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Saturday, March 23 • 10:30am - 11:20am
Creating LGBT+ Affirming Classes with Language and Content: No One Walks Alone (8-5)

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Students are more aware and more conscious of using appropriate language around issues that affect the LGBT+ community. As youths openly identify as LGBT+ earlier, appropriate vocabulary for students to describe themselves and others is essential to developing meaningful language proficiency. Additionally, research demonstrates that positive school climates, including the integration of LGBT+ voices in curricula, can moderate the negative effects of anti-LGBT+ bias. Language classrooms which provide appropriate LGBT+ affirming language benefit students' learning for proficiency and school experiences.

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Joseph Parodi

Chair, Modern Languages Department, Marianapolis Preparatory School
Spanish teacher, ML department chair, EdD candidate. I'm focused on teaching for proficiency, integrating social justice in the language classroom, and creating a generation of lifelong language learners.

Saturday March 23, 2019 10:30am - 11:20am EDT