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Conversaciones con Colegas

Conversaciones con Colegas

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Producto de la comunidad: Mother, Educator & Community Activist
Hola Hola! We are back with Season 2: Episode 10 of Conversaciones con Colegas. In this episode we bring you a charla with Aida Flores, a bilingual and bicultural educator and community leader in Chicago. The daughter of working class immigrants, and a mother at the age of 14, Aida has had to contend with multiple externally imposed labels, but her story is a story of self-definition.  Aida shares that as a teacher she felt secluded to her classroom and few colleagues who shared similar ideas. As a school leader, she tries to continue  perspective taking to understand the different stakeholders to facilitate learning amongst the group to derive collective solutions. LinkedIn: ​​https://www.linkedin.com/in/aida-flores-58640510/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/floresfor25 Twitter: https://twitter.com/adelanteconaid Our hope and vision for our podcast is to elevate the voices and needs of educators and students, especially those voices which are often silenced or overlooked.  Aida’s work aligns with LatinXChange in that she believes to arrive at the best solutions and approaches we need to engage with and amongst different lived experiences and areas of expertise.  Her  hope is to spark interest and curiosity amongst the group to continue our collective growth for solutions that can better serve our communities. ¡Gracias por escucharnos! Join the conversation on our Social Media Platforms and sign-up to our mailing list for an invitation to join our community platform.  Also, reach out to us if you have any experiences or stories you’d like to share, our microphone is always open to colegas. Nos vemos la próxima semana, as we spend our Wednesday’s getting through the mid-week hump, juntos en comunidad y conversación.
53:15
January 26, 2022
Puerta Abierta al Liderazgo: A Leader not A Boss
Hola Hola! We are back with Season 2: Episode 8 of Conversaciones con Colegas. In this episode we bring you a charla with Mrs. Sandy Cristobal, an educator with a passion for multilingual learners. She began her education career in 2011 and has served the community as an ESL teacher, a Kindergarten Bilingual Teacher, and now an assistant principal and Director of Bilingual Education. She is 100% Bolivian blooded; Born in Mexico City, came to the US after Kindergarten and learned English thanks to wonderful educators in her life. She resides in Dupage County with her husband and enjoys singing karaoke, eating out, spending time with friends and meeting new people. Twitter: @sandycristobal7 Our hope and vision for our podcast is to elevate the voices and needs of educators and students, especially those voices which are often silenced or overlooked. Sandy’s work aligns with LatinXChange in that she strives to support and advocate for Latinx and Multilingual students through the elevation of dual language programs. ¡Gracias por escucharnos! Join the conversation on our Social Media Platforms and sign-up to our mailing list for an invitation to join our community platform. Also, reach out to us if you have any experiences or stories you’d like to share, our microphone is always open to colegas. Nos vemos la próxima semana, as we spend our Wednesday’s getting through the mid-week hump, juntos en comunidad y conversación.
52:54
January 19, 2022
We Don’t Talk About La Toxica-Comentario
Hola Hola! What a start to 2022 - It has really been a hit the ground running start to this year. We hope you all find yourselves healthy and safe. Hug your loved ones a little tighter, whenever you can. This week, we are bringing you a comentario from our amiga, inspiration and favorite HS Teacher, Ms. Peña @litwithpena COVID-19 has rocked the world, including the Education system as we know it. In this comentario, Ms. Peña shares insights into living and loving as an educator within “La Toxica” Education System. Charlamos sobre teacher to teacher trust, administration and leadership and Encanto of course! If you haven’t seen it, make sure to see it. Trust when we say, It’s getting hard out here for a Teacher, but the future looks brighter than ever…We want to give a big shout-out to the following youth, because, their voice is our future: Chicago youth @chirads San Francisco youth @_sfmore NY City youth @university_neighborhoodhs Our hope and vision for our podcast is to elevate the voices and needs of educators and STUDENTS, especially those voices which are often silenced or overlooked. If you are a student and want to share your experience, fill out our form found in our bio to spotlight your VOICE. ¡Gracias por escucharnos!
