Introduction to Aldama Dual

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Aldama Dual: Student Centered with Transformative Pedagogies

Aldama Dual Language teachers understand that every classroom is filled with learners who have a diversity of learning readiness, interests and learning styles.  We have been dedicated to our own professional development in student centered and transformative learning processes and employ the following approaches in our classroom on a daily basis:  

Columbia University Teacher's College Reading and Writing Workshop and Balanced Literacy

The UCLA Math Project's Cognitively Guided Instruction in Math

Project GLAD - Guided Language Acquisition and Design

Occidental College Foreign Language Project - Best Practices for Foreign Language Teachers

Project Based Learning

FOSS Science

Monday, May 7, 2012

Join our Dynamic Community!

Kindergarten Graduation for Pilot Year - 2009

The Aldama Dual Language program is entering its fifth year of existence. We offer the linguistically, economically and culturally diverse communities of Northeast Los Angeles a world-class educational experience, while fulfilling the dream that children from all backgrounds can grow up together, learn two languages and share the beauty and richness of each other’s culture. 

Our teachers attend conferences, institutes and trainings that prepare them in best practices in the areas of literacy, numeracy, language learning and building communities of learners.  In addition to the beauty of learning two languages, students are academically challenged  through the child-centered approaches of Reader’s and Writer’s Workshop, as taught by the Columbia University Teacher’s College Reading and Writing Project, through Cognitive Guided Instruction (CGI) Math as taught by the UCLA Math Project, and by reaching every student, regardless of their language level, through the special strategies of Project G.L.A.D. (Guided Language Acquisition and Development) and the Occidental College Foreign Language Project.  

Come and visit our beautiful program and join our community of families who stand for academic excellence and community engagement!  ¡Olé!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Aldama Dual Language in the News!

Señora Sáenz, Aldama Dual Language lead teacher was voted "Person of the Year" by the Highland Park-Mt. Washington Patch readers. KCET Departures is following the continued media attention of the Aldama Dual Language Program, which they featured on their Highland Park series,  and congratulated Señora Sáenz on the vote.

Aldama Dual Language is featured in the KCET Departures series on the history and transformation of Highland Park.

Author, journalist and Loyola Marymount professor Rubén Martínez writes an editorial for the Sunday edition of the Los Angeles Times discussing his visit to the Aldama Dual Language Program and what our program means to families whose language heritage is Spanish.

The Highland Park Patch interviews Spanish Kindergarten teacher Angelina Sáenz regarding the goals and history of the Aldama Dual Language program.

Nona Randois, parent of an Aldama Dual Language student, discusses the dedication and specialized training of Aldama Dual Language teachers and how their work has kept her child in a neighborhood, public school.

Aldama Dual Language parents rally outside of a Board of Education meeting, as they prepare to enter and present on why Aldama Dual Language teachers, and Dual Language teachers across the district, must be protected from mass lay-offs.  A resolution was passed on this day that will protect Dual Language teachers from lay-offs in the future.

Los Angeles Times article that features the hope and anxiety of families and students on the first day of school for the 2008 pilot Aldama Dual Language kindergarten class.

Aldama Dual Language wins the Spanglishbaby Bilingual Library contest!

Angelina Sáenz, Kindergarten Spanish teacher writes an advice article about how families can support their child's second language development! 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

What I Love about the Dual Program!

Current families: Please feel free to share something that makes you really happy about having your child enrolled in the dual language program.  To share, click on the "comment" button below this post, type what you'd like to share, choose "anonymous" or sign in with your gmail account, and then press "post" and voilà! Thank you!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Contact Us!

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You are welcomed to email or call the following individuals for further information:

Angelina Sáenz, M. Ed., Kindergarten,

Courtney Mykytyn, founding parent,

Ms. Paula Córdoba, Principal
632 North Avenue 50, Los Angeles, CA 90042