Editor’s Note: This news item was shared with TIRF by Trey Calvin, Communications Director at the Center for Applied Linguistics.

Over the last two years, CAL has been hosting free, “bite-size webinars” at the intersection of policy and practice. Our guest speakers are invited to help us imagine a world that takes an assets-based approach when working with multilingual learners. The purpose of the series is to spread the belief that a more equitable perspective can —and must— guide local, state, and national policy across different educational settings.

Each 30-minute episode of this webinar series, called “Research to Policy: Critical Conversations in Language Education,” attempts to center multilingual learners and culturally diverse populations through the lens of equity. Topics range from student assessment, teacher education, students with disabilities, to early childhood education, and more.

You will find all our recorded webinars on our website as well as via our YouTube channel.

Upcoming webinars through 2022 include the following (all webinars are scheduled from 4:00-4:30pm ET):

  • “Plain Language” and Language Justice in Healthcare Spaces (Aug. 23)
  • Leadership and MLL Success in PreK-12 (Sept. 27)
  • Preparing for the Work Force: Addressing Multilingual Learners (Nov. 1)
  • Home and Community Engagement for Bi/Multilingual Families (Dec. 6)

Stay tuned for more information on registration!