April is National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month!
#MultilingualAdvocacy - Share your celebrations and advocacy on social media! Connect with fellow bilingual/multilingual advocates.
House Resolution 690 introduced by Congressman Mike Honda on April 18, 2016 in partnership with the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) and the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) declared April as National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month.
Celebrate the bilingual/multilingual learners in your classrooms, schools, districts, and universities and their families. Advocate for bilingual/multilingual education, global education, policy supporting multilingualism, and continued professional learning to develop instruction and programs for bilingual/multilingual learners.
Check out this list of ideas on how to celebrate and advocate for bilingual/multilingual learners: http://bit.ly/multilingualadvocacy
Four Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Themes:
1. Bilingual/Multilingual Programs (Dual-Language Immersion, World Language, Pathway and/or Seal of Biliteracy Awards)
2. Achieving Language and Academic Success
3. Diversity and Global Education
4. Parent and Community: Leadership and Engagement
Celebrate with the Santa Clara County Office of Education by joining one of the following events taking place across Santa Clara County in 2017:
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District
Bullis Charter SchoolCampbell Union School DistrictCampbell Union High School DistrictEast Side Union High School DistrictEscuela Popular Del PuebloEvergreen School DistrictFremont Union High School DistrictGilroy Unified School DistrictLatino College Preparatory AcademyLos Gatos-Saratoga Union High School DistrictMilpitas Unified School DistrictMorgan Hill Unified School DistrictMount Pleasant Elementary School DistrictMountain View-Los Altos Union High School DistrictPalo Alto Unified School DistrictSan Jose Unified School DistrictSanta Clara Unified School DistrictUniversity Preparatory Academy
Alum Rock Union Elementary School DistrictBullis Charter SchoolCambrian School DistrictCampbell Union School DistrictCampbell Union High School DistrictEvergreen School DistrictLos Gatos-Saratoga Union High School DistrictMetroplitan Education DistrictMilpitas Unified School DistrictMountain View-Los Altos Union High School DistrictOrchard School DistrictSunnyvale School DistrictSunrise Middle SchoolSan Jose Unified School DistrictUniversity Preparatory Academy
The Santa Clara County Office of Education has created a set of logos to support celebrations at the local level. Download the logos below by right-clicking on the image format link (and select "Save Link As")...
House Resolution 690 (2016): https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-resolution/690/text
National Seal of Biliteracy Site
My Name, My Identity