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Wednesday, March 20
 

9:30am

OCDE Project GLAD® 2-Day Research and Theory Workshop
The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) is the official National Training Center (NTC) for the Project GLAD® training model. The 2-Day Research & Theory Workshop highlights current research regarding effective educational practices for language learners. During this workshop participants will build understanding of how the OCDE Project GLAD® promotes positive classroom culture and celebrates each student’s individual assets. This workshop applies research to practice by explicitly showing how ELD is embedded within the model.

Speakers
avatar for Susan Dunkin

Susan Dunkin

Orange County DOE, Project GLAD®
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Brooke Petruzzelli

Orange County DOE, Project GLAD®


Wednesday March 20, 2019 9:30am - 4:30pm
Westin Long Beach - Salon D

10:30am

Academia de lenguaje en español
Vengan todos a la primer Academia de Lenguaje en Español por dos días en CABE 2019. Invitamos a todos a aprender cómo funciona el español y cómo enseñarlo de manera eficaz y divertida en una clase de doble inmersión/bilingüe. Estudiaremos profundamente la enseñanza basada en los estándares con énfasis en aquellos que son específicos al idioma español en todas áreas del currículo. Nos enfocaremos en la integración coherente entre los dominios del lenguaje. Demostraremos cómo planear instrucción con normas académicas de base común (Common Core) en español y los nuevos Estándares de Desarrollo del Idioma Español y compartiremos estrategias que facilitan la enseñanza eficaz en español. Modelaremos lecciones de lectoescritura enfatizando cómo funciona el español. Repasaremos estrategias para la instrucción de un continuo vertical de destrezas fundamentales y de gramática en los grados K-6. Enseñaremos estrategias translingüísticas para establecer conexiones explícitas entre el español y el inglés. Se afirmará la pedagogía crítica, el multiculturalismo y la concientización como métodos esenciales para la enseñanza de estudiantes en el siglo XXI.

[THIS SESSION WILL BE CONDUCTED IN SPANISH.] Come to the first two-day Spanish Language Academy at CABE 2019. All are invited to learn how Spanish works and how to teach Spanish in efficient and fun ways in dual language immersion and biliteracy classrooms. We will provide an in-depth study of standards-based instruction with emphasis on the linguistic augmentations specific to Spanish in the content areas. We will focus on the cohesive integration of language domains. We will demonstrate how to plan instruction with the Common Core en Español and the new Spanish Language Development Standards and share strategies that facilitate effective teaching in Spanish. We will model reading and writing lessons emphasizing how Spanish works. We will review and model instructional strategies using a vertical continuum of fundamental skills and grammar in grades K-6. We will teach cross-linguistic strategies to establish explicit connections between Spanish and English. Critical pedagogy, multiculturalism and awareness will be affirmed as essential methods for teaching students in the 21st century.

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Cuevas Antillón

Jorge Cuevas Antillón

District Advisor, Curriculum & Instruction, San Diego COE
Jorge Cuevas Antillón is a well-known voice on effective language learning. His capacity to serve schools and districts comes from decades in education, as a teacher, reading coach, and educational grant writer and manager. At SDCOE, Cuevas Antillón serves county school districts... Read More →
avatar for Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes

Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes

Benchmark Education
Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes National Biliteracy Consultant, Author Benchmark Education Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes recently served as Expert Panel Member for the development of the California ELD Standards and subsequently as Curriculum Framework and Evaluation Criteria Committee... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
Westin Long Beach - Salon C

10:30am

An Overview for New Two-Way Bilingual/Dual Immersion Programs
Our goal is to provide information and resources from research to classroom instruction for new Two-Way Dual Language programs. Using the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, along with tools and features of successful research-based programs, your team will leave with the knowledge of what is needed to begin and sustain a rigorous, high quality TWDL program.

Please join us for two days of learning and planning for your new program’s success!

Speakers
avatar for Jody Wiencek

Jody Wiencek

Educational Consultant
Hello. I'm a Two-Way Dual Language Program Specialist with over 30 years experience in consulting with schools and programs in planning, developing and maintaining successful Two-Way Dual Language programs. Talk to me about anything you are interested in or needs you have regarding... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
Westin Long Beach - Barcelona/Casablanca

10:30am

Tools and Techniques for Mastering Integrated ELD Instruction
Now that you know that the framework calls for Designated and Integrated ELD, you're ready for this very practical, step-by-step Institute on "how to" develop and deliver lessons for Integrated ELD across the curriculum and across the grade levels. You will receive a set of templates and tools for lesson development, how to select the language focus for any lesson, writing powerful content and language objectives, differentiated sentence frames, cognates, and assessments of progress.


Wednesday March 20, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
Westin Long Beach - Tokyo/Vancouver

1:00pm

Beginning Biliteracy Development: How Children “Come to Know” Written Language in L1 & L2 Using Interactive Dialogue Journals and Mini Shared Reading
This presentation will focus on the exciting development of biliteracy in the early grades and how written language in both L1 and L2 is developed through Interactive Dialogue Journals and Mini Shared Reading. We will share the impact of powerful research and practice. The goals include 1) To present how to organize the teaching and learning of writing and reading in the social context of Interactive Dialogue Journals thru a Vygotskian sociocultural lens; 2) To show how children in a small group of 3-5, who do not know all their letters or sounds or sights words, can read a leveled book two levels above their instructional level using Mini Shared Reading Strategy; and 3) To share the evolution of the children’s conceptual interpretations of written language from a Piagetian perspective, sociopsychogenesis. Digital and hard copies of handouts will be available. Come and be engaged in powerful approaches to developing biliteracy in the classroom!

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Flores

Barbara Flores

CSU San Bernardino and SBCUSD Board Member



Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 203B

1:00pm

WRITE Institute: Language and Literacy through the Lens of Cultural Responsiveness
This interactive presentation will provide administrators and teachers with resources to understand and apply key research-based instructional practices across content areas around integrated literacy (reading, writing, and academic oral language) for culturally and linguistically diverse students. Participants will learn how to successfully integrate the practices in their current instructional contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Goldman

Julie Goldman

Director, Equity Curriculum and Instruction, San Diego County Office of Education
Julie Goldman, Ed.D., is the Director, Equity Curriculum and Instruction at the San Diego County Office of Education. She facilitates professional learning around equity, language, and literacy for schools and districts throughout California. Throughout her career as a K-16 educator... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 102A

1:00pm

A Differentiated Plan for Supporting Dual Immersion Teachers
Dual Immersion teachers need specific supports that set them apart from their English Only counterparts. These supports will ensure successful program implementation, strong instructional practice, and teacher longevity. Participants in this session will be given time to reflect on the profile of Dual Immersion teachers, discuss the supports needed for them to succeed, and share best practices. Presentation will be interactive and presenters will share key insights learned from the field.

Speakers
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Heather Michel

Chula Vista Elementary SD


Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 102C

1:00pm

Academia de Liderazgo en AUHSD: empoderando a padres para fortalecer nuestra comunidad
Los participantes aprenderán como el distrito secundario de Anaheim ha podido crear un modelo de involucramiento familiar fuerte y sostenible en donde los padres han recibido capacitación para convertirse en padres educadores quienes facilitan talleres de padre a padre. Por medio do estos talleres, nuestros padres han podido crear capital social y establecer una cultura en donde la mentalidad es que todo alumno asistirá a la universidad. Este modelo ha logrado éxito porque es auténtico.

Speakers

Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Pike 3

1:00pm

Active Engagement Structures to Skyrocket Comprehension and Fluency
How can we help limited and non-English speaking students acquire essential reading, writing, and speaking skills for success in language acquisition across the curriculum? Kagan Structures, cooperative and communicative teaching strategies, are wonderful tools to promote English fluency while covering academic content. Through interactive structures, students are exposed to more functional language and have the opportunity to practice language more. Learn Kagan Structures to best help your English learners at each stage learning English.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Searl

Tom Searl

Trainer, Kagan Publishing & Professional Development
Tom received his BA in Psychology from Creighton University, BS in Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and his M.Ed in Bilingual/Multicultural Education and K–12 ESL Endorsement from Northern Arizona University. His first years in education were spent as a teacher... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Seaview B

1:00pm

An Update on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
Participants will be provided with the most up-to-date information on the Initial and Summative English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).

