Webinar: The Seal of Biliteracy in Massachusetts

seal20medallions20final1Please join us for a complimentary Webinar on the Seal of Biliteracy Pilot implementation in Massachusetts (now in its third year). The webinar will discuss the creation of resources and supports for use by school districts, and an update on the legislative status of the state Seal of Biliteracy bill. The webinar is presented by MaFLA, MABE, MATSOL and the Language Opportunity Coalition.

The Seal of Biliteracy is a national movement to document and reward students for attaining biliteracy in two or more languages. Twenty seven states currently have enacted Seal of Biliteracy legislation and we hope MA will be next!

When?  October 10, 2018, from 6PM to 7PM

What?  The webinar will give an introduction of the national Seal of Biliteracy movement; an overview of the implementation in Massachusetts, including all the resources and experience gained from the third year of the pilot; and an update on the legislative status of the state Seal of Biliteracy bill.

How?  Register for Seal of Biliteracy Webinar on Oct 10, 2017 6:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6187007290462504450

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Who?  Anyone who is interested is welcome to join us!

Presented by the Language Opportunity Coalition.

2017-18 Seal of Biliteracy Pilot Project Update

Seal-of-Biliteracy-Logo56 schools or school districts are currently participating in the third year of the Massachusetts Seal of Biliteracy Pilot Project.

  • 2016: 10 schools/districts made over 300 awards.
  • 2017: 17 schools/districts made over 900 awards.

The remaining schools/districts are in the planning and implementation stages of the pilot. The next awards will be made at the end of the school year in 2018.

Find out more about the Seal of Biliteracy Pilot Project! The project is coordinated by the Language Opportunity Coalition.

School Districts/Schools

* Awards made starting Spring 2016
**  Awards made starting Spring 2017

Acton/Boxboro
Andover**
Arlington**
Barnstable
Boston Public Schools**
Brockton*
Bulgarina School in Boston
Burlington
Cambridge/Amigos School
Cape Cod Academy
Chelsea*
Dennis
Duxbury
Falmouth**
Foxboro
Framingham**
Haverhill
Hingham
Holliston
Holyoke
Leominster
Lunnenberg
Marlboro/Massachusetts International Academy
Martha’s Vineyard
Mashpee
Melrose**
Mendon/Upton
Middleboro
Milford
Millis
Natick
Newton*
North Middlesex Regional
Northboro-Southboro
Norwood*
Ogunquit
Pioneer Valley Charter School
Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion School
Pioneer Valley Regional School*
Pittsfield*
Salem State University*
Saugus
Sharon
Somerville
UP Education Network
Waltham
Watertown
Wayland*
Wellesley
Westboro
Westwood*
Wilmington/High School**
Winchester**
Worcester
Wouburn
Yarmouth

In some school districts, the pilot began in individual schools before being implemented at the district level.