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Invitation: Shifting the Power Imbalance in Adult English Classes

  • 1.  Invitation: Shifting the Power Imbalance in Adult English Classes

    Posted 07-09-2021 09:54 AM

    Hello colleagues, You are invited to join us for this free special event with Lee Shainis, co-founder of Intercambio in Boulder, Colorado, to take place on September 15 at 3:00 pm ET. 

    This practical session will provide concrete tips for administrators and teachers to involve adult English learners in powerful ways in the classroom.

    • How can we become better partners with adult English learners?
    • How can we create open doors for learners to share their perspectives and experiences?
    • How could these changes impact learning?

    This ONLINE session will engage participants in discussion about ways to make our work more equitable and less transactional, reflecting cultural humility.

    Here's the LINK TO REGISTER.

    Lee Shainis's Bio:

    Lee Shainis co-founded Intercambio, an independent nonprofit, in 2001. Intercambio has trained 5,000 volunteer English teachers in Boulder County and had 10,000 adult learners from 60+ countries take one-on-one and group English classes.  Intercambio's unique Confidence and Connections curriculum and relationship-based model are used by hundreds of organizations nationwide.  Lee authored The Immigrant Guide, a tool used by 250,000 immigrants to learn about laws, systems, and culture in the U.S.  He also authored Pronunciation Fun, which has been used by tens of thousands of English learners. He has facilitated over 100 trainings for different organizations on cultural humility and competence. Lee is dedicated to ongoing self-reflection, learning, and working to fulfill the potential of adult English classes to improve our ability to talk to each other and to foster cultural exchanges that build perspective and friendship, and unlock strengths of multicultural communities.  His article Shifting the Power Imbalance in Adult Education was published in the May 2021 COABE Journal on Racial Equity.

    Cheers, Susan Finn Miller
    Moderator, LINCS English Language Acquisition Community
    sfinnmiller@gmail.com



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    Susan Finn Miller
    United States
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  • 2.  RE: Invitation: Shifting the Power Imbalance in Adult English Classes

    Posted 30 days ago
    To Whom it May Concern,

    I have registered for the talk titled Invitation: Shifting the Power Imbalance in Adult English Classes but have not received yet any information to which link/platform I should join.

    Are we going to get any email soon (the talk is tomorrow, Sept 15)?

    Best,
    Mira

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    Mira Bekar
    English Department
    Sts Cyril and Methodius University





  • 3.  RE: Invitation: Shifting the Power Imbalance in Adult English Classes

    Posted 30 days ago
    Hi Mira, Hello Mira, I'm glad to hear that you have registered for the LINCS event tomorrow, Sept. 15 with Lee Shainis. Normally, a link to join an event is generated immediately after one registers. I think it's possible the message may have gone to your spam folder.

    One thing you could try is registering again here. https://mahernet.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0rd-yorj0pE9xMDjhwrTn9KTC52QoSrmZD

    Please feel free to send a message to my personal email if you still don't receive the link to join.

    Warm regards, Susan Finn Miller
    Moderator, LINCS English Language Acquisition Community
    sfinnmiller@gmail.com

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    Susan Finn Miller
    United States
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  • 4.  RE: Invitation: Shifting the Power Imbalance in Adult English Classes

    Posted 30 days ago
    Hello Susan,

    I just regustered to the link you sent.

    But dont see any feedback with the zoom link.

    I registered with another email account m.bekar@flf.ukim.edu.mk

    And I am outside US.

    Could you please send me the direct link since I dont see anything in the spam folder either.

    Thank you in advance.

    Mira






  • 5.  RE: Invitation: Shifting the Power Imbalance in Adult English Classes

    Posted 29 days ago

        Dear Susan,

                How are you doing? Unfortunately, I wasn't able to attend this webinar. Is there a link to a recording to watch and recap?

         Thanks a lot

         Maha Mohamed

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    Maha Mohamed
    Founder/Ceo
    Teaching ESL HUB
    Egypt
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