Multistate Association for Bilingual Education, Northeast
A nonprofit organization for educators, families, and policy makers
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Bilingualism is a gift! This is true for students, their families, educators, communities, and our world. It is critical for educators to be articulate about the benefits of bilingualism while speaking with various community members who may hold negative views. This is especially the case when advocating for students with disabilities. Through personal dialogue and collaborative outreach, educators can more effectively generate counter narratives, build support among community members, and support families in making informed educational decisions for their children.
In this session, participants will explore the benefits of bilingualism and the ways they can promote bilingualism among diverse stakeholders. Through examination and discussion of articles, videos, various campaigns promoting bilingualism, and other resources, participants will grow in their confidence and skills for having these discussions and organizing outreach and advocacy activities.
National Dual Language Education Teacher Preparation Standards (NDLETPS) Standard 5 Professionalism, Advocacy and Agency