Teaching Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI)
American Culture in ESOL Classrooms
Date: Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Time: 2 – 3 p.m. EST
In ESOL classrooms and courses, American culture is often used as a backdrop to learn a new language. However, in today's current climate, it is impossible to teach about and use American
culture in the ESOL classroom without addressing race. In ESOL classrooms, this dynamic becomes more delicate, as we talk about race in relations to movements like Black Lives Matter, and also the discrimination that immigrants face on a daily basis. Our panelists will discuss how matters of race are addressed both in the classroom setting, and also at the professional development level for teachers.
Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld is Associate Dean and Director of the Doctoral Program (Educational Leadership for Diverse Learning Communities) at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY. Before entering the field of higher education, she was an English as a Foreign Language teacher in Hungary (grades 5-8 and adult), an English as a Second Language teacher in New York City (grades K-3 and adult), and taught Hungarian at New York University. A Fulbright Scholar and sought after national presenter, Andrea is the coauthor or coeditor of over 20 books on education and numerous chapters and research articles related to the needs of diverse learners. Visit Andrea at www.andreahonigsfeld.com.
Cost & Registration:
There is no cost to attend any or all sessions in the Combating Racism webinar series. The Public Library Section of NYLA has elected to sponsor this series, making it accessible to all. Beginning on August 18, 2020 registration will be open through the NYLA Online Membership Center.