Professional Development

for Dual Language and World Language Teachers

Date: Feburary 1, 2020

Time: 8am to 2:30 pm 

Location: SGMH, California State University, Fullerton


Dual-Immersion on the Rise: Will the Teachers be there?

Dr.   Lucrecia Santibañez

Enseñar y apoyar a los estudiantes Bilingües Emergentes en las escuelas de Doble Inmersión: Una aproximación desde una perspectiva de Competencia Cultural  (Teaching and supporting Emergent Bilingual students in Dual Immersion Schools: A culturally proficient approach)

 Dr.  Fernando Rodríguez-Valls

Sự Bình Đẳng Về Ngôn Ngữ trong Lớp Học Song Ngữ Hội Nhập ( Linguistic Equity in the Dual Immersion Classroom)

Vy Hoang, M.Ed 

Keynote Presentation Summary 


Dr. Lucrecia Santibañez discusses how growth in Dual-Language Immersion programs may be putting pressure on the bilingual teacher pipeline and what implications this could have for the quality of instruction. The presentation covers:

  • Context on bilingual education in California and what effects this had on the pool of qualified bilingual teachers;
  • Data on the numbers of bilingual teachers in the state and their working conditions, and how these differ for non-bilingual teachers; 
  • Implications for pre-service and in-service professional development of bilingual teachers.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lucrecia Santibañez Ph.D.

Associate Professor, UCLA 

guest speaker 

Lucrecia Santibañez (Ph.D. Education, M.A. Economics, Stanford University) is a faculty member at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. Her research examines how to improve teaching and learning for low-income, english learners, and other vulnerable populations in the United States and internationally in Latin America and Southeast Asia.