01:13:47
January 12, 2022
Personal & Educativo - More Than a Teacher
Hola Hola! We are back with Season 2: Episode 7 of Conversaciones con Colegas. In this episode we bring you a charla with la Mr. Jordy Rios, a 4th grade bilingual math teacher in his third year teaching. He’s a graduate from Sam Houston State University who loves integrating technology to help EL students to prepare for the 21st century.  Jordy is a proud Olesen Owl was voted Rookie Teacher of the Year 2019-2020 and is certified in many platforms such as Flipgrid, Screencastify and Google level 1 certified. https://linktr.ee/house.of.rios IG: @house.of.rios Twitter: @house_of_rios TikTok: @house_of_rios95 Our hope and vision for our podcast is to elevate the voices and needs of educators and students, especially those voices which are often silenced or overlooked.  Jordy’s work aligns with LatinXChange in that she strives to support Latinx and Multilingual student’s use of technology and receive support necessary to prepare them for their future. ¡Gracias por escucharnos! Join the conversation on our Social Media Platforms and sign-up to our mailing list for an invitation to join our community platform.  Also, reach out to us if you have any experiences or stories you’d like to share, our microphone is always open to colegas. Nos vemos la próxima semana, as we spend our Wednesday’s getting through the mid-week hump, juntos en comunidad y conversación.
47:59
January 05, 2022
De Universidad a Primaria: A Life-long Educator
Hola Hola! We are back with Season 2: Episode 6 of Conversaciones con Colegas. In this episode we bring you a charla with la Dr. Karen Andrade, Ed.D, a 19 year educator originally from Carolina, Puerto Rico, currently residing in Harrisburg, North Carolina. Dr. Andrade worked as a community college Professor and Adjunct Faculty in various four-year institutions, teaching courses in the discipline of Psychology and General Education. Six years ago she embarked in the adventure of teaching at the elementary level. Currently, she works as a Dual Language Immersion teacher. IG: @mrskoolaidesmile13 Twitter: @drkaren TikTok: @mskoolaidsmile13 Our hope and vision for our podcast is to elevate the voices and needs of educators and students, especially those voices which are often silenced or overlooked. Dr. Andrade’s work aligns with LatinXChange in that she strives to see Latino educators take the initiative to be more vocal and involved in areas such as curriculum, leadership, and mentoring ¡Gracias por escucharnos! Join the conversation on our Social Media Platforms and sign-up to our mailing list for an invitation to join our community platform. Also, reach out to us if you have any experiences or stories you’d like to share, our microphone is always open to colegas. Nos vemos la próxima semana, as we spend our Wednesday’s getting through the mid-week hump, juntos en comunidad y conversación.
56:19
December 29, 2021
Merry Navidad Comentario
Hola Hola! Enjoy the fiestas with your loved ones and hug each other a little tighter.  Our team is taking some time to reflect on our own traditions and how we are passing them and sharing them with others. As teachers we are always looking for and creating resources, so here a couple to help share and learn: The Heritage Team Extraordinaire - Navidad Hispana LXC Our Traditions Recording Sheet 7 Latin American Holiday Traditions Our hope and vision for our podcast is to elevate the voices and needs of educators and students, especially those voices which are often silenced or overlooked.  Through our Culture pillar we hope to break the cycles of erasure and oppression and elevate our understanding of our own cultural identities. ¡Gracias por escucharnos! Join the conversation on our Social Media Platforms and sign-up to our mailing list for an invitation to join our community platform.  Also, reach out to us if you have any experiences or stories you’d like to share, our microphone is always open to colegas. Nos vemos la próxima semana, as we spend our Wednesday’s getting through the mid-week hump, juntos en comunidad y conversación.
