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2014 Conference

May 8–9, 2014

Framingham, MA

MATSOL 2014 Conference: Online Program

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Honoring the Counterstories of SLIFE Through Digital Storytelling

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 11:00 AM–11:45 AM EDT
Middlesex West
Session Abstract

This session will present the findings of an ethnography that was conducted in an urban high school SEI classroom during a unit on digital storytelling.  Based on students’ counterstories, alternative programming and pathways to graduation are proposed.  This research aims to shift the focus from “eliminating deficits” to working with students’ strengths.

Session Length

Research-Oriented Presentation (45 minutes)

Secondary Educators
Adult/Workplace Educators
Community College ESOL Educators
Higher Education ESOL/IEP Educators
Program Administrators
Teacher Educators
Topic Strand

Specific Populations (ELLs with disabilities, SLIFE, etc)

Lead Presenter

Christina Porter, Revere Public Schools
Biographical Statement

Christina Porter is the Director of Humanities for Revere Public Schools.  She has a Master’s degree in Adolescent Literacy from Tufts University, and a doctorate in Urban Education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. 



Session Materials