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Fostering Inclusive Learning: Building Belonging in Group and 1-1 Adult English Classes

About This Session

Summary

This workshop empowers educators to create inclusive classrooms for diverse learners. Through case studies and practical tools, discover how to foster a sense of belonging and create a positive learning environment where all feel valued and connected.

A sense of belonging is a crucial part of navigating language acquisition and cultural integration. This workshop will provide an overview of best practices in creating inclusive and supportive learning environments where all can learn and share their experiences and perspectives. Participants will explore strategies to cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance, mutual respect, and cultural humility within their adult English classes.

What we'll cover:

This workshop empowers educators to create inclusive classrooms for diverse learners. Explore strategies to build acceptance, respect, and cultural understanding. Through case studies and practical tools, discover how to foster a sense of belonging and create a positive learning environment where all feel valued and connected.

Participants will explore strategies to cultivate an atmosphere of acceptance, mutual respect, and cultural humility within their adult English classes. The session will include discussion of participant experiences around belonging and how they conceive of belonging as a concept, case studies that highlight opportunities for effective communication techniques, relationship-building activities, and inclusive teaching practices in both one-on-one and group class settings.

Attendees will leave with practical tools for enhancing the sense of belonging for diverse adult learners, ultimately promoting a positive and enriching educational experience where all can feel valued, appreciated, and connected.

Topics & Focus

Primary Topic Area
MAIN FOCUS ESL-ELL, English Language Learning
Session will also cover:
topic - diversity, equity & inclusion
topic - advocacy, public awareness

Pending

PD LIT
PD PAL
PD other

Handouts & Materials

No handouts or materials available at this time.

Presenter

Bates, Karin

Karin Bates
Curriculum and Training Specialist
Intercambio Uniting Communities

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Audience
ROLE classroom instructors
Level
LEVEL beginner
Product promotion?
EXHIBITOR NO
Other info:

Info

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Breakout24 – BATES

Page checked or updated: 6/25/24

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