16:54
December 24, 2021
Cambiando el mundo: Classrooms change the world
Hola Hola Hola! We are back with Season 2: Episode 5 of Conversaciones con Colegas. In this episode we bring you a charla with Reyna “Rey” Guerra, a Special Education Teacher in Arizona and advocate bringing awareness to teacher work conditions and rights. IG: @lareynita23 @queerinarizon TikTok: @lareynita23 @queerinarizona CashApp: $MamaRey237 Our hope and vision for our podcast is to elevate the voices and needs of educators and students, especially those voices which are often silenced or overlooked. Rey’s work aligns with LatinXChange in that she shares a passion and vision for educators to be active decision makers in education. ¡Gracias por escucharnos! Join the conversation on our Social Media Platforms and sign-up to our mailing list for an invitation to join our community platform. Also, reach out to us if you have any experiences or stories you’d like to share, our microphone is always open to colegas. Nos vemos la próxima semana, as we spend our Wednesday’s getting through the mid-week hump, juntos en comunidad y conversación.
01:08:13
December 15, 2021
Longitud en Programas Dual: Dual Language in HS
Hola Hola! We are back with Season 2: Episode 4 of Conversaciones con Colegas. In this episode we bring you a charla with Massiel Zaragoza, an author and educator passionate about authentic bilingual/multicultural literature, biliteracy development and the sustainability of dual language programs past the primary level. She is a bilingual education teacher with over 15 years of experience and has a B.A. in Spanish and a Master of Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, also from UIC. IG: @brilliantbiliterates @MaestraMassiel Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaestraMassiel Books by Massiel ¡Somos Gemelas pero No Somos Idénticas! / We Are Twins but We Are Not Identical!: Un Libro Bilingüe / a Bilingual Book Mi Prima Isleña y Yo / My Island Cousin and I Our hope and vision for our podcast is to elevate the voices and needs of educators and students, especially those voices which are often silenced or overlooked.  Massiel’s work aligns with LatinXChange through advocacy as she strives to bring awareness for the lack of research behind the sustainability of secondary dual language programs. ¡Gracias por escucharnos! Join the conversation on our Social Media Platforms and sign-up to our mailing list for an invitation to join our community platform.  Also, reach out to us if you have any experiences or stories you’d like to share, our microphone is always open to colegas. Nos vemos la próxima semana, as we spend our Wednesday’s getting through the mid-week hump, juntos en comunidad y conversación.
54:24
December 08, 2021
Meditación & Educación: Growing Personally and Professionally
Hola Hola! We are back with Season 2: Episode 3 of Conversaciones con Colegas. In this episode we bring you a charla with Maestra Maria Castro, an amazing teacher, fellow podcaster and edupreneur! Maria believes that educators need to learn how to be more mindful in our profession. She lives out this belief and advocates that Social Emotional Learning skills need to be modeled to our students not just taught. Maria also hosts Maestria tu Vida con Meditación, a bilingual podcast offered in English and Spanish with a goal to provide wellness information and encourage people to form a healthy habit by meditating. Podcast: Maestria tu Vida Twitter: @CastroEducator IG: castro.educator Facebook: Maestria tu Vida Our hope and vision for our podcast is to elevate the voices and needs of educators and students, especially those voices which are often silenced or overlooked. Maria’s work aligns with LatinXChange in that she aims to bring awareness and healing to traumas which we know many of our Latinx families and students live with every day. ¡Gracias por escucharnos! Join the conversation on our Social Media Platforms and sign-up to our mailing list for an invitation to join our community platform. Also, reach out to us if you have any experiences or stories you’d like to share, our microphone is always open to colegas. Nos vemos la próxima semana, as we spend our Wednesday’s getting through the mid-week hump, juntos en comunidad y conversación.
53:12
December 02, 2021
Comentario - Agradecimiento
In this short episode we just wanted to give thanks as we approach our first year of LatinXChange. You all mean so much to us and none of this would have been a success without you! Muchas gracias!
