- Posted by Michele Iris
- On May 17, 2022
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DEARBORN, MI, MAY 17, 2022 — SupportEd President and Founder, Diane Staehr Fenner, PhD, gave the keynote presentation at the Michigan Association for Bilingual Education (MABE) in Dearborn, Michigan on May 5. MABE is a nonprofit organization that has been formed to encourage and promote multilingual education in the State of Michigan so that all children may participate in expanded education opportunities. The two-day conference, which focused on cultivating multilingual responsiveness, connected more than 500 teachers, administrators, and support staff with speakers, breakout sessions, networking, and more.
Dr. Staehr Fenner presented the keynote to a sold-out crowd on Leveraging your Expertise to Advance Multilingual Learners’ Equity. Dr. Staehr Fenner also conducted the full-day pre-conference session on May 4. The hands-on, interactive session, Culturally Responsive Teaching for Multilingual Learners: Tools for Equity, shared replicable ways participants can draw from students’ strengths and promote multilingual learners’ success within and beyond classroom walls.
“It is so urgent, now more than ever, to support MLs and families of MLs on a local, state, and national level,” conveyed Dr. Staehr Fenner. “So being able to collaborate, learn, and share the passion for MLs in-person with so many educators during MABE was energizing ,” stated Dr. Staehr Fenner.
The Michigan Association for Bilingual Education (MABE) is a nonprofit organization that has been formed to encourage and promote multilingual education in the State of Michigan so that all children may participate in expanded education opportunities. The Michigan Association for Bilingual Education will enhance the success of Multilingual Education by diligent study and research. MABE’s goal is to promote knowledge of this field and to share this knowledge with all interested participants.
SupportEd, LLC is a woman-owned small business based in Fairfax, VA specializing in Multilingual Learners (MLs). Founded in 2011 by Dr. Diane Staehr Fenner, best-selling author and ML expert, SupportEd meticulously crafts customized solutions to fit each client’s strengths, needs, and provides teachers and administrators the practical tools necessary to champion MLs’ success within and beyond the classroom. All SupportEd team members have prior experience in the classroom which enables the SupportEd team to provide realistic, actionable solutions. Services include online and in-person immersive professional development workshops, easy-to-implement tools and resources, and an array of supporting services. Visit supported.com or call (202) 660-1444 to learn more.