Education

0

Michigan Moves on Preschool for All

Detroit’s diverse population would benefit from the plan As President Biden’s American Families Plan meets opposition in Congress, Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer is moving forward with a $400 million dollar plan to expand the state’s Great Start Readiness Program so that it can provide free preschool to 22,000 more children. Whitmer wants to spend $255…

0

Help Fund World Language Education

Funding for the World Language Advancement and Readiness Act (WLARA) Grants Program is critical. Reach out to your Senators and ask them to sign onto the Senate version. This letter is addressed to Senate Appropriators and requests $15 million in FY22 funding for the WLARA through the forthcoming Department of Defense Appropriations bill.  The deadline…

0

CUP Announces Regional Winners of Global Teacher Appreciation Award

Cambridge University Press (CUP) has announced six regional winners in the 2021 Dedicated Teacher Awards, an international competition honoring outstanding educators. This year, there were a record-breaking 13,000 nominations from 112 countries–more than double the amount of nominations last year. This year’s winners are: Peggy Pesik – Sekolah Buin Batu International School (Indonesia)Nonhlanhla Masina –…

0

First Canadian Bachelor’s Degree in Nsyilxcn

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Okanagan is on track to become the first university in Canada to offer an undergraduate degree in Indigenous language fluency. The Bachelor of Nsyilxcn Language Fluency (BNLF) is the product of years of collaboration between UBC, the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, and the En’owkin Centre. Nsyilxcn is a…

0

See It, Say It

There is an old adage that says a picture is worth a thousand words. Compelling photographs have captured the highs and lows of a century’s worth of historical events as well as the everyday experiences of ordinary people. Photographs of universal human experiences solicit lots of spoken language and emotions. Think about how often sharing…

0

Celebrating Multilingual Learner Identity through Personal Narrative Instruction

The social isolation and countless hours of silent, independent assignments young linguistically diverse scholars have endured during the past year of online learning have left scores in dire need of lessons that affirm their identities while advancing their academic communication skills. In hopes of engaging acolytes in dual language or English language development coursework, empathetic…