Congratulations to Fresno State President,
Joseph I Castro,

Joseph I Castro, has been selected as the new Chancellor of the 23-campus California State University System. Dr. Castro is a Hanford native who has led CSU Fresno for seven years. He is the first Mexican-American chancellor of the CSU system, the largest in the United States. Dr. Castro has close ties with the world languages and cultures community and was a keynote speaker at the 2016 CLTA Conference in Visalia, attended several Summer Seminar events when he was at UC Santa Barbara and currently hosts a CWLP site at Fresno State. More information will be available in the CLTA Winter Online Newsletter to correspond with the beginning of Dr. Castro’s new position in January.

CLTA along with the California State Board of Education (SBE) is excited to announce

that at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, SBE approved and adopted the World Languages Framework for California Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (WL Framework). SBE President Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond noted that the adoption was “both unanimous and enthusiastic.” The WL Framework will support the full implementation of the California World Languages Standards for Public Schools, Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve (WL Standards), adopted in 2019. The CDE Press will now ready the WL Framework for publication, and it remains available to educators on the CDE’s World Languages Framework web page.   

Stay tuned for opportunities for professional development on the Standards and Framework!

Coronavirus Information

March27Update

 

Updates on refunds for cancellation of SWCOLT due to COVID-19

The deadline has passed to receive a full refund for SWCOLT/CLTA 2020 that was to be held at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, California on April 2-5. We will still offer a 50% refund until May 10.  No refunds will be given after May 10, 2020.
 
If your district paid for your SWCOLT/CLTA registration, please contact your administrative office and alert them of the May 10 deadline.
 
If you have not already requested a refund, we ask that you consider donating your registration fee to SWCOLT to help offset the financial impact to the SWCOLT organization. 
 
All registrants who do not request a refund will be listed as 2020 members of SWCOLT and will have access to our 2020 series of webinars.
 
For partial refund requests, contact us at jodyklopp@swcolt.org
 
Please visit https://www.swcolt.org to view the SWCOLT/CLTA 2020 printed program and the SCHED conference agenda for information about our presenters, award and scholarship winners, exhibitors, sponsors, and advertisers.
 
Thank you for understanding the difficulties of this situation, and for your support of SWCOLT. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Jody Klopp
SWCOLT Executive Director

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