Our colleagues in the Department’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) will be hosting a webinar on Culturally Responsive School Practices to Promote the Success of Native American English Learners on November 12, 2020 at 4:00 pm ET. Please see the event registration information below and share widely with your network.
Date: November 12, 2020
Event - Webinar: Culturally Responsive School Practices to Promote the Success of Native American English Learners
Native American and Alaska Native English learners are incredibly diverse; they possess varied demographic, linguistic and academic backgrounds which are not always evident when students are characterized as a group. It is critical to increase our awareness of the diversity that exists among Native American and Alaska Native English learners and to identify and highlight the cultural, and linguistic assets that students bring to their school and their community.
Native American and Alaska Native English learners represent approximately 8% of all English learners in public schools. Policies have been established at the federal, state, and local levels to support the academic and social emotional well-being of Native American and Alaska Native students and yet the achievement and opportunity gaps between them and their peers persist. This requires a focus on factors that influence the success and development of Native American and Alaska Native English learners and the cultural, instructional, and structural practices that promote their academic achievement and social development.
In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, join presenters from the Department of Education and Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southwest on November 12, 2020 at 4:00 pm ET to examine factors that impact the success and development of Native American and Alaska Native English learners, identify research-based strategies to establish culturally responsive school environments that promote the academic achievement of diverse learners and hear from practitioners/grantees working to implement these strategies.
A certificate of completion will be available to registered attendees who participate in at least 90% of the webinar time.
Be sure to join us on November 12 for this interesting discussion!
Register for the Zoom Webinar through the link provided above. Please provide your first name, last name, email address, and select if you would like to join the Nexus Newsletter.
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Patrick Rooney, Director
School Support and Accountability