The Center for Teaching Innovation, in partnership with the Inclusive Excellence Office and the Berry Library, invites faculty and staff to join a reading and discussion group on 2021's Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity by Sydney Snyder and Diane Staehr Fenner. This book, "is a crucial resource for educators who are searching for ways to empower students by honoring, acknowledging, and infusing who they are into our classrooms. Drawing from their expertise, this powerful duo has written another completely accessible book filled with authentic examples."
We hope this book will serve as a resource, guide and jumping off point to talk about equitable teaching for multilingual learners as Salem State moves towards obtaining HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution) status. This group aims to deepen our knowledge about the subject as well as our self-reflection on what it means for each of us to teach to the multiple cultures, identities, languages, challenges and strengths in our classrooms. We hope to end with take-aways that we can share more broadly back to our departments and programs.
Meetings will take place every other Thursday 2-3 pm via Zoom. Dates are 10/20, 11/3, 11/17, 12/1 and 12/15. All faculty and staff are welcome to participate.
The books are being provided by the Library, the CTI, and the Office of Inclusive Excellence. Book pickup will be at the library 10/4-10/14. More details will be sent to participants in advance.