Seal of Biliteracy: Celebrating Students of the 21st Century
This DVD present the journey and voices of three students who have all earned the Seal of Biliteracy. In addition it presents elementary school students who receive a biliteracy pathway award. The film present the voices and perspective of parents, school administrators and biliterate students are prepared for their role in the 21st century global society. You can purchase the DVD from Californians Together or view it on Youtube at www.youtube.com/californianstogether.
To help districts implement a Seal of Biliteracy, Californians Together has conducted workshops across the state in the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Fresno, Santa Clara, Solano, Ventura, Sonoma, San Mateo, Imperial, Merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin and Almeda with teams from over 150 school districts. If your county or group of districts would like to sponsor a workshop, contact Californians Together.
The Californians Together Seal of Biliteracy Bulletin, and Facebook Page
Californians Together has created a Seal of Biliteracy Bulletin for districts and other to share their work in creating and awarding the Seal of Biliteracy. This Bulletin includes copies of the districts resolutions establishing the Seal, photo of award ceremonies, copies of endorsements, featured stories about the Seal and other resources. To receive the Seal of Biliteracy Bulletin, contact:
To keep informed on the latest research on bilingualism, district developments and a portal for Seal of Biliteracy graduates to stay connected go to the Seal of Biliteracy Facebook page, www.facebook.com/SealofBiliteracy.
Seal of Biliteracy Archived Webinars
Two- webinars presented by Schools Moving Up, West Ed, can be viewed and used by district, county and school teams beginning to implement the Seal of Biliteracy. They describe the rationale, benefits and procedures for implementation and can be viewed at:
Another Resource for Establishing Criteria: Linguafolio
The Linguafolio is a World Language formative assessment tool that can inform instruction and be the basis for certifying a level of competency in languages. It is based on a globally recognized scale of languages proficiency with six levels of performance/competency. The scale is correlated with the ACTFL performance and proficiency guidelines and was developed by the National Council of State Supervisors for Languages. The Lingua involves both self-assessment and performance criteria. A Linguistic Profile, Summary of Language Learning and Intercultural Experiences, Language Biography and specific work samples are included in the portfolio. For more information go to the website http://www.doe.virginia.gov/linguafolio/. An adaption of the Linguafolio for the Seal of Biliteracy criteria can be seen at the Stanislaus County Office of Education website: http://www/stancoe.org/go/SealOfMultilingualProficency