K-12 Literacy Conference

F19 Session 1, Workshop 1: Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students in Our Classrooms, 3-8

Carla España & Luz Yadira Herrera

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[su_row]Dr. Carla España is a member of The Educator Collaborative. Read her full bio here or request her support for consulting or speaking engagements. 

Carla is an expert on bilingual education and biliteracy practices across K-12 and higher education.  She supports schools across the United States and around the world, with experience supporting educators and students in urban, suburban, rural and international schools.  She is the Coordinator, of the Language Series, Supervised Fieldwork Advisor & Course Instructor at Bank Street College Graduate School of Education.  Carla’s research studies the ways bilingual students make meaning of their schooling, focusing on issues of translanguaging and culturally sustaining pedagogy in reading and writing workshop classrooms. Her research interests include bilingual education, translanguaging, culturally sustaining pedagogy, arts integration, Latinx education, teaching for social justice, curriculum development, and teacher preparation. [/su_row]

[su_row]Luz Yadira Herrera is an Assistant Professor of multilingual and multicultural education in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development at California State University, Fresno. Luz received her Ph.D. from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She taught emergent bilingual children in NYC public schools for seven years. In addition, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in bilingualism in education, race in schooling, K-12 language and literacy, and theory and methods courses in TESOL and bilingual education at the City College of New York, Long Island University, and Brooklyn College. Her teaching and research centers culturally and linguistically sustaining approaches to teaching emergent bilinguals, translanguaging and critical pedagogies, and bilingual education policy.  Follow her on Twitter @Dra_LuzYadira.

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