Deeper Learning in a Distance Learning World: Spring Workshop 1

Amplifying Student Voice in the Language Acquisition Classroom
Elevando la voz de los estudiantes en el aula de idiomas

Angèlica Guerrero, Washington International School

*Please note: this workshop will be conducted in Spanish.

How can close looking and Project Zero practices motivate students to build their language skills? In this workshop, we will explore how the combination of art, making, and thinking routines can support students in their language acquisition, as well as help them explore complex topics and find their voice to express their perspectives. We will engage in close looking and making, as well as reflect on the opportunities this approach opens for examining themes of cultural representation and identity in art. By the end, we will establish connections to our practice and consider next steps for our learners.

En español:
¿Cómo pueden las prácticas de observación profunda y del Proyecto Cero motivar a los estudiantes a desarrollar sus habilidades lingüísticas? En este taller, exploraremos cómo la combinación de arte, creación y rutinas de pensamiento pueden ser vehículo para la adquisición del lenguaje, apoyando a los estudiantes en la exploración de temas complejos y conduciéndolos a encontrar su voz para expresar sus perspectivas. Comenzaremos observando profundamente y respondiendo a una pieza de arte. Luego continuaremos con una reflexión sobre las oportunidades que abre este enfoque para examinar los temas de la representación cultural y la identidad en el arte. Finalmente, estableceremos conexiones con nuestra práctica y consideraremos los  próximos pasos para nuestros alumnos.

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Angélica Guerrero grew up in Bogotá, a city nestled in the Andes Mountains of Colombia. She spent her childhood touring museums and visiting historical sites around the country, where she learned to appreciate art and urban spaces as a way to understand the stories of people in the past. She has pursued studies in History, Literature, and Journalism, and holds a Master of Education degree in Social Studies from the Universidad de Los Andes and a graduate teaching certificate in English as a Second Language from American University. Angélica’s journey as an educator began in Colombia and has since brought her to DC, where she has worked for Live It Learn It, DC Public Schools and now WIS, allowing her to continue to share her curiosity and passion for experiential education with students and teachers alike. Angélica also serves on the faculty of WISSIT.

Starts On:
April 15, 2021
4:00 PM
Ends On:
April 15, 2021
5:15 PM
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