Deficit-thinking paradigms of the past perceived English learners’ lack of English proficiency as a problem in need of fixing with one of the resultant treatments being the enforcement of English - only policies and practices. Though well-intended, current research on bilingual language acquisition calls for us to take into account the linguistic and cultural assets multilingual learners bring to international schools. This workshop explores the ‘what,’ ‘when,’ and ‘how’ to use translanguaging as a scaffold for schooling multilingual learners.
There are four synchronous sessions of 2 hours each. The total number of hours is 8 hours
Explores the ‘what’ of translanguaging and the reasons ‘why’

Provides specific translanguaging strategies to be used so multilingual learners can do what previously was thought they couldn’t do in classrooms.
Participants will connect through the ZOOM meetings platform. They will need a laptop, headphones / earbuds and a quiet space to be during the synchronous sessions. All participants will be issued with a link to the course that will not be shareable with others. Participants will agree to use the video and sound function to enable full participation. The workshop will not be recorded. Customized resource materials will be made available to participants, and responses to weekly questions will be provided.
In the interest of personalization, the number of participants will be limited to 40.
Pre K-12 EAL teachers and school leaders interested in advocating and improving learning in a school with majority multilingual populations
Dr. Rojas conducted professional development sessions, job-embedded coaching, and language-in-education program audits in over 350 international schools before ‘semi-retiring’ to live in Mexico in December 2020 where she teaches neighborhood children and adults to read in Spanish and English.

Dr. Rojas currently teaches the EAL certification program in partnership with the Teacher’s Training Center (https://www.theptc.org/eal-training-center). She was also a faculty member for the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Before working internationally, Dr. Rojas was a bilingual teacher in New Jersey and New York, the Director of the Office of Bilingual Education for the New Jersey State Department of Higher Education, and one of the founders of the EAL international certification program for The College of New Jersey. She was inducted into the AAIE (Association for Advancement of International Education) Hall of Fame in February 2016.

9th, 16th, 23rd February & 9th March 2023

Each session is for 2 hours

New York 6:00 am | London 11:00 am | Zurich 12:00 pm | Dubai 3:00 pm | India 4:30 pm | Hong Kong 7:00 pm
Melbourne 10:00 pm

Note:This workshop will be not recorded

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USD 400
USD 375 for a group of 8
INCLUDES: Certificate of Participation for 10 Professional Development hours.
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