The Sub-Committee had a meeting on August 31st to discuss implementation planning. It was decided by the sub-committee to research area school districts that have Dual Language programs that we could visit. Different proposed Dual Language models were discussed, as well as an action plan for communication within the Wood Dale community. The committee also decided to create this website to hold our research, work and resources.
At the August Board of Education meeting, Dr. Kudrna provided the BOE with an update regarding the implementation of a Dual Language program beginning with the 2017 kindergarten class. You can view the presentation here.
Several Dual Language Sub-committee members and district administrators read the book, Dual Language Instruction from A to Z: Practical Guidance for Teachers and Administrators by Else Hamayan, Fred Genesee , and Nancy Cloud. This book gave us important information regarding:
The Wood Dale District 7 Dual Language Committee will update their meetings and resources periodically.