Join us July 18 & 19th at the Linguistic Institute in Chicago, Illinois for a Engaged Scholarship in Linguistics: Partnering with Educators to Communicate about Language Variation Workshop
This 2-day workshop is designed for both novice and seasoned researchers who are interested in learning more about working to apply linguistic insight to educational and social change. The positioning of linguistics as a discipline that lies at the intersection of the humanities, social sciences, and STEM sciences provides scholars with numerous possibilities for applying our research findings to address persistent the opportunity gaps that often face culturally and linguistically diverse students. The workshop will introduce participants to important theoretical, ethical, and logistical considerations when working with educators, students, parents, administrators, and local communities in order to maximize our impact as linguists and promote collaborative, sustainable models of engaged scholarship.
“Which English You Speak Has Nothing to Do with How Smart You Are” and “The Language of Maya Angelou”: Check out Anne’s recent articles on language variation on Slate.com’s Lexicon Valley!
Our new book, We Do Language: English Language Variation in the Secondary English Classroom, is the book of the month at the College of William & Mary!
Watch the video below to learn about our research process for the book. Our message to secondary English educators: “Don’t leave a student’s decision whether – and where – to attend college solely to guidance counselors, parents, after-school programs and coaches. They’re your students. Incorporate the college decision into your curriculum.”
Anne has been featured on With Good Reason radio on NPR about our NSF-funded work on language and culture in STEM classrooms. There’s also a great interview with Dr. Freeman Hrabowski at UMBC about educating all students to succeed in science and engineering and why it matters!
“Much bigger than technology or classroom space, the most important factor in determining student success is having a good teacher. In two 15-minute sessions, Bob Pianta (University of Virginia) can tell whether a teacher is good or bad—regardless of their subject matter. Plus: Heralded by Time as one of the ten best college presidents, Freeman Hrabowski (University of Maryland, Baltimore County) has helped build UMBC’s reputation as a top school for students of color in STEM fields. And: Surprisingly, sometimes the problem in math class is not with numbers, but with words. Anne Charity Hudley (College of William and Mary) believes teachers need to be more aware of how cultural language differences can put some students at a disadvantage in the classroom.”
Interested in the Impact of Language, Culture, and Literacy on African-American Students in STEM classes?
Apply to participate in an NSF sponsored research workshop on language, culture, and literacy in STEM classrooms at the College William and Mary School of Education in Williamsburg, Virginia or the University of Maryland Baltimore County, Maryland. We will focus on the academic experiences of African-American students. Space is limited to 10 participants per workshop to allow for true interaction and discussion, so please sign up now!
You can find out more about the project through the links below:
If selected for a workshop, in addition to breakfast and lunch, you will receive $50 and a copy of Dr. Anne Charity Hudley and Dr. Christine Mallinson’s first book, Understanding English Language Variation in U.S. Schools.
Please fill out the following survey by April 15th to apply and to select or to suggest workshop dates and locations that would work for you.
If you have other questions, please don’t hesitate to email or call for more information!
The project has been approved by the William and Mary Human Subjects Committee and the UMBC Institutional Review Board (IRB).