Multicultural Webinar Series


  • Emily Francis
  • Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa
  • Valentina Gonzalez
  • Carol Salva   




Webinar 1: October 8 - Emily Francis (569688A)                                  

Students with the “EL” label are more than just a statistic. Each individual brings unique life experiences and assets into the classroom. Emily Francis shares her journey as an unaccompanied minor from Guatemala to the United States and her experiences as an EL high school student. Her persistence and resilience will inspire. Emily’s incredible story from high school dropout to Cabarrus County Teacher of the Year. This is a virtual session. All participants will require a laptop and a Zoom account. For those who already have Zoom installed, please make sure to update to the latest version - THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

Attendees should include: Counselors, Content teachers, EL teachers, Administrators, Equity leaders


Webinar 2: October 15 - Dorina Sackman-Ebuwa (569688B)

Our world has forever changed. This 2021-2022 school year teachers must be inspired by HOW we teach more than any other time in educational history. In this highly interactive “keyshop”, teachers will laugh, cry, get angry, and get ready to be the change, use their “Why” to find amazing “Hows,” and reignite the passion of teaching through new and innovative ways to reach and teach our EL students during Hispanic Heritage Month! All necessary literature, materials, and instructions to access the virtual session (links) will be sent to attendees one week prior to the training.

Attendees should include Counselors, EL teachers, Content teachers, Administrators


Webinar 3: October 22 - Valentina Gonzalez (569688C)

One key to supporting ELs is to partner with parents and community. Family and Community Engagement will be highlighted during this session on supporting ELs in reading and writing.

Attendees should include: FACE leaders, EL teachers, Content teachers


Webinar 4: October 29 - Carol Salva (569688D)

Over the past year, technology has become ever more important as teachers navigate the effects of a global pandemic. In order to better support ELs and their parents, teachers have to become versed in instructional technology. This session will help teachers to get to know current instructional technology as well as technology to support family and community engagement. Information from this session will be useful in virtual, hybrid or in person learning.

Attendees should include: EL teachers, Technology specialists,  FACE leaders, District leaders



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