country.

Program: Click here for program details

Location: Veteran’s Auditorium Complex 4117 Overland Blvd. Culver City, CA

Directions: click here for link to Google Maps

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Prepaid Registration:
$35 for the symposium and keynote address
$30 for the symposium only
$10 for the keynote address only.

At Door Entrance Fee:
$40 for the symposium and keynote address
$35 for the symposium only
$12 for the keynote address only.

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PROGRAM DETAILS:

Date: Friday, May 13, 2011

Time: 1:30pm – 9:00pm

 

1:00pm Registration – Lobby; Sign up for Panel Groups

 

1:30pm Opening Session (Veteran’s Auditorium)

  • Welcoming Remarks – Scott Zeidman, President, CCUSD School Board

 

  • Language Immersion: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - Nancy Rhodes and Tara Fortune - Lecture
      • Opening Panel: Successes, Challenges and Critical Issues of Immersion Programs:

2:45pm Panel #1 – Rotunda

The ABCs of Dual Language Immersion: Basic concepts for parents and other parties

Panel #2 – Garden Room

The Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education

3:45pm Panel #3 – Rotunda

Advocacy: Fostering Positive Attitudes towards Bilingualism

Panel #4 – Garden Room

Teacher Strategies: Effective Teaching, Effective Learning

4:45pm Closing Session: (Panel #5) – Rotunda

Immersion Retrospective; Path of an Immersion Student

5:30 Pre-dinner/Cocktail Mixer Program: Garden Room

Mingle with the Experts: Get Your Questions Answered

6: 00pm Dinner – Downtown Culver City – Details to follow

7:30pm Keynotes – Veteran’s Auditorium

Judy Chu, El Monte Congresswoman

8:00pm Yong Zhao, Presidential Chair and Associate Dean for Global Education, College of Education at the University of Oregon, author of Catching Up or Leading The Way: American Education In The Age of Globalization, will speak on globalization and education

Panelists include:

Elvira G. Armas, Associate Director, Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL), Loyola Marymount University, School of Education

Michelle Barmazel-Steinberg, Alum of first graduating Spanish Immersion class (’78) in Culver City

Jay Chen, President, Hacienda-La Puente Unified School District School Board

Andrew Cohen, Professor (Phased Retirement), Program in Second Language Studies, University of Minnesota

Shelley Coleman-Speigel, (Invited) California Together Representative

Madeline Ehrlich, Parent, Founder Advocates for Language Learning

Tara Fortune, Ph.D., Immersion Project Coordinator, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), University of Minnesota

Carla Herrera, EL Specialist, ABC Unified School District

Alice Horiba, Japanese Immersion Teacher, El Marino Language School

Ana Jones, Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) Specialist, International Foreign Language Academy of Glendale (FLAG), Special Projects and Intercultural Education

Magaly Lavadenz, Professor and Director, Bilingual and Biliteracy, Language and Culture Dept., Loyola Marymount University, School of Education

Elizabeth Arguelles Mejia , Spanish Immersion Teacher, El Marino Language School and Alum of second graduating Spanish Immersion class (’79) in Culver City

Rosa Molina, Executive Director, 2-Way CABE

Olga Moraga, LMU Assistant Director, Bilingual & Bicultural Program, Loyola Marymount University, School of Education

James Orihuela, Spanish Immersion Teacher, Patrick Henry K-8, Long Beach Unified School District

Tracy Pumilia, Principal of El Marino Language School

Maria Quezada, CEO and Executive Director of California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE)

Nancy Rhodes, Director, Foreign Language Education at The Center For Applied Linguistics (CAL)

Karlo Silbiger, Alumni, Member of CCUSD School Board, Teacher at Animo Venice Charter High School

Carmen Silva-Corvalán, Professor of Spanish and Linguistics, University of Southern California

Judith Martin-Straw, Culver City Crossroads Online Newspaper & Parent of Immersion Children in both Japanese and Spanish Immersion

Duarte Silva, Executive Director, The California Foreign Language Project

Lidia Velasco, (Invited) Secondary Dual Language Curriculum Specialist, Ysleta Independent School District, El Paso, Texas

Mike Yamakawa, Japanese Immersion Teacher, El Marino Language School

Questions:

Madeline Ehrlich (English)

Marielena Lara-Greenberg (Spanish)

Sato Akiko (Japanese)

 

Our Sponsors:

Carla. Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition

Center for Applied Linguistics

Loyola Marymount Schoool of Education

Culver City Unified School District

CELEBRATION EVENTS

Southern Californian Language Immersion Symposium
Looking Back, Leading The Way

Friday, May 13th
 

Children’s Day
Saturday, May 14th 40th

Anniversary Reunion Celebration
Sunday, May 15th

Sculpture Re-dedication

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Quilt Fundraiser:


Win a one-of-a-kind language immersion quilt
made by Madeline Ehrlich!

EXTRAS

Quilt

Win a Hand-made Quilt by Madeline Ehrlich

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40th Anniversary Mugs



40th Anniversary T Shirts

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Support the Rededication of El Marino Sculpture

 

DOWNLOADS & LINKS

Southern California Language Immersion Symposium Program

Symposium Program (pdf)

Quilt Raffle Form

 

PRESS ROOM

Culver City Celebrates 40 Years of Language Immersion

 

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