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November 23, 2019, Fordham University School of Law

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For the fair’s 6th edition in New York, more than 50 companies and organizations will be presenting their offers to parents and families.

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Kids' activities

Kids' activities

Music writing workshop for French-speaking children

While you are visiting the fair, your kids will have access to multiple free activities to keep them entertained (in multiple languages!).

This year, French rapper Hippocampe Fou will be leading a workshop for French-speaking children. 20 lucky kids will be able to take part in one of two sessions: one for children from 8 to 11 years old, and another for kids from 12 to 15 years old.

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Fordham University School of Law
150 West 62nd Street
New York, NY

November 23, 2019

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM

50+ exhibitors

Schools, after-schools, camps, publishers

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This Year's Panels & Presentations Schedule

We are organizing panels and presentations about bilingual education for all parents interested in learning more about how useful it is and how to ensure their children have access to its benefits. Here are the panels and presentations planned for this year’s edition.

Bilingualism and multiculturalism in Public Schools

The DOE is committed to creating a supportive learning environment that reflects the diversity of New York City. If all students benefit from diverse and inclusive schools and classrooms, which are the challenges to multilingualism and multiculturalism at school?

Presenter:
Annavaleria Guazzieri, Director of the Education Office at the Consulate General of Italy

Panelists:
D7 Council Member Mark Levine, volunteer parent and Multilingual Committee Leader at CEC3 Lucas Liu, District 14 Deputy Superintendent Dr. Dawn Best, and Dr. Alison Alexander, Principal of PS 18.

Trials and Tribulations of maintaining minority languages alive : the example of Sardinian, Catalan, Alsatian and Breton languages

All home languages and cultures are at risk of erosion unless they are socially accepted and maintained alive. This is particularly true of all those languages which are regarded as ‘minority languages’ in the metropolitan area of New York City.

 

Presenter:
Francesco Fadda (Co-founder of InItaliano)

Panelists:
- Giuseppe Corongiu (Sardinia)
- Thierry Kranzer (Alsace)
- Marie-Reine Jezequel (Bretagne)
- Daniel Parcerisas (Catalan Institute of America)

Award Ceremony with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

Raising happy kids between cultures and languages

Discussion : "Raising happy kids between cultures and languages: effective strategies for bilingual or multilingual families".

Speakers:
- Mariam Ottimofiore, author of the book 'This Messy Mobile Life: How a MOLA can help globally mobile families create a life by design" (Summertime Publishing 2019)
- Sharon Schanzer, Lycée Français de New York parent

Singing and speaking: reciprocal influences of music and language in early childhood development and learning

Music and language are two communication systems that humans have developed to express ideas, emotions, values and cultural meanings. Neuroscience and cognitive psychology explain that music and language stem from common origins and share some structure of brain processing, which implies that the development and training in one of them has an impact on the other. The purpose of this panel is to explore how music and language are inextricably linked and almost indistinguishable during the early years of development (0 to 8-year-old), and discuss its implications for multilingual education.

 

Presenter:
Claudia Calì – Ed. D: Music and Music Education, Teachers College Columbia University, Queens College and New York University

Panelists:
- Meryl Sole, Ed.D: Music and Music Education, New York University
- Evelyn Troester De Graf, Ed.D: Ghostlight Chorus and German International School of New York
- Adriana Diaz Donoso, Ed.D: WeBop at Jazz at Lincoln Center
- Valentine Biollay, Primary Music Teacher at Lycée Français de New York

# Session Speakers Time Venue
1 Bilingualism and multiculturalism in Public Schools Mark Levine, Lucas Liu, Dr. Dawn Best, Dr. Alison Alexander, Annavaleria Guazzieri 10:30 to 11:30 Conf. Room
2 Navigating Special Education in New York City and the Bilingual Child with Special Needs Jenny Prince, Angela Gigliotti Manessis, Sheila Blachman, Ellen McHugh, Shanitah Young 11:45 to 12:45 Conf. Room
3 Trials and Tribulations of maintaining minority languages alive : the example of Sardinian, Catalan, Alsatian and Breton languages Thierry Kranzer, Marie-Reine Jezequel, Francesco Fadda, Giuseppe Corongiu, Daniel Parcerisas 11:45 to 12:45 Conf. Room
4 Award Ceremony with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer 1:00 to 1:30 Conf. Room
5 Raising happy kids between cultures and languages Mariam Ottimofiore Navaid, Sharon Schanzer 1:30 to 2:30 Conf. Room
6 Singing and speaking: reciprocal influences of music and language in early childhood development and learning Evelyn Troester De Graf, Meryl Sole, Claudia Calì, Adriana Diaz Donoso, Valentine Biollay 2:45 to 3:45 Conf. Room

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