Creating Global Communities
Engaging Students in Diverse Classrooms
May 29, 2015 | 10.00-3.00 | Haggett Hall (South Cascade) | University of Washington
The English Department Writing Programs' first Praxis Conference on Multilingual Learning aims to create a space in which instructors can discuss, share, and explore ways to create global communities in their diverse classrooms. These communities acknowledge students' abilities and experiences with multiple languages and encourage instructors to develop engaging ways to create spaces where linguistic and cultural diversity is valued as central to a globalizeing university.
The conference theme, Creating Global Communities: Engaging Students in Diverse Classrooms, challenges attendees to bring together theory and practice to share the innovations they have made in creating global communities in their classroom. We are seeking proposals from faculty, teachers, and staff for fifteen-minute individaul presentations that focus on specific pedagogical moments that challenge or inspire teaching and learning practices. Presentations should describe specific classroom practices and consider the implications for creating global communities, encouraging multilingual students, and supporting program outcomes.