2017 Dual Language (Content Teaching Academy @ James Madison University)


The K-12 Dual Language Academy (Grade Band(s): K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, K-12 Administrators) aims to support new and existing Dual Language programs with in-depth professional development on the pillars of Dual Language instruction: developing bilingual, biliterate, and multicultural students. The format is like a well-integrated conference with multiple expert presenters and time for deep discussions. Topics may include:

  • goals and outcomes of Dual Language programs
  • materials and resources in the minority language
  • eliciting student talking and writing?
  • maximizing the daily schedule
  • and much more!

The Academy is ideal for Dual Language teachers, partner English teachers, reading specialists, administrators, and support staff. Sessions will be conducted primarily in English although appropriate breakout sessions in other languages may be included. 

The 2017 Content Teaching Academy sessions begin at 8:30 Monday, June 26 and conclude at noon on Friday, June 30. On Monday-Thursday, the daily schedule is set up much like a high school 4x4 block schedule, with two 1.5 hour sessions in the morning and two 1.5 hour sessions in the afternoon. Breaks with snacks and beverages are provided between sessions in both the mornings and afternoons. Participants who are enrolled in an Academy for graduate credit must attend two additional sessions scheduled from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Monday and Wednesday evenings.

The primary check-in period is from 5 to 7 pm on Sunday, June 25. Late arrivals and commuters may check in early Monday morning between 7 and 8 a.m.

Registration Fee: $440.00 / $395.00 (earlybird - by Fri, 05/19/2017)
Registration closes Friday, June 9, 2017.


6/26/2017 - 6/30/2017


Content Teaching Academy will be 
held on the campus of James 
Madison University, located in the 
beautiful and historic Shenandoah Valley.


Content Teaching Academy
(540) 568-4130


Collaboration Curriculum/Instructional Methods Elementary English Language Learners (ELL)/English as a Second Language (ESL) High School Literacy Middle School Professional Development Professional Resources