Implicit Bias refers to the attitudes, beliefs or stereotypes that affect our understanding, actions and decisions in an unconscious manner. These biases often manifest themselves in the forms of microaggressions and stereotypes. Everyone has Implicit Bias, but few of us are aware of it and how it impacts our daily experiences. For educators, Implicit Bias may have a negative effect on our students’ behavioral and academic outcomes. This session shares real-life examples of different Implicit Bias, Microaggressions and Stereotypes, how they impact our schools and provides practical strategies to address and confront them in ourselves and others.    Read more

An advocacy perspective requires educators to believe that with adequate support, multilingual learners (MLs) can achieve at the same level as their non-ML peers. Advocates also believe that educators have a shared sense of responsibility for the academic achievement of MLs. For educators to approach MLs’ instruction from an advocacy perspective, they must understand the needs and key areas for ML advocacy, as well as understand the tools and strategies that can support advocacy efforts.  Read more

This course will support teachers through the intentional design, creation, and evaluation of assessment tools for classroom use so that results best reflect multilingual students’ content knowledge, as well as their language ability. Read more

This course presents culturally relevant pedagogy as a teaching method to leverage learners’ cultural knowledge, backgrounds, and experiences. By doing so, the learning process becomes more meaningful and suitable, thereby enhancing student achievement. Read more

This course will focus on your need as an educator to teach academic language as well as content. Teachers must ensure that multilingual learners have access to grade-level and challenging content within a standards-based framework. They must also implement strategies that help multilingual learners access the content.  Read more

In this module, educators will explore opportunities to increase family and community involvement with multilingual learners(ML) by understanding the five steps of advocacy leading to the implementation of a multilingual learner family workshop. Read more

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