Wednesday, October 27, 2021 (8:30 am - 4:00 pm PST)
*Keynote address: El Power of Our Students' Testimonios
In order for students to leverage all that they are and all that they can be, they must engage in critical self-reflection from a young age. Testimonios are integral to this process. As educators, we must continue to leverage the cultural and linguistic gifts that students bring into the classroom. Participants in this session, through the use of the Testimonio Framework, will engage in activities that empower the diverse student communities they serve.
About our keynote speaker:
Dr. José Medina is the founder and Chief Educational Advocate for Dr. José Medina: Educational Solutions. Prior to establishing the boutique consulting firm, Dr. Medina served as Research Scientist and Director of Dual Language and ESL Education at the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) in Washington, DC. José provides technical assistance, professional development, and job-embedded support to schools and districts across the United States, and globally. He is a former school principal and district leader who has served as an administrator/educator/advocate at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Dr. Medina is a co-author of the third edition and widely-used Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education. He is also the author of three bilingual poetry books based on his testimonio.
*Keynote and breakout sessions by Dr. José Medina will not be recorded. Remaining program breakout sessions will be recorded and made available to registered participants.
* CANCELLATION POLICY- Participants must cancel ten (10) working days prior to the event in writing via fax or email; those who do not will be billed for the registration fee.
In lieu of cancellation, registrants have the option of sending a replacement attendee. To send a replacement, please contact Ivette Lopez at email@example.com or (559) 651-3041.