Speakers
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Traci Albee

California Department of Education
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Johanna Harder

Education Consultant, California Department of Education



Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Pike 2

1:00pm

Ciencias: demostración y discusión de una unidad de circuitos eléctricos
En este taller, participantes colaborarán en una exploración científica interactiva. Después serán expuestos a investigaciones académicas que apoyan el modelo de instrucción presentado con fin de analizar un plan de lecciones. Al terminar, los participantes partirán con un ejemplo de un plan de lecciones basadas en los estándares de ciencias de la próxima generación y comprenderán los requisitos básicos para el desarrollo e implementación de una lección científica para estudiantes en programas de dúo idioma.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Navarro Martell

Melissa Navarro Martell

Assistant Professor, CSU Dominguez Hills
Melissa A. Navarro Martell, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Liberal Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Her research and teaching center the need to prepare critically conscious educators on the sociopolitical, ideological, cultural, and linguistic aspects... Read More →



Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Broadlind 2

1:00pm

Closing the Achievement Gap by Making the Digital Transition
Since Title I was enacted in 1965, we've spent billions to close the achievement gap between EL's and native English speakers with little success. As the population of EL's continues to grow, we must transition to methods that achieve success. This session will highlight a paradigm shift to Digital Early Literacy that delivers at-risk preschoolers to kindergarten ready to learn, and how AR, VR, and MR are increasing K-12 student engagement and narrowing the gap.


Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Broadlind 1

1:00pm

Deconstructing the ELPAC Task Types
Participants will deconstruct and understand the ELPAC task types in the reading and writing domains. Presenters will share data analysis tools that have supported their district in creating systematic ELD groups. Test taking strategies that students will need to know to be successful on the ELPAC will be identified as well as everyday strategies to implement when planning designated and integrated ELD lessons. Participants will actively engage in the practice of these modeled activities and take with them ideas and strategies to enhance their students' English language proficiency.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Reinhart Buenrostro

Nancy Reinhart Buenrostro

Teacher on Special Assignment English Learner Services, Oxnard School District
Hi, I am Nancy Reinhart Buenrostro! You can find me on Wednesday along with my colleagues, Cristina Huizar and Diana Perez, presenting on Deconstructing the ELPAC from 1 to 2:15 pm. Normally, you can locate me zooming around my eight schools that I serve as an EL TOSA for English... Read More →
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Cristina Huizar

EL TOSA, Oxnard SD
I began my career as a high school an English, Spanish and ELD teacher, cross-country and track coach, and ELD department chair. After 11 years I moved over to a K-8 district and taught middle school English Language Arts. A year later, I began working as a teacher on special assignment... Read More →
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Diana Pérez

English Learner TOSA, Oxnard SD



Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 101A

1:00pm

Democratizing Data: Leveraging Data for English Learner Advocacy
Data can be a powerful tool for engaging stakeholders as advocates for English learners and other students. In this session, we will explore how data can be used to activate parents, educators, administrators, and community leaders around educational challenges and opportunities. We will practice telling stories through data, building stakeholder capacity to advocate for English learners, and introduce participants to Ed Trust--West’s newest data tool, the Education Equity Navigator.

Speakers
avatar for Carrie Hahnel

Carrie Hahnel

Deputy Director of Research & Policy, The Education Trust-West
Conversation Starter: How to design a next-generation state accountability system.Prior to joining ETW, Carrie worked for the KIPP Foundation, most recently as Director of Research and Evaluation. Over the course of her five years at KIPP she was instrumental in promoting the use... Read More →
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Jeffrey Wiser

Families in Schools
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Andy Wong

Director of External Relations, The Education Trust-West



Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 203C

1:00pm

Diferencias entre el español y el inglés y su impacto en la enseñanza del español
Esta sesión se centra en algunas de las diferencias lingüísticas entre el español y el inglés y su efecto en la enseñanza de la lectoescritura en español. Los participantes, a la misma, tendrán la oportunidad de comparar y contrastar los dos idiomas a través de actividades interactivas que incluyen el diseño de paredes de palabras en español y la enseñanza de los acentos.

Speakers
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Igone Arteagoitia

Center for Applied Linguistics


Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Seaview A

1:00pm

Dual Language and Culture for Twice Exceptional Learners
Culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students who are twice exceptional (2e) are often overlooked in K-12 classrooms. Winebrenner (2012), states that twice exceptionality exists where giftedness and learning challenges coexist. 2e support is critical when considering language acquisition and culture. This workshop provides a 2e research presentation, interactive methods to discern CLD students 2e and evidence-based practices for 2e CLD learning. Participants will be equipped to identify 2e CLD learners, and effectively meet learning needs.

Speakers

Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Pike 1

1:00pm

Engage EL Families and Build Up English Learner Advisory Committees
Make English Language Learner success a priority at your school. Learn about what Heritage High School did to get more families involved and increase their English Learner Advisory Committee participation. Learn how to host an event, create a welcoming environment, marketing strategies and keeping the families involved.

Speakers
avatar for Alejandra García

Alejandra García

Perris Union High SD
SR

Sonia Rezkalah

Community Engagement Specialist, Perris Union High SD
Family / Community Engagement



Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency B

1:00pm

Entendiendo el proceso del plan educacional individualizado y como apoyar a padres
Este taller proveerá información específica en el proceso del Plan Educacional Individualizado: participantes de la junta, Derechos de Padres, metas y objetivos y responsabilidades de los miembros del equipo. Paquete de información será provisto en ambos idiomas--inglés y español. This workshop will provide specific information on the IEP process: Meeting participants, Parents Rights, Goals and Objectives and responsibilities of the team members. Handouts will be provided in both languages, English and Spanish.

Speakers
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Lucy Navarro

Gilroy USD


Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Tichenor

1:00pm

Honoring Our Ancestors: Celebrating El Día de los Muertos
In this workshop, participants will learn about teaching the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead, el Día de los Muertos, using a thematic approach. Authentic artifacts will be used to show participants how to make an altar and how to create their own multicultural unit using works of children's literature. They will receive a packet of information and teaching materials. As part of the unit, a skeleton-making art activity will be demonstrated.

Speakers
avatar for Robbie Wedeen

Robbie Wedeen

Newcomer Coordinator, Los Angeles USD
Newcomer EL instruction. Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education


Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 203A

1:00pm

La educación multilingüe: una guía de participación para los padres
¡Ha llegado la educación multilingüe! Durante esta sesión interactiva, los padres aprenderán sobre los beneficios del multilingüismo y los tipos de programas multilingües que se ofrecen en las escuelas, conocerán los requisitos mayores de la ley con respeto a la educación multilingüe, y podrán participar como padres en decidir cuales tipos de programas prefieren para sus hijos. ¡Únanse con nosotros y verán que es posible para sus hijos!

Speakers
CD

California Department of Education

Education Programs Assistant, California Department of Education



Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 101B

1:00pm

La labor del INEA a través de las Plazas Comunitarias en el Exterior y el Modelo Educativo para la Vida y el Trabajo
During 2017, the U.S. was the top country of destination for immigrants; México was the second country with most emigrants, 15 million, only overcome by India.
By 2017, in the U.S. there were 11.5 million First Generation Mexicans and 24.3 million Second and Third Generation. This sums up to approximately 35.8 million Mexicans in the U.S.

Speakers
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Susana Scherer

Instituto Nacional para la Educación de los Adultos - INEA
MD

María de Lourdes Aravedo

Instituto Nacional para la Educación de los Adultos - INEA


Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 202C

1:00pm

Lo que debemos saber sobre: cómo obtener ayuda financiera para la universidad
El Objetivo de este taller es, compartir información sobre: “Como obtener Ayuda Financiera a través de: recursos, consejos, y las páginas web de diferentes categorías. Información que está al alcance de todos; y que veremos paso a paso para poder entender mejor el proceso y con estos recursos fácilmente, podrán ayudar a sus hijos a obtener el dinero necesario para pagar la Universidad.

Speakers
avatar for Imelda Martin

Imelda Martin

P2I Facilitator, CABE
They constantly mention about their children Education. And how make it posible without Financial Aid, admision requirements knowledge and a person guiding them through the correct path. To make their children dreams come true.This is my priority. Share information and resources with... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 103A

1:00pm

Mathematics Achievement: Equity & Access for English Learners
Authorities have addressed English Language acquisition. Few have looked at mathematics. It is often assumed that English Learners already know the subject in their native language. There are large achievement gaps in mathematics between English Learners and native speakers of English. The workshop will review and present strategies that incorporate grade-level academic English, English mathematics literacy, and grade-level mathematics instruction. Each area will be discussed for mathematics Integrated content instruction and Designated English Language Development.

