OER Hangout: Making your language curriculum more inclusive

When: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 15:30 CDT
Location: 
Online in Zoom
Presenter(s): 
Kia London
Jenniffer Whyte

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

 

Hangout recording


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