SHLE certificate student Lauren Saravia leads professional development session

SHLE certificate student Lauren Saravia leads professional development session

Lauren Saravia is a Spanish teacher in Spotsylvania county who entered the  SHLE online graduate certificate program this year. Eager to share what she's been learning in the program, Lauren led a professional development session for Spotsylvania County Public Schools titled "Supporting Students in Spanish Heritage Instruction." Lauren covered topics such as the characteristics of heritage learners and the reasons that traditional Spanish classes fail to meet their needs. The session was such a success that participants will now meet monthly in a Heritage Spanish Professional Learning Community that Lauren planned as a class project in FRLN 575 during Fall 2023.