Speakers
avatar for Maria N. Trejo

Maria N. Trejo

Trainer and Coach, Maria N. Trejo
Dr. Maria N. Trejo is an expert national and international consultant in reading and English as a second language for struggling students and adults; has a unique expertise in working with parent groups and advisory committees; and in the area of mathematics.Maria served as an expert... Read More →



Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency A

1:00pm

Monitoring Spanish Language Acquisition with LAS Links Español
Over the last 13 years our Dual Language Immersion (DLI) program has grown from 26 students at 1 school to over 1,200 students at 6 schools. We needed a consistent, annual measure to monitor our DLI students' listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish in order to inform instruction, programmatic decisions, and report to parents. During this workshop we will share the role LAS Links Español has played in the development of our DLI Program.

Speakers
avatar for Rhonda Robertson

Rhonda Robertson

Director, Program Evaluations, Anaheim Elementary SD
Proud public educator and supporter of multilingual education. Received my bilingual credential (BCLAD) just as Prop. 227 was voted in. Have been supporting English learners (emerging bilinguals) ever since. Currently serving as an assessment and accountability director at the... Read More →



Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 202A

1:00pm

Planning and Implementing a Strong, Successful, and Sustainable Dual Language Immersion Program
In this session, the “Dual Language Immersion Planning Guide,” a free online resource from CABE that is based on the “Guiding Principles for Dual Language Instruction,” will be shared. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the presenter, a CABE Professional Development Services (PDS) consultant, to learn about the various steps that are recommended for the one to two years of planning that are recommended for planning for a strong, successful, and sustainable Dual Language Immersion program.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Nicholls

Kris Nicholls

Director, Professional Development Services, CABE



Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 201B

1:00pm

State Migrant Education Family Biliteracy Program
The California Department of Education, in collaboration with a migrant education local partner, will demonstrate how the Family Biliteracy Program integrates the family into the school community, identifying and valuing cultural and linguistic assets that the family already possesses. Attendees will learn how to integrate the family unit into the educational experience by utilizing the family’s first language to teach literacy strategies that transfer to a second language that can be replicated at home.

Speakers
avatar for Gloria Dávalos

Gloria Dávalos

Administration, Tulare COE
Family Biliteracy Programs for Early Childhood Education Migrant Education Program Region VIII Journalism for English Learners to prevent Long-Term English Learners
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Lizette Rocha

Education Programs Assistant, California Department of Education



Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 202B

1:00pm

The Extraordinary BEAT: Creating a Counterspace through Restorative Practices
Counterspaces are defined as a social setting where two or more individuals come together to challenge the story that is normally told about a particular group when it is told, also known as the master narrative and restorative practices are inclusionary. This workshop will focus on how humans are more likely to make positive changes in their behavior when those in position of authority do things with them, rather than to them (Wachtel, 2013, p.8).

Speakers
avatar for Jahmon Gibbs

Jahmon Gibbs

Founder, California Education Authority
The Extraordinary BEAT is a nonprofit organization and the B.E.A.T is an acronym and framework that stands for when your beliefs, education, achievement, and time come together to make extraordinary moments. As a School Psychologist for the Department of Juvenile Justice, I utilize... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Alford

1:00pm

The Limited English Proficient Hard to Count Population and the 2020 Census
In this session, participants will learn important updates about the decennial Census, its impact on their particular communities, and things they can do to ensure a complete count.

Speakers
avatar for Clarissa Laguardia

Clarissa Laguardia

Language and Communication Access Manager, California Complete Count - Census 2020
Clarissa Laguardia is the Language and Communication Access Manager for the California Complete Count - Census 2020, based in Sacramento. Clarissa completed her K-12 education in El Salvador and mastered English promptly after arriving in the United States. She has worked as a professional... Read More →
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Adriana Martínez

California Complete Count - Census 2020


Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 103B

1:00pm

Using Digital Books to Support Biliterate Achievement
Students in dual language programs graduate from high school headed to the career or college of their dreams. One of the main reasons is the development of biliteracy.
Supporting biliteracy requires access to reading materials in more than one language. Digital books provide students with access to books that might otherwise not be available. Participants in this session will learn how digital books can be used to support biliteracy across content areas.

Speakers
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Carol Johnson

Renaissance Learning


Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 103C

1:00pm

Bilingual Teacher Expertise: Building a Continuum of Preparation and Professional Learning
This session addresses the state and national context for the preparation and professional development of bilingual educators. In response to the shortages of new teachers entering the profession, bilingual teacher educators from across California and from a variety of institutions will engage participants by sharing of research, promising practices and policy initiatives. Presenters and participants will dialogue and develop strategies to expand the networks of bilingual teacher experts in the state.

Speakers
CA

Cristina Alfaro

San Diego State University
EA

Elvira Armas

Loyola Marymount University
avatar for Allison Briceño

Allison Briceño

Assistant Professor & Bilingual Program Coordinator, San José State University
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Magaly Lavadenz

Loyola Marymount University
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Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz

San José State University
avatar for Ivannia Soto

Ivannia Soto

Director/Professor, CABE/Whittier College
I am a Whittier College Professor of Education, on loan to CABE to direct a bilingual teacher and administrator pipeline program. At this year's conference, I will be presenting on findings from an ELL shadowing app project.
avatar for Shelly Coleman

Shelly Coleman

Executive Director, Californians Together
EL Roadmap, Research publications, Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy, Long Term English Learners, The State Seal of Biiteracy, Accountability and ELs, Bilingual Teacher Shortabe


Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 104C

1:00pm

El modelo educativo para aprendices de inglés en California: tomar acción en su escuela, distrito y comunidad/ The CA English Learner Roadmap: Take Action in Your School, District and Community
En este instituto usted aprenderá sobre la política educacional adoptada recientemente por la mesa directiva de educación del estado que asegura que los aprendices de inglés tengan un mejor acceso a altos niveles de competencia en inglés, y la importancia de desarrollar destrezas en varios idiomas. También se llevará herramientas para desarrollar en un plan de acción para colaborar con su escuela, distrito y comunidad para programas equitativos para los aprendices de inglés.

In this institute, you will learn about the EL Roadmap recently adopted by the State Board of Education that ensures that all English Learners have access to higher levels of English proficiency, and the importance of developing skills in other languages. You will also take away tools that will help you develop a plan of action to collaborate with your school, district and community for equitable programs for English Learners.

Speakers
VC

Venus Cenizal

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
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Laura Díaz

Parent Specialist, CABE
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Adriana Díaz

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
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Corina Sapien

District Relations Administrator, SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
As a relatively new member of a team of District Relations Administrators, I serve as a liaison between the SEAL organization and districts implementing the SEAL model. Prior to joining the SEAL team, I spent over 28 years working in various capacities in Gilroy Unified School District... Read More →
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María Villa

Director of Family Engagement/CABE, CABE
Director of Family Engagement for CABE. Interested in learning more about CABE's research base Project 2INSPIRE's leadership development for parents or professional development for community liaisons and teachers in Family Engagement? Contact me at mvilla@bilingualeducation.org... Read More →



Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 104A

1:00pm

Building High Quality Professional Learning Systems in Support of English Learners
Participants will learn about what an effective professional learning (PL) system looks like for teachers/administrators of English learners (ELs) and have the opportunity to reflect upon their local PL systems. Participants will hear how some California districts/schools are creatively addressing common challenges to implementing and sustaining an effective PL system in support of ELs. Lastly, participants will have the opportunity to explore California Department of Education tools and resources which support effective PL systems. Expect to leave this institute with an action plan.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Agostinelli

Julia Agostinelli

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
Julia Agostinelli, Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education. As a former teacher of at-risk middle school youth and late adolescent English learners, Julia knows the importance of having access to not only rich educational curriculum, but access to a quality... Read More →
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Joy Kessel

California Department of Education
Joy Kessel serves as a Consultant in the Educator Excellence and Equity Division (EEED) at the California Department of Education (CDE). Currently, Ms. Kessel supports the operations of the EEED, actively promotes high-quality professional learning systems and opportunities, and serves... Read More →
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Barbara Murchison

Director, Educator Excellence and Equity Division, California Department of Education
Barbara Murchison is the Director of the Educator Excellence and Equity Division at the California Department of Education (CDE). In this role, she has the pleasure of leading a team that supports and promotes high quality professional learning for educators as a key strategy for... Read More →



Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 104B

1:00pm

High-Leverage Instructional Strategies for the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC)
In this half-day institute, participants will learn about the new English Language Development (ELD) assessment, the ELPAC, for California’s English Learners and the high-leverage instructional strategies that can prepare students for success on the ELPAC tasks. The instructional strategies will be described and their alignment with the California ELD standards and the ELPAC tasks will be shared. The ELPAC performance levels and scoring rubrics will be analyzed, and their connection to the high-leverage instructional strategies highlighted.

