Beyond the Classroom presents a special seminar: Language Building Blocks for Engaging (Border) Children & Families – Talk by Dr. Anita Pandey
When : Wednesday, September 17, 2014 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Where : South Campus Commons Bldg 1, Rm 1102
Children and young adults whose families are displaced by immigration (legal and illegal) experience multiple challenges in U.S. schools: as this session will demonstrate, a focus on language is essential for meaningful instruction, assessment, and engagement of immigrant children as dual language learners.
Research shows that educators who take an interest in children’s heritage languages and who are knowledgeable in linguistics are more successful at including children and families from diverse backgrounds. Educators and other community members are invited to this talk on the importance of engaging (border) children and families through language.
The first half of this seminar will be followed by an informal conversation with Dr. Pandey for students considering cross-cultural careers.
Dr. Pandey is Professor & Coordinator of Professional Development & Communication at Morgan State University, & Executive Board Secretary for the National Association for Bilingual Education.
For more information, contact:
Beyond the Classroom Living & Learning Program
+1 301 314 6620