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Professional Development Opportunities (PD)

Registration is open for UW-Whitewater’s summer workshops for heritage language and emergent bilingual teachers

All workshops are virtual (synchronous) and interactive. Participants receive CEUs. It is also possible to get 1-3 graduate credits, depending on the workshop (extra fee applies).

We hope you will join us 🙂


Summer 2022 Workshops:

– Critical Approaches to Heritage Language Education: Centering Identities, Race, and Power 
(w/ J. Eik Diggs & Jenna Cushing-Leubner)  *not language specific*    (40 hours)

– Afro-Centric Spanish Heritage Language Education (w/ J. Eik Diggs)  (20 hours)

– Language Ideologies in Spanish Heritage Language Classrooms (w/ Nancy Domínguez-Fret & Megan Marshall)  (6 hours)

– Creating Thematic Units En Comunidad (w/ Jen López & Michaela McCaughey)  (8 hours)

– Bilingual/Biliteracy Teaching Methods (w/ Nancy Domínguez-Fret & Dr. Vicky Xiong-Lor)  (45 hours)


Dates/times & registration for all workshops: https://www.uww.edu/ce/heritagelanguageeducation

Sponsored by UW-Whitewater’s Critical Heritage Language Education PD Series  

Questions? Email Dr. Jenna Cushing-Leubner (cushingj@uww.edu)

Summer 2022 Heritage Language virtual workshops
New Online course offerings at UIC
Language Ideologies in the Classroom
Free PD for teachers willing to come to Chicago on Sat. Feb. 1st, 2020!
Session Title: Language Ideologies in the Classroom
Link to info on the free PD: Heritage Workshop Information
Link to RSVP: RSVP
Heritage Spanish Teaching Certificate
Dr. Jenna Cushing-Leubner, an Assistant Professor in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, shared information about the Heritage Spanish teaching certificate her and her collegue designed and are currently offering. Here is more information on the program: http://carla.umn.edu/institutes/2020/heritage.html
Spanish teachers can get the certificate after completing the required 5 courses, and it definitely takes a critical approach to teaching heritage speakers. It is affordable and all online ($450.00 per course- with the option of getting graduate credit at a higher cost). 

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