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Register now: 20/20 Multilingual Symposium

2020 May 14
by HISD Communications

Multilingual Programs will be hosting its annual symposium on June 24-25, 2020. This year’s theme is 20/20: FOCUS on Language, where participants will gain valuable resources, strategies and inspiration to ensure their English Learners achieve academic success. Multilingual Programs will deliver the symposium as a digital event via Microsoft Teams in response to concerns around coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with guidance from our district and local health officials.

Keynote addresses will be presented by Dr. Mónica Lara, a senior educational consultant for bilingualism and biliteracy for Seidlitz Education, and Dr. Sharroky Hollie, a national educator who provides professional development in the area of cultural and linguistic responsiveness. Dr. Lara’s belief system, presented in her signature message Enseñanza para todos (teaching for all), is engaging, invigorating and refreshing. Dr. Hollie highlights teaching practices that support being linguistically responsive to English Learners. 

Participants can choose up to eight professional learning sessions, including from Dr. Lara and Dr. Hollie, as well as from other experts, such as Carol Salva, Nancy Motley, and Dr. Michelle Yzquierdo. Teachers will refine their instructional practices while interacting with their bilingual, dual language and ESL colleagues in a collaborative learning environment.

Participants will also get to engage with online bilingual and dual language resources, which are instrumental in driving effective 21st century practices. A variety of resources will be offered to teachers who attend sessions and all attendees will be entered into prize giveaways!

This virtual experience has something for every educator who serves English Learners (EL). Register for the symposium in OneSource. For the online course selection and program guide, click here. Click here for the event flyer.

Featured Sessions:

Session TitleTarget Audience
NewcomersPathways to Greatness for ELL Newcomers
Boosting Achievement for Under schooled Students
Newcomer Teachers
SIFE Teachers
ESL Teachers
Spanish¡Toma la palabra!
El libro de estrategias de escritura
El libro de estrategias de lectura
Bilingual Teachers
Dual Language Teachers
Cultural and
Linguistic Teaching
Culturally and Linguistically Responsive
Teaching and Learning: Classroom Practices for
Student Success
Bilingual Teachers
ESL Teachers

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