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Sunday, May 2 • 8:00am - 9:00am
422. Latinx Voices, Agents of Change, Policy Makers, Emerging Classroom Leaders

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Understanding the impact of identity and implicit bias is essential in classroom. As educators we need to interrogate our practice, our curriculum, and our schools in order to understand how the world language classroom is serving its community. There is an altruistic belief that education is an equalizer. However, we continue to see how the inequity keeps on growing. We know by our practice that teaching Spanish is a political act and that it can lead to change if we create spaces for students to build their leadership and activism as global citizens right now. We are a group of research practitioners, who discuss the systemic impact that policies have in the latinx community. We will share instructional strategies to connect with community organizers, activists, and authentic resources.

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Abelardo Almazan-Vazquez

Spanish teacher, The Putney School, Putney, VT
Abelardo Almazán-Vázquez is in his 10th year teaching Spanish, coaching an all-gender soccer team, and teaching Latin Dance at The Putney School. He pursued his Licenciatura in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language at Universidad Internacional UNINTER and his Master's degree in... Read More →
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William Yepes - Amaya

Spanish Teacher, Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA

Sunday May 2, 2021 8:00am - 9:00am EDT