English Language Learner Specialists of Asia (ELLSA) held their professional learning day online. This event was missed after pandemic related hiatus. Practitioners from international schools across Asia presented on topics they were passionate about that advance our discipline. The entire lineup was great and there was something for everyone. My talk Make the Co-Teaching Road By Walking can be found above.
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I will be presenting at the ELLSA PD Day this April. My talk is called "We Make the Road by Walking: Deconstructing Deficit Systems and Mindsets-One Co-taught Classroom at a Time."
Workshop Description: When our perceived co-teaching is steeped in medical model deficit mindsets of "support and services" we will always be bound by "caseloads" and fear of emergent bilinguals. When our co-teaching embraces shifting mindsets, capacity building translanguaging pedagogies, multilingual ecologies, and scaffolding with promise we have the opportunity to transform ourselves and our classes with love. Many school structures and systems build upon unconscious and conscious bias reinforce inequitable educational experiences for our multilingual students in the classroom. And yet...the charge is real. As EAL specialists how do we make grassroots change to system one co-taught classroom at a time. This presentation will explore multilingual mindsets, co-planning, structures, and storytelling methods to make the road by walking.
Back by popular demand! I am partnering with Knowledge Source Institute in April. I look forward to bringing this conversation to a new group of co-teachers.
I'm exciting to be partnering with Knowledge Source Institute this April 8th. Click here to register!
Who Should Attend
EAL Specialists and their co-teachers K-12, Instructional Coaches, Curriculum Coordinators, and Leadership
This workshop will explore how strategic co-planning and coteaching is crucial to ensure educational equity for our multilingual learners in international schools. This workshop seeks to facilitate conversations and empower educators to work towards a cotaught classroom where multilingual learners thrive.
Back by popular demand! Join me this September for "The Co-teaching Adventure: Sharing the Vision for Educational Equity for Multilingual Students in the International Classroom" as part of the ASIJ Learning Series. This workshop will be a two day dive into the co-taught classroom. As requested, this workshop has been extended into a two day exploration. This workshop isn't just for EAL specialists, but co-teachers to explore together. Instructional coaches and administrators are also encouraged to join us. Looking forward to seeing you this September.
I am an EAL specialist, coach, and educational consultant that is dedicated to building a more transformative educational landscape that honors linguistic diversity and challenges societal paradigms.