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!
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.
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 EAL specialist, coach, and educational consultant that is dedicated to building a more transformative educational landscape that honors linguistic diversity and challenges societal paradigms.