Superintendent’s Two Way Immersion Task Force

TWI Task Force Info & FAQ Sheet, October, 2011

Información sobre la Función del Grupo de Trabajo de Inmersión Dual, Octubre, 2011

TWI_Final_Report_and_Recommendations – March, 2012    TWI_Final_Report_and_Recommendations en español

TWI Recommendations from Superintendent to Board May 9,2012

TWI Recommendaciones del Superintendente 9 de mayo 2012

Superintendent’s TWI Consolidation Recommendation June 6, 2012

The Superintendent’s Two Way Immersion (TWI) Task Force began meeting in September, 2011 on the request of the School Board.  The purpose of the TWI Task Force is to consider the consolidation of the TWI classsrooms currently operating in three Berkeley elementary schools (Cragmont, LeConte, and Rosa Parks) into one elementary school as well as the effects of such a change on the Thousand Oaks Bilingual Program and other services for English Language Learners.

The TWI Task Force Meetings are scheduled for the following meeting dates:

October 18,
November 1,
December 6,
January 10, 2012,
February 7,
March 6,
March 20, (Special location: Rosa Parks Elementary School Library, 920 Allston Way)

Meetings are held at 6:30pm and meet here:

BUSD Conference Room
1720 Oregon St.
Berkeley, CA

Background:

This effort is the product of several years worth of discussions and study among many stakeholders in the District, as well as the review of the research in this area.  Some of this research includes Collier & Thomas, Astounding Effectiveness_of Dual Language Education for All, and Lindholm-Leary, Review of Research and Best Practices on Effective Features of Dual Language Programs.  In January 2011, a forum was held at LeConte Elementary School to present information about TWI to incoming spanish-speaking kindergarten parents, featuring graduates of the bilingual programs in Berkeley.  Video of that event can be found here. .  Finally, a study, Effectively Implementing Two-Way Immersion in Berkeley, was also presented to the School Board in May, 2011.

In May 2011, the School Board voted 5-0 to direct the Superintendent to convene a group of parent, teacher, and administrative representatives to consider the recommendation to consolidate the TWI classrooms currently serving students in three Berkeley elementary schools.

TWI Task Force TIMELINE 2011-2012

TWI Task Force Members List

TWI Task Force Meeting Information

Summary of PPT MINUTES

Meeting
Agenda
Packet
Minutes
September 20, 2011
October 4, 2011    
October 18, 2011  
November 1, 2011    
 December 6, 2011
 January 10, 2012 OUSD TWI Program Info and Instructional minutesSFUSD TWI Instructional MinutesTWI Program Models for Elementary Programs
 February 7, 2012 Minutas Español
March 6, 2012 Minutas Español
March 20, 2012 (at Rosa Parks)

TWI Task Force Final Report and Recommendations  Español
Bilingual Program Report

TWI Bilingual Program Survey Overview
TWI Bilingual All Respondents
Mainstream
Cragmont TWI
LeConte TWI
Rosa Parks TWI
Thousand Oaks TWI

 

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