Speakers
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Kris Nicholls

Director, Professional Development Services, CABE
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Rubí Flores

PD Specialist, CABE
Hello, I am a Professional Development Specialist with CABE. CABE PDS provides professional growth opportunities and coaching on areas of Biliteracy, Spanish Literacy, ELD, Best practices for English Learners, Dual Language Immersion, Maintenance Programs, ELPAC, etc. Please let... Read More →



Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 201A

2:45pm

Language Impact on Math Achievement: Practical Implications for Mathematics Classrooms
High performing Hispanic research contributes to our knowledge in helping identify factors of success and critical components of high performing schools. There are multiple factors known to be related to math student success; however, little is known in regards to the impact language has on math achievement. This workshop will delve into a study analyzing a major predictor of math achievement, language, and examine ways to address the language demands within math classrooms. Presentation link: Tinyurl.com/CABE2019Dr-MP


Speakers
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Dr. Madrigal-Patel

Assistant Principal, Sweetwater Union High SD
Dr. Madrigal-Patel obtained her PhD in Education from Claremont Graduate University and San Diego State University. Her research interest includes issues of social justice for the historically underserved groups such as Latinos, English Learners, and Students With Disabilities (SWD... Read More →
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Alexandra Martínez

Sweetwater Union High SD



Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 202B

2:45pm

Implementing Global California 2030 through Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy
Global California 2030 is a call to action to prepare students for twenty-first century careers and college, recognizing that multilingualism is an essential skill. Coupled with the overwhelming support for Proposition 58, the new state English Learner Roadmap and research documenting the benefits of biliteracy, districts and parents can collaborate on enhancing and expanding multiple pathways to biliteracy. Multilingual program options for all grade levels and all students will be presented. Resources for local planning will be shared.

Speakers
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Martha Hernandez

Director Of Policy and Initiatives, Californians Together
My focus is the implementation of Prop 58 , the EL Roadmap and Global California 2030..
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Shelly Coleman

Executive Director, Californians Together
EL Roadmap, Research publications, Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy, Long Term English Learners, The State Seal of Biiteracy, Accountability and ELs, Bilingual Teacher Shortabe



Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency B

2:45pm

Cómo trabajar la expresión oral en el aula
Presentaremos estrategias para la elaboración de materiales para trabajar la expresión oral en el aula. Se utilizarán actividades que fomentan la participación activa de los estudiantes. Además, daremos respuesta a las siguientes preguntas:
1. ¿Qué hacemos para que los alumnos hablen?
2. ¿Qué estrategias o actividades utilizamos en nuestras clases?
3. ¿Existen nuevos métodos?
4. ¿Cómo podemos mejorar nuestras estrategias?

Speakers
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Josu Baque

Eucational advisor, Consulate General of Spain


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency D

2:45pm

Public Education in Puerto Rico: The Plan to Privatize Public Schools and How Communities are Fighting Back
Puerto Rico has been fighting and winning against the intentions of the government to privatize schools in Puerto Rico for the past 29 years. Vouchers, intended to subsidize private entities with public funds, were declared unconstitutional. However, Law 85, approved in March 2018, seeks to dismantle public education and privatize 10% of its current public schools on the island. Teachers, parents, and students have joined forces to fight back and prevent this from happening and to save public schools. Listen to Mercedes Martínez, President of the Puerto Rico Teachers Federation, narrate the events occurring on the island and how teachers are playing a major role.

Speakers
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Mercedes Martínez

President, Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico
Mercedes Martínez, mother of 3, has been the President of the Teachers Federation from Puerto Rico since 2015. She is an ESL teacher, graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, who has been in the union as an active member since 2005. In 2008 she participated with thousands of... Read More →



Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 101B

2:45pm

Using Music and Multimedia to Advocate, Inspire, and Educate in the Bilingual Classroom
Join Mr. GL for this session dedicated to showcasing various forms of music and multimedia as vehicles to inspire your students to believe in themselves and to be active in their communities. The session explores the positive, inspirational, and activism sides of hip hop and other musical genres and how they are able to significantly contribute to your classroom and the self-esteem of your students. Staying true to his educational music roots, GL will also demonstrate his methods for using hip hop & reggaeton to learn Spanish. Educators will gain ideas for creating and implementing multimedia projects and inspirational music, en ingles y en español, into their classrooms. This fun, informative, and extremely real session goes beyond the performance and repetition aspect of the music and into the process of creating, and motivating your students through contemporary forms of art, music, media, and expression. For more information about school tour dates, visit BilingualNationUSA.com

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Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 204

2:45pm

A Collaborative ELD Summer School Model with Robust Professional Learning
Stockton USD and SJCOE collaborated to expand our grade 3-8 ELD summer school model to include Migrant, K-2, and 9-12. Our purposes were to accelerate science academic language and literacy development for ELs and provide robust professional learning that deepened teacher knowledge and supported shifts in their practice as they learned how to target EL’s specific language needs. The outcome was deep learning for all. We will provide guidance on how to replicate this model.

Speakers
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Karin Linn-Nieves

Director, Language & Literacy, San Joaquín COE
Karin Linn-Nieves, Director of Language and Literacy for the San Joaquin County Office of Education, has facilitated professional learning for educators of English learners for the past 25 years. She currently works with districts on the implementation of the CA ELD standards during... Read More →
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Adrienne Machado

Stockton USD



Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 103A

2:45pm

CANCELLED - Leadership Implications and Collective Teacher Efficacy-From Ideas to Implementation
Whether we are teaching or leading, our goal is to respond to our students—who they are, where they come from, and what they do—to maximize their achievements. The question is, “How?” When it comes to diverse student populations, modifying instructional strategies, although important, is not enough. Effective educators and education leaders understand that they must also change their expectations. This session offers strategies for reversing the perpetual underachievement too many of our students continue to face.

Speakers
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Stephen Ventura

Founder, Advanced Collaborative Solutions
For five years, I taught physical education and was a special education resource teacher. I spent an additional 21 years as an administrator, starting out as an eager dean of students and ending up as a district superintendent. In 2010, I left my superintendency and began to provide... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 102C

2:45pm

Como ayudar y pagar por la educación de su hijo/a
Venga a ver la presentación de diferentes maneras que su hijo/a puede ir a la universidad y como se puede pagar. Se presentarán ideas para todos los grados K-12 y hasta para que usted, como padre, pueda ir a la universidad. Usted desarrollará un plan de estudio y de finanzas para ayudar a su hijo/a.

Speakers
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Lettie Ramírez

Professor, CSU East Bay
Book NO ESTAS SOLO: Recetas para Obtener EXITO de Padres para Padres Going to University/College, Requirements Financial Literacy


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 202A

2:45pm

Cómo tener un plan educativo individualizado exitoso: un guía para padres
Este taller esta diseñado para ayudar a los padres de estudiantes en educación especial a entender el proceso de un Plan Individualizado de Educación (IEP por sus siglad en inglés) y obtener las herramientas necesarias para poder desarrollar un plan educacional exitoso para su estudiante en colaboración con su equipo de IEP.

Speakers
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Isabel Torres

CABE P2I


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 103B

2:45pm

Creating access to the Next Generation Science Standards for Bilingual Learners
This workshop shares the results of a qualitative phenomenological study that reveals how K-8 critically conscious dual language science teachers (CCDLSTs) create access to rigorous curriculum for linguistically and culturally diverse students. Identified are examples of how CCDLSTs 1) complemented critical curriculum, 2) instructed bilingual learners, and 3) reclaimed and recreated bilingual materials using the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with the goal of teaching science for transformation and liberation in dual-language programs.

Speakers
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Melissa Navarro Martell

Assistant Professor, CSU Dominguez Hills
Melissa A. Navarro Martell, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Liberal Studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Her research and teaching center the need to prepare critically conscious educators on the sociopolitical, ideological, cultural, and linguistic aspects... Read More →



Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Broadlind 2

2:45pm

Embracing Our Students’ Identity and Culture in the Classroom
Children feel safe and motivated to learn when teachers incorporate students’ diverse lives and experiences in the classroom while also exposing them to the richness of their community and the outside world. This interactive presentation will provide strategies and resources that enact the CA ELA/ELD and History Social Science Frameworks. These practices will help build confidence among students, celebrate diversity, strengthen community, and create an environment where every student feels affirmed, acknowledged and accepted.

