Posted by Ellen Kraska on 4/22/2018

Dual language immersion teachers have the unique and extraordinary responsibility for teaching students to be bilingual, bi-literate and bicultural. This Friday and Saturday, Laurel hosted over 80 educators as part of a homegrown Dual Language Immersion Mini-Conference and Saturday Reunion. On Friday, a group of 20 educators spent the day at Laurel to see special demonstration lessons and some Spanish Immersion classes in action. On Saturday, educators (some traveling from as far as Oregon) gathered at the Upper Campus for a day filled with inspiration, conversation, and professional learning. A tremendous highlight was the keynote from our very own Laurel parent, Amanda Rentería. Today and everyday, we are grateful for our hardworking World Language and Spanish Immersion team for their dedication to creating globally-minded learning experiences. To learn more about the event, see our DLI website and check out the DLI Twitter feed
Thank you to the following MPCSD staff and interns for leading workshop sessions: Irene Adame, Emily Chen, Dr. Tami Girsky, Ashley Guilliot, Liliana Gómez, Marisela Ghahramani, Rocío López, Emily Smith, Katherine Strach, Lucia Rocha-Nestler and Núria Saavedra. 
A special shout out to Lucia Rocha-Nestler, Dr. Tami Girsky and Linda Creighton for organizing this incredible event!
With gratitude,

Ellen Kraska
Laurel School Assistant Principal