Southwest | May 05, 2021
Time: 3:00–4:30 p.m. Central Time
Description: Join REL Southwest for a free webinar to explore how states and districts are using seals of biliteracy to reinforce bilingual education, with a focus on New Mexico’s State Seal of Bilingualism-Biliteracy. Samuel Aguirre of WIDA Español will provide an overview of bilingual education, biliteracy seals, and national trends. Brenda Arellano, PhD, will discuss REL Southwest’s work on biliteracy seals in New Mexico. Kadriye El-Atwani, PhD, of New Mexico Public Education Department will describe New Mexico’s State Seal of Bilingualism–Biliteracy. In addition, a panel of bilingual education leaders will discuss how they are empowering students to engage with their communities and heritage through New Mexico’s State Seal of Bilingualism–Biliteracy and its benefits, including how educators involved local stakeholders.
Audience: This webinar is designed for a broad national audience of state education agency staff, district administrators, principals and researchers. District staff, instructional coaches, and teachers also may be interested in this topic.