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Crafting Translanguaging Spaces

For: Higher Education Faculty

Translanguaging describes how bilinguals engage in flexible and fluid language practices to make meaning in different social contexts and an instructional approach. In this 20-slide presentation, Dr. Tian gives examples of how to use translanguaging in dual language learning programs.

Becoming Mathlingual with the MALITLA Model: Improving Multilingual Learners’ Academic Math Vocabulary Knowledge for Solving Word Problems

For: Higher Education Faculty, PK-12 Teacher

Research literature suggesting a relationship between English language proficiency and mathematical meaning making informed an intervention we refer to as the MALITLA model (an acronym for math, literacy and language based approaches) for becoming math-lingual.

Culturally and Linguistic Sustaining Writing Pedagogy

For: Higher Education Faculty

This toolkit introduces a framework for culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogy in writing and strategies for which address cultural and languaging practices.

Visceral Realism in Art: Promoting Bilingual Communities

For: Higher Education Faculty

How can educators’ personal art practices facilitate understanding of issues affecting immigrant bilingual learners? Using original paintings Professor Christian Faltis tells his own story and characterizes the Mexican experience in the U.S.

Exploring Implicit Linguistic Bias: A Self-Reflection Guide

For: Higher Education Faculty

The purpose of this toolkit is to explore and reflect on implicit linguistic biases in order to create linguistically inclusive spaces for teaching and learning, especially within the context of writing instruction.

Designing for Adult Learners

For: Higher Education Administrator, Higher Education Faculty

This tool offers guidance when designing instructional or professional development activities.

BranchED seeks to support individual educator preparation programs (EPPs) and the field at large in reimagining and redefining “quality” preparation programs such that attention to issues of diversity and equity are explicit, embedded, and inextricably linked to high-quality performance.

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