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Learning Outcomes

What will you be able to do upon completion of this MiniCourse?

  • Explain the difference between subtractive and additive multilingualism and reflect on personal mindsets and practices.

  • Explain a language acquisition journey for students learning an additional language in order to inform instructional decisions.

  • Assess curriculum for opportunities to weave students' multilingual identities into the classroom.

  • Gather translanguaging practices that can be applied in classrooms.

MiniCourse Overview

    1. Getting Started

    2. Finding Your Way

    3. What to Expect

    4. Confirming Learning

    5. Let's Go

    1. FOCUS

    2. MiniPD.MultilingualMindsets.Welcome II

    3. MiniPD Learning Log

    4. How to download and save the MiniPD Learning Log

    1. Explore: Multilingual Mindsets and Language Acquisition

    2. Reflect

    3. Explore Further: Multilingualism and Language Acquisition

    1. Explore: Language and Identity

    2. Explore Further: Language & Identity

    3. What is Translanguaging?

    4. Explore: Translanguaging

    5. Explore Further: Translanguaging

    6. Interact: Join the Conversation


    1. Take Action

    2. TAKE ACTION: 3 Steps for Success

    3. Pause to reflect (Learning Log/Discussion Questions)

    4. CONFIRM:

    1. MiniPD.MultilingualMindsets.ExtendYourLearning

    2. EXTEND: Continue learning with MiniPD

    3. DISCUSS with colleagues

About this course

  • 28 lessons

Meet the MiniCourse Coach

MiniPD Coach Beth Puma

Beth Puma is currently an Instructional Coach and EAL Specialist at The American School in Japan. She has a broad range of experience as a classroom teacher, EAL specialist, curriculum coordinator and coach in K-12 schools. She has worked with linguistically diverse students in New York City, Tucson, Guangzhou, and Tokyo. She specializes in working with teachers in unit and lesson design that strategically meets students’ needs through inquiry, standards aligned-instruction, differentiation, and scaffolding. Beth is dedicated to building a more transformative educational landscape that honors linguistic diversity and challenges societal paradigms.

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