Global California 2030

Since the passage of Proposition 58, California has been on the move regarding multilingualism, global citizenry, and 21st-century learning experiences. Proposition 58 converted to the Education for a Global Economy (EdGE) initiative, which enabled localities to decide the degree to which they would include instruction in students’ native languages, how and how many dual immersionContinue reading “Global California 2030”

Thanksgiving Epiphany

After we enjoyed a family day spending time together, eating good food, and playing with the kids, we voyaged to the notorious and ironic black Friday sales on Thursday night in the Chicago Outlets in Chicago’s southwest suburbs.  Besides the fact that nearly 95.5% of all people shopping spoke colloquial languages other than English withContinue reading “Thanksgiving Epiphany”

Finnish Education Export

This concept of education export sounded strange to me upon first reading the term. The idea that intangible methodologies, personnel expertise, or curricular prowess could, in fact, be sold or traded across international boundaries was baffling. Marimekko? Nokia? Yes, these I have heard of as exports. But education? A week-long pursuit of all things FinnishContinue reading “Finnish Education Export”

CABE 2018

Along with around 6000 other bilingualism enthusiasts, I attended the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) conference this past week.  Keynote speaker, Dolores Huerta, a pivotal player in the collective bargaining rights of farm workers, implored all of us to be the voice of advocacy for all learners, especially those who have historically been marginalized. Continue reading “CABE 2018”