Social Justice in Language Education Update
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota is pleased to announce two new resources offered through its Social Justice in Language Education initiative.
Social Justice Planning Templates–New!
To help language educators incorporate social justice themes into their language classes, CARLA has developed three interrelated planning templates for creating curricular units grounded in target language texts: a curricular unit overview template, a lesson planning template, and a summative assessment template. These three templates will help language educators enact two complementary critical pedagogies that support the teaching of social justice topics: the multiliteracies framework (Cope & Kalantzis, 2015; New London Group, 1996) and the five components of social justice education (Hackman, 2005). The templates also incorporate social justice standards from the domains of identity, diversity, justice, and action (Learning for Justice, 2021).
Check out these new Social Justice in Language Education resources:
To illustrate how the templates can be used to support social justice in language education, CARLA has also developed a two-week-long curricular unit titled Multicultural Paris, intended for intermediate-level learners of French. More curricular units in French, German, and Spanish will be published later this fall!
FREE CARLA WEBINAR:
Social Justice Planning Templates: A How-to Guide for Language Educators
Wednesday, December 7, 2022
12:00–12:45 p.m. (Central Time)
Online: Register here for the Zoom link
Discover how to use instructional planning templates created to support the integration of social justice themes into language classes. In this practical webinar, CARLA’s Social Justice in Language Education initiative leaders share unit, lesson plan, and summative assessment templates along with their accompanying user’s guides, and discuss how to use and adapt them to fit the needs of language teachers and students alike.
Lauren Goodspeed is a Lecturer in the Department of French and Italian and Director of the French Language Program. She is a co-leader of the LRC initiative Social Justice in Language Education.
Kate Paesani is the Director of the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) and an Associate Professor in the Department of French and Italian. She is a co-leader of the LRC initiative Social Justice in Language Education.
Note for those not able to attend: This presentation will be recorded and posted on the CARLA Social Justice website: carla.umn.edu/socialjustice/index.html