May 24-May 27, 2013 | New York City
IAAB's Persian Language Educators' Symposium brings together Persian language educators who teach heritage speakers from pre-school through high school. The educators will gather from around the United States to address shared goals, needs, and challenges in a closed, invite-only symposium in New York City from May 24-27, 2013. If you are interested in joining this symposium, please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IAAB, in close collaboration with directors of Persian Language schools throughout the United States, will organize this unique gathering.
As a community, we are invested in developing meaningful and culturally affirming educational experiences for Iranian American youth. This includes providing students access to the tools of speaking, reading, and writing in their heritage language.
We recognize that language is deeply interwoven with culture, history, and identity. Persian language schools and programs therefore fulfill an essential role. They bring together students and families and often serve as cultural hubs within the local community. They provide young people access to positive Iranian mentors and role models. In an era of increasing discrimination, Persian language schools and programs are also one of the key places Iranian American children and youth learn to embrace their rich linguistic and cultural inheritance.
In bringing together Persian language educators with a range of backgrounds and experiences, this symposium seeks to:
This conference will accomplish these goals by:
About Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) - IAAB is a 501(c)(3) non-partisan, non-profit volunteer organization with a young, dedicated staff spread across the United States, Europe and Iran. The mission of the organization is to address issues of the Iranian diaspora community while raising awareness of the Iranian community, promoting leadership, and connecting Iranians across borders. For more information about IAAB, please visit www.iranianalliances.org.
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