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Weaving Dialect Diversity into Writing Instruction

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST

Dialect Diversity

Presented by Julie Sweetland, Ph. D., FrameWorks Institute
Sponsored by Ventris Learning


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Sociolinguistic variation is one of many forms of diversity in the writing classroom. This webinar was presented by Dr. Julie Sweetland, a sociolinguist who has been actively involved in improving teaching and learning for over a decade.

How can educators draw on research into dialect variation and weave it into a reader’s or writer’s workshop? In this webinar, hear about sound strategies and creative lessons designed by a linguist with classroom experience that proved to be highly effective.
This presentation will be of most interest to classroom teachers, curriculum designers, and special educators.

Julie SweetlandAbout the Presenter

Dr. Julie Sweetland is a sociolinguist who has been actively involved in improving teaching and learning for over a decade as a classroom teacher, instructional designer, and teacher educator. Julie’s linguistic research has focused on the intersection of language and race; on the role of language variation and language attitudes on student learning; and on effective professional learning for teachers. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Journal of Sociolinguistics, Educational Researcher, and Education Week, and she is the co-author of African American, Creole, and Other Vernacular Englishes in Education. She is a graduate of Georgetown University and lectures regularly at her alma mater. She completed her MA and PhD in linguistics at Stanford University.

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ventris learning Created by leading experts, our language & literacy innovations enable teachers to meet the unique instructional needs of linguistically diverse students. We believe language development support helps all children succeed academically. Our programs are infused with Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching practices, with strategies that respect, affirm, and build upon differing languages, varieties and cultures. We aspire to enhance educator’s awareness and understanding of unbiased teaching practices, and to help educators realize the faulty nature of deficit-based thinking.

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