3:30pm CDT (1:30pm PDT / 2:30pm MDT / 4:30pm EDT)
In this discussion-based webinar, panelists and participants share ideas for developing classroom activities that include perspectives from a more diverse group of people, especially from populations not traditionally represented in textbooks.
- Kia London is a Spanish World Language Educator, Presenter, and Blogger who currently teaches Spanish at the middle school level to grades 6th-8th in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. Her focus is on providing an equitable experience and perspective for all learners and educators, with a specific interest on the Afro-Latin Culture.
- Jenniffer Whyte is an Afro-Latina from the Dominican Republic who presents and teaches about race relations, racism, colorism, and unity. She is an active believer that Afro Latinos should be incorporated in Spanish classrooms in each unit. She uses her life as a living example of an Afro-Latina and aims for students to relate to her and to one another. She teaches Spanish at The Donoho School in Alabama.
"With inclusivity, you don't have to tell them, you just have to surround them with it" - Jenniffer Whyte
Resources mentioned in the webinar
- Jenniffer Whyte's Facebook page "Incorporating Afro-Latino culture in Spanish classrooms"
- Kia London on Twitter
- 3 Afro Dominicana Writers Reflect On Their Truths interview on NPR
- Four Afro-Dominican models appear on historic cover of Vogue
- In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, and history related to the Trujillo regime
- Black in America by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
- A graphic representation of the Atlantic slave trade
- Learn more about open educuational resources in COERLL's Intro to OER for language teachers
- Access free openly licensed resources in 20 languages on COERLL's website
- Earn a digital badge on COERLL's Language OER Network