Speakers
JD

Jennifer Diehl

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language Model)
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Michelle Rosecrans

Trainer, SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language Model)


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency C

2:45pm

Engaging Newcomer Students with Authentic and Contextual Language Learning
Newcomers bring a wealth of academic and social experiences to the classroom setting. In this interactive workshop, participants will discover innovative and engaging strategies to create authentic language learning experiences for Newcomers. The presenter will model how to develop thematic lessons that are genuine to students' diverse life stories. Through the celebration of one's own culture and personal schema, Newcomers can find value in themselves and their new educational experiences.

Speakers
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Michelle Fitzgerald

EL Specialist, Compton USD



Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Pike 2

2:45pm

How Does a Culture of Inquiry Develop through Dual Language Instruction?
The session will begin with the overarching question that has focused Rio Real School’s ongoing professional and curricular development work during the last several years: "How does a culture of inquiry develop through dual language instruction over time?" We discuss the historical context and activities related to the inquiry, cultural and social justice work. It also provides a local, and powerful, example of the ways in which education serves a democratic society by embracing diverse and vulnerable populations.


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Wilmore

2:45pm

Implementing Social Justice Standards in a Dual Immersion Classroom
Using Facing History and Ourselves materials and translations, participants will receive materials they can use in a Dual Language Spanish classroom at the high school level. We will explore the Identiy, Justice and Action Domains as we explore current challenges in the diverse classroom. Participants will discuss and exchange ideas regarding the lived experiences of immigrants and their Universe of Obligation. The presentation will guide teachers through a unit of study and how to create service learning projects aligned with the unit.

Speakers
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Claudia Bautista-Nicholas

Classroom Teacher, Immersion Coordinator, Santa Monica-Malibu USD
I have been teaching in a K-12 Spanish Immersion Program for the past 16 years. I teach high school and recently began teaching Social Studies aligned with the Social Justice Standards to 9th grade immersion students. I am also a Facing History Lead Teacher. Ask me about teaching... Read More →



Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 103C

2:45pm

Including Parents In Our Digital Community
Technology is deeply embedded into the curriculum and instruction of our schools. Teachers and students are actively learning to work with new tools, but parents are often left out of the learning. Explore ways to help our parents understand the technology their children are using and be advocates for internet safety and good digital citizenship. Offering digital support to parents now will have significant impact in the future of our schools and our students.

Speakers
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Eduardo Rivera

Tech TOSA, Palm Springs USD
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Ruby Rivera

District Parent Coordinator, Palm Springs USD


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Nieto

2:45pm

Integrated ELD Standards and Strategies
Through collaborative work, discussions, and hands-on activities, we will explore how to build ELD students’ conceptual understanding and academic language by leveraging integrated ELD strategies aligned with the ELD Standards. We will explore a varity of resources to support this instruction. We will leave with an understanding of how to adapt any curriculum or unit to engage English Learners deeply in the content while developing academic language purposefully and intentionally.

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Carrie Garbett

ELD Instructional Coach, Western Placer USD
I have been in education for 16 years. I have 13 years of classroom experience. The past three years I have been an Instructional Coach supporting ELD. I love sharing instructional strategies that help support our EL students be successful.



Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Alford

2:45pm

Knowledge Is Power: Assessment Resources for Parents
The California Department of Education is committed to supporting the families of multilingual students. In this interactive session, presenters will highlight a wealth of existing assessment resources that support the families of multilingual students, and help them understand the tests their children take. Participants will hear about how schools and districts use these resources to benefit their school community. Participants also will have the opportunity to provide feedback on the development of future parent resources.

Speakers
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Deborah Baumgartner

California Department of Education
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Kasia Faughn

Sacramento COE



Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Pike 3

2:45pm

Lead Yourself and Become a Creative Leader
Creative Leadership is an essential skill in today's changing workplace. In this interactive workshop we will learn how to lead ourselves before leading others as well as how to become a creative and emotionally balanced leader. As part of our presentation, participants will together develop a creative environment where people are free to perform and share ideas without fear of judgment or failure.

Speakers
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Tania Maguiña

CABE Whittier Chapter
“Your attitude and actions are the key to success ”Tania Maguina studied Child Development at Rio Hondo Community College (2009 -2014). She has a Certification of University Leadership Track (2012) from California State University, Fullerton, Certification Trainers of Trainers... Read More →
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Christopher Quirarte

Cotsen For the Art of Teaching
Chris Quirarte--Senior Program OfficerChris, who comes from Whittier City School District, has experienced the ART of TEACHING from multiple perspectives. Having been a mentor, alumni teacher, and a principal of an AOT school, he has a unique first-hand understanding of all facets... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 101A

2:45pm

Leveraging Technology in Non-Tech Classrooms
It's no secret that technology in the classroom is providing our English Learners with unprecedented access. But what about if your school's access to technology is limited? Can you still use technology to enhance your work with English Learners? The answer is a resounding yes! This workshop will cover how to leverage technology in your classroom, no matter what level of experience or access you have.

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Speakers
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John Evans

Helms Middle School



Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency E

2:45pm

Logrando una asociación efectiva entre familias y escuelas utilizando los recursos comunitarios
Este taller ayudará a la audiencia a comprender la diferencia entre padre como socio o padre como participante, identificar las intervenciones para la participación familiar y adquirir herramientas para desarrollar la capacidad social y académica de las familias. Estas estrategias, cuando se implementan en el entorno de la escuela primaria, han demostrado ser efectivas a través de resultados a largo plazo.

Speakers
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Maritza DiCicco

Mission YMCA
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Karla Díaz

Mission YMCA



Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency A

2:45pm

OCDE Project GLAD® en español
This session will provide an overview of the model and next steps to implement OCDE Project GLAD® en español. We will focus on 3 key instructional strategies; which will strongly support with language development, transference and literacy within a dual language setting. We will explore application in a biliterate environment where the target language is Spanish. This session will be conducted in both Spanish and English.

Speakers
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Omar Guillén

Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
Hello this is Omar Guillén —Coordinator, Humanities Department with the Orange County Department of Education. I currently have the opportunity of collaborating in the development and implementation of OCDE Project GLAD® en español. As part of the Humanities department, I have... Read More →
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Diana Hernandez

Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education
I am an advocate for Dual Language Education and I support school districts by building capacity creating trainers. I am a strong believer that knowledge gives our youth the ability to soar beyond their imagination. I empower educators and students to love their first language, embrace... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency F

2:45pm

Powerful Poetry Ideas to Integrate Content and Standards-Based Language Skills
Are you looking for a dynamic way to boost the language skills of your students while they interact with academic content language that is aligned with CCSS and NGSS? In this energizing workshop, we will bring the joy back to poetry as the presenter demonstrates how to hit multiple standards while engaging all students in content-rich poetry, songs and chants. Participants will take away research-based, field-tested ideas for planning PreK-12 poetry lessons in any language.

Speakers
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Jabbar Beig

Uplevel LLC
JABBAR BEIG, like many of you, wears many hats because he wants the world to be a better place for everyone. His journey includes being a teacher, researcher, keynote speaker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA MFT#43008), Certified Project GLAD® Key Trainer, Authorized Sheltered... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Tichenor

2:45pm

Schooling and Social/Cultural Stress in Today's Political and Social Climate
This workshop will address the stress diverse students go through as the result of the social political assaults they endure because of ethnicity, nationality, religion, or immigration status. Topics that will be reviews include : 1. The emergence of White Supremacy; 2. The demeaning of Muslim Students; 3. The demeaning of Immigrants Students; and 4. The demeaning of Latinos Students.

Speakers
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Mario Castaneda

CSU Los Angeles
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Lilly Lew

Graduate Student, UC Santa Barbara


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Pike 1

2:45pm

Stop Doing Things That Don't Work and Really Close the Achievement Gap
Title I was enacted in 1965, but we still have not closed the achievement gap. Breaking the cycle of poverty means engaging kids and exciting them about learning. Transport kids to the beach, outer space, and into museums. Cut them loose to collaborate and solve real-world issues using VR, AR, Zoom, Nepris, and many other tools at our disposal today. Teach STEM and computational thinking during critical preschool years. FREE resources and experiences provided.


