FEATURED Workshop: Fostering inclusion and critical agency in SHL education

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FEATURED Workshop: Fostering inclusion and critical agency in SHL education

The 8th annual TeCHS/COERLL Summer Workshop – titled Fostering inclusion and critical agency in SHL education: Engaging learners with OER will take place June 23rd-24th, 2022.  This will be an in-person event (circumstances permitting), hosted on campus at the University of Texas at Austin. This year, we are proud to feature several hands-on sessions for Heritage Spanish educators:

  • Integrating Bilingual Communities OERs into the curriculum: Diversity and critical linguistic awareness in the Spanish Heritage classroom – Yanina Hernández & José Estéban Hernández (UT Rio Grande Valley)
  • Creación de un plan de lectura y proyecto para un curso de español de herencia – Karen Lopez-Alonso (Baylor University)
  • Translation in the Heritage language classroom – Emily Bernate (St. Edward’s University)
  • Anti-discriminatory strategies to implement in the SHL and mixed classrooms
    Paola Guerrero (Texas Tech University)
  • Integrating OER in a project-based curriculum: Inclusion, engagement, and learner agency
    Jocelly Meiners (UT Austin) & Flavia Belpoliti (Texas A&M University—Commerce)
  • Students as creators: Genre Based Instruction in high schools for heritage speakers
    Julia M. Sainz (Texas A&M University) 

Call for poster presentations: DUE MAY 20. Open to researchers, graduate students, and instructors at all levels

Registration: Attendees please register here by June 15. $75 general registration / $25 student registration (includes breakfast both days, lunch and an evening social event on the 23rd)

Schedule:  (full schedule TBA)

  • Thursday June 23rd, 8:30am – 5:15pm
  • Friday June 24th, 8:00am-12:15pm

Credit: Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits are given to participants who attend the whole workshop.

COVID precautions: Masks and social distancing are strongly recommended. We encourage all possible precautions during in-person events. Please see UT’s website for more guidance and tips.

Accommodations: The Texas Language Center has information about nearby lodging and other accommodations. Additionally, we recommend the following hotels near campus:

The Moxy
2552 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (737) 471-2621

The AC Hotel
1901 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 473-8920

The Otis
1901 San Antonio St, Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 473-8900