From Wellesley Public Schools:
Please join us for an evening of learning and celebration as Dr. Helena Curtain, world-renowned elementary world language expert, joins us to launch our new K-12 World Language program in Wellesley. Dr. Curtain is the former Elementary World Language Coordinator for Milwaukee Public Schools, and has taught elementary through university level. She is widely regarded as the leading expert on creating elementary language programs that are engaging, vibrant, and effective in inspiring young children to embrace a second language. She is the author of several articles on second language learning, and the co-author of “Languages and Learners: Making the Match.” Dr. Curtain will share her wisdom about the impact of early language learning on brain development, what a high quality foreign language program should emphasize, and what parents can do to support their children’s learning. Sprague and Hardy parents are highly encouraged to attend so that they can learn more about what to expect next year, and parents from throughout the community are invited to come in anticipation of our World Language program being fully implemented in fall of 2016. The meeting takes place at Wellesley Middle School auditorium at 7pm on Monday, May 18.