LANGUAGE MATTERS IN MNPS!

‘Language Matters’ is a one-day conference focused on language and linguistic equity in Metro Nashville Public Schools

 

 

 

in collaboration with community sponsors & partners

Language Matters is a one-day conference and collaborative learning opportunity on October 22, with a focus on language and linguistic equity in Metro Public Schools.  This free conference is provided for MNPS educators and leaders by the Volunteer State Seal of Biliteracy in collaboration with PENCIL Foundation, the Tennessee Language Center, and Metro Nashville Public Schools.

 

All educators who are invested in culturally sustaining practices that prepare our graduates for a global workforce are welcome to attend and to lead breakout sessions- counselors, World Language teachers, Multilingual Learner teachers, Principals, Department Leads, Academy and Instructional Coaches, and any other middle or high school educators who want to learn more about the Seal of Biliteracy and explore ways to expand home language supports, equitable classroom practices, and authentic pedagogies are welcome.  There will be time to plan with role-alike attendees and food will be provided.

 

Thanks to a generous donation by the PENCIL Foundation, we will be completing a prize drawing with registered participants at the end of our time together.  You must be present to win!

New Date: January 28, 2023

Location: The UT Institute for Public Service Training Center
193 Polk Ave, Nashville, TN 37210

8:00   Breakfast & Sign In
8:30   Welcome
9:00   Choice Session 1 
10:00   Choice Session 2
10:45   Lunch & Keynote Speaker
12:00   Setting a Vision Together
1:00   Closing Activity & Drawing

PD Certificates will be provided for all attendees; approved for TASL credits.

Sessions are open to middle and high school educators and there will be time to coordinate and plan in role alike settings.

SUBMIT A CHOICE SESSION PROPOSAL

 

 

To submit a proposal for a Choice Session, please complete the form linked above by December 31, 2022.

All educators who are invested in culturally sustaining practices that prepare our graduates for a global workforce are welcome to lead choice sessions and to attend the conference- counselors, World Language teachers, Multilingual Learner teachers, Principals, Department Leads, Academy and Instructional Coaches, and any other individuals who want to learn more about the Seal of Biliteracy or explore ways to expand home language supports, equitable classroom practices, and authentic pedagogies are welcome.  

 

Sessions may be targeted to specific groups (EL teachers, World Language teachers, school leadership), grade band (K-5, 6-8, 9-12, all grades), etc., or open to all attendees; all sessions are 45 minutes long.

 

 

REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE


 

Please note that spaces are limited for this conference!


Thanks to a generous donation by the PENCIL Foundation, we will be completing a prize drawing with registered participants at the end of our time together.  You must be present to win!

Email volstateseal@gmail.com with questions or if you are a community partner wishing to sponsor or present at the conference!
 

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