spring pedagogical workshop - MARCH 28TH 2020
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED / EVENTO CANCELADO
Meet OUR invited speakers
Nancy Gladys Rodríguez
teacher & language learner coordinator
Born in San Francisco, CA, her family is from El Salvador and her father and his generation are often considered pioneers of Salvadoran immigration to San Francisco. She currently teaches U.S. History in the Newcomer Pathway at Mission High School in San Francisco. She is also the English Language Learner Coordinator at her school and runs the Organization of Latinx Students. She received her BA in Political Science and Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley and earned her teaching credential from San Francisco State University. She has worked with immigrant students for over twenty years and strives to provide students with an education that promotes English Development, along with critical thinking skills, antiracist teaching, and social justice. Her workshop will provide pedagogical strategies for teaching Social Studies content such as the Civil Rights Movement and school segregation, while practicing basic skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing. Session participants will be led through a lesson plan in which students read and analyze 4 case studies and explore their own experiences in U.S. Schools, learn new terms about segregation, and employ various strategies to access complex readings. Students then brainstorm on a community service project that addresses some of the inequities that they might experience in their new schools. How will they bridge the gap?
educator, reseacrher & ph.d. candidate
Angélica Montoya-Ávila is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland with a focus on Applied Linguistics and Language Education. Her research focuses on immigrants' literacy practices, family-school partnerships, and Latinxs' home learning environments. As an educator and researcher, she works to enhance the educational opportunities for immigrants. Her workshop explores the relationship between student-led research and writing development. She will show how conducting research can help newcomers enhance their ideas of and engagement in writing and explain how to incorporate research-based writing in different teaching contexts. Session participants will be encouraged to apply their newly-acquired knowledge in designing their own research/writing activities for newcomers. Upon workshop completion, participants will have multiple strategies and tasks to be immediately implemented.