Theme: Bilingual-Special Education Interface
Keynote speakers: Dr. Rebecca Hawley and Nahaan.
Dr. Hawley has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education, focusing on Early Intervention/Special Education, Family Support Services, and Head Start/Early Head Start Federal programming for over 15 years.
Nahaan is an activist, singer, song composer, Tlingit language teacher, Tlingit tattoo artist and designer, storyteller, published poet, spoken word artist, hunter, fisher, dancer, carver, and ceremony facilitator. Goddard students, staff, faculty, and alumni will be among the workshop presenters.
Choose from seven afternoon sessions:
Session 1: Addressing Bias and Practicing Freedom through Music, Dance, and Theater
Session 2: Building the Foundation
Session 3: Capoeira, Resistance, and Embodiment
Session 4: The History and Practice of Special Education
Session 5: Indigenous Languages - Honoring the Spirit of our Ancestors through Effective and Authentic Teaching Strategies
Session 6: Through the Eyes of a Child: Understanding how Children Perceive and are Affected by their Social Interactions
Session 7: Culturally Relevant Anti-Bias Approaches and Inclusion in the Soy Bilingüe Preschool Classroom
Many of the sessions will have simultaneous translation. Cultural expression, a staple at the Dual Language Conference, will include Bomba from Puerto Rico with Angel “Balancé” Reyes and Grupo Bayano, Lion Dancers from the Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club, and Kutt-N-Up Hip Hop. The day’s activities will close with a full group reflective session.
The Multicultural Village will include a vibrant range of linguistic, cultural, and information booths and venders. A continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack will be provided. The cost of the conference is $140.
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9:00am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Multicultural Village
10:00 Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club Lion Dancers
10:15 Welcome and Opening (Tribute to Ancestors)
10:30 Keynote Speaker Nahaan
11:00 Cultural Performance Kuttin’Up Hip-Hop, Grupo Bayano, & Angel Reyes
11:30 Keynote Speaker Rebecca Hawley
12:00 Lunch, Discussion, and Multicultural Village
1:00 Breakout Sessions
4:00 Break, Snack, and Multicultural Village
To volunteer or donate, please contact Sharon Cronin.