Centering Voices: Representation within and through World Language Classrooms
Presenters: Ingrid Paredes and Diana Clark Perez
Date & Time: Tuesday, January 24th, 2023, 4:00—5:00 p.m.
1 hour of CTLE credit offered
The Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) of the New York State Education Department (NYSED) presents this first webinar in its 2023 Professional Learning Series: Centering Voices: Representation within and through World Language Classrooms. This webinar is offered free of charge for world language educators and administrators working and studying in New York State educational institutions.
Webinar description: In this seminar, participants will consider how the identities of our students and of target language cultures, NYS World Language Standards, and the NYS Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education (CRSE) Framework apply to our instruction as World Language Teachers. We will consider the following:
- What do we mean by identity?
- Who are the marginalized?
- How does this connect with the NYS WL Standards and NYS CRSE Framework?
- How are we considering the identities and voices in our classroom instruction that are seen and unseen?
- How does all of this apply to our instruction?
Registration process: All participants are encouraged to pre-register for this event. Pre-registration will close on January 23rd, 2023; there will be no same-day registrations. Once the registrant's email address has been verified as being from a New York State school, college, or university, an email confirming their registration will be sent. Twenty-four hours prior to the event, all registered individuals will receive login instructions with the link to join the webinar. Only pre-registered attendees will be eligible for a certificate documenting attendance and/or CTLE hours.
Ingrid Paredes is a Vice Principal at PSLA @ Fowler High School in the Syracuse City School District. She has been an educator for 20 years with experience as a classroom teacher, mentor, instructional coach, resource specialist, and administrator. In addition, Ingrid has presented at local, regional, and state conferences focusing on the areas of World Language Standards and Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education. Ingrid holds a B.A. in Political Science and Theatre from the College of Wooster, an M.S.T. in Secondary Education from LeMoyne College, and a C.A.S. in Educational Leadership from SUNY Oswego. As an advocate for Multilingual Learners and Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education, Ingrid continues to actively engage and collaborate with fellow educators, students, families, and communities to not only bring awareness, but enact change in and out of the classroom. Most recently, she also serves as a site coordinator for the New York State Latina Mentoring Initiative (LMI), which mentors, empowers, and engages Latina students and community leaders. Ingrid also serves on the Board of Directors of the YWCA of Syracuse and Onondaga County.
Diana Clark Perez is an Impact Coach in the Syracuse City School District. She has been an educator for over 17 years, and has experience teaching all levels of Spanish from Middle School through College. Her experience includes classroom teacher, mentor teacher, and demonstration teacher. In addition, Diana has presented at local and state conferences focusing on the areas of World Language Standards and Culturally Responsive and Sustaining Education. She also served on the New York State World Languages Standards Regional Review Committee. Diana holds a B.A. in Hispanic Language & Literature from Boston University, a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and a M.S.T. in Secondary Education from LeMoyne College. Currently, Diana serves on the NYS World Language Leadership Council and the Board of Directors of the Syracuse City School District Educational Foundation.