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Broadlind 1

2:45pm

Supporting Dual Language Learners in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten
Young children have the capacity to learn two languages, but this requires intentional planning. Which scaffolds should you use to support and give them the confidence to speak in both languages? Are you a Preschool or TK teacher looking for strategies to help develop bilingualism in your children? Come learn how the Los Angeles Unified School District is supporting children in their Dual Language Early Learning Pilot Programs. Participants will receive access to classroom artifacts and planning tools.

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Christine Morrison

Itinerant Teacher, Los Angeles USD
PM

Patricia Montes Pate

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
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Ana Sánchez

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 203A

2:45pm

The Dot: The Mark I Want to Make in Life!
This is an active hands-on workshop that will teach participants how to motivate students to think about the type of mark they want to make in life. You will be given your own dot and supplies so you can make a dot to share with your students. Your students will make dots and share them with their classmates. Their parents will make dots to show their children what legacy they want to leave with them.

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José Perez

Salesian High School
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Charlene Fried

ELD/Bilingual Teacher, Baldwin Park USD
I am an ELD/Bilingual teacher who loves her students. I believe that it is through the voices our students develop that they can become empowered to share their own stories with others. This is how we can promote equity and social justice both inside the walls of our classrooms... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 201B

2:45pm

Top 10 Be GLAD Strategies for Language Learners
Are you looking for a reliable set of teaching tools to make every lesson more engaging, interactive, and comprehensible for your students? Participants will experience and take away a toolbox of award-winning, research-based and field-tested Be GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) strategies that have been proven effective in differentiating instruction for the needs of all learners and in all types of PreK-12 classrooms (Dual Language, Bilingual, Special Education, ELD, SEI, etc.).

Speakers
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Marcia Brechtel

Be GLAD LLC
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Michele Rasner

Certified Key Trainer, Be GLAD LLC
I am a Lead Certified Trainer for Be GLAD, the only organization endorsed by Marcia Brechtel & Linnea Haley, co-creators of Project GLAD. Be GLAD strategies target and promote language skills, academic achievement, and cross-cultural sensitivity. Our workshops include training in... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 102A
 
Thursday, March 21
 

10:30am

America’s Languages: Update on the Activities of the AAAS WG on Languages
The Commission on Language Learning of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences released “America’s Languages” in 2017, and constituted a Working Group on Languages to carry forward the recommendations of the Commission. Working Group member Dr. Bill Rivers will provide an update on the progress of the initiative in a town-hall format.

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Bill Rivers

Executive Director, Joint National Committee for Languages
Language advocacy!


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Westin Long Beach - Shanghai

10:30am

Baja California (BC): Road and Vision to 2030
Según las “mega tendencias” en el 2050, habrá una cultura global (americanizada) y el inglés se convertirá en el idioma universal en los países desarrollados, debido al carácter tecnológico del proceso de socialización de los niños. Con esta variable, California y Baja California (BC) forman una región económica de poderoso desarrollo humano para el futuro, llamada Cali-Baja.
En BC creemos que la educación es una promesa que se hace en lo individual a quien ingresa a la educación pública o privada, con la intención de transformar y mejorar su calidad de vida y también es una promesa que se hace en lo social, para erradicar la pobreza e impulsar la prosperidad compartida. Por ello, en BC nuestra promesa en educación para el 2030 es que la persona educada tiene 19 años de estudios aprobados, es bilingüe y tuvo una experiencia internacional durante su formación universitaria; lo mínimo es que la educación obligatoria contempla 15 años de estudios aprobados, con un diploma de biliteracidad y la certificación de una competencia laboral a través de la formación dual. Queremos que BC sea un imán de talento que atraiga gente de todas partes y se enfrente a los retos por venir y nos ayuden a seguir creciendo.

Speakers
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Miguel Ángel Mendoza González

Secretario de Educación y Bienestar Social y Director General del Instituto de Servicios Educativos y Pedagógicos de Baja California


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Beacon A

10:30am

From Immigration to Transformation: Reyna Grande and the Power of Storytelling
Reyna Grande entered the U.S. as an undocumented immigrant at 9-1/2 years old. Now, she is an award-winning writer and author of four books, including the national bestseller, The Distance Between Us/La Distancia Entre Nosotros. Suffering from her immigrant trauma, Grande learned to use her writing as an act of celebration and transformation. What power do stories hold? Why is it important for students to tell their truth and celebrate their experiences? Come hear about how storytelling can play a crucial role in the growth of your students. Book signing immediately following session.

Speakers
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Reyna Grande

Author
Reyna Grande is the author of the bestselling memoir, The Distance Between Us, (Atria, 2012) where she writes about her experiences as an undocumented child immigrant and English Language Learner. The much-anticipated sequel, A Dream Called Home (Atria), was released on October 2018... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency B

10:30am

Our Educational Equity Journey
“Educational Leaders: we cannot close the educational gaps that we see in our schools if we don’t close the one in our minds first.”
As we reflect upon our educational equity journey, we must continue to deepen our belief systems and awareness of diversity in our schools which will lead to empowerment to be proactive and responsive to the needs of the school community we serve as evident in the closure of all educational gaps.
This presentation will provide for an interactive session where participants will focus on serving students through an equity leadership framework. Outcomes include:
•Understanding the impact of historical events on public education and the achievement gap
•Developing an awareness of common language and define key terms
•Reflecting on our role as educators in maintaining or ending educational gaps
•Developing equity focused action steps in alignment with LCAP priorities to strategically target the needs of students

Speakers
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Nicole Anderson

Educational Equity Consultant/Sub Principal, Nicole Anderson Consulting/Vallejo City USD
Nicole Anderson Bio: In 21 years of service in education, Nicole Anderson most recently served as a developer and facilitator of professional learning services as well as an advocate for educational equity work in numerous ways around the nation. She held the position as the first... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Seaview A

10:30am

A Crosswalk: EL Roadmap Principles and LCAP Priorities
Presenters will provide an overview of the California EL Roadmap and the historical context that lead to the policy and guidance.
Presenters will engage the participants in an analysis of the relationship of the EL Roadmap principles and the LCAP priorities.
Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on the development of their local LCAP and identify the priorities and EL Roadmap principles that support areas of growth for English learners.

Speakers
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Dr. Veronica Aguila

Director, English Learner Support Division, California Department of Education
Veronica Aguila, Ed.D., is the Director of the English Learner Support Division at the CDE. The division oversees the Language Policy and Leadership Office, Technical Assistance and Monitoring Office, and Migrant Education Office and coordinates the CDE’s efforts to address the... Read More →
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Elena Fajardo

Administrator, Language Policy and Leadership Office, California Department of Education
The Language Policy and Leadership Office resides in the English Learner Support Division. This office oversees and provides technical assistance for the English Learner Roadmap, the State Seal of Biliteracy program, Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act, Dual Immersion and... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 2

10:30am

A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute: Anti-Bias Teacher Training
A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE® Institute Teacher Training provides teachers and administrators, the knowledge, awareness, and skills to respond to prejudice and discrimination. Focusing on multicultural education, prevention of bullying, and intergroup conflict, anti-bias education also enables teachers to help students address bias and prejudice in their school community. Throughout this workshop, participants will explore the various dimensions of identity and how it applies to thinking and behavior, and basic terms and concepts relating to bias and discrimination.

Speakers
AO

Ann Ortega-Long

Anti-Defamation League



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Beacon B

10:30am

Accelerating English Acquisition for our Newcomer Students: A District's Journey
The presenters will describe the Newcomer Academy program offered in Oxnard School District to 3rd-8th grade students. Presenters will take the audience through their year-long journey of self-reflection, visits to model programs and how they have adapted best practices to their current program. Instructional practices and data from the program will be shared, as well as the professional development that has been done with staff to ensure that the newcomer students' needs are being addressed.

