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Using Adaptation and Extension to Bring Sociocultural Connections into Your Classroom

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Using Adaptation and Extension to Bring Sociocultural Connections into Your Classroom

Presented by Professor Alex Monceaux, Director, Lamar University Pathway Program, Lamar University

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As educators, we always work to find unique ways to meet each student’s individual needs. “Adaptation” and “extension” are two of the most reliable tools we have to build personalization into our lessons. However, as we all know, education functions best when social and cultural ties are part of the program, even at the earliest stages of learning. This edWebinar will aim to help teachers think about their students, their surrounding community, and how the two can be successfully brought together in the classroom through adaptation and extension.

When considering the social and cultural aspects of learning, schools, teachers, students, and parents are all critical to the process. But there are also a variety of other entities such as local businesses and regional organizations that are critical too. For example, local businesses can help teens get ready to enter the workforce and therefore could be engaged as part of the process. When adequately leveraged using adaptation and extension in the classroom, these entities can enhance learning dramatically.

Join us for this edWebinar, as participants will learn how integrating a child’s sociocultural structures and reinforcing those connections through in-school activities can elevate a student’s overall educational experience. This presentation will be of interest to teachers, librarians, and school leaders at all levels. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation.

About the Presenter

Dr. Alex Monceaux began teaching K-12 in 1999 and in 2006, began teaching ESOL students at Lamar University. Since then, he has offered educators workshops and sessions in South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Spain, France, Italy, UK, Costa Rica, and Chile. Currently, Dr. Monceaux is the Director of the Lamar University Pathway Program at Lamar University where he directs the ELT and ESOL PD activities, as well as the bilateral international cultural exchanges and domestic collaborative initiatives. Additionally, he teaches a variety of courses part-time at Lamar Institute of Technology, considers getting a dog, traveling again, and hopes for a manicured lawn.


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Wednesday, August 7, 2019
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
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