Spring 2023 is bringing some exciting upcoming collaborations and projects. There are so many projects in the works that I can't wait to share with you all. For now, I want to take a moment to share my continued partnership with Knowledge Source Institute this spring.
In April, I'm thrilled to share my newest workshop offering below. It is an expansion of my presentation at the World Inquiry Summit last year and my keynote at the FOBISIA EAL Conference in January. As an educator committed to student centered classrooms, this workshop brings together my two loves; discourse rich classrooms for multilingual students and honoring the strengths, curiosities, and passions of our learners.
Next up is an in person workshop in Chiang Mai, Thailand. It is a two day deep dive into key concepts and practices for serving multilingual learners. We will build community, dream big, and design for linguistic equity.
Whether it be online or in Chiang Mai- I hope to see you soon!
Excited to be partnering with Knowledge Source Institute again. This 4 session series is a deep dive into the elements of classrooms that nurture student's multilingual identity AND facilitate language acquisition.
Session 1: Multilingual Mindsets
II am excited to be partnering with Knowledge Source Institute again this semester. We had a lovely time last semester with educators from across the world as we explored elements of our pedagogy that we can incorporate to best serve our multilingual learners in the classroom. I look forward to bringing this conversation to a new group of teachers.
Interested in joining the conversation? Register today at Knowledge Source Institute.
Join me in March for the Inquiry Educator's Summit. where I will be facilitating a session called, "Let's give em' something to talk about - Fostering discourse in classrooms with multilingual learners."
"Since the dawn of language, conversations have been powerful teachers." This quote by Jeff Zwiers, highlights the idea that whomever is doing the talking is doing the learning.
Designing for student discourse in the classroom is a keystone to fostering critical thinking, acquiring a new language, sparking creativity, understanding different perspectives, and developing an empathetic learning community. Designing for discourse is also a radical resistance to what Paulo Freire describes as the "banking method" of education.
Join me in this Middle Years strategy session to consider the "multilingual ecological conditions" for student discourse. Unpack the elements of student discourse, with special attention to multilingual students and discover key strategies for equitable discourse.
This 45-minute strategy session will be followed by an optional 15-minute peer-driven reflection huddle, for All Access Pass holders to reflect and share learnings.
I am an MLL specialist, coach, and educational consultant that is dedicated to building a more transformative educational landscape that honors linguistic diversity and challenges societal paradigms.