Heritage Roots:

A virtual colloquium on heritage language education

Informational Flyer

Dates: May 23 - 25, 2022, 10am - 6pm EST

$200 fellowships & CEUs/PD hours available for current and pre-service K-16 educators!

All educators from public/private, community, and weekend schools welcome!

Application and full schedule details here and in attached flyer

Dear colleagues,


We are excited to share information on a 3-day online colloquium designed with, by, and for current and pre-service K-16 heritage language educators who come from heritage, bilingual, Indigenous, and transnational backgrounds. The event is hosted by a collaboration between the Multilingual Lab at Michigan State University and the University of Colorado, Denver and will include:

  • Workshops, 
  • Panel discussions, and 
  • Networking and mentorship opportunities for current and pre-service educators.

Additionally, we are very happy to welcome Francesca Venezia, Julio Torres, and Young-A Son for a speaker series that will be open to educators, scholars, and general enthusiasts! These speaker sessions are $10/session, and all funds collected through the series will go to Voices of Children, a non-profit that offers psychological support to children of war, and one other non-profit supporting heritage and multilingual communities that will be chosen by colloquium participants. 


Educators from heritage and bilingual backgrounds can apply to take part at this linkAll those accepted for the full colloquium will be given a fee waiver for all speaker sessions and be considered for a fellowship stipend of up to $200! CEUs and professional development/clock hours are available. 


Please share far and wide within your networks! Any questions can be addressed to Meagan Driver (driverme@msu.edu) and Gabriela DeRobles (gabriela.derobles@ucdenver.edu). 


We hope to see you there!


Gabriela and Meagan


Gabriela DeRobles, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor CTT 

Pronouns: Ella/She/Her/Hers

Department of Modern Languages

University of Colorado, Denver 




Meagan Y. Driver, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | ella/she/her

Director, Multilingual Lab

Department of Romance and Classical Studies

Second Language Studies Program

Michigan State University