Podcasts

Supporting Multilingualism for All: Implementing the Seal of Biliteracy - Part 4 (February 2024)

In this final episode of the Seal of Biliteracy podcast series practitioners share their experiences with implementing and promoting the Seal of Biliteracy in their educational contexts and answer questions about topics associated with the implementation of this credential. This episode features…

Supporting Multilingualism for All: Implementing the Seal of Biliteracy - Part 3 (February 2024)

In this episode Drs. Heineke and Davin continue discussing the various benefits of multilingualism and focus on appropriate proficiency assessments and promotion of the Seal of Biliteracy.

Supporting Multilingualism for All: Implementing the Seal of Biliteracy - Part 2 (February 2024)

The second part of this four-part podcast series features four practitioners who share their experiences in implementing and promoting the Seal of Biliteracy in their educational contexts. This episode features Dr. Anna Szuber, Director of English Learner Programs and Dr. Fabiola Ginski, Director…

Supporting Multilingualism for All: Implementing the Seal of Biliteracy - Part 1 (February 2024)

This four-part podcast series hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) features Dr. Amy Heineke, Professor of Bilingual Education at Loyola University in Chicago and Dr. Kristin Davin, Professor of World Language Education at the University of North…

RAISE THE BAR: Supporting Pathways to Multilingualism Beginning with Early Learning - Part 2 (December 2023)

This two-part podcast hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) features Montserrat Garibay — Assistant Deputy Secretary & Director of OELA, Melissa Castillo — Senior Advisor at OELA, Shantel Meek, Professor of Practice and Founding Director of…

RAISE THE BAR: Supporting Pathways to Multilingualism Beginning with Early Learning - Part 1 (December 2023)

This two-part podcast hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) features Montserrat Garibay — Assistant Deputy Secretary & Director of OELA, Melissa Castillo — Senior Advisor at OELA, Shantel Meek, Professor of Practice and Founding Director of…

Elevando las Expectativas: Proporcionándole a cada estudiante un camino hacia el multilingüismo - Part 1 (December 2023)

This two-part, Spanish language podcast hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) features Montserrat Garibay — Assistant Deputy Secretary & Director of OELA and Melissa Castillo — Senior Advisor at OELA. The conversation centers around the…

Elevando las Expectativas: Proporcionándole a cada estudiante un camino hacia el multilingüismo - Part 2 (December 2023)

This two-part, Spanish language podcast hosted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) features Montserrat Garibay — Assistant Deputy Secretary & Director of OELA and Melissa Castillo — Senior Advisor at OELA. The conversation centers around the…

Providing English Learners Meaningful Access to Core Curricular and Extracurricular Programs (September 2023)

This podcast by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) features Maha Abdelkader, Education Program Specialist from OELA, Roger Rosenthal, attorney with the Migrant Legal Action Program and Lissette Colon Collins, Assistant Superindendant for Language…

Teacher Appreciation: Spotlight on Multilingualism (July 2023)

This podcast features a listening session moderated by Montserrat Garibay, the Assistant Deputy Secretary & Director of OELA. The panelists are four educators from around the country. This conversation focuses on the experiences and expertise of multilingual teachers in supporting English…