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1 Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism Accountability Leadership Institute December 10, 2013 Angelica Ramsey, Ed.D. Yee Wan, Ed.D.

2 Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism2

3 Goal Acknowledge and discuss the value of multilingualism in the 21 st century Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism3

4 Why the Toolkit…? Promotes and supports equitable access to high quality education for all students Values proficiency in multiple languages as asset for developing global competence 4Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

5 K-12 Foreign Language Learning Compulsory Starting at ages 8-9 5Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

6 K-12 Foreign Language Learning Compulsory Starting at age 10 6Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

7 K-12 Foreign Language Learning NOT COMPULSORY 7Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

8 K-12 Foreign Language Learning How many of the 24 industrialized countries that participated in the survey of language study require their students to study at least one additional language? 8Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

9 Citizens Comfortable Conversing in a Second Language 9 54% of Europeans feel comfortable conversing in a second language 54% Source: European Commission, % native born U.S. citizens feel comfortable conversing in a language other than English 10% Source: 2010 U.S. Census Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

10 Percentage of Schools in the U.S. Offering Foreign Language Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism10 Source: Americas Foreign Language Deficit, Forbes, 2012

11 The U.S. Secretary of Education Says… Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism11 " 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

12 What is global competence? 12Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

13 21st Century Student Outcomes and Support Systems 13Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

14 Global Competence 14 The capacity and dispositions to understand and act on issues of global significance. Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

15 Global Competencies 15 Investigate the World Communicate Ideas Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism Recognize Perspectives

16 Role of Language in Global Competence 16Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

17 Benefits of Second Language Learning 17 What comes to your mind? Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

18 Academic Achievement 18Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

19 Cognitive Flexibility 19Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

20 Language and Cultural Understanding 20Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

21 Multiple Perspectives 21Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

22 Voices from Stakeholders Shaping Our Global Future: The Value of Multilingualism 22Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

23 Video debrief… 23Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

24 What systems do you have in place in your district to encourage maintenance of all students home languages and/or to motivate the study of additional languages? 24 Reflection … Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

25 Opportunities Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism25

26 Benefits of Second Language Learning Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism26 Native English Speakers Learn a second or third language Strengthen academic literacy in English Non-native English Speakers Maintain and continue developing their primary language Learn English or a third language

27 Foreign Language/World Language Study ProgramsTwo-Way Immersion Programs TK–66–12K–12 Bilingual Programs (Pre-K–6) Foreign Language in Elementary School (FLES) Foreign Language Experience (FLEX) After school or weekend language programs Traditional world language classes in middle and high school Spanish for Native Spanish Speakers Vietnamese for Native Vietnamese Speakers Study abroad Two-Way Immersion 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, Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

28 Seal of Biliteracy Recognition by the California State Superintendent of Public Instruction, county offices of education, and districts for students who fulfill the criteria for proficiency in one or more languages in addition to English by high school graduation 28Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

29 Pathway Awards: Elementary School Students may earn Bilingual Service and Participation Award or Biliteracy Attainment Award 29Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

30 Pathway Awards: Middle School Students may earn Pursuit of Bilingualism Award or Biliteracy Attainment Award 30Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

31 31 Access the Toolkit A complete list of resources is available at: home/Pages/default.aspx Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

32 A Reflection… From a personal perspective… What are your reflections about the urgency to build biliterate and multilingual programs as part of global competence? 32Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

33 A Final Reflection From a district/school perspective… How do biliteracy and multilingualism impact the current reality in your school system for all students? 33Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism

34 Questions Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism34

35 For More Information Yee Wan, Ed.D., Director, Multilingual Education Services Angelica Ramsey, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer Educational Services Branch Educating for Global Competence: The Value of Multilingualism


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