Amplifying Multilingual Voices and Learning in K-12 Education through History and Civics
This workshop session will introduce participants to the Amplifying Multilingual Voices and Learning in K-12 Education: A Culturally Responsive Knowledge and Language-Building PBL Design. The NYCDOE Division of Multilingual Learners will present the outcomes of a three-year collaboration with educators, scholars, community-based institutions and organizations, featuring language literacy through History and Civic Engagement. This teaching and learning design proposes an instructional model that strengthens the instructional core for multilingual/ learners, while leveraging their voices, contributions to American history, lived experiences and academic assets. Participants will be equipped with instructional tools and resources.
Maria Oliveira-Friedland represented the NYCDOE Division of Multilingual Learners in a cross-functional collaboration to review culturally responsive resources in New York. Maria offers her expertise as a middle school language literacy educator, multilingual learner curriculum developer. Maria is a PLC facilitator expert, experienced coaching lead, community educational engagement facilitator and geographer. She is an immigrant educational leader, Latina of color professional, NYCDOE parent, and a firm believer in the power of public education.