Capstone Project Title
Research has shown that translanguaging strategies can positively benefit language learners inside schools today. The benefits of translanguaging strategies can be incorporated into the classroom daily. This project incorporates useful strategies and the benefits that are connected to translanguaging into a three session, professional development series for K-2 general educators. The series begins by introducing translanguaging and the benefits aligned with translanguaging along with benefits of bilingualism. Each session will also introduce a new translanguaging strategy that educators can introduce into their classrooms. The three strategies from the framework provided in the CUNY-NYSIEB guide include building a translanguaging classroom, content and literacy strategies and language development strategies (Celic & Seltzer, 2013). The three sessions will be partnered with ongoing modeling and observations between English Language teachers and general education teachers. The strategies are what is to be modeled and observed in between sessions. The goal of the project is to get more and more teachers incorporating translanguaging strategies into general education classrooms to benefit our language learners. It shifts the classroom by looking at language learner students with an asset based approach, rather than the deficit approach that is often used with language learners.
ESL/ ELLs, International Teaching, Multicultural Education, Social Justice, Staff Development
Meyer, Ashli, "Integrating Translanguaging into the Classroom: A Professional Development for Primary Elementary Teachers" (2022). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 777.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects