The University of Illinois at Chicago will be holding a statewide summit on dual language education on SATURDAY, JUNE 8 from 10:00 am-1:00 pm.
At this summit, we seek to have conversations about our needs and priorities. The goals are:
• To establish networks where we can ask questions, share resources, and help each other
• To develop a list of priorities to apply for grants (federal and otherwise) to support our efforts
• To listen to a presentation by Fabrice Jaumont, author of *The bilingual revolution*, about dual language struggles and successes in New York City.
• To discuss how to create dual language programs in communities/languages that do not yet have them (Polish, Chinese, Arabic, Russian, etc.) in existing public and private school systems with grant resources.
We have chosen the University of Illinois at Chicago because it seems to be located closest to the greatest number of dual language programs in the state. We will be raffling off three (3) Visa gift cards for $25 each to people who travel 50 miles or more to attend.
Advanced online registration will be required and will cost $10 to cover coffee and light breakfast items. There is a limit of 100 attendees so don't delay.
Please share this widely with your Illinois dual language contacts. Parents and educators who are interested in developing a dual language program but do not yet have it are welcome; the main purpose of the summit is to bring together folks who are already doing the work in order to discuss how to strengthen and expand it.
Thank you in advance,
Dr. Kim Potowski
The University of Illinois at Chicago
This event is generously co-supported by the Polish Studies Program at Loyola University Chicago.
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