08:46
November 25, 2021
Advocacy from the Start
Hola Hola! We are back with Season 2: Episode 2 of Conversaciones con Colegas. In this episode we bring you a charla with Ms. Katherine Huete, a passionate educator sharing her immigrant narrative and how that fuels her advocacy for herself, fellow educators and the students she serves.  She wants to encourage more educators to incorporate culturally relevant practices into their pedagogy along with inclusivity and visibility for students who are often marginalized or misunderstood. You can find more about her at: Twitter: @tajadita_esteli Instagram: @xicanica_ Our hope and vision for our podcast is to elevate the voices and needs of educators and students, especially those voices which are often silenced or overlooked.  Ms. Huete’s work aligns with LatinXChange in that she aims to bring awareness and advocacy to all issues that our students face today, including those affecting LGBTQ+ youth.  For more information please visit: https://gsanetwork.org/what-is-a-gsa/ ¡Gracias por escucharnos! Join the conversation on our Social Media Platforms and sign-up to our mailing list for an invitation to join our community platform.  Also, reach out to us if you have any experiences or stories you’d like to share, our microphone is always open to colegas. Nos vemos la próxima semana, as we spend our Wednesday’s getting through the mid-week hump, juntos en comunidad y conversación.
01:01:48
November 17, 2021
Research and Practice
Hola Hola! We are back with an AMAZING Guest for our premier of SEASON 2: Conversaciones con Colegas. As our premier episode, we bring you a charla with Dr. Lillian Ardell, a Chicago native and incredible #Eduprenuer making space for her powerful work centering around language work in literacy for bilingual teachers and students. She is a language cheerleader and a teacher advocate, who just wants the teachers who she serves to feel confident making instructional choices for their Emergent Bilinguals, Every. Single. Day. You can find more about her and her work through: Website: https://languagematters.org/ Twitter: @LillianArdell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lillian-ardell-phd-2b3bb2195/ Our hope and vision for our podcast is to elevate the voices and needs of educators and students, especially those voices which are often silenced or overlooked. Dr. Lillian Ardell’s work aligns with LatinXChange in that she aims to bring brand awareness to her work, Language Matters, to promote the goals and vision of her research (that language teaching and language ideologies matter in the daily work of teaching and working with MLLs) and to encourage bilingual and ESL teachers to find their voice within their professional pursuits. ¡Gracias por escucharnos! Join the conversation on our Social Media Platforms and sign-up to our mailing list for an invitation to join our community platform. Also, reach out to us if you have any experiences or stories you’d like to share, our microphone is always open to colegas. Nos vemos la próxima semana, as we spend our Wednesday’s getting through the mid-week hump, juntos en comunidad y conversación.
52:60
November 10, 2021
Experiencias Unidas - No Longer Calladitas
Our season 1 wrap-up is here!! Today we discuss some of our favorite episodes and what you can expect from future seasons. See you soon and have a great summer. Thank you all!
37:05
June 11, 2021
El Diploma No Define un Lider: From Dropping Out to Doctorate, A Rising Leader
He had the absolute honor to interview el Señor Raccoon, Michael Tominaga. He shares the depths of his experiences and we engage in an open conversation about education reform.
39:38
May 25, 2021
Positividad Genuina - Starting with a positive mindset
In this episode we have the privilege to interview Miss Campos! She is a first year teacher who experienced teaching for the first time in the midst of the pandemic. However, she expresses how she has managed to stay positive and even extend help to struggling teacher candidates as well.
34:30
May 18, 2021
Liderazgo Auténtico - The Alt Admin
In this episode we got the honor to interview Dafne, better known as The Alt Admin. She shares her personal experience in the education world and how she hopes to further close to gap amongst learners, but also amongst educators.
36:22
May 04, 2021
Encontrando a un Unicornio: Doctora Bilingue y Educacion Especial
In this episode we had a fellow CPS unicorn! She has a PHD in bilingual and special education. She shares her experience and expertise about students learning two languages while also having special needs.
33:57
April 27, 2021
Con Agradecimiento y Mirando Hacia el Futuro
In this commentary we just take the time to extend our gratitude and shout out the amazing people that have made this journey possible! Muchas Gracias!
