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AC-264174-19
Improving Spanish-Language Teacher Retention and Success
Melissa Baralt, Florida International University Board of Trustees

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=AC-264174-19

Florida Memorial University - New Spanish I Curriculum, course syllabus (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: Florida Memorial University - New Spanish I Curriculum, course syllabus
Author: Dr. Melissa Baralt
Author: Dr. Déborah Gómez
Abstract: This is the new Spanish 1 curriculum at Florida Memorial University, our HBCU partner. Please see the attached syllabus.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HwvffJ4c5DKTV8ObSoq3HuZQj2bvq3Xx/view?usp=sharing
Primary URL Description: Link to new syllabus
Audience: Undergraduate

Florida Memorial University - New Spanish I Curriculum, sample unit (Unit on food) (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: Florida Memorial University - New Spanish I Curriculum, sample unit (Unit on food)
Author: Dr. Melissa Baralt
Abstract: This is an example unit that shows the pedagogical tasks that we are creating for the FMU new Spanish language curriculum.
Year: 2019
Primary URL: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1eUM8ISuCKRUlXNa8skcOGgPsjykpQHj5?usp=sharing
Audience: Undergraduate

Improving Spanish-language teacher retention and success among black Spanish-language learners: An HSI-HBCU collaboration (Article)
Title: Improving Spanish-language teacher retention and success among black Spanish-language learners: An HSI-HBCU collaboration
Author: Amber Robinson
Author: William Hobbs
Author: Habey Hechavarría
Author: Déborah Gómez
Author: Melissa Baralt
Author: Uju Anya
Abstract: This purpose of this paper is to describe a collaboration between Florida International University (FIU; a Hispanic-Serving Institution) and Florida Memorial University (FMU; a Historically Black University) to research how to best support language teachers as well as minority language learners in Spanish foreign language teaching and learning. In 2019, Dr. Melissa Baralt was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to supports this collaboration to improve modern language curricula and teacher-training, with an aim of improving Spanish language courses for African American and Black diaspora students, who remain significantly underrepresented in foreign language programs. This paper is co-written by our team: Dr. Uju Anya, expert in the raciolinguistic affinities and needs of black language learners and expert consultant on this project; Dr. Déborah Gómez, director of the Spanish-language program at FMU; Dr. William Hobbs, chair of Humanities Program at FMU; Habey Hechavarría, Ph.D. student of Spanish and Afrocaribbean studies at FIU; Amber Robinson, undergraduate student (formerly at Howard University, and now a student at FIU), and Dr. Melissa Baralt, PI on the project.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: http://claspprograms.org/pages/detail/43/Publications
Primary URL Description: CLASP commissioned papers
Secondary URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1dssPnk0re_CP_FzvbPmxqwqoZgEu5NHn
Secondary URL Description: PDF also available here.
Access Model: Open Access
Format: Other
Periodical Title: Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) Commissioned Paper series
Publisher: Consortium of Latin American Studies Programs (CLASP) Commissioned Paper series

Racialized identities in the learning of a second language: Workshop conducted at Florida Memorial University (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: Racialized identities in the learning of a second language: Workshop conducted at Florida Memorial University
Abstract: This workshop presents on a research project and collaboration between FIU and FMU to explore improved teacher-training as well as student learning trajectories in second language learning. Dr. Melissa Baralt will introduce the project and scope of the HSI-HBCU collaboration. Dr. Uju Anya, expert consultant on the project, will then present on her research, on black students' language learning, and on ethnoracial affinity in the context of critical pedagogy. Commentary will be provided by Dr. Melissa Baralt of FIU and Dr. Deborah Gomez and other colleagues of FMU. The speaker: Dr. Uju Anya teaches in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at The Pennsylvania State University. She specializes in sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and second language learning with particular focus on race, gender, sexual, and social class identities in the language classroom. She has expertise in diversity, equity, and inclusion in educational policy and curriculum design, applied linguistics as a practice of social justice, intercultural communication, as well as service-learning and civic engagement in secondary and university-level language programs.
Author: Dr. Uju Anya
Date: 5/14/2019
Location: Florida Memorial University
Primary URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Pv4ijoo3Xw8qO8PBK6yhDOyeOlf4IS6R
Primary URL Description: Link to the flyer that was dispersed (this workshop was free and open to the public)

El papel de la identidad racial en el aula de ELE: Cómo ayudar a nuestros aprendices negros y afrolatinxs: Workshop conducted at Harvard University (Public Lecture or Presentation)
Title: El papel de la identidad racial en el aula de ELE: Cómo ayudar a nuestros aprendices negros y afrolatinxs: Workshop conducted at Harvard University
Abstract: This workshop aims to address the relationship between identity and language, and more specifically the role of race in the SFL (Spanish as a Foreign Language) classroom. In the first part of the workshop the participants discuss the role of racialized identities and raciolinguistic ideology in second language acquisition; the second part is dedicated to the practical application of the previously addressed concepts and topics. Dr. Uju Anya, Assistant Professor of Education at Penn State College of Education, analyzes racial identity in second language acquisition, and will discuss how to use translanguaging in the classroom; Dr. Melissa Baralt, Associate Professor of Applied Psycholinguistics at Florida International University, addresses how to improve retention of Spanish-language teachers, and how to teach raciolinguistic ideology with tasks that promote diversity; finally, Dr. Déborah Gómez, Assistant Professor of Spanish at Florida Memorial University, discusses the intersectionality between race and gender, focusing on task-based foreign language teaching.
Author: Dr. Melissa Baralt
Author: Dr. Uju Anya
Author: Dr. Déborah Gómez
Date: 2/15/2020
Location: Harvard University, Cervantes Institute
Primary URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hUhU5J6g8SqOnvE2WkloZ1BbKLExJ2o0
Primary URL Description: Flyer that was distributed for our workshop. This workshop was free but teachers had to register in advance with the Harvard University Cervantes Institute.

Emphasizing Afrolatinidad in Spanish Language Teaching: A Spanish-Language Curriculum Designed for HBCU Students (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Emphasizing Afrolatinidad in Spanish Language Teaching: A Spanish-Language Curriculum Designed for HBCU Students
Author: Dr. Déborah Gómez
Abstract: This is the abstract presentation for Dr. Déborah Gómez's conference presentation at the 2020 Global Studies Symposium on National Research Center, Community College and Minority-Serving Institution Collaboration (January 9-10, 2020), which was sponsored by Florida International University (FIU). Please see the link to find her full powerpoint presentation with embedded video examples of student learning outcomes at Florida Memorial University.
Date: 1/9/2020
Primary URL: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1EVbxWz1GhPLa6_tcVRW6D1sGPbA466PW
Primary URL Description: Link to access Dr. Gómez's PowerPoint


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