MLLs & STEM: A Strategies Dialogue w/Laura Ascenzi-Moreno & Scott Grapin
May 7 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Multilingual Learners & STEM Roundtable
Our intentions for this series of semi-formal roundtable meetings is to bring together those who contribute to and shape the STEM learning experience of our MLLs – to share ideas, challenges and successes across fields that usually only interest through the lived experiences of our students. Hosted by the STEMteachersNYC Equity Lab.
May 7, 2024 | 6:00-7:00pm ET via Zoom
About our guests for this event:
Laura Ascenzi-Moreno Professor and Bilingual Program Coordinator in the Childhood, Bilingual, and Special Education Department at Brooklyn College. Ascenzi-Moreno is a bilingual literacy researcher and teacher educator who studies the literacy instruction of emergent bilinguals. Her work is focused on understanding the connection between ideologies and practice and in particular, in examining how monolingual spaces within literacy instruction can be centered on emergent bilinguals’ multilingual practices.
Scott Grapin Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Broadly, Dr. Grapin’s research centers on equity and justice for multilingual learners in K-12 education, particularly in content classrooms. His current research focuses on curriculum, teaching, and assessment for multilingual learners and their peers in STEM content areas. Prior to pursuing his PhD, Dr. Grapin was an ESL and Spanish teacher in the New Jersey public schools.
Past guest panelists include Prof. Lymaris Caraballo, who shared her Cyphers for Justice College Now project and offered an introduction to Youth Participatory Action Research, Dr. Okhee Lee who shared a brief history of MLL education policy and its evolution, and Dr. Sheila Borges Rajguru, who shared her current work at Rutgers and helped shape our reflections on working in representaion rich classrooms.