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Creating safe spaces for linguistically diverse students in US schools

A workshop where future and current teachers can explore ways to create a positive and inclusive climate for linguistically diverse students.

When: Apr 03, 2013 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

Where: Memorial Lounge, Pasquerilla Center

Contact: Laura A. Katunich, , 814-865-0488

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The Diversity & Community Enhancement Committee (DCEC) in the College of Education is presenting panel discussions, speakers, and workshops pertaining to multilingualism in our classrooms and communities.

In U.S. public schools, the number of students that speak languages other than English at home and who are developing proficiency in English at school is rapidly increasing. Already, more than 85% of schools in PA include English learners and the numbers are much higher in other regions of the country. This semester, the DCEC is organizing a series of events to offer some insights and learning opportunities concerning our role as educators in working with multilingual and multicultural students.

The third event, Creating safe spaces for linguistically diverse students in US schools, will be a workshop where future and current teachers can explore ways to create a positive and inclusive climate for linguistically diverse students. Participants will be asked to consider how multilingual students are impacted by an “English-only” school or political climate, and to work together to construct responses to scenarios that arise around these issues.

Light meal provided, RSVP at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FX65D83 by April 1.

The series of events are sponsors by: the College of Education Diversity and Community Enhancement Committee, Office of Multicultural Programs, the departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Education Policy Studies, and the Education and Behavioral Sciences Library