Dual Language Instruction and the Fight for Equity & Social Justice

June 7, 2022 @ 7:00PM — 8:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

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Dual Language Instruction and the Fight for Equity and Social Justice

Join us June 7 at 7pm by Zoom to hear from an exciting panel of speakers - experts, students and a parent - about the importance of dual language instruction and the 2017 LOOK Act for multilingual learners in the Latinx community.

This panel presentation on the LOOK Act and Dual Language Education (DLE) completes the three-part series on Public Education and Race: Latinx Students. The Language Opportunity for Our Kids Act (2017), known as the LOOK Act, endorses research-based programming to meet the educational needs and demographic characteristics of English Learners (ELs) in school districts in the Commonwealth. Compelling presentations will be given by the panelists, who are students, a parent, teachers, and experts in the field of dual language education from the Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast (MABE) and the Mauricio Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development and Public Policy.

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The speakers will include:

Mary Cazabon (Ed.D.) brings experience in design and inception of innovative research-based programs for English Learners (ELs) and English-only students in Dual Language Programs in Spanish, Portuguese, and Mandarin as well as in Integrated Foreign Language Programs in Mandarin and Korean. She has extensive experience in conducting research and evaluation, and in delivering technical assistance to schools, districts, universities, and state departments of education.

Susan McGilvray-Rivet (Ed.D.) is a retired bilingual teacher, program director and principal. She is currently coaching and supporting dual language principals and schools and supervising student teachers.

Fabián Torres-Ardila (Ph.D.) is Assistant Director, Gastón Institute for Latino Community Development & Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts-Boston. At the Gaston Institute, Dr. Torres-Ardila supports the development of research focused on issues affecting the Latino communities across the state.

Phyllis Hardy (M.Ed.) is Executive Director of the Multistate Association for Bilingual Education-Northeast (MABE) and a founding member of the Language Opportunity Coalition, which advocated for passage of the LOOK Act.

Laura Espinoza Mufson
(M.Ed.) is a Dual Language Coordinator with 8 years of experience as a bilingual teacher in an elementary school setting. She is bicultural and bilingual and a strong advocate for empowering our Latino and Spanish-speaking teachers, students, and communities.

Irmarie Padilla (M.Ed.) is a Puerto Rican Spanish teacher with ten years of experience teaching Spanish. For the past four years, she has been a Spanish partner teacher in the Dual Language Program in Southbridge, MA.

Ivette Centeio Monteiro (M.Ed.) is a parent, educator, and community advocate. She currently teaches parenting workshops, adult ESOL classes, and youth classes with SABURA Youth Programs. Her focus is on educating and empowering parents, immigrant families, and the youth in Brockton, MA.

Isabela Perea is a second-year bilingual teacher at the Barbieri School, Framingham Public Schools. She is also a former student of the same bilingual program.

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