Although the State Seal of Biliteracy was officially launched in Washington state last June, this is the first year that most districts have had a chance to actually prepare for awarding the Seal to qualified high school graduating seniors. Information about the Seal and criteria for awarding is posted on the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) World Languages website. However, there’s lots of nitty gritty details to think through at the district level.
We have posted on the Seattle Public Schools Seal of Biliteracy webpage including State Seal of Biliteracy: The Journey in Washington State (PDF of PPT slides). The Washington Association for Language Teaching (WAFLT) has also posted Seal of Biliteracy Documents (from presentation at WAFLT Spring Regional Conference) including Implementing the Seal of Biliteracy #2bilit2quit (PDF of PPT slides) and
Michele Anciaux Aoki
International Education Administrator, Seattle