January 8, 2021 | JNCL Announcement

"I am honored to be stepping into the role of President at JNCL-NCLIS, an organization that is the standard bearer for coalition driven language policy advocacy, bringing together organizations and companies across the nation to speak language policy to the legislative and executive branches of our government. This year will be a monumental one as we celebrate 40 years since we were founded. Together, we turn the next page in our story and continue to grow our reach collaboratively to build a multilingual future for all learners and support all languages across our nation."

January 6, 2021 | Beyond the Spotlight

Dr. Alyssa Hadley-Dunn, Associate Professor of Teacher Education at Michigan State University and founder of Teaching on the Days After: Dialogue & Resources for Educating Toward Justice

"For educators, I am going to share some resources/ideas for use in your classrooms tomorrow. A reminder about everything that I share here: There is no one easy answer. Not everything works for every student or every teacher or in every classroom. I am not an expert in your classroom or your students (or an expert in anything, actually!). This is not a conversation that needs to or should be relegated to only Social Studies and English Language Arts classrooms."

December 30, 2020 | Multilingual

The American Translators Association (ATA) has sent a letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), asking it “explicitly include on-site medical interpreters among the listed examples of health care personnel (HCP) eligible for Phase 1 [covid] vaccinations.” Right now, states are allowed to dictate their own vaccine roll-out plans while the CDC issues guidance. In North Carolina, at least one hospital staff interpreter has received the shot. In New York City, councilmember Mark Levine wrote an editorial urging “cleaning staff, translators, cafeteria workers and security guards” not be left out of local distribution plans. And in Massachusetts, hospital-based interpreters are mandated in phase one of the state’s rollout plan already.

The letter also asks the CDC consider on-site community interpreters — specifically those who work in schools, state and local government offices, and the courts — as “other essential workers.”

Haven't secured your ticket yet for Virtual Language Advocacy Days 2021? For a limited time, you can take advantage of extended our registration.

Register today and join advocates across the nation for the opportunity to network with leaders in the field, engage with Members of Congress, and learn how you can inspire legislative change. Extended registration won't be open for long, so make your plans to attend today!

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. Department of State’s flagship international exchange program, will begin a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary in January 2021. Virtual and in-person activities and events will take place worldwide to showcase the program’s positive impact on individuals, institutions, and communities in the United States and around the world. These events will be organized around a central theme: “IMPACT: 75 Years of Global Actions, Opportunities, and Connections.”

The U.S. Department of State invites you to celebrate by sharing your Fulbright stories and by participating in and/or hosting activities and events that celebrate the Fulbright Program’s 75th Anniversary.

Join InterpretAmerica event celebrating the last decade of connection, innovation and growth and looking forward to the coming decade.

InterpretAmerica, LLC was established in 2009 to provide a national and international forum for the interpreting profession with the mission to help raise the profile of interpreting. After 10 years, InterpretAmerica is wrapping up its projects. Barry and Katharine are moving on to new roles to continue their work raising the profile of interpreting.

JNCL-NCLIS is grateful for InterpretAmerica's membership and support of our coalition's mission. We wish Barry and Katharine success in their new endeavors.

Connecting the Three Modes of Communication to Improve Language Proficiency

Deadline to register: January 15, 2021

Want to learn more about how to connect the three modes of communication to improve language proficiency? Add to your instructional practices and join the ACTFL for their Winter Learning Series! Providing vision, leadership and support for quality teaching and learning of languages, ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 13,000 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education, as well as government and industry. 

Date: January 14th, 2021

Please join the U.S. Department of Education for a discussion on the state of student learning during the pandemic and tools that families and teachers can use to support student learning now. Institute for Education Sciences (IES) Director Mark Schneider, Stanford’s Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO), NWEA, and Assistant Secretary for Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development (OPEPD) Jim Blew will come together educate parents and teachers on the state of learning today and how you can better support your students during the pandemic. You must RSVP to join the forum.

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