10:49
April 20, 2021
Una Experiencia Que Vale Por Dos - Siendo Maestra y Mamá
In this episode we interview Stephanie Garibay, and amazing latina, mom, and teacher. Listen in to hear how she has managed to advocate for her children and herself through her career as a PE teacher.
32:08
April 12, 2021
Colaboración y Cultura
In this episode we have the honor of interviewing the creator of Facebook Group:The Heritage Team Extraordinaire, Vanessa Moreno.
30:04
April 06, 2021
Uniendo las voces y Aumentando el volumen
In this episode, licensed latina therapist Mara Sammartino took the time to break down some of the observations she's made in our latino communities in Northern California. She strives to work with latino families to break stigmas surrounding mental health in our culture. Listen to hear how she has partnered up with wonderful people to help, not only our students, but our families.
32:27
March 30, 2021
Entre el Amor por Libros y TikTok: A Teacher’s Positive Impact on Social Media
In this episode we had the absolute honor to interview Tik Tok Teacher Superstar: Ms. Peña (@litwithpena). We get to know a little bit more about her background and how she has used social media, particularly Tik Tok, to reach her students and connect with other teachers. 
34:27
March 22, 2021
De Necesidad un Nacimiento - Birthing Chicago Latina Mom
In this episode we have a special guest whose mission is very near and dear our hearts. We had the honor to interview Isabel Gonzalez-Smith, founder of the amazing Latina Mom support, cheerleader, advocate, group: Chicago Latina Moms. Learn how this group was started and how much it has grown. Out of necessity, this group was born.
35:00
March 17, 2021
Entre Pasión y Misión - una mentalidad de crecimiento
Teachers are constantly in a growth mindset. We live in a world between our passion and mission. In this episode we interview Special Guest Marissa Blankenship. She gives us an insight on special education and bilingual education. Being a language learner herself, she has a lot of experience and perspective to share with us! *All views discussed in our episodes are our own and do not represent that of our employers*
38:22
March 08, 2021
Aventura de Lenguajes
Language is an adventure best learned through experience. In this episode Mayra Jimenez discusses how one of her best teachers, was being a learner herself.
27:42
March 01, 2021
Comentario: Solo El Pueblo Salva Al Pueblo
In this episode we discuss some of the trends that are appearing amongst the education community. Are you a "take work home" or "leave it at school" kind of educator? Whatever kind you are, YOU ARE DOING GREAT!
40:01
February 22, 2021
Un Sueño Hecho en Mexico
In this episode we go deep into the struggles and accomplishments of being a Dreamer. Una Soñadora, Activista, y Maestra. Featuring Special Guest: Gissel Escobedo
33:26
February 17, 2021
Caras Vemos, Lenguajes No Sabemos
In this episode we talk about how important it is that we do not judge the language of the book by the cover. Language is unique and it is intertwined within someone's identity. We cannot assume someone's language, ever.
28:49
February 08, 2021
Comentario - El Elefante Que Rompió La Telaraña
We address several elephants in the room that are evident in this "reopening schools" process. Although we share our views and assumptions, we want to hear from YOU!
34:19
February 01, 2021
Calladita Te Ves Más Bonita
Ah yes, the infamous "you look prettier when you're quiet" phrase many of us have heard growing up. But how does this transpire into the education world? Listen to find out!
28:16
January 25, 2021
Introducción!
Who are we? What do we do? Listen to join our bilingual education community! We want to hear from YOU!
16:33
January 19, 2021
Conversaciones Con Colegas - TRAILER
Hola! We are LatinXChange, bringing you conversaciones con colegas: a weekly podcast spotlighting the good, the real, the amazing things happening in bilingual education today. Join us in the conversations with teachers, educators, community members, parents, and students. Find us on our website latinxchange.co, anywhere podcasts are available, instagram, twitter, and our personal favorite: tik tok. Again, we are LatinXChange and we want to hear from you.
00:44
January 19, 2021