COVID-19 & Cities: Multilingual Learners & Families

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, the Initiative on Cities (IOC) and Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development hosted a webinar to discuss the challenges of remote learning on multilingual learners and their families, and what’s being done to support them. Christine Leider, Clinical Assistant Professor Language Education & Program Director for Bilingual Education & TESOL Licensure at BU Wheelock; Rani Pan, K2 (Kindergarten) Inclusion Teacher at Mendell Elementary School (Boston Public Schools); Jocelyn Lee, Head of the Language Acquisition Department & Grade 5 ESL Teacher at Match Community Day Charter Public School and Part-Time Instructor at BU Wheelock; and Emily Blitz, English Learner Education Department Chair at Somerville High School, provided insight based on their experiences.