I'm so excited to share this with the world. It was so much fun working with MiniPD to develop these courses. Are you looking to help deepen your practice to best serve multilingual students? These courses are one hour each, self paced, and affordable. I'd love to hear about how your learning transfers to your practice and students' success.
Multilingual Classroom Practices
I am delighted to share that I am continuing to partner with MiniPd. I am developing two asynchronous courses as part of a larger subscription bundle. These courses will explore the multilingual mindsets and content language integrated learning. The courses are about an hour of contact time each, with lots of resources and opportunities to extend your learning.
I continue to be inspired by my work with MiniPD. Their model of responsive and affordable high quality professional learning is energizing! Stay tuned!
What a pleasure to be part of MiniPd's roundtable discussion on leveraging languages in the multilingual classroom. It was lovely to chat with Rini Gosh and Anna Leaman and the MiniPD team as we explored the languaging practices of multilingual students and the classroom moves that nurture them. The full roundtable discussion can be viewed here.
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
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.
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.