DEI Collective Learning Series Engage Session
Holloway Hall / Bavaro 116
The Power of Multilingism
Bi/multilingualism is an experience that shapes our brains for a lifetime in areas such as attention, empathy, reading, and engagement in an increasingly multicultural world. While the cultural and linguistic diversity of students in US k12 classrooms is growing, the teacher workforce remains predominantly White and monolingual. By decentering the dominant monolingual experience and leveraging the power of bi/multilingualism, we challenge the relegation of knowledge about instructing bi/multilingual students to ESL teachers alone and encourage all educators to invite students’ whole linguistic selves into the classroom.
Click here to access Collective Learning Series materials and to RSVP to the engage event on 9/27.