Multilingual Mindsets and Practices for the International School Classroom
November 10 - 11, 2023
(Friday and Saturday)
Timing: 8:30am - 3:30pm
Participants can choose to stay at the workshop venue hotel (approximate cost of USD 130/night) or nearby hotels.
USD 690 per participant
Group of 3 or more
USD 650 per participant
Fee is inclusive of workshop materials, lunch and coffee break, and a certificate of participation.
Beth Puma is currently an Instructional Coach and EAL Specialist at The American School in Japan. From August 2023 she will be a full time consultant/workshop facilitator based in USA. She has a broad range of experience as a classroom teacher, EAL specialist, curriculum coordinator and coach in K-12 schools.
She has worked with linguistically diverse students in New York City, Tucson, Guangzhou, and Tokyo. She specializes in working with teachers in unit and lesson design.
Classroom and Content Area Teachers (K-12)
Learn how to serve the needs of their multilingual learners in a way that honors their journey with research based, high impact strategies. Every teacher is a language teacher.
EAL Specialists Instructional Coaches and Curricular Leaders
Broaden your instructional craftsmanship by gathering strategies to serve students in their grade level/ subject area classrooms.
Leadership committed to working on linguistic equity
Learn how to design curriculum that facilitates language acquisition alongside concept and content attainment. Develop success criteria for curriculum and instruction that further linguistic equity, rather than systems that uphold deficit mindsets towards multilingual learners.
Multilingualism is the norm around the world, yet too often international schools serve multilingual students with a monolingual bias.
This workshop will help participants reflect, disrupt, and design to build schools where multilingual children are known, valued, served, and loved.
Multilingual mindsets and language acquisition
Learning and language targets
Discourse, grammar, and vocabulary strategies
Progressive scaffolding for agency
This workshop will equip participants with the following skills/mindsets:
Dynamic,additive multilingual mindsets in order to help disrupt deficit, inequitable systems.
Gather translanguaging strategies in order to nurture dynamic multilingual ecosystems.
Design high impact learning and language targets in order to facilitate language learning in the content area classroom.
Design for discourse, in order to facilitate language acquisition for multilingual students.
Gather progressive scaffolding strategies, in order to facilitate multilingual learners agency.
Design differentiation opportunities for their multilingual students, in order to create space for voice and choice in their curriculum.
If the workshop is canceled by KSI due to will I get a refund?
We will refund the full workshop fee only. Transportation and accommodation will not be refunded.
If I cannot make it to the workshop, will you offer a refund?
Given the logistics involved, we will not be able to offer a refund, but you can transfer your registration to somebody else.
Do you offer Continuing Education Credits?
Will I get a certificate of participation?
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