In De Jesús’ presentation, “Socratic Seminars to Enhance English Learners’ Critical Thinking and Speaking Skills”, she discussed strategies for developing essential questions for seminars, how to create rubrics to assess students, and using protocols to ensure that all students participate in learning English.
In Quiroz’s presentation, “Multilingualism and Its Role in Enhancing Linguistic Diversity and Social Justice”, he argued that multilingualism is a global phenomenon influenced by various historical, socioeconomic, and contextual factors. His research examines how these factors have shaped local views on multilingualism, and how organizations and policies have supported or hindered multilingualism. Quiroz also presented an analysis of the effects of globalization on language policies and practices.
Associate Dean Rodriguez used her presentation, “Equitable and Inclusive Teaching for Bilingual Learners with Disabilities”, to advocate for reframing conversations regarding the challenges faced by decision-makers involved in the education of English language learners with disabilities. The presentation further elucidated the jagged instructional, interventional, and evaluative path that many educators find themselves on as they navigate and prioritize the needs of English language learners in inclusive classrooms.
More About DR-TESOL
The acronym TESOL stands for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. Dominican Republic – TESOL is a national association of professionals and aspiring professionals whose main goal is to develop quality teaching and learning of English in the Dominican Republic through professional development, research, and advocacy.