Cultivating Flow: Translanguaging for Dynamic Multilingual Ecosystems in International Schools

This event aims to create a community of practitioners dedicated to linguistic equity as they learn how to cultivate dynamic multilingual classroom ecosystems with translanguaging pedagogies.
  • Virtual Workshops
  • Classroom Teachers, EAL Specialists, Instructional Coaches.
  • Virtual
  • US$ 150
  • 11:00 am (GMT+00:00) - 6:00 pm (GMT+00:00)
  • 2 March 2024


For too long English-only policies within international schools have upheld colonial ideals. As educators, we have the responsibility to disrupt harm within systems and build more loving, nurturing spaces where our students can be their authentic selves.

We have the opportunity to cultivate dynamic multilingual ecosystems within our classes, through the open-hearted and strategic use of translanguaging. This interactive workshop will explore the dynamic translanguaging practices of our students, as well as the pedagogy to foster multilingual ecosystems within our classes where all our students can thrive.

As a result of participating at this institute, attendees can expect to:

  • Explore multilingual mindsets and begin to notice and disrupt monolingual bias within ourselves and schools.
  • Gain a wide repertoire of translanguaging pedagogies.

Target Audience:

  • Classroom Teachers (Early Years to Secondary) who want to build their
  • EAL Specialists who want to deepen their understanding of their student’s superpowers
  • Instructional Coaches who aren’t afraid to ask warm demanding questions


  • Beth Puma
    Beth Puma Consulting
    MLL Specialist & Consultant

    Beth Puma is an MLL specialist, coach, consultant, and radical dreamer. She has a broad range of experience as a classroom teacher, MLL specialist, curriculum coordinator, and coach in K-12 schools.

    She has worked with linguistically diverse students in New York City, Tucson, Guangzhou, and Tokyo. She specializes in working with teachers in unit and lesson design that nurtures and serves multilingual students as well as visioning and building systems that strive for linguistic equity.

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