Calling TESOL In: Building a Collective Practice of Antiracism in Language Teaching
Workshop facilitators: Dr. Jason Mizell and Dr. Kathryn Accurso
Saturday, February 26, 2022
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Zoom link provided in the registration confirmation
This workshop for TESOL students, practitioners, and faculty puts popular approaches to language education in conversation with concepts from critical race theory to imagine a language pedagogy that is fundamentally and actively antiracist. During the workshop, we will collectively explore questions like:
- What is linguistic racism?
- Is teaching "academic language" racist?
- How can we practice antiracism in language and literacy teaching?
We will address these questions through hands-on practice analyzing and remixing different texts. By the end of the workshop, participants will come away with examples of texts and activities they can use in their local community with learners from different backgrounds
Dr. Jason Mizell
Jason D. Mizell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Miami. Dr. Mizell's teaching and school leadership experience spans the P-16 context in dual language and TESOL/ESOL programs, and college counseling in various South American countries and the United States. Dr. Mizell's research and teaching are filtered through a culturally sustaining framing in order to apprentice pre- and in-service teachers, minoritized youth, and wider community(ies) to learn to remix languages and literacies critically in order to meet their needs in a multilingual and pluralistic society.
Dr. Kathryn Accurso
Kathryn Accurso lives in Vancouver, where she is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia. There, she focuses on reimagining K-12 literacies instruction for multilingual contexts. She works with pre- and in-service teachers to recognize, affirm, and build on students' rich language and literacy practices in disciplinary contexts and to critically reflect on their language (and other intertwined) ideologies and the teaching practices they lead to. Prior to UBC, Dr. Accurso worked at the Center for Applied Linguistics and Montgomery College in and near DC and in the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, where she co-founded the initial licensure program for teachers of English learners.