Implementing The State Seal of Biliteracy

Mar | 2015

This webinars from West Ed, Schools Moving Up Series, give an overview of the Seal of Biliteracy with examples from school district implementation.  It provide excellent support for the development of a district Seal of Biliteracy Program.

Mastery of two or more languages is an important 21st century skill, with economic, social and personal benefits.  This webinar will provide background information on the Seal of Biliteracy with suggestions for district implementation.

The Seal of Biliteracy, a powerful approach to validating and encouraging mastery of two or more languages, is a state recognition program for graduating seniors.  How districts can participate and recognize their seniors who meet the criteria will be presented with examples from participating school districts.


Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy in Grades Pre-K through 12th: A Local, State and National Vision

Mar | 2015

The 21st Century skill of proficiency in English and one or more other languages is a goal the nation should adopt for all students.  Dr. Laurie Olsen and Shelly Spiegel-Coleman from Californians Together present California’s Campaign for Biliteracy as an example of what other states and local districts can do to value and implement multiple pathways to biliteracy.   Representatives from two districts, San Francisco and Glendale Unified School Districts will present their district-wide implementation of multiple pathways to bililteracy incorporating many diverse languages.