Speakers
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Fernando Hernández

TOSA Newcomer Academy, Oxnard SD
Born and raised in the urban/agricultural community of Oxnard, CA. Attended UCLA's Teacher Education Program and graduated in 2009. Since then I've worked with immigrant (newcomer students) in Oxnard, CA. Working to build a model newcomer program for our district. In addition to this... Read More →
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Alma Romero

TOSA Newcomer Academy, Oxnard SD



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 3

10:30am

Activate Students' Metabilingual Awareness through Spanish-English Cross-Linguistic Connection Strategies
Bilingual learners' awareness of the differences and similarities between their two languages offers powerful foundations for developing higher levels of bilingualism and biliteracy. Activating this bilingual intersectionality while teaching for transfer involves daily explorations with linguistic elements from each language through formal lessons but also as teachable moments throughout the day. In this session, we will discuss the many benefits of using cross-linguistic connections to build students' metabilingual awareness, bilingualism, and biliteracy. This session begins with a brief contrastive overview of linguistic features of Spanish and English, as well as Spanish language varieties, including Spanish of the US. We then explore a number of instructional strategies that build metabilingual awareness and facilitate Spanish-English cross-linguistic transfer.

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Sonia Soltero

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Leadership, Language, and Curriculum, DePaul University
Dr. Sonia W. Soltero is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Leadership, Language, and Curriculum as well as the Coordinator of the Doctorate Program at DePaul University in Chicago. She is the author of multiple articles, book chapters, guides, and three books: Dual... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Seaview B

10:30am

Apoyo y recursos para las familias inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos
En este taller hablaremos sobre los recursos que existen para apoyar a las familias inmigrantes. Recibirá una introducción a los talleres de “Know Your Rights” (KYR por sus siglas en inglés). ¿Usted sabe qué hacer si se encuentra con un agente de inmigración en la puerta de su casa? ¿En su trabajo? Si usted asiste a este taller no solo conocerá las respuestas a estas preguntas, sino que también descubrirá que en California han pasado varias políticas públicas en favor de la población migrante.

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Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 202A

10:30am

Asertividad: habilidad social fundamental para la convivencia de padres voluntarios
Solo se puede ser asertivo, si se tiene la suficiente confianza y estima por uno mismo. La asertividad es una de las principales habilidades sociales, que como seres humanos una buena idea es aprender a desarrollar, a través de ella, podemos comunicar de manera responsable, honesta, adecuada y oportuna nuestras ideas, sentimientos, deseos y necesidades. Asertividad tiene que ver con esa capacidad para expresar lo que piensa, cree y siente, sin hacerle daño al otro.

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Teresa Macias

Bakersfield City SD


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 103A

10:30am

Backwards Assessment and Planning for Emerging English Learners, Grades 6-12
This highly informative workshop will provide educators with a construct for planning language assessments and lessons for Emerging and Expanding students in grades 6-12 using the 2012 ELD Standards. Participants will be able to view assessment examples and developmentally appropriate lesson planning ideas that support the acquisition of the English Language. Special considerations will be made explicitly to identify opportunities to integrate all four domains of language (speaking, writing, listening, reading) using sheltered instruction activities that engage students.

Speakers
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Jennifer Cramer

Co Founder, Language Tree
In 2003, I started Language Tree with my partner, Ana Leung. In our ever changing world, I'm passionate about helping our kids get a head start. As well as appreciating other languages and culture. I feel every child in America should have the opportunity to study another language... Read More →
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David Noyes

Long Beach USD


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 104C

10:30am

Be GLAD Strategies for Creating a Community of Collaborative Learners
Are you looking to create a classroom with high levels of rigor, risk-taking and engagement while keeping the level of anxiety low for all students? Learn how to set your students up for success while working collaboratively. Participants will take away award-winning, research-based and field-tested Be GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) strategies for creating environments that encourage peer teaching, cooperation, interdependence, comprehensive output and motivation.

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Marcia Brechtel

Be GLAD LLC
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Christine D’Aquanni

Be GLAD Coordinator, Be GLAD
CHRISTINE D’AQUANNI is a Be GLAD® Key Trainer and a dual immersion educator with over 15 years of experience and dedication to raising the quality of education in public, private, and rural schools. From volunteer teaching experiences in indigenous areas of Mexico to supporting... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 102A

10:30am

Bilingualism Matters in California
Bilingualism Matters at UCR was established in 2017 with the goal of bridging research on bilingualism to the experience of learning and using two languages in the community. Although the positive consequences of speaking more than one language hold the promise to change attitudes towards child rearing, educational policy, immigration, and healthy aging, there is still mythology about bilingualism in the general public. In this workshop we illustrate our efforts towards outreach and community engagement.

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Vrinda Chidambaram

University of California, Riverside
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Judith Kroll

University of California, Riverside
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Covadonga Lamar Prieto

Associate Professor, University of California, Riverside
Bilingualism Matters!Spanish Language in California


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Westin Long Beach - Salon B

10:30am

Brain Friendly Teaching: Teach the Way Brains Best Learn
Brain science has direct applications to teaching and learning. Teaching with methods that don't respect brain science is like swimming against the current: teaching is exhausting, students learn less, and students dislike class. When teaching aligns with how the brain best learns, we are going with the current: teaching is more enjoyable, students learn more, and students enjoy class. In this session, learn core principles of brain-friendly teaching and Kagan Structures aligned with brain science.

Speakers
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Tom Searl

Trainer, Kagan Publishing & Professional Development
Tom received his BA in Psychology from Creighton University, BS in Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, and his M.Ed in Bilingual/Multicultural Education and K–12 ESL Endorsement from Northern Arizona University. His first years in education were spent as a teacher... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 103C

10:30am

Building Leadership through Conversations: The Power of Listening First
Advocating for English Learners and underrepresented populations of students begins with leaders at all levels having productive conversations that support academic, social, and emotional success. There is power in knowing how to listen first. The presenter will model and participants will practice strategies such as perceptual positions as listening skills, points of focus affecting conversational tone, paraphrasing, and high-leverage questioning. Participants will leave with a foundation to have conversations that maximize relationships and benefit all students.

Speakers
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William Jones

Program Specialist, Elk Grove USD
I am a Program Specialist for English Learner Services in Elk Grove Unified School District. In my current role I support our department in forwarding the district mission of promoting high quality instruction for English learners. Prior to working for English Learner Services I... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Renaissance Long Beach - Pike 1

10:30am

Building the Bilingual Teacher Pipeline: Ideas and Lessons Learned
Experiencing a Bilingual teacher shortage? Looking to create a stronger Bilingual teacher pipeline? We brought together 10 districts from around California and are supporting 100+ bilingual teachers and paraprofessionals in beginning their pathway towards their bilingual credential. We will share experiences, struggles, and lessons learned from our first year implementing the California Department of Education's Bilingual Teacher Professional Development Project (BTPDP). We will share materials and ideas around bilingual teacher recruitment, sustainability, and best practices for teacher preparation.

Speakers
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Amy Boles

Director, Educational Services, Oak Grove School District
As a Director in Educational Services for OGSD, I help facilitate curricular conversations around instruction, professional development, data-informed decision making and programs for the andvancenent of our district’s English language learners. I am also privileged to work with... Read More →
VC

Venus Cenizal

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
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Corina Sapien

District Relations Administrator, SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
As a relatively new member of a team of District Relations Administrators, I serve as a liaison between the SEAL organization and districts implementing the SEAL model. Prior to joining the SEAL team, I spent over 28 years working in various capacities in Gilroy Unified School District... Read More →
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Heather Skibbins

SEAL Training Supervisor, SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency C

10:30am

CANCELLED - Project ADELANTE: RULE of 3 RAP, Closes the GAP
Project Adelante focuses on educational equity for ELs through acceleration rather than remediation. The RULE of 3 (RAP) is an innovative model of language and literacy development, the result of school-based research, including a $2.7 million DOE grant. The RAP closed the gap from 12.9 to 1.8 with students gaining 2-4 language/literacy levels. The RAP received a Model of Excellence and a California School Boards Golden Bell Award for closing the achievement gap.

Speakers
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Marci Carver

Moreno Valley USD
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Linda Navarrette

UC Riverside
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Sonia Quinn

Professional Development Specialist, Moreno Valley Unified School District


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 203B

10:30am

Canciones y cuentos para aprender a leer y comprender
Los niños aprenden mejor si entran en el salón entusiasmados y con ganas de aprender. Esta presentación demostrará: el uso de canciones que entusiasman a los estudiantes, métodos de enseñanza eficaces para enseñar la conciencia fonológica, actividades para practicar el conocimiento de las letras, y estrategias de lectura que ayudarán al joven lector a ir más allá del simple deletreo de palabras hacia la comprensión del texto leído.

