Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 is studying options for expanding its world language program. Through focus groups led by Nancy Rhodes of the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, D.C., District 103 is gathering feedback from parents and community members, as well as from teachers, administrators, and Board of Education members. This feedback is supplementing the important research previously conducted by District 103 staff concerning best practices and world language program options in light of 21st Century skill development. School District 103 will share what has been learned thus far at a Parent & Community Member Information Session on December 11th beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Daniel Wright Junior High School, 1370 N. Riverwoods Road in Lincolnshire. At this session, Ms. Rhodes will lead a discussion on innovative foreign language learning models and review the findings from the focus groups.
Following the information session, the district intends to launch an online survey to gather additional feedback on what the community would support as the district considers strategic options for expanding its world language program. These efforts support the district's Quality Learning Action Plan goal to "implement the best model of foreign language instruction for District 103 students." Information and progress updates are available on the district's Curriculum & Instruction web page at www.d103.org/instruction.htm.
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Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103 is a nationally recognized elementary district for excellence in education and is located in Lake County, Illinois. The District includes the following schools: Laura B. Sprague School for students in Early Childhood-grade 2; Half Day School for students in grades 3-4; and Daniel Wright Junior High School for students in grades 5-8. The District 103 mission statement is "to provide innovative learning experiences that empower each student to excel and make a difference in a diverse and interconnected world." For additional information about District 103, please visit www.d103.org.