The National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards (NDLETPS) aim to progress teacher preparation for K-12 dual-language classrooms. Maintaining effective home-to-school communication as well as effective dual language programs is going to be a challenge as the diversity within the dual language learner population continues to change. 

“Using National Standards to Support Dual Language Educators” is an on-demand webinar hosted by Dr. David Holbrook, TransAct’s former Executive Director of Federal Programs, and presented by Dr. Joan Lachance Director of the Specialized Professional Association - Educators for a Multilingual Multicultural America (EMMA). Dr. Lachance gives an overview of the national standards and how they help dual language educators support bilingual students:  

  • How the standards serve as an anchor document for State Education Agencies, Local Education Agencies, schools, and universities 
  • What states are using the standards for teacher preparation and program development 
  • Ideas for how to use the standards in different contexts 

This webinar took place on March 2, 2022 at 10:30 am PT/11:30 pm MT/12:30 pm CT and 1:30 pm ET. 


Dr. Joan Lachance mug shot Joan Lachance, Ph.D., is an associate professor in Teaching English as a Second Language at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Lachance’s research agenda encompasses dual language teacher preparation, academic literacy development, and authentic assessment with multilingual learners. For fun, Dr. Lachance enjoys camping with her husband Carl, their teenage son, and their two rescue dogs. She is passionate about science, astronomy, the outdoors, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the preservation of the Appalachian Trail.


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