AAA 2021 virtual session: Supporting multilingual ECE

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.

LJ Randolph talk at OSU

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.

NAEYC 2021 session

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.

Uju Anya visits OSU

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).

Minseok Choi awarded TIRF grant

Min-Seok Choi’s dissertation project Disciplinary language and literacy practices for international students in architecture: Collaborative imagining through studio desk crits has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Grant by The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF), in the area of Plurilingualism in Business, Industry, the Professions, and Educational Contexts. Congratulations, Minseok!

AILA 2021 panel

I am participating in the 2021 World Congress of Applied Linguistics, hosted by University of Groningen (but, alas, online). I am on the panel ‘International perspectives on educational models for newly immigrated (refugee) children, adolescents, and young adults: Options, challenges & best practices’. My paper ‘Informal science for preschool dual language learners’ focuses on the innovative programs of our museum partners in the Expanding Repertoires project.

FLRT event: Building a Versatile Professional Profile

This event features PhD candidates who have built strong professional profiles in various areas (e.g., teaching, research, and leadership). Nicole King (T&L), Tamara Roose (T&L), and Budimka Uskokovic (Germanic) will share their experiences and resources and will also participate in a Q&A session. For more information and the Zoom link, check out the FLRT versatile profile panel flyer.

AAAL 2021 colloquium

I am presently participating in the 2021 American Association for Applied Linguistics virtual conference. With Jackie Ridley (Kent State), I have a paper, ‘Ideologies at the intersection of language learning, science learning, and play’. Our paper is part of the colloquium Jackie organized on Language Learning and Play in Preschool Settings, along with papers by Amy Kyratzis (UCSB), Katie Bernstein and Ryleigh Hait (ASU). It is amazing to be hanging out with so many applied linguists in one “place”, hearing about the work they are engaged in now.