MaFLA Social Justice Webinars


2. The Path to the Seal of Biliteracy Begins in Elementary School
Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 7 pm

Kathleen Priceman, The National Networkfor Early Language Learning (NNELL) Past President
Karen Sasky-Hughes, The National Networkfor Early Language Learning (NNELL)  Advocacy Chair
Bárbara Barnett, The National Networkfor Early Language Learning (NNELL) Northeast Regional Representative

It's all about the math!  Time + Access + High Quality Language Instruction = Seal of Biliteracy = Global Citizens!Research shows that a sustained period of high-quality language instruction is the most beneficial aspect in achieving language proficiency. The National Network for Early Language Learning (NNELL) unites early language educators with their counterparts in high school and higher education, to create this environment for our students

.NNELL is proud to collaborate with MaFLA to explore ways that we can provide equitable opportunities for all students in MA to achieve the Seal of Biliteracy. Beginning second language instruction in elementary school will provide the time, resources, and support necessary to achieve the Seal of Biliteracy in high school and propel them forward on the path to global citizenship.

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1. Diversity Without Borders:  Social Justice in the Classroom
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 7 pm

Presenter: Katia Marticorena, Arlington Public Schools

To value each human individual, it is vital to incorporate Social Justice themes in our curriculum. With thematic units and authentic documents, we reach our students through their interest in social justice and give them a transformative experience when their curiosity for supporting the community and investigating ethics motivates them to communicate and, through this act, acquire language.