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Presentation for Community Members and Business Leaders December 2013. Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism. Goal. Acknowledge and discuss the value of multilingualism in the 21 st century. The U.S. Secretary of Education Says….

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Educating for global competence the value of multilingualism

Presentation for

Community Members and Business Leaders

December 2013

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism


Educating for global competence the value of multilingualism

Goal

Acknowledge and discuss the value of multilingualism in the 21st century

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages


The u s secretary of education says

The U.S. Secretary of Education Says…

"The fact that our kids don't grow up [bilingual] puts them at a competitive disadvantage," noting that it's common practice in many other countries for students to learn at least one other language.

U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan

May 29, 2013

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages


Role of language in global competence

Role of Language in Global Competence

  • Bilingualism/multilingualism

    • advantage for students competing to succeed in 21st century global society

  • Students must develop four competencies and be able to

    • investigate the world

    • recognize perspectives

    • communicate ideas

    • take action

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages


Educating for global competence the value of multilingualism

What Does Research Say About Language Learning?

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages


Benefits of early language learning in dual language programs

Benefits of Early Language Learning in Dual-Language Programs

  • Supporting home language leads to improved achievement

  • Long-term program participants learning two languages are less likely to drop out of high school and outperform other English Learners taught in an English only setting

  • English only students taught in dual- language settings outperform their peers in English-only settings

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages


Citizens comfortable conversing in a second language

Citizens Comfortable Conversing in a Second Language

10%

54%

54% of Europeans feel comfortable conversing in a second language

10% native born U.S. citizens feel comfortable conversing in a language other than English

Source: 2010 U.S. Census

Source: European Commission, 2012

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages


Educating for global competence the value of multilingualism

Percentage of Schools in the U.S.

Offering Foreign Language

Source: America’s Foreign Language Deficit, Forbes, 2012

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages


K 12 foreign language learning

K-12 Foreign Language Learning

  • 21 countries require their students to study at least one additional language

  • China – Foreign language study is compulsory starting at ages 8-9

  • Canada – Foreign language study is compulsory starting at age 10

  • United States – Foreign language study is not compulsory

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages


Viewing video stakeholder voices

Viewing Video: Stakeholder Voices

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages


Biliteracy award programs

Biliteracy Award Programs

Seal of

Biliteracy

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages

Pathway

Awards


Seal of biliteracy

Seal of Biliteracy

Recognition by the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction and districts and county offices of education of students who meet the criteria for demonstrating proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English by high school graduation

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism


Benefits of the seal of biliteracy

Benefits of the Seal of Biliteracy

  • Encourage students to develop and maintain biliteracy and multilingual skills

  • Promote the development of language and cultural appreciation and cross-cultural understanding

  • Encourage the development of dual language immersion programs, and world, native, and heritage language programs in schools

  • Provide employers with a method of identifying candidates with language and biliteracy skills

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages


Pathway awards

Pathway Awards

Acknowledgements to encourage students to begin or continue the study of a second or third language

  • At the end of elementary school students may earn

    • Bilingual Service and Participation Award or

    • BiliteracyAttainment Award

  • At the end of middle school students may earn

    • Pursuit of Bilingualism Award or

    • Biliteracy Attainment Award

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages


Multiple paths to multilingualism

Multiple Paths to Multilingualism

Opportunities for schools to design language programs in their schools

Adapted from the World Language Plan, San Diego County Office of Education, 2012

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages


Establishing the award program

Establishing the Award Program

1.Determine purpose and commitment

2.Inform stakeholders of programs

3.Establish advisory committee to draft proposal

6.Develop evaluation criteria (rubrics & process)

5. Establish an outreach program

4.Present to School Board

7.Create process to identify eligible students and staff to implement program

8. Design and present awards

9. Establish program budget

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages


Participating districts in santa clara county

Participating Districts inSanta Clara County

  • Alum Rock Union SD

  • Campbell Union SD

  • Campbell Union HSD

  • East Side Union HSD

  • Gilroy Unified SD

  • Latino College Preparatory Academy

  • Morgan Hill Unified SD

  • Mount Pleasant SD

  • Mountain View-Los Altos Union HSD

  • Oak Grove SD

  • Palo Alto Unified SD

  • San Jose Unified SD

  • Santa Clara Unified SD

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages


Access the toolkit

Access the Toolkit

A complete list of resources is available at:

http://mes.sccoe.org/bwlct/home/Pages/default.aspx

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism


A call to action

A Call to Action

  • Reflect on what you have heard from this presentation.

  • Think about your personal commitment in developing 21stCentury Global Citizens.

  • Complete at least one of the sentence frames:

    •On a personal level I commit to _____________.

    •On a professional level I commit to __________.

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of World Languages


For more information

For More Information

Yee Wan, Ed.D., Director, Multilingual Education [email protected]

Melissa Christie, Director, Curriculum and Instruction [email protected]

Angelica Ramsey, Ed.D., Chief Academic OfficerEducational Services [email protected]

Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism


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