Keynote Speaker - Tatyana Kleyn

Associate Professor and Director of the Bilingual Education and TESOL programs

City College of New York

Full Bio

Tatyana Kleyn is associate professor and director of the Bilingual Education and TESOL programs at the City College of New York. She has an Ed.D. in international educational development at Teachers College, Columbia University. She received the early career award for the Bilingual Research SIG for the American Educational Research Association.

For 2014-15 Tatyana served as president of the New York State Association for Bilingual Education and a Fulbright Scholar in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Tatyana is author of “Immigration: The Ultimate Teen Guide,” co-author of “Teaching in Two Languages: A Guide for K-12 Bilingual Educators” (with Reyes) and co-editor of “Translanguaging with Multilingual Learners: Learning from Classroom Moments” (with García). She is the director and co-producer of the documentaries “Living Undocumented: High School, College and Beyond” and “Una Vida, Dos Países [One Life, Two Countries]: Children and Youth (Back) in Mexico.” She was an elementary school teacher in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and Atlanta, Georgia.

Keynote - Saturday, April 27

Translanguaging in Action!
Presenter: Tatyana Kleyn

Abstract: Translanguaging is implicitly a part of any classroom with bilingual students. However, making it an explicit part of the teaching and learning process enriches the education of all students. This requires educators to take a stance on the inclusion of their students’ full linguistic repertoire and plan for translanguaging in their lessons.

This session will show how translanguaging was enacted in classrooms that range in level (elementary and secondary), program design, and content areas (English language arts, science and social studies). Examples will highlight the planning process, impact on learning and student’s perspectives on translanguaging in these lessons.

Breakout Workshop - Saturday, April 27

Title: Translanguaging Pedagogy
Presenter: Tatyana Kleyn & Kate Menken

Abstract: This session will engage participants in exploring a range of strategies to implement translanguaging pedagogy. Participants will be shown concrete examples that illustrate how teachers engage in translanguaging, and will work in groups to explore specific instructional approaches. Finally, there will be time for educators to reflect and plan for spaces within their own teaching where translanguaging pedagogy will deepen learning across content areas, support students’ language learning, and build cultural bridges.