“Identity and Multilingualism through Picture Books” is a two-week summer institute designed for 29 K-3 elementary teachers sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The institute will focus on pedagogical approaches to language learning through an equity lens, engaging with narrative form and structure (translation, multilingualism, code-switching) as well as visual construction (illustrations of race, ethnicity and culture as well as modes of interacting with book format). We will offer our seminar in a combined format: one week of virtual synchronous and asynchronous content  July 4-8, 2022 in preparation for one-week of in-person, hands-on learning experiences to be held July 11-15, 2022 at Bates College in Lewiston, ME.

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Depending on public-health guidelines related to COVID-19, plans for a residential offering are subject to change.