Research Presentation: Doing Bilingual Teacher Education Bilingually

More about Dr. Aquino-Sterling: 

Dr. Cristian Aquino-Sterling is a teacher educator and educational researcher in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University.  He holds a BA in Philosophy (Fordham University); an MA in Hispanic Literatures & Cultural Studies (Columbia University), and an Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction (Arizona State University). His research addresses two interrelated areas where language and disciplinary literacies are seen as central elements of K-12 teachers’ pedagogical practice: (a) disciplinary language demands of educational standards and implications for teacher preparation and the education of K- 12 students in multilingual school contexts, and (b) the assessment and development of “Pedagogical Language Competencies” (Aquino-Sterling, 2016) in the preparation of K-12 bilingual teachers. His works have been published in Bilingual Research Journal; Boletín de la Federación Internacional Fe y Alegría; International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism; International Journal of Language and Linguistics; International Multilingual Research Journal; Multicultural Perspectives; Reading in a Foreign Language; Revista Comunicación; Revista Internacional de Educación para la Justicia Social; Teachers College Record, and Voices from the Middle. During Spring-Summer 2016, Dr. Aquino-Sterling served as Distinguished Research Fellow at the Advanced Research Collaborative (ARC) of the City University of New York (CUNY).

Ohio Union Activities Board Professional Job Search Series

OUAB Grad/Prof Job Search Series

The OUAB Grad/Prof Job Search series, is four sequential workshops in which students will be learn tips and tricks on how to navigate the job search process for non-academic job. These workshops, faciltiated by members of the Career Counseling and Consultation staff are specifically design to be useful for graduate and professional students.

Introduction to the Job Search – 02/06/2017

The focus of the presentation will be on job search strategies and networking outside of academia.

Cover Letter and Resume Workshop – 02/13/2017

The workshop will focus on shaping the content and construction of the resume and cover letter and how to ensure that you are tailoring each document for the specific jobs that you are applying to.

Interviewing Skills Workshop – 02/20/2017

The focus of the Workshop will be on being proactive in the interview so that students feel that they have control over what is being communicated and strategies for answering specific questions that are commonly asked. ​

Salary Negotiations – 02/27/2017

The presentation will discuss salary negotiation strategies including how to find the amount that you can expect to earn for a particular field as well as how and when to negotiate.

**All workshops will occur in the US Bank Conference Theater, located on the first floor of the Ohio Union. Sessions begin at 2:30 PM and should conclude no later than 4:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served**

Diversity and Implicit Bias Awareness Program

The Council of Graduate Students, in partnership with Office of Diversity and Including, the Office of Student Life, Student Activities and OUAB Grad/Prof is offering the Diversity and Implicit Bias Awareness Program for a second year this spring.  The program is open to grad/prof students and postdoctoral scholars.  The first event of the program is this Friday, February 3rd.  Full details are available at  Students and postdocs are encouraged to register online at

Islamophobia Lecture Series

Islamophobia: Its causes and consequences, how to counter it in daily life

Monday, February 20, 2017 – 7:30pm

Free and open to the public.

250 Knowlton Hall, 275 West Woodruff Avenue

In recent years, prejudice towards and discrimination of Muslims has reached a fevered pitch. Beyond blatant physical attacks or acts of vandalism, polls show that negative sentiment towards the followers of Islam runs deep, and has manifested itself in a range of ways. In an evening discussion that addresses this pernicious phenomenon, author Nathan Lean discusses its causes, its consequences, and highlights some of the underlying dynamics that have animated it in recent history. Looking ahead, he also offers key insights on how students, scholars, and members of community at large can counter instances of prejudice and help realize a world that values pluralism and diversity.

Nathan Lean is a writer and scholar of the Middle East. He is the author of four books, including the award-winning The Islamophobia Industry. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New York Daily News, CNN, Salon, and the Christian Science Monitor among others. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Parking: Tuttle Garage. It is a short walk to Knowlton Hall, room 250, where the presentation will be hosted.

Co-sponsors: The Multicultural Center; the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Department; the Mershon Center for International Security Studies; the John Glenn College of Public Affairs.

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar in Literacy Studies

Please join the Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar in Literacy Studies on Friday, February 3 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm in 311 Denney Hall, for our next meeting.

The session is called “Media Literacy.” How have new media and technologies changed the way we learn, teach, use, and resist reading and writing? We will consider the sociocultural factors that influence how we engage with YouTube, Snapchat, Twitter, and Instagram. All students with an interest in the study of literacy are invited to making sense of media old and new in the midst of a “fake news” flash point.

Lunch will be provided by LiteracyStudies@OSU. Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 31 to Michael Harwick at