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.
Have further questions about implementing co-teaching systems at your school? Want to co-reflect with your co-teacher? Contact me today to set up a coaching session.
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.
Very excited to be partnering with MiniPD. This month they are looking at leveraging languages in the classroom in order to best serve their multilingual students. I will be participating in a roundtable discussion on April 21, 2022. Register today!
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.