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Tuesday, October 30 • 10:15am - 11:45am
Creating Safe and Inclusive Environments to Empower English Learners’ Voices

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English Learners and immigrant students face many challenges as they adapt to a new culture and work to build their confidence and voices. In order to ensure that English Learners in our programs do not feel marginalized, it is imperative that we intentionally create environments that not only support English Learners in feeling confident to learn and practice English, but also encourage them to show up fully by creating a program culture that sees their home languages and cultures as assets. Additionally, in a time of when immigration policies may be inciting higher levels of discrimination and bulling of English Learners and immigrant students, it is important for staff to have the skills and strategies to appropriately address discriminatory comments and behaviors. In this interactive workshop, participants will take away practical strategies to implement in their programs in order to more thoughtfully create environments where English Learners can feel safe, empowered, and truly have a voice.

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Jimena Quiroga Hopkins

Chief Program Officer, Development Without Limits
Jimena Quiroga Hopkins is the Chief Program Officer at Development Without Limits, a national education consulting organization. She supports clients by designing curriculum, trainings, delivering technical assistance, and a variety of other services to youth serving organizations... Read More →


Tuesday October 30, 2018 10:15am - 11:45am PDT
Rainier