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Culturally Responsive Education for Emergent Bilinguals

Thursday, May 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Culturally Responsive Education for Emergent Bilinguals

Presented by Maya Goodall, M.Ed., M.A, Senior Director of EL Curriculum, Lexia Learning

Sponsored by Rosetta Stone

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Emergent bilinguals, or English language learners (ELLs), currently represent 10 percent of all students in US public schools. By 2025, one in four students will be an emergent bilingual. How can educators help to ensure the success of this growing student population?

From this edWebinar, viewers will:

  • Gain an overview of today’s emergent bilingual population—some of the statistics may surprise you
  • Learn about the asset model of education—why it’s necessary and how it supports bilingualism
  • Discuss the difference between multicultural and culturally responsive—an important distinction
  • Review six characteristics of culturally responsive teaching—from understanding accent varieties to incorporating education technology

Educators will benefit from strategies that they can apply to their own culturally responsive classrooms. This recorded edWebinar is designed for K–12 teachers, instructional coordinators, curriculum directors, and school and district leaders. 


Maya GoodallAbout the Presenter

Maya Goodall, M.Ed., M.A., Senior Director of EL Curriculum at Lexia Learning, has worked in education for over 20 years, teaching both nationally and internationally. Maya has a rich professional background that includes teaching in the classroom, coaching, training, and implementing and designing curriculum with measurable outcomes. She founded Lingual Learning, a curriculum company dedicated to helping students become confidently bilingual. Maya speaks three languages and holds an M.Ed. and MA in applied linguistics.


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Rosetta Stone Inc. provides cutting-edge interactive technology that is changing the way the world learns languages. The company’s proprietary learning techniques—acclaimed for their power to unlock the natural language-learning ability in everyone—are used by schools, businesses, government organizations and millions of individuals around the world. Rosetta Stone offers courses in 30 languages, from the most commonly spoken (like English, Spanish and Mandarin) to the less prominent (including Swahili, Swedish and Tagalog). The company’s core belief is that learning to speak a language should be a natural and instinctive process, and that interactive technology can activate the language immersion method powerfully for learners of any age.

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Thursday, May 7, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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