Developing a WE CARE Attitude for MLs Success
WE CARE is an acronym that explicates that, unless we fully acknowledge our personal biases when teaching multi-language learners (MLs) and develop a conscious awareness of these biases, educators will find them to be obstacles against setting high expectations for all students. This keynote will help educators become aware of their prejudices and strengthen their “heart” for MLs, to create supportive systems that will allow their students to become successful and productive members of society.
Dr. Lara is a Senior Educational Consultant for Bilingualism and Biliteracy, Keynote speaker and author of ¡Toma la palabra!: Enlazando la oralidad y la lectoescritura. Her roles in education include experience as a teacher, reading specialist, assistant principal, and educational specialist in the areas of dyslexia and bilingual/ESL education. She holds a Masters of Arts degree in reading and a Ph.D. in Culture, Literacy, and Language. Her research interests include early reading assessment, biliteracy education, and English as a second language.