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Saturday, March 27 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Welcoming, Inclusive and Affirming Classrooms

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Creating and nurturing an inclusive, affirming classroom community is a central priority for educational equity and access for English Learners. It is made even more critical and urgent in a pandemic climate where social isolation, economic crisis and racial injustice have intensified. In this webinar teachers will learn specific strategies that improve self and social awareness, create calming and affirming environments, and elicit student voice so that their intersectional identities are celebrated and valued.

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Ashleigh Williams

Program Specialist, SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language Model)
Ashleigh Williams worked as a Spanish DI K-2 teacher for five years in Redwood City and Salinas before joining the SEAL team. While teaching, she was SEAL-trained and helped to develop two dual immersion programs which deepened her passion for teaching language and culture. Ashleigh... Read More →
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Joanna Meadvin

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
Joanna’s experience in education began as a Peace Corps teacher in a small, trilingual city in Nicaragua. Seeing her Miskito-speaking students struggle with Spanish sparked a passion for supporting language learners. Joanna taught 2nd, 3rd and 7th grades in New York City, taught... Read More →



Saturday March 27, 2021 9:50am - 10:30am PDT
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