January 17, 2024 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Kids, Books, and Anti-Racism Series: Carla España
Read, Laugh, and Learn Together: Integrating Diverse Texts to Support Multilingual Learners in Your School
- Classroom Teachers, Interventionists & Specialists
- Literacy Coaches & Teacher Leaders
- District & School Leaders
- $499 for Complete Series (includes all professional texts)
- Discounts available for groups, Lesley students and alumni! Email CRRLC@lesley.edu to inquire.
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Read, Laugh, and Learn Together: Integrating Diverse Texts to Support Multilingual Learners in Your School with Carla España
How can you integrate content, language, and support students in their analysis of the world and life experiences through the use of children’s books? Learn more about Carla España’s critical bilingual literacies framework from her co-authored text, En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Teachers. Carla will show sample lessons and unit designs that include poetry, language study, and action plans to design culturally and linguistically sustaining instruction for all children. Carla will also show examples of text collections that include children’s books at different levels for students and educators, helping all of us deepen our knowledge of topics such as identity; place and change, intergenerational connections; migration and immigration; community and connections that sustain me; and changemakers.
This full-day workshop will encourage educators in their journey of advocacy for diverse texts and those voices that are most marginalized in society. Join us to read together, laugh together, and develop your own critical consciousness as you learn to plan ways to use diverse texts in your teaching.
- Examine the world through a lens that shows how literacy, language, and power intersect
- Consider the impact of harmful language hierarchies
- Celebrate children’s dynamic use of language, or translanguaging, the ability to think in multiple languages simultaneously and use their home language as a vehicle to learn academic English.
- Understand a critical bilingual literacies approach to designing instruction for all learners in both English speaking and bilingual classrooms
- Analyze translanguaging collections of children’s books on a variety of topics
- Design a “Poetry as Teaching, Healing, and Resistance” shared reading using poetry
- Design a language study for a children’s book
Registered participants will receive a copy of the professional text, En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Teachers (co-written by Carla España and Luz Yadira Herrera).
This full-day workshop will be recorded. Registered individuals will have 30 days to access this recording starting on the day that it is distributed. Instructions to access the recording will be sent about 1-2 weeks following the session. Due to the workshop’s interactive structure, we highly recommend that registrants participate live on the day of the event.
Attendees will earn 6 professional development hours for their participation.
Carla’s teaching journey began in Harlem, New York with bilingual children. Her love of stories and teaching comes from her roots in Chile and has been nurtured by hundreds of teachers and students across schools in New York City and beyond.
Dr. Carla España is Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education and Puerto Rican/Latinx and Latin American Studies in the Department of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. She is the co-author of En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students, The Translanguaging Collections: Affirming Bilingual and Multilingual Learners Handbook, and co-founder of the En Comunidad Collective with Dr. Luz Yadira Herrera.
This workshop is part of a larger series designed to deepen your understanding of how to cultivate anti-bias and anti-racist practices in classrooms and schools. You may register for this individual workshop or the three-part series.
Kids, Books & Anti-Racism Series
Wednesday, January 17, 2024 with Carla España
Session Title: Read, Laugh, and Learn Together: Integrating Diverse Texts to Support Multilingual Learners in Your School
Friday, March 8, 2024 with Jennifer Orr
Session Title: How to Engage Your Students in Meaningful Race Conversations
Monday, May 6, 2024 with Vivian Vasquez
Session Title: Centering What Matters to Children: How to Connect Your Teaching to Your Students’ Passions and Inquiry Questions
Cancellation Deadline & Refund Policies
For a registrant who purchased the Complete Bundle and would like to cancel their registration, the last day to get a full refund is January 3, 2024. A cancellation must be submitted in writing.
For a registrant who purchased individual sessions and would like to cancel their registration, the last day to get a full refund for Carla España’s session is January 3, 2024, Jennifer Orr’s session is February 23, 2024, and Vivian Vasquez’s session is April 22, 2024. A cancellation must be submitted in writing.
Email CRRLC@lesley.edu to cancel or request a substitution. Regardless of conditions, if the event is held but you cannot attend, you will be billed for the full amount.
We highly recommend registering at least five business days before the event to allow the minimum amount of time to ship the professional texts.
Independent Learning Policy & Recordings
Each full-day workshop will be recorded. Registered individuals will have 30 days to access a recording starting on the day that it is distributed. Instructions to access the recording will be sent about 1-2 weeks following the session. Due to the workshop’s interactive structure, we highly recommend that registrants participate live on the day of the event.
The registrant agrees to access the live sessions and/or recordings for the purpose of independent learning. Access to the live sessions and/or recordings is restricted to the registrant and may not be accessed in a group setting.
Requirements for Participation
In order to receive your certificate of attendance, you will be asked to complete an electronic one-page insight form. We will provide more information about this process after each session. Please allow our team 2-3 weeks to process your certificate.