I attended the 2022 Meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, held in person in Pittsburgh, overlapping with March Madness. Grace Kim and I presented a paper, ‘Bilingual, multimodal, and collaborative sense-making in a science museum’, in which we examined the ways Spanish-speaking family groups with bilingual children on a visit to a science museum worked collaboratively and multimodally to find information and construct knowledge. It was wonderful to see friends and former advisees, got me looking forward to AAAL 2023 in Portland!
I just participated in a virtual panel ‘The Ethics of Research with Immigrant Populations’, organized by the Center for Ethics and Human Values’ CARE program, funded by the Office of Research with support from the OSUMC Center for Bioethics and the College of Public Health. My co-panelists were Dr. Arati Maleku (College of Social Work) and Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp (Sonoma State University).
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.
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.
FLRT’s first invited speaker event of the year features Sarah Hersch from OSU’s Office of Responsible Research Practice (ORRP). She will talk about the IRB application process and share some helpful tips followed by a Q/A session. The event will be held on Zoom on October 29th, 5-6PM and Zoom link will be sent to all members in the upcoming days. If you are not already a member of FLRT and would like to join, email FLRT President Emre Basok at email@example.com
I am part of a session ‘Multilingualism in early childhood STEM: Developing accessible programming for children learning English’ at ASTC 2021, the annual meeting of the Association of Science and Technology Centers. I am joined by Hardin Englehardt (Marbles Kids Museum), D’nae Hearn (Detroit Zoo), and Grace Sanchez (GrowingGreat). We will share our varied experiences developing STEM programming to engage English language learners and their families and session participants with tools and resources to do so in their own communities.
Next week I will be on a Chat with the Chairs Faculty Panel in which we talk with graduate students about our own journey through grad school, focusing on professional development and networking. The event is September 29, 2021, 2:00 – 3:00p.m. via Zoom. Contact Katherine Stottlemyer.20 for the Zoom link. The deadline to RSVP is Monday, September 27.
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.
This Wednesday, July 28, at 3:30 EDT I will join my fellow authors from the edited volume Extending Applied Linguistics for Social Impact: Cross-Disciplinary Collaborations in Diverse Spaces of Public Inquiry for a AAAL Summer Webinar, ‘Collaborating and communicating with publics: Engagement for social impact’. The webinar will start with super short presentations by the authors, followed by ample time for discussion in break-out groups. AAAL members may register for free.