Webinar: Spanish & Multilingual Digital Literacy Training: Strategies and Tips

Join Diana Rodriguez, Director of Expanded Learning at the Youth Policy Institute and Joan Murcia, instructor and resource developer at Richmond Public Library of California’s Literacy for Every Adult Program (LEAP), for a presentation and discussion of best practices in digital literacy for ESL and ESOL learners. Our presenters will provide unique insights from their experience and share tactics and strategies for teaching technology in mixed language and non-English speaking classrooms.

This webinar is part of NTEN’s Digital Inclusion Fellowship program, aimed at supporting digital inclusion initiatives, sharing best practices, and showcasing digital inclusion programs. You do not need to be a Fellow to attend; all are invited.

Speaker: Diana Rodriguez
As Director of Digital Learning and Technology, Diana is dedicated to carrying out the agency’s commitment to provide technology, training, and resources to youth and adults across Los Angeles. In her four-year tenure, Diana has managed a portfolio of technology related projects totaling more than $9.8 million dollars, the most notable being a BTOP Public Computer Center (PCC) Grant that enabled YPI to deploy over 1,700 workstations across 83 PCCs throughout Los Angeles County. In addition to her direct service efforts, Diana also functions as the agency lead and co-project coordinator for the Los Angeles County Regional Broadband Consortia; a diverse group of organizations committed to providing technology leadership and engaging in activities aimed at accelerating broadband deployment, access, and adoption. Prior to joining YPI, Diana was with the LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program for 10 years where she provided comprehensive program support, professional development and supervision for multiple schools throughout the San Fernando Valley. Diana holds a bachelor’s degree in human services and is currently an MBA student at Loyola Marymount University. She resides in the Northeast San Fernando Valley with her husband and 3 dogs.
Speaker: Joan Murcia
Joan works with the City of Richmond and the University of Portland developing Literacy for Every Adult Program (LEAP). LEAP's purpose is to help adults develop the skills and confidence they need to achieve their individual goals