We just held our session ‘Supporting Multilingual Education in Early Childhood: Linguistic Anthropological Approaches’. Organized by Jennifer Reynolds (USC) and Amy Kyratzis (UCSB), the session examines the issue of how early childhood educators can be supported in sustaining and leveraging children’s expertise as a legitimate and generative means to expand linguistic repertoires and associated forms of knowledge production. The Zoom recording and documents will available through June 2022 to conference participants.
We now offer an undergraduate minor in TESOL. The minor consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours. Participation in this minor will develop the critical skills and knowledge necessary to work with learner of English as an additional language. Check out the program sheet for details.
Dr. LJ Randolph Jr. (UNC Wilmington) will give a lecture, Anti-colonial and Anti-racist Language Pedagogies: Reimagining Curricular Frameworks on Friday, November 12th, 2:20-3:40pm. This event is co-sponsored by the BuckLER Center in the Department of Teaching and Learning and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, with co-promotion by CLAS. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be presented via Zoom. Click on the first link above for more information.
I am part of a session ‘Bridging the gap: Developing accessible STEM programs and building partnerships to support bilingual children & families’ at the annual conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC 2021). I am joined by Hardin Englehardt (Marbles Kids Museum) and Grace Sanchez (GrowingGreat). We discuss developing bilingual, accessible, culturally-relevant activities and building community partnerships to reach families. If you are registered for the conference, our session is available through November.
Dr. Uju Anya is visiting OSU to meet with students and give a talk, Racialized identities in language teaching, learning, and research: Lessons from Black students experiences abroad on November 9th, 4:30 to 5:30 pm, in 3020-C Ohio Union. This event is sponsored by EHE, with generous support from Casto Interprofessional Education and the Department of Teaching and Learning, and is co-sponsored by the BuckLER Language Teaching Resource Center, the Department of Spanish & Portuguese, and the Center for Latin American Studies (with Title VI funds from the US Department of Education).