ALIS Webinar: Developing a Translanguaging Pedagogy: From Theory to Practice

When:  Jun 11, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET)


This webinar will introduce participants to the concept of translanguaging. After grounding participants in translanguaging theory, the webinar will lay out the framework of translanguaging pedagogy, which "translates" that theory into a holistic pedagogical approach. As they learn about translanguaging pedagogy, participants will see the approach "in action" through a variety of classroom examples. Overall, participants will walk away from the webinar with an understanding of translanguaging theory and practice, examples from classrooms that have taken up translanguaging pedagogy, and ideas for taking up translanguaging in their own classrooms, whether or not they share language backgrounds with their students.


kate_seltzer_image.jpgDr. Kate Seltzer is an Assistant Professor of Bilingual and ESL Education at Rowan University. A former high school English Language Arts teacher in New York City, Dr. Seltzer currently teaches pre- and in-service teachers of bilingual students. She is co-author of the book, The Translanguaging Classroom: Leveraging Student Bilingualism for Learning as well as several book chapters and articles in journals such as English Education, Research in the Teaching of English, and TESOL Quarterly.