SAILN Events

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Workshop for Spanish Teachers [postponed]

  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • Time: 9:00 am to 12:30 pm
  • Location: SDSU, Storm Hall, 2nd Floor
  • Presenters: Ingrid De Alba and Dana Ali
  • Registration link:

Hola! My name is Dana Ali. I have been a Dual Immersion teacher for the past 9 years within CVESD. I currently teach 6th grade Science and Spanish at Discovery Charter School. I've also taught 7th grade and 3rd grade. My alma mater for both my undergraduate and graduate degrees is San Diego State University. My master's degree heavily focused on EdTech which I utilize a lot in 6th grade to enhance my lessons and prepare my students for the future ahead. I also hold a BCLAD and a GATE certification from UCSD. In addition, I provide professional development in the Chula Vista Elementary School District as a Bilingual Resource Teacher.  Lastly, I am an evaluator for the California Department for Teacher Credentialing. As for myself, I embrace and celebrate diversity and biliteracy as l come from a multicultural and multilingual background myself being of Palestinian and Colombian descent. I am excited to be part of the SAILN and LARC team and hope to make a lasting positive impact on language education.

Ingrid De Alba: A language educator since 2000, has a rich and diverse career that spans continents. She dedicated a decade to teaching English in Mexico City, followed by three years in Spain, where she continued to refine her pedagogical skills. In Southern California, she has spent the last nine years taking on various roles in education. Before becoming a language teacher, Ingrid worked as an interpreter and translator at the United States Embassy in Mexico City, laying the groundwork for her future endeavors. Her commitment to staying at the forefront of educational practices is reflected in her master's degree in Educational Technologies, enabling her to seamlessly integrate technology into her teaching methodologies. Ingrid is currently a Spanish and Integrated Math 1 for the Fallbrook School District, helping Spanish speaking students reach their potential in areas like math and science.


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Strand A: Foundational Level

  • Dates: January 27, February 24, March 23, April 27, and May 18 2024
  • Time: From 8:30 am to 3:00 pm
  • Format: Hyflex (in person and on Zoom)
  • Location for in person: SDSU-LARC
  • Presenter: Dr. Cecile Nedellec

Description: Participants will learn, review, and practice teaching strategies linked to the three modes of communication: presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive. Participants will receive support in developing lesson plans incorporating the new California World Language Standards and the reviewed/learned strategies. Participants will be able to implement those lesson plans into their own instructional environment.


Contact Information

Shahnaz Ahmadeian Fard
Director, SAILN Project
Office Phone: (619) 594-0846