The Global Education Summit on August 15th, 2019 - I will be attending and providing a session for teachers in North Carolina. World View kicks off each school year with an intensive, one-day K-12 Global Education Summit held at a different North Carolina partner district each year. My session: Using Picture Books to Nurture a Global Mindset Astrid Emily Francis, High School ESL Teacher, Cabarrus County Schools Picture books are powerful pathways to learn, understand and embrace the world around us. We’ll learn how characters’ experiences found in picture books can serve as mirrors that reflect and reaffirm students’ culture and experiences. We’ll also learn how picture books serve as windows to an unknown world that nurtures empathy and passion for a global mindset. Through a modeled lesson and examples, participants will learn how to analyze and incorporate picture books in lessons that support reading, writing, listening and academic discourse. We’ll be creating our own book using WriteReader app as a platform to share our own stories and reflections after reading diverse picture books.
On August 19th, 2019 - I will be at UNC Charlotte Cato College of Educations sharing words of encouraging to new education major students. Follow this link for more information!
On September 15th, 2019 - I'll be attending The Missouri 2019 Federal Programs Conference - as a pre-conference Opening Keynote. Follow this link for more information!
EducationNC At the intersections of migration + education- An evening reception to discuss the experiences of Hispanic and Latino students who migrate to North Carolina and their pathways to educational attainment. Special guests:
Emily Francis, Concord High School
Fernando Fernandez, Chief of Staff to the Director of Migration in Guanajuato
This is a private, invitation-only event. September 26th, 2019
The Carolina TESOL annual conference for 2019 will be on November 6-7 at Embassy Suites - Kingston Plantation - Myrtle Beach, SC For more information, follow this link! I am honored and humbled to be Friday's plenary speaker. Hope you can join us!
On May 21st, 2020, I will be attending the 5th Annual Effective Border Schools Conference in South Padre Island, TX