Term

Fall 2017

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAESL

Facilitator(s)

Patty Born Selly

Content Expert

Maria Cioè-Peña

Abstract

This project addresses the question, what do non-ESL teachers need to know about translanguaging in order to support their emergent bilingual students? Translanguaging has emerged in the last two decades as both an epistemology of language and a pedagogical imperative with broad implications for language teaching and learning. This project traces the design and implementation of a professional development experience for teachers on translanguaging, whose goal is to effect a shift in teachers’ thinking about language so that they can understand their students more fully. It was designed specifically for non-ESL teachers, assumes no prior knowledge of translanguaging, and emphasizes the intellectual shift towards a new perspective on language rather than practical or immediately-deployable strategies.

Project Type

Professional Development

Keywords

ESL/ ELLs, Social Justice, Teachers/ Teaching

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