Keynote Address: The Importance of Cultural Proficiency in Serving Language Learners

12:00 - 1:15pm EDT
Presented at: Georgia TESOL 2016

The keynote session will specifically address the importance of cultural proficiency conversations as an essential part of the professional development that is provided to educators serving language learners. The importance of valuing students' home languages and cultures will be explored through Dr. Medina's personal and professional experiences. CAL' work with Communities of Inclusion and Cultural Proficiency will serve as the lens to fully understand that all students' voices are the gateway to literacy and high academic achievement.