may, 2021

21mayAll Day222021 CATC Arabic Pedagogy Conference: Building an Arabic Language Ecosystem

Event Details

The Chicago Arabic Teachers Council (CATC) invites you to participate in its annual conference, which will focus on connecting Arabic language classrooms to the wider world. Panel sessions will showcase opportunities for Arabic instructors to collaborate with local and international communities to enrich their teaching. 

Conference Schedule:

Friday, May 21

11:00 am – 12:30 pm CDT: Keynote Lecture, “Crossing Boundaries and Building Bridges: The Role of Arabic in the 21st Century” by Mohammed Elmeski (Arizona State University)

12:45 pm – 1:45 pm CDT: Panel Session, “Connecting with Local Communities,” featuring Dr. Azar Maluki (Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project), Samira Alhamwi (Syrian Community Network), Sarab Al Ani (Yale University), and moderator Aidan Kaplan (University of Chicago)

Saturday, May 22

10:15 am – 11:45 am CDT: Panel Session, “Connecting Arabic Students Across Schools,” featuring Tahreem Akhtar (Qatar Foundation International), Fadi Abughoush (Lindblom Math & Science Academy), Iman Hashem (California World Language Project, Occidental College), and moderator Noha Forster (University of Chicago)

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm CDT: Panel Session, “Connecting with International Communities,” featuring Ronnie Malley (Chicago Public Schools, Global Voices Initiative), Lisa Roberts (STEAMuseum), and moderator Lena Krause (Beacon Academy)

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