The Seal of Biliteracy for Vermont students is off the ground and the pilot will be launched this winter! Recognized in more than 30 states, the Vermont legislature passed a joint resolution last spring to encourage Vermont schools and students to achieve this honor!
What is the Seal of Biliteracy? The Seal is district or state-wide recognition of a high level of proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in more than one language, including English. The Seal of Biliteracy promotes biliteracy, global competency and 21st century skills, provides a purpose and goal for world language education, and honors the commitment needed to achieve a high level of proficiency in a second language.
Currently world language teachers Elaine Leibly and Keri Bristow are working on a pilot for their school district and are inviting other schools to join the pilot, for this year’s graduating class. We expect to have the action plan ready for early spring. We welcome other school districts to join us in this opportunity to bring more recognition to the value of second language acquisition.