UCPS Dual Language/Immersion (DL/I) Program
NC DPI ESL / Title III Consultant Ivanna Anderson and Dr. Linda Lippitt toured the immersion programs at Shiloh, Sun Valley and Kensington Elementary Schools on Friday December 8, 2017. The purpose of their visit was to familiarize themselves with immersion in UCPS prior to launching DPI's new immersion modules and face-to-face immersion training sessions.
Did the hurricane cover the whole island? Did the waves get all the way to the houses? Did the electrical towers explode? Such were the questions from the Spanish immersion students who spoke in Spanish to three guest speakers about Hurricane Maria.
The Power of Empathy: Lead by the Spanish immersion teachers at Western Union and Shiloh, elementary students raised funds to support hurricane-damaged Puerto Rico.
Spanish Immersion students in grades 4 and 5 from Sun Valley Elementary School went to East Elementary to read with kindergarten reading buddies in the new two-way immersion program at East Elementary. Sun Valley students were paired with the kindergarten classes to read in English and in Spanish.
On Tuesday, October 31, 2017, the Curriculum Committee of the UCPS Board of Education met to review the plan for the continuation of the One-Way Mandarin and Spanish Immersion programs. Click the title to learn more and view the presentation shared with parents.
For information about the DLI programs in UCPS, please contact:
Director of College Readiness and Innovation
(704) 292-7999 X 2120 (Phone)
(704) 289-2457 (Fax)
Dual Language / Immersion Instructional Coach
(704) 290-1508 (Phone)
Dr. Tom Bulla Jr.
Director of Human Resources Operations
704-296-3073 X 2204 (Phone)