May 27 2021 | Zoom | Free Registration

Learn more about multilingual assessment by accessing virtual presentations on demand sharing empirical work being conducted across diverse socio-cultural and -political contexts.

Register here to attend the live panel discussions below (unique Zoom links to each separate event will be sent to your email prior to the event):

PresentersDate/TimeTime Zone Conversion
Opening May, 27
10:00 am – 10:15 am EST
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Keynote Speaker: Prof. Elana ShohamyMay, 27
10:15 am – 11:00 am EST
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Panel 1: Multilingual School and Community ContextsMay, 27
11:15 am – 12:15 pm EST
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Panel 2: Indigenous Language and Community ContextsMay, 27
12:30 pm – 01:30 pm EST
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Panel 3: Critical Response – Canadian ContextMay, 27
01:45 pm – 02:45 pm EST
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Symposium Program – May 27 2021

10:00- 10:15  Opening remarks

(facilitated by Saskia, Sunny, Angel) 

10:15 -11:00  Keynote speaker: Elana Shohamy  

(facilitated by Angel) 

  1. Introduction 
  2. Keynote 
  3. Q&A 
  4. Conclusion & thanks 
  5. Break transition 

11:00- 11:15 break

11:15-12:15  Panel 1: Multilingual school and community contexts 

(facilitated by Saskia and Sunny) 

  1. Panel Introduction 
  2. Speakers 
    1. Jerry Won Lee. University of California, Irvine (USA) 
    2. Fauve De Backer, Ghent University (Belgium)
    3. Koen Van Gorp, Center for Language Teaching Advancement (USA)
    4. Jasone Cenoz, University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU (Spain)
    5. Stef Slembrouck, Ghent University (Belgium)
    6. Durk Gorter, University of the Basque Country (Spain) 
    7. Piet Van Avermaet, Ghent University (Belgium)
  3. Q&A 
  4. Panel conclusion & thanks 
  5. Break transition 

12:15-12:30 Break

12:30- 1:30 Panel 2: Indigenous language and community contexts 

(Facilitated by Saskia and Sunny) 

  1. Panel Introduction
  2. Speakers 
    1. Nicholas Limerick, Teachers College, Columbia University (USA)
    2. Jamie Schissel, University of North Carolina, Greensboro (USA)
    3. Mario Lopez Gopar, Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca (Mexico)
    4. Constant Leung, King’s College London (UK) 
  3. Q&A 
  4. Panel conclusion & thanks 
  5. Break transition 

1:30-1:45 Break

1:45- 2:45 Panel 3: Critical Response – Canadian Context 

(Facilitated by Saskia and Sunny) 

  1. Panel Introduction 
  2. Speakers 
    1. Hieu Pham-Fraser, Richmond District School Board (British Columbia)
    2. Loretta Robinson, Naskapi Curriculum Coordinator (Québec)
    3. Mélanie Ducharme, Centre de services scolaire de Laval (Québec)
    4. David Cameron, Toronto District School Board (Ontario)
    5. Eunice Jang, OISE/University of Toronto (Ontario)
    6. Jim Cummins, OISE/University of Toronto (Ontario)
  3. Q&A 
  4. Panel thanks & conclusion 
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