Meet the presenter

Director of Language and Equity Programs

Sarah Said

Sarah Said is currently the Director of Language and Equity Programs at the Elgin Math and Science Academy, an EL Education school in Elgin, Illinois. She is also a part-time consultant at Open Up Resources as an online community coach supporting EL Education. Sarah is a Confianza Change Agent and contributes blog posts related to equity in language and literacy education for multilingual learners. In addition, Sarah has blogged for Education Week Teacher and the Teaching Channel. For over 15 years Sarah has supported multilingual learners as a teacher and administrator. She's a proud Seesaw Ambassador and you can follow her on Twitter @MrsSaid17.

What you'll learn

The Covid-19 pandemic has uncovered structural inequities in our school system- particularly for Multilingual Learners and their families. This 30 minute course is based on my article in Confianza titled "Engaging Multilingual Families in Distance Learning and Beyond" published in May of 2020. I will highlight the Three R's for engaging Multilingual Families within the school community- remotely and in person- Relationships, Resources, and Response. *Courses are video-based and structured like sessions.*