The aim of this two-day workshop is three-fold: (1) to look at the ways in which translanguaging pedagogy scaffolds learners’ academic achievement and second language acquisition; (2) to provide specific translanguaging tools to be used so multilingual learners can do what previously was thought they could not do in classrooms; and (3) to discuss the use of translanguaging within the context of ten content and language integrated learning (CLIL) principles.
Day 1:
Exploring current paradigm shifts disrupting monolingual policies and practices of international schools.

Discovering easy-to-implement translanguaging tools to scaffold the second language acquisition process for emergent bilinguals.

Delving into translanguaging tools to tap into the power of learner talk and cognitive engagement as engines of learning.
Day 2:
Investigating translanguaging tools to encourage and develop multilingual readers and writers across disciplines.

Considering translanguaging tools to ensure a schoolwide transformative multilingual agenda

Reimagining Multilingual Identities: Translanguaging Leaders, Teachers, Learners
Virginia Rojas is semi-retired from international-school consulting in which she conducted professional training on effective programs and strategies for multilingual learners from pre-school through grade 12 for EAL specialists and classroom teachers alike.

As a former ASCD faculty member, Dr. Rojas uses the backwards design curriculum model to help teachers design high-challenge, high-support learning experiences for strengthening multilingual learners' second language proficiency and academic achievement.

She provided professional development trainings, job-embedded coaching and demonstration lessons, and conducted linguistic audits of EAL (English as an Additional Language) program. She has worked in over 350 international schools throughout the world as well as with school districts in the US and Canada.

Dr. Rojas is the author of Strategies for Success with English Language Learners: An Action Toolkit for Classroom and ESL Teachers published by ASCD (2007) and of Educating English Language Learners: Connecting Language, Literacy, and Culture (2010), ASCD DVD Series. In partnership with the PTC, Dr. Rojas is the architect and lead faculty of the PTC EAL certification program.
PUE Theatre in Education City

  1. Al Wadi hotel in Msheirub, as it is close to the Souk.
  2. The Ned
  3. Premier Inn
  4. Al Rayyan

The workshop will be held at the PUE Theatre in Education City. Participants can be dropped off outside the venue or can park in the carpark inside Gate 1, next to the Education City Stadium, Education City and walk.

Google map: 8C7H+W56, Ar-Rayyan

8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Registration at 7:30 am
on the 21st of February 2025

Workshop Agenda
  • Check-in and Refreshments: 7:30 am - 8:00 am
  • Session 1: 8:00 am - 9:30 am
  • Morning Break: 9:30 am - 10:00 am
  • Session 2: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Lunch/Prayer: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
  • Session 3: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Afternoon Break: 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Session 3 Conclusion: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
USD 850 Till 1st February 2025
Early Bird offer USD 750 Till 1st November 2024
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 16 Professional Development Hours, Lunch and Coffee Breaks.
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