SAN JOSE, CA – In April, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) invites county district employees and community members to celebrate bilingual and multilingual learner advocacy with the Multilingual Education Services Team (MET).
Join the SCCOE from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, April 16 for the National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month Symposium and help support and highlight the language and achievement of bilingual and multilingual learners in these areas:
At the symposium, the office of Assemblymember Kansen Chu (D-San Jose) will deliver a resolution supporting the initiative and present certificates to the presenters, student art winners, and district teams. The office of Congressman Ro Khanna (17th District) will also be in attendance to present a certificate to the SCCOE.
Leading up to the symposium, MET is sponsoring several events designed to engage the entire school community. Several Seal of Biliteracy and Pathway Award winning schools have opened their doors, allowing registered attendees an opportunity to tour a dual language/world language program and learn how to recognize bilingual and multilingual skills in their own site or district. Tours are open at the following locations:
Lakewood Elementary School Designated English Language Development Tour
Riven Glen Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Program Tour
Anthony Spangler Elementary School Integrated English Language Development Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) Program Tour
Students from kindergarten through grade 12 are invited to participate in an art competition, and school leaders can participate in the immersive Shadow a Student Challenge.
Learn more about the activities by visiting the MET webpage and watch the PSA for more details.
For questions, contact Keysha Doutherd at (408) 453-4345.
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The Multilingual Education Services Team (MET) is an integral part of the Santa Clara County Office of Education's Curriculum and Instruction department. Our services support English learner achievement and create opportunities for students across the county to become biliterate and multiliterate. We build capacity of schools and districts through professional development, technical assistance, networking, and other resources. The primary goal of MET is to prepare globally competent students for the 21st century success and to eliminate the achievement gap for English learners.