ACE-STEM Saturday Workshop 4
The fourth ACE-STEM Saturday Workshop was held on March 11, 2023, online through Zoom. The research team invited Dr. Lorena Llosa from New York University as the guest speaker of the workshop. Dr. Llosa is a professor of education in the Department of Teaching and Learning and Director of TESOL, Bilingual, and World Language Education.
Using as an example the Science and Integrated Language (SAIL) curriculum, Dr. Llosa illustrated how teachers can create learning environments that allow multilingual learners to engage all of their meaning-making resources as they engage in content learning. She also demonstrated the importance of expanding how we elicit students’ ideas and what we count as evidence of learning to fully recognize and support multilingual learners’ participation in the content classroom.
ACE-STEM Saturday Workshop 3
The third ACE-STEM Saturday Workshop was held on February 11, 2023, online through Zoom. The research team invited Dr. Kate Seltzer as the guest speaker of the workshop. Dr. Seltzer is an Assistant Professor of Bilingual and ESL Education at Rowan. A former high school English Language Arts teacher in New York City, Dr. Seltzer currently teaches pre- and in-service teachers of bilingual students at Rowan University.
Through Dr. Seltzer’s presentation and various activities, participants unpacked and critiqued deficit-oriented perceptions of multilingual students; gained new lenses for understanding language, multilingualism, and multilingual students; and connected translanguaging theory to classroom-based practices and see
ACE-STEM Saturday Workshop 2
The second ACE-STEM Saturday Workshop was held on November 5 online through Zoom. The research team invited Dr. Borup and Dr. Shin as the guest speakers of the workshop.
The workshop is designed to explore useful frameworks for guiding effective online and blended instruction that will help you engage your multilingual English learners through interactive and creative uses of technology.
Together with the guest speakers and ACE-STEM research team members, teachers took part in practical activities that use technology in new ways. They also got a chance to share some of their own tech-savvy teaching strategies.
ACE-STEM Saturday Workshop 1
The first ACE-STEM Saturday Workshop was held on October 1, online through Zoom. The research team invited Dr. Lisa Dorner as the guest speaker of the workshop.
Dr.Dorner is an Associate Professor of Education at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The workshop focused on discussing two questions: Who are the multilingual students in your classrooms? and How do we develop engaging family-school partnerships with them?
The guest speakers used various hands-on activities to help teachers define practices in family-school engagement, break down stereotypes of immigrant and multilingual families, and brainstorm and develop new best practices in family-school engagement.