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My Name My Identity Campaign
Join the pledge to support students' identities by learning to pronounce each individual's name correctly.
The aim of the My Name, My Identity campaign is to assist students and educators to realize the value of honoring students' identities by learning to accurately pronounce their names. The activities of this initiative foster a learning environment in which children' names are properly pronounced and everyone in the school community takes delight in learning and sharing their name story.
The Santa Clara Office of Education authored an educator toolkit with videos, lively activities, sample student products, reflection tools, and lots of relevant books to share with students. Together these activities enhance enjoyment through creativity and community building.
Everyone is invited to take the pledge to agree to respect every student’s name.
Here are some of the top resources that are available to you to share with your school staff and students.
Getting Started with Translanguaging in the Multilingual Classroom
How can teachers effectively use translanguaging strategies in their work with multilingual learners?
Interview with Cindy Tracy, owner of World of Reading
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Surveying Multilingual Families
Have you thought about asking the families of your English learners what they think about the services for them at your school? We have a tried-and-tested survey instrument for you at no charge.
My Name My Identity Campaign
What is your name story? What can you share about the meaning, importance, and origin of your name? Engaging in the activities of the My Name My Identity campaign will cultivate a learning environment where everyone takes pride in sharing stories about themselves.
Educating Afghan Newcomers
Have you recently welcomed newcomer students from Afghanistan? The Office of English Language Acquisition hosted a webinar to address the fundamentals for educators to know.
Calling All Heritage Language Schools in the Community
Are you teaching a heritage language program on the weekends, after school, in a play group, or during story time at your local library? Why not register it with the Heritage Language Programs in the United States?
Encouraging the Use of Home Languages
Are you potentially interested in encouraging your students to keep learning in their home languages but not sure how to get started?
Marybelle Marrero-Colón depicts for you what emerging multilingual students can gain from translanguaging pedagogy in any classroom.
Creating a Supportive Environment for English Learners
Learning a new language like English can be tough. It’s even more difficult for students new to the U.S., many of whom had to leave their home countries under traumatic conditions.