EVENTS

MaFLA Winter Workshops

MaFLA Winter Workshops are back for 2023.  Save the dates!
Details coming soon so be sure to check back often!

Workshop 1 - Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Non-binary students speak out:  Lessons for language teachers
Presenter:  Julia D. Spiegelman

 

Workshop 2 - Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Centering BIPOC experiences in our curriculum
Presenter:  Omar Rachid

Omar Rachid Zaim is an experienced educator, coach, and leader and is currently a Middle School French Teacher at Lakeside School in Seattle, Washington. Throughout his educational career, he has served in various capacities and always sought to integrate intercultural communication in language programs, center voices from People of the Global Majority in the educational experience, and facilitated learning for educators across linguistic borders. His focus is on centering Queer & BIPOC experiences in the World Language Classroom through a decolonial lens. Raised in Venezuela, he grew up in a multicultural Moroccan and Syrian household, studied in the US and France and has taught internationally for the past twelve years. He holds a BA in French and Economics from Rollins College, MBA from Millsaps College, and MA in French from Middlebury College. Please visit: https://youtu.be/z5OtvgQW6GI to learn more about his educational beliefs.

 

Workshop 3 - Tuesday, January 31, 2023 -4:00 - 6:00 PM
Addressing the elephant in the (class)room:  Meeting the needs of heritage and L2 learners
Presenter:  Melissa A. Bowles

Dr. Melissa A. Bowles is Co-Director of the National Heritage Language Resource Center (UCLA) and Professor of Spanish, Linguistics, Educational Psychology, and Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research focuses on instructed second and heritage language acquisition, particularly the ways that instruction differentially affects the two populations. Since teachers, parents, and families play a key role in shaping the extent to which heritage languages are transmitted and maintained across generations, she has recently launched a public engagement project, titled The Bilingual Advantage Starts at Home (bilingualadvantage.uillinois.edu).

 

Workshop 4 - Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Midyer Strategies to Transform Your Neurodiverse Classroom
Presenters:  Stephanie Krause & Wesley Wood

Remember:  YOU MUST BE A MaFLA MEMBER TO ATTEND
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