Paper Based Strageties that Promote Techquity for Multilingual Newcomers
From Joel Glastetter
Niaz Khadem - Mayfield High School
This presentation offers a set of paper-based strategies that help multilingual newcomers get the most out of their school mandated devices. It draws on "techquity" discourses that problematize the concept of "access" and remind us that merely providing students with the latest gadgets does not constitute equity. It goes a step further and claims that, for multilingual newcomers, new technologies can present an additional barrier to participation. The recommended strategies come from experience working with newcomers from Latin America, many of whom are Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE). Participants will be better prepared to welcome SLIFE newcomers to their technological ecosystems with paper-based scaffolds and supports to pave the way.
Conference Strand: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)
Target Audience: Grades K-12