2023 CSCTFL Extension Workshop

The Conference Extension Workshop (C-EW) has a long-standing CSCTFL tradition. Participants in this all-day event learn from nationally recognized experts. All conference participants are welcome to register and attend this outstanding professional development. In addition, each state organization is encouraged to send up to two representatives to C-EW who will replicate the workshop at their own state conference or district, using the workshop materials and thus “extending” the workshop in their state. This can be either as a session, half-day workshop or full-day workshop. State representatives who “extend” the workshop will have their workshop fee reimbursed and receive a small stipend to defray costs. Extension Workshop reimbursement applies only to those whose states have an active State Advisory Council Membership.

This Year's Topic: Integrating Indigenous perspectives on global issues into the language curriculum


Presenter: María Datel, Boston University, on behalf of ACTFL


Date/Time: Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 8:30am to 4:00pm


Workshop Description: In this interactive, hands-on workshop, participants will discuss how to integrate Indigenous perspectives into the language curriculum. The colonial genocide was also an epistemicide, yet there are still 50 million Indigenous peoples in Latin America whose knowledge production presents valuable solutions to contemporary issues including climate change, food sovereignty, medical hegemony, and gender equity. The attendees will explore these voices, collaborating to

produce activities that fit their particular curricular needs and push students to think beyond the colonial framework. They will leave the session with applicable, ready-to-use tools and resources.


Languages: English, primarily focusing on Spanish examples, but all language backgrounds are welcome.



About the Presenter: María Datel

María Datel is a master lecturer at Boston University, where she serves as the overall coordinator for the Spanish Language Program, is a fellow in the Designing Anti Racism Curricula Fellowship Program and co-organizes the Second-Language Learning and Disabilities Conference. She teaches courses in Spanish language, Spanish for heritage learners, and second language pedagogy. With research interests centered around anti colonial pedagogies, she has devoted the past few years to creating a more inclusive and equitable Spanish-language classroom that is attentive to marginalized cultures, particularly those of Latin America. María

has presented nationally and internationally on decolonization, antiracist teaching, and research-based pedagogical practices, and she is honored to have received several awards for her work.