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Meeting Educational Challenges of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: Workshop at American University

December 7, 2012

Saturday, January 26, 2013, from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm, at American University, Anne & Christine will give a workshop on “Meeting Educational Challenges of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students through Professional Development, Student Community Engagement, and Research.” This event is open to the public and requires registration: To register, click here! Location: 6th Floor Boardroom, Butler Pavilion on the campus of AU.

Anne featured in recent stories in USA Today and the Miami Herald

May 22, 2012

Anne spoke recently with USA Today lifestyle reporter Carol Memmott about the meaning, use and acceptability among different age groups of the “b” word in reference to women. The article, “New TV series scratch the B-word itch,” examined the decision by two broadcast networks to uses the “b” word in the title of new shows in their spring schedule.

In the Miami Herald, Anne traced with Audra Burch the roots and changing connotations of various terms such as black, person of color, and African-American through American history.“The larger issue is that over the years, people of the African diaspora lost the right to name themselves,” she shared. “It’s not really about what is right or wrong but how people see and think of themselves, which is a personal choice.’’

Short Video about our Language Variation Professional Development

April 7, 2012

This short video showcases teachers from one organization who attended our language variation professional development week-long workshop. Listen to what these teachers–from a range of grade levels and content areas–say about the impact of our professional development on their pedagogy!

“Language Workshop Inspires Teachers”

April 7, 2012

This story in the newsletter from the Middle Grades Partnership reports on how participants in our week-long language variation professional development workshop for Baltimore middle school teachers. One teacher called MGP’s 2011 language variation workshop “an eye-opening” revelation and said she “applied everything immediately.” Another reports that the workshop gave him “a whole new vocabulary with which to talk about language.” You can read the article here.

“It’s Also How You Say It”

March 31, 2012

This story in the Spring 2012 issue of the College of William & Mary’s Ideation Magazine talks about Anne and Christine’s three-year National Science Foundation research grant, “Assessing the Results of Sociolinguistic Engagement with K-12 STEM Education in Maryland and Virginia Public and Independent Schools,” in which we are working with K-12 educators in the Baltimore and Richmond areas to study how language variations affect learning and assessment in STEM classes.

Spring Appearances!

February 21, 2012

The next two months brings lots of travel and workshops. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore, Williamsburg, or elsewhere some time soon:

Presenting at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation 40 Conference

October 29, 2011

Anne and Christine are presenting on October 29, 2011 at the New Ways of Analyzing Variation 40 Conference at Georgetown University in a panel entitled, “Sociolinguistics in the Schools: The Next 40 Years of Service in Return.” Co-panelists include Mary Bucholtz and Julie Sweetland.  You can download our panel abstracts here.