Tatiana is from Saint Petersburg, Russia. Her primary background is in language acquisition, applied linguistics, and teaching foreign languages. She worked as an EAL co-teacher and coach developing inclusive EAL programs; working with grade level teams to improve student academic performance; supervising teacher instruction with regards to best teaching practices; and leading community programs that promote the sense of belonging and respect. She is currently the literacy coordinator at Saigon South International School.
Co-teaching Online: A Story of Success Amidst the Global Pandemic
The presentation focuses on describing an experience of co-teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic and long periods of online distance learning. It highlights student success in the area of literacy achieved despite the difficulties of social isolation and emphasizes how teachers' teamwork made a difference in the students' social-emotional well-being and academic progress.
Language Equity: Redefining our Language Learning Practices to Empower Multilinguals
This keynote will be followed by a panel discussion: Spotlight on Linguistic Equity in International Schools where Ceci will lead a panel of teachers of MLLs and leaders of international schools to tackle some of the big questions around linguistic equity practices in their communities.