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[SPR23] EDUC7616 Bilingual Literacy and Literature [Boston/Waltham] is a Course

[SPR23] EDUC7616 Bilingual Literacy and Literature [Boston/Waltham]

Ended Apr 22, 2023

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Full course description

Bilingual Literacy and Literature

Time:  Hybrid course model, with a majority of coursework taking place online, with periodic meetings

You must attend the kickoff on January 23rd and at least one of the following other sessions [Dates/times TBD]

Location: Online

Who Should Enroll?

The course is designed for any K - 12 educators that have successfully completed EDUC7615: Foundations Of Bilingual And Dual Language Education and EDUC7621: Bilingualism, Second Language, And Literacy Acquisition. 

Course Description:

Bilingual literacy and literature is one of two courses devoted to praxis which is the application of theory to practice to promote change and evolution in teaching. As Freire (1972) put it, "For apart from inquiry, apart from the praxis, individuals cannot be truly human" (p. 72). Applied to our work in the Bilingual Education Certificate, the history and theory we covered in the Foundations and Bilingualism courses are centered in thinking about how they apply to teaching. Also centered is remote/hybrid learning in a pandemic, which cannot be ignored. It is important to note here that praxis “cannot occur through antidialogical professional development. Instead, bilingual teachers must be positioned as knowledgeable beings whose lived cultural and linguistic realities drive generative learning in professional development” (Stacy et al., 2020). That is the orientation of this course as well. You, the bilingual educators who are participating in it, are the ones who bring knowledge to bear on the work we do.

Certification of Completion: 

Please note that all participants from outside Boston College will not receive academic credit nor a transcript documenting their participation in this workshop series. However, all participants will be awarded a certificate of completion and Professional Development points to apply to their professional development plans. 

Fees and Policies:

Payment is due by credit card at registration. Tuition includes all instructional materials. 

Refunds will only be granted up until the course begins. No refunds will be granted for registration or technical errors on the participant's part (such as incorrect name/email, login failure, etc.).

Additional offerings from the Lynch School Professional & Continuing Education Office can be found on our website

Course Facilitators

Rebecca Westlake brings over 15 years of experience as a teacher, instructional coach, building and district leader of English Learner and Bilingual Education. She has served multilingual students and families in the Massachusetts urban communities of Salem, Boston, Lawrence, and Chelsea, as well as in D.C public schools and in Spain in dual language, general education, and Sheltered English immersion settings. Rebecca holds a Masters in School Leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She speaks Spanish and English and believes deeply in the power of teachers, families, and community to bring about positive change.