“Raise the Bar: Lead the World” is the U.S. Department of Education’s call to action to transform education and unite around what works. Given Secretary Cardona and the Office of English Language Acquisition’s commitment to nurture all students’ multilingualism, the Seal of Biliteracy (SoBL) emerges as a promising mechanism to promote students’ competencies in multiple languages. The Seal of Biliteracy recognizes high-school graduates who read, write, speak, and listen in English and at least one other language.
Geared toward educators and leaders (administrators & superintendents) leading biliteracy efforts in States, schools, districts, and communities, this two-part webinar centers on the presenters’ research-based 5P framework to implement the SoBL and promote biliteracy for all students, including an explicit lens on equity for multilingual and heritage-language learners. Whether just beginning to implement the SoBL or looking to enhance and expand current implementation, participants will identify actionable steps to implement the SoBL in their unique contexts to broadly and equitably promote biliteracy.
• Dr. Amy J. Heineke. Professor of Education, Loyola University Chicago
• Dr. Kristin J. Davin. Professor of Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte