AMTESOL 2022  Keynote Speaker

 

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AMTESOL 2022 Conference

January 27-29, 2022

Jackson Convention Complex

Jackson, Mississippi

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Keynote Speaker: Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner

Diane Staehr Fenner, Ph.D., is the author of several books on English Learner (EL) and Multilingual Learner (ML) education and the co-author of Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity. She is also president of SupportEd, a woman-owned small business based in the Washington, DC area that provides professional development, technical assistance, and curriculum and assessment support to empower ELs, MLs, and their educators. You can connect with her at diane@getsupported.net or on Twitter at @DStaehrFenner.

All Friday-Saturday conference attendees will receive a free copy of Dr. Fenner's  book, Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity.

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Keynote address: Friday, January 28th at 7:30pm

Advocating for Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners

In this interactive keynote, you will discuss the sense of urgency and role of advocacy in fostering a culturally responsive climate for MLs. Together, we will define culture and culturally responsive teaching for MLs and explore the role of culture in teaching and learning for MLs. Next, we will discuss five guiding principles for culturally responsive teaching for MLs and reflect on the relationship between advocacy and culturally responsive teaching. You will leave the session with personal goals for strengthening culturally responsive teaching in your context.

Workshop: Saturday, January 29th at 8:30am

Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity

This hands-on workshop will bring your book, Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity to life. Through authentic classroom videos of culturally responsive teaching and by using the book's tools, you will integrate the book's five guiding principles into your practice. You will first discuss practical ways to implement an assets-based framework in your work with MLs. Next, you will explore and apply instructional strategies and tools for creating a culturally responsive classroom and school climate for MLs. Then, you will practice using strategies and tools to unite schools, families, and communities in support of MLs. Finally, you will make a plan to incorporate culturally responsive teaching in your classroom, school, or district community.