Featured summer workshop | From design to success: SHL teaching practices for engaging and empowering our students

Registration is closed for this workshop. Please contact tlc@austin.utexas.edu if you’d like to be added to the waitlist.

This virtual workshop (in Zoom) will provide Spanish instructors from K-12 and higher ed with hands-on guidance for engaging heritage students based on their individual needs and local context. A variety of facilitators will share their expertise on integrating critical pedagogies, building writing skills, and engaging with the community.


View schedule for more details, including session descriptions and presenter bios

  • The Process of Developing SHL OER Material while Integrating Writing Skills and Critical Awareness (Yanina Hernandez and Jose Esteban Hernandez)
  • Cultural Portfolios in the Function of Critical Pedagogy (Gabriela Vokic)
  • Translation as Community Engagement in the Heritage Language Classroom (Emily Bernate)
  • Building Tools to Help Heritage Students Develop Written Academic Discourse (Edna V. Velásquez)
  • La revisión por pares (peer review) en la clase de español como lengua heredada (Ashley Lenz, Anna Marrero-Rivera)
  • Enseñando con el corazón: Placing Heritage Speakers’ Language Varieties, Histories, and Communities at the Core of the Curriculum (Nancy Domínguez-Fret and Oscar Guzmán)
  • Opening Up Language Education: The Affordances of Open Resources and Practices for Language Learning (Carl Blyth)


Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit hours are available for those who attend the workshop in its entirety.


Please notify us by June 17, 2021 of accessibility needs for the workshop, by emailing coerll@austin.utexas.edu.

Sponsored by the Texas Coalition for Heritage Spanish (TeCHS), Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL), and Texas Language Center (TLC).