SRIS Webinar: The Challenge of Social Responsibility in TESOL: Teaching along the Fracture Lines

When:  Oct 28, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (ET)


Fracture lines are difficult places like Palestine and the U.S. / Mexico border where ELT can be used for human progress and healing. Using this definition panelists representing several social responsibility domains explore how ELT along fracture lines affects professional learning, teacher identity, and EL advocacy.


Yfj7Lf2VSZCo7f2oXu7M_temp-T.jpgSky Lantz-Wagner is the Assistant Academic Director for UDayton Global and PhD candidate in Educational Leadership at the University of Dayton (UD). Sky served as a Peace Corps TEFL volunteer in China from 2010 - 2012. He has taught undergraduate courses in TESOL; presented at conferences in North, Central, and South America; and worked with a TEFL certificate program designed for Dreamers who have returned to Mexico. 

Director of the Mayor’s Office for Adult Literacy in Houston, Texas, and co-chair of the SRIS, Federico Salas-Isnardi is a linguist and diversity trainer who has served TESOL for 30 years in any capacities. He is a frequent presenter on issues of social justice and literacy, and an ESL author. 

3b2dbp8UT9ulmvUTA7tZ_temp-T.jpgValerie S. Jakar, is a long-standing member of TESOL International Association. As ESOL Teacher Educator and Applied Linguistics specialist, she worked in Europe, the USA, and the Middle East. Her interest in multicultural education and peacebuilding programs brought her to engage in research studies involving collaboration across the globe.