Now Open to Public @ ED: Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle Schools—An Interactive Learning Session, July 9, 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
Please join the first in a series of interactive learning sessions focused on connecting research, practice, and policy implementation for English learners, either in person at the U.S. Department of Education’s LBJ Auditorium (400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC) or online through EDstream (see details below). Either way, be sure to RSVP! The focus for this interactive session will be the new Institute of Education Sciences’ What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) practice guide, Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School. Presenters will discuss how the WWC practice guides are developed and address key recommendations in the areas of academic vocabulary, content-area material, written language, and small-group instructional intervention from research, practice and policy perspectives. Presenters include Patrick Proctor, Boston College; Giselle Lundy-Ponce, American Federation of Teachers; Christine Rowland, New York City Public Schools; and Signe Nelson, Washington, DC Public Schools. Libia (Libi) Gil, Assistant Deputy Secretary, and Director, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), U.S. Department of Education, will co-facilitate with Ruth Neild, National Center for Education Research. For those attending online, go to this Edstream link at 2 p.m. EDT on July 9. Don’t forget to RSVP! (Future sessions will be held: Sept. 2, 2014, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.; Jan. 7, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.; April 15, 2015, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.) If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in this event (i.e. sign-language interpreter, captioning services, Braille, large print or CD Rom) please contact Anthony Sepulveda by phone (202-260-0464) or email at (Anthony.Sepulveda@ed.gov) no later than July 1.
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)