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Fifth Annual Dual Language Conference

Fifth Annual Dual Language Conference
Sat, 01/31/2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
MLK F.A.M.E. Community Center, 3201 East Republican
Seattle, WA

Dual Language Conference

Theme: Bilingual-Special Education Interface

Keynote speakers: Dr. Rebecca Hawley and Nahaan.

Dr. Hawley has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education, focusing on Early Intervention/Special Education, Family Support Services, and Head Start/Early Head Start Federal programming for over 15 years.

Nahaan is an activist, singer, song composer, Tlingit language teacher, Tlingit tattoo artist and designer, storyteller, published poet, spoken word artist, hunter, fisher, dancer, carver, and ceremony facilitator. Goddard students, staff, faculty, and alumni will be among the workshop presenters.

Choose from seven afternoon sessions:  

Session 1: Addressing Bias and Practicing Freedom through Music, Dance, and Theater

Session 2: Building the Foundation

Session 3: Capoeira, Resistance, and Embodiment

Session 4: The History and Practice of Special Education

Session 5: Indigenous Languages - Honoring the Spirit of our Ancestors through Effective and Authentic Teaching Strategies

Session 6: Through the Eyes of a Child: Understanding how Children Perceive and are Affected by their Social Interactions

Session 7: Culturally Relevant Anti-Bias Approaches and Inclusion in the Soy Bilingüe Preschool Classroom

Many of the sessions will have simultaneous translation. Cultural expression, a staple at the Dual Language Conference, will include Bomba from Puerto Rico with Angel “Balancé” Reyes and Grupo Bayano, Lion Dancers from the Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club, and Kutt-N-Up Hip Hop. The day’s activities will close with a full group reflective session.

The Multicultural Village will include a vibrant range of linguistic, cultural, and information booths and venders. A continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack will be provided. The cost of the conference is $140.

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The Schedule:

9:00am    Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Multicultural Village

10:00       Mak Fai Washington Kung Fu Club Lion Dancers

10:15       Welcome and Opening (Tribute to Ancestors)

10:30       Keynote Speaker Nahaan

11:00       Cultural Performance Kuttin’Up Hip-Hop, Grupo Bayano, & Angel Reyes

11:30       Keynote Speaker Rebecca Hawley

12:00       Lunch, Discussion, and Multicultural Village

1:00         Breakout Sessions

4:00         Break, Snack, and Multicultural Village

4:15         Reflections

5:00         Closing

To volunteer or donate, please contact Sharon Cronin.