SAN ANTONIO, TX – November 5, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Ambicultural, bilingual speaker and award-winning author of the first bilingual (Spanish/ English) children’s military book, Good Night Captain Mama/ Buenas Noches Capitán Mamá and decorated Air Force veteran to share her extraordinary life filled with language duality at the Education Service Center Region – 20 Frederick E. Maples, Jr. Conference Center for the Sixth Annual Dual Language Conference, themed: “Embracing the Heart Enriching the Mind.” In light of the theme, following Tiscareño-Sato’s keynote presentation, educators of today’s ELLs will have witnessed several real examples of high-achieving bilingual/bicultural adults to draw upon as they return to the classroom to educate our future, brilliant innovators. Following this unique keynote speech, Tiscareño-Sato, founder of multicultural educational publishing firm Gracefully Global Group, LLC in Northern California, will be teaching a break out session for teachers titled “Creating Culturally, Authentic Literature.”
“Educators need to hear examples from the successful lives of dual language learners like Graciela. We invited her to be our keynote speaker because it’s clear from reading her biography that she’s thrived throughout her life because she fully embraced her language and cultural duality. Graciela will be able to show our conference attendees the long-term view – that the children we’re teaching today, who like Graciela began school speaking Spanish, have vast potential to achieve tremendous things in the years to come as bilingual Americans. Our teachers’ mission in the classroom, embracing the hearts and minds of students, is critical to their future success.” – Marcy Voss, Boerne ISD Special Programs Coordinator.
Tiscareño-Sato is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and also holds a master degree in international business management. She’s served our nation in combat aviation sorties over Iraq and been recognized by The White House for her social entrepreneurship work to place culturally-relevant, bilingual, aspirational literature in our classrooms to raise the collective expectations of today’s ELL students.
New offering for school districts educating ELLs across the country
Graciela Tiscareño-Sato will unveil a new offering for school districts educating English Language Learners around the nation, a new Parent Engagement Kit titled La Vista de Largo Plazo. The kit includes a DVD in which Graciela interviews her parents and they directly address cultural obstacles, fears and traditions that have contributed for decades to an undereducated Hispanic community, so that today’s immigrant parents of school-age children can see decades forward to a brighter future with educated children.
About Gracefully Global Group LLC
Gracefully Global Group LLC is the premiere independent educational publisher and promoter of positive media images and case studies from the Latino community in book, eBook, DVD and live presentation formats. The firm’s first book in the Latinnovating (978-0-9834760-0-9) series took home three honors at the 2012 International Latino Book Awards in New York City. The awards included Best Business Book, Best Nonfiction eBook and 2nd Place, Best Nonfiction Young Adult Book for its unique focus on showcasing Latino-led innovation and entrepreneurship in the green economy. The firm’s first children’s book in a planned series, Good Night Captain Mama [ISBN: 978-0-9834760-3-0], has received four literary awards, including “Best Educational Children’s Book – Bilingual” at the 2014 International Latino Books Awards held at the American Library Association convention. The firm’s mission is to “create literature that showcases the positive contributions of Latino Americans in the USA.” www.gracefullyglobal.com/commerce