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Sustainability of Secondary Immersion Programs

Successes

Challenges

Resources

The carrot of AP/college credit

Qualified teachers

Current resources relevant to curriculum in target language


The carrot of travel abroad

Licensing, visas…costs, uncertainty



Parent demand

Curriculum resources

MAIN!

Main events


Programs speak for themselves

  • Popularity
  • Branding
  • Getting out the news regarding a strong program

Motivation

Keeping students excited

 

Relevance

 

MTLE tests


EdTPA

 

Teacher burnout/student burnout

 

Funding – translations

                 Amities

                 Curriculum writing

                 Recruiting

 

District planning

 

Tracking

 

6,7,8 high school alignment

 

Expansion of subjects taught

 

Teacher prep programs specific to immersion

 

Turnover of international teachers

 

PD in target language for immersion

 

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