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!
Mississippi S Succeeds: A Focus on Equity Conference This conference (previously titled Special Populations Conference) will help school principals, teachers, counselors, district staff and others meet the unique needs of English Learners, Migrant, Homeless and Neglected and Delinquent Students. Both general sessions and highly interactive breakout sessions will be offered at the event, which is a requirement for homeless liaisons. Topics will include cultural proficiency, the new Mississippi EL Guidelines, chronic absenteeism, instructional best practices and trauma informed care. Targeted Participants: Federal Programs Directors, EL Coordinators, Principals, and District Staff September 18th, 2019 - I'll provide a Keynote and two sessions
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
Café y Charla: Celebrating Latinos/Latinas and Education in Rowan-Cabarrus on October 25th, 2019 The Café y Charla (Coffee and Chat) is the closing event of Rowan-Cabarrus 2019 Latino/Latina Heritage Month celebration.
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!
December 3rd, 2019 - Pitt County Schools in Greenville, NC I will be sharing my story with county principals and spend the afternoon with Pitt County Schools' ESL teachers. I am supper excited for this opportunity!
On May 21st, 2020, I will be attending the 5th Annual Effective Border Schools Conference in South Padre Island, TX
"Many Stories: ONE Voice"
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Keynote and breakout sessions for Bilingual/ESL Symposium in the Dallas area from June 23rd-24th - "Power of Unity"