EAL Week Workshop: Advocating for EAL in the Broader Community

EAL Week Workshop: Advocating for EAL in the Broader Community

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Date: Friday, November 23, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Join us for an afternoon workshop on representing the EAL field in a wider audience. In support of advocating for our profession, this session will discuss the how, when and why of stories on EAL students and educators in the media.

Who: Led by Drs. Michelle Stack and Amea Wilbur.

When: Friday, November 23rd to cap off EAL week.

Where: SFU Harbour Centre, Room 2280, 515 W Hastings St

Spaces are limited! Register below.

About the Presenters:

Michelle Stack

Michelle Stack, is an associate professor, former senior policy advisor and public commentator on education. Her research interests are focused on education and equity.

Michelle is committed to the process of knowledge exchange and expanding conversations about education. She has led numerous courses and workshops aimed at expanding the capacity of educators, activists and academics to engage with media. Michelle has been interviewed 79 times on prominent stations or programs (e.g. CBC 180, BC Almanac, On the Coast, and The Early Edition, Roundhouse Radio, News 1130 and Fairchild TV) and written 11 commentary articles, and numerous invited blog posts.

She is called on to discuss her research, which involves equity and education, and as a result she is frequently asked for comment on issues that include education policy, white supremacy, poverty, university rankings and ableism. Her work is regularly republished by diverse outlets, used in policy discussions and disseminated through social media.

Amea Wilbur

Amea Wilbur currently teaches at the University of the Fraser Valley in the Adult Education Department. She has worked in a variety of different settings and positions including Pacific Immigrant Resources Society, Vancouver Coastal Health’s Access Community through English and in Capilano University Community Outreach and Development.

She completed her Doctorate in Education from UBC in 2015. In 2017, she received the AMSSA Award for her work with marginalized populations and for innovative programming that supports diversity and promotes integration. She also developed a trauma-informed English as an Additional program through her work at Pacific Immigrant Resources Society, which received national recognition. She trains instructors, settlement workers and administrators on inclusive classroom and trauma informed practices.

Amea published an article in the TESL Canada Journal entitled: Creating Inclusive EAL Classrooms: How Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) Instructors Understand and Mitigate Barriers for Students Who Have Experienced Trauma”. She has also published Op Eds for the Tyee and been a guest on Roundhouse Radio.

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