• Institute Type: 5-day online—synchronous
  • Target Audience: new K-12 DLI educators of all languages

This institute is designed for future or new educators, instructional coaches and administrators in K-12 Dual Language Immersion (DLI) programs, including one-way, two-way, indigenous, and developmental bilingual schools. Presenters and guest speakers will explore the three foundations of DLI instruction: 1) bilingualism/biliteracy; 2) academic achievement in two languages; and 3) intercultural competence PLUS critical consciousness (Three Pillars PLUS). Participants will review aspects of well-implemented programs, including the ten power strategies of DLI.

Collaboratively, the group will review instructional practices that integrate language and academic content, including the CAPA sequence (Tedick & Lyster; 2020) and the Bridge/Biliteracy Unit Framework (Beeman & Urow, 2012). The week will include Q & A sessions with practicing DLI educators and administrators, culminating with an interactive personalized “best practices” showcase.


Stephanie Owen and Amy YoungAmy Young is the COMPASS Multilingual Learners Education Specialist for the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). Dr. Young also teaches workshops and courses related to dual language immersion, creativity, collaborative dialogue, peer interaction, and integrating language and content. Previously she has worked as a Minnesota building principal, Director of Teaching and Learning, District EL Coordinator, and ESL/DLI/Spanish teacher.

Stephanie Owen is the Coordinator of the M.Ed. K-6 licensure program with focus on Dual Language Immersion in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. Stephanie is an instructor of courses including language-focused instruction, teaching for biliteracy and has presented on these topics at national and international conferences. She taught K-12 Spanish and English for twenty-five years in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Spain, and Nicaragua.

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Section Title
Introduction to Dual Language Immersion
Online, instructor led
M, T, W, Th, F
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Jun 24, 2024 to Jun 28, 2024
Online (US Central Time)
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online (US Central Time)
Delivery Options
Instructor Led Online  
Course Fee(s)
Section Details

June 24–28, 2024
9 am–4 pm (Central Time)
Synchronous 1-week online summer institute


  • This 1-week synchronous online institute will run from 9 am–4 pm (Central Time). The schedule includes many synchronous (real-time) presentations, group/partner work, and activities throughout the day. It also includes some off-screen time for independent work and a break for lunch each day.
  • You must be available to participate for the entire day Monday–Friday as all activities build on each other.
  • Make sure you can meet the tech requirements for this institute.

Refund Policy:

  • Written cancellation requests received on or before the Monday four weeks prior to the institute start date are eligible for a refund minus $50 processing fee per participant for each canceled institute. Please send cancellation/refund request to carla@umn.edu.
  • Cancellations received on or before the Monday two weeks prior to the institute start date will be charged $100.
  • No refunds will be granted after the Monday two weeks prior to the institute start date. See exact refund dates on the refund information page.

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