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Luz Yadira Herrera, Consulting AuthorLuz Yadira Herrera, Consulting Author

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Speaking Topics

  • Developing activities for teacher study groups to process language ideologies
  • Creating culturally and linguistically sustaining plans to read in community with bilingual and multilingual learners
  • Designing multimodal studies of social issues and advocacy plans
  • Studying translanguaging in children's literature and designing lessons for analysis of mentor texts

Speaker Profile

Luz Yadira Herrera, Ph.D. is a teacher, researcher, author, and cofounder of the En Comunidad Collective. Dr. Herrera has more than sixteen years of experience in the education of emergent bilinguals in both mainstream and bilingual settings. She started her teaching career in New York City public schools, teaching emergent bilinguals in grades K-6 in Harlem. In addition, she taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the City College of New York, Long Island University, and Brooklyn College. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Bilingual Education in the School of Education at California State University, Channel Islands.

Dr. Herrera's teaching and research are in culturally and linguistically sustaining pedagogy, translanguaging, critical pedagogies, and bilingual education policy. She is the coauthor of En Comunidad: Lessons for Centering the Voices and Experiences of Bilingual Latinx Students with Dr. Carla España. Find her on Twitter @Dra_LuzYadira.

Grades: 3–8