Let our experts help you make your dual language program the best it can be!
Comprised of former teachers and school leaders, Participate Learning is excited to offer our combined expertise and experience with individually customized consulting services to help your school foster cultural understanding and student achievement.
- Our dual language experts have provided support for hundreds of schools.
- We offer a flexible approach tailored to your school.
For more than 30 years, Participate Learning has partnered with schools and districts to develop cultural competency that prepares students to collaborate in and contribute to the global marketplace. Our mission is to create global, cultural, and language connections that empower students and educators to positively impact the world.
For schools and districts:
Program planning, adoption, initial launch and support.
Program review, analysis, strengths and recommendations for improvement.
Training or professional development for new or experienced teachers based on needs assessment.
Instructional support for individual or small group of teachers following performance review or instructional performance needs identified.
“These programs provide great benefit for our students and their families, broadening the application of their educational experience to a world far beyond our county borders.”
– Anita Alpenfels, Moore County Schools
Students in Participate Learning partner dual language classrooms at Jeffrey Grove Elementary in Wake County, NC, outperform the state average on target language proficiency exams in literacy and math.
Participate Learning is a leader in global education offerings, and our dual language programs provide lasting benefits to the students in schools that partner with us. Students in our dual language programs consistently score higher on EOG tests than their peers who are not in programs.*
Students in North Carolina in our dual language programs outperform the state average on target language proficiency exams.**
Students in Participate Learning partner dual language classrooms in Union County, NC, outperform the state average on target language proficiency exams.
96% of fifth graders scored at or above intermediate level for listening and writing.
79% of fifth graders scored at or above intermediate level for reading and speaking.
Our leadership team
Our 30+ years of experience in global education, talented team, and refined implementation process provides the most thoughtful and structured approach to launching your programs. The foundation begins with our program managers.
Dr. Jake Henry – Director of Education Programs
Dr. Jake Henry has over 23 years of experience in public education. With a background in teaching world languages, dual language administration, and school and district leadership, he brings rich insights on effective leadership response and support for dual language programs.
Murielle Hutchens – Associate Director of Education Programs
As a bilingual speaker of both English and Spanish, Costa Rican native, Murielle, has over 15 years of dual language teaching experience. Murielle joined Participate Learning in 2011 as a lesson plan designer and has since become our Associate Director of Education Programs. Working and learning from school administrators, district administrators, and ambassador teachers is what drives her day-to-day work.
Kevin Smith – Director of Partnerships
Kevin Smith has over 30 years of experience as a world language educator, trainer, curriculum developer, and dual language administrator. He’s an advocate for teacher training, development, and coaching, with a focus on student impact.
How could our customized consulting services benefit your school? Contact us using the form below.