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Lada Kratky

National Geographic Learning/Cengage


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Shoreline A

10:30am

Considerations for English Learners with Specific Learning Disabilities
Increasingly, American educators are faced with the challenge of appropriately instructing, assessing, and identifying English learners who may be struggling academically. Given English learners may be overrepresented in special education while still others may be underrepresented but demonstrate a need, figuring out a process to distinguish between language difference and disabilities is an urgent need. This session will explore some options for identification but emphasize practical instructional processes within an RtI/MTSS approach.


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 203A

10:30am

Creating Engaged and Powerful Parents through Thinking and Learning Together
Increasing the levels of parent engagement among underserved ELL populations has gone largely ignored. This workshop will be highly interactive, exciting, practical and focus on brain-based learning activities with key strategies that will help parents develop social capital, powerful social networks, and build their thinking skills to help their children succeed. Included will be a case study in Laredo, TX of how parents worked collaboratively to increase their thinking skills to help their children academically.

Speakers
avatar for Hector Montenegro

Hector Montenegro

Senior District Consultant, Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Dr. Hector Montenegro, President/CEO of Montenegro Consulting Group (MCG), LLC, is a Senior District Consultant for the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and works with districts on systemic implementation of SEL. Dr. Montenegro is also a Senior Associate... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 104B

10:30am

Defending Public Schools in Puerto Rico in the Aftermath of Hurricane María
Public schools have been under attack in Puerto Rico. In September 2017, Hurricane María hit the island causing major devastation. In response, the government moved to close over 300 schools and privatize them. Parents, together with the Teachers Federation, fought back to save the schools. Listen to the story of communities joining forces to defend public education on the island.

Speakers
avatar for Mercedes Martínez

Mercedes Martínez

President, Federación de Maestros de Puerto Rico
Mercedes Martínez, mother of 3, has been the President of the Teachers Federation from Puerto Rico since 2015. She is an ESL teacher, graduated from the University of Puerto Rico, who has been in the union as an active member since 2005. In 2008 she participated with thousands of... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency A

10:30am

Develop an Engaging Mentor Program for EL Students
Encourage ELL to get inspired, motivated, and involved on campus. Learn how Woodcreek High School is doing just that through ProjectGET. Trained mentors build engaging relationships and help ELL practice their language skills through weekly interactions, academic support, and participation in monthly conversation cafes and events. This presentation features an overview of the program, panel discussion, and time for planning. Attendees will take away a handbook of materials for starting their own mentor program.

Speakers
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Lauren Brown

English/ ELD teacher, Roseville Joint Union High SD
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Lisa Edmisten

ELD & English Teacher, Woodcreek High School, Roseville Joint Union High SD
I began my teaching career as a ParaEducator in Special Education, where I had an opportunity to work with several English Language Learners. They inspired me and we built a special connection. This led me to pursue a teaching credential in English with a TESOL Certificate. I have... Read More →
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Marcelina Zamora

Counselor & EL Specialist, Roseville Joint Union High SD
I was born in Mexico and migrated to the US at the age of 5. I have over 15 of working with students in a counselor capacity and have a craft for creating student motivational programs.



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Renaissance Long Beach - Wilmore

10:30am

Developing Critically Conscious Teachers: Reflective Analysis of Student Writing in Dual Language
Session presents strategic activities created for professional development of DL teachers to take transformative actions in understanding language status and addressing biases they may have towards language use by native English speakers and Latino native Spanish speakers. Session presents relevant research and data collected from the workshops, and outlines a process that helps teachers confront and disrupt the narrative of differential expectations of the two groups of students that are often unintended practices that result in inequitable practices.

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Annette Daoud

CSU San Marcos
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Ana Hernández

Associate Professor, CSU San Marcos
Dr. Ana Hernández is Associate Professor of Multilingual and Multicultural Education and Coordinator of the Bilingual Authorization Program, Dual Language Certificate, and Multicultural Specialist Certificate in the School of Education. Also co-coordinator of the Multiple Subject... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency E

10:30am

Digital Literacy in the Classroom
This session will illustrate how to utilize culturally-relevant, high-interest digital novels to equip students with the necessary skills to effectively navigate these texts. We will discuss how engaging students through technology and interactions beyond the typical language classroom enhances both literacy and digital literacy skills. Through digital novels students direct their learning and gain the skills needed to effectively navigate online mediums. Come learn how to effectively guide students through all aspects of engaging meaningfully with digital texts.

Speakers
avatar for Janette Snyder

Janette Snyder

Teacher, Roseville Joint Union High SD
I am a very dedicated and motivated educator. I have been teaching for 10 years. I received my Bachelors in English/Language Arts from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2009 and received my Masters of Education in English as a Second Language in 2017 from Concordia University... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 204

10:30am

Does the State Accountability System Work for English Learners?
California's accountability system diminishes the urgency to address numerous educational needs of English Learners (ELs) and undermines the equity intent of LCFF. This session will review how the Accountability Dashboard indicators are ignoring and masking the academic and language development needs of ELs. The findings and recommendations of a new report, Masking the Focus on English Learners: The Consequences of California’s Accountability System Dashboard Results on Year 4 Local Control Accountability and Plans, will be distributed to everyone.

Speakers
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Elvira Armas

Loyola Marymount University
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Sylvia Jáuregui Hodge

Loyola Marymount University
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Magaly Lavadenz

Loyola Marymount University
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Shelly Coleman

Executive Director, Californians Together
EL Roadmap, Research publications, Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy, Long Term English Learners, The State Seal of Biiteracy, Accountability and ELs, Bilingual Teacher Shortabe



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Renaissance Long Beach - Broadlind 1

10:30am

Effective Observation and Feedback in Dual Language Classrooms
Engaging DL teachers in constructive observations and feedback is essential to teacher excellence and student achievement. This session empowers coaches, administrators, and district leadership with a critical process for coaching and feedback in DL programs. Participants learn essential strategies to guide the observation, feedback, and coaching cycle in their district. This session will provide "critical look-fors" especially when there is a language barrier. Participants will have an opportunity to collaborate and practice using sample lessons and videos.

Speakers
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Alexandra Guilamo

TaJu Educational Solutions
Alexandra Guilamo is a leading expert in the implementation, education, and effective leadership of dual language, bilingual, and language learner education. As a language learner herself, Alexandra has spent more than twenty years serving a wide range of language learners. She... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 102C

10:30am

EL Roadmap: Effective Leadership Towards Students’ College and Career Preparation
Presentation of the EL Roadmap as reflected in the Adkins-Barlow Framework towards secondary students’ preparation for college and career success through the practices of collaboration, assessment, sustainability and heutagogy in effective school leadership. Participates will become aware of strategies they may immediately implement to promote the success of their students’ preparation for college and career.

Speakers
avatar for Vernita Adkins

Vernita Adkins

Adjunct Professor, Pepperdine University
My professional experience includes over twenty-seven (27) years in public education as a special education teacher and school administrator. In completing my dissertation at Pepperdine University, I determined my dissertation topic to be, "Effective Practices Of High School Principals... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 203C

10:30am

Engaging and Preparing Students for ELPAC, K-2
Learn practical ways of engaging students in conversation and become familiar with the speaking and listening portion of the new English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) for K-2nd grade. This session will focus on the requirements English Language Learners need to make successful progress in English Language Development. Participants will collaborate using different strategies for their classroom to develop strong speaking and listening comprehension skills. Resources will be available during the workshop.

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Ramona Chandler

Curriculum & Instruction Coach (TOSA), MVSD/CTA-Instructional Leadership Corps
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María McCullough

Early Literacy Coach/TOSA, MVSD/CTA-Stanford Instructional Corps
I am an avid learner and proponent of helping educators in their journey as lifelong learners. I am part of the Instructional Leadership Corp (ILC), an organization partnered with Stanford and CTA, aimed at empowering educators to educate educators. I have over 23 year of experience... Read More →
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Leticia Urias

Early Literacy Coach, MVSD/CTA-Instructional Leadership Corps



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - Grand Ballroom A

10:30am

Enseñanza gradual de la ortografía en un marco creativo
El dominio de la corrección ortográfica en español es una importante destreza cognitiva por desarrollar que requiere años hasta que se automatiza. Junto con los participantes en este curso, se reflexionará en torno a los contenidos básicos a impartir por niveles, así como sobre la metodología más efectiva a llevar a cabo, que debería basarse en una exposición sistemática del conocimiento de las reglas a través de ejercicios y actividades variadas, imaginativas y complejas.

Speakers
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María J. García

World Language Curriculum Specialist/Adjunct Professor, Santa Ana USD/Cal State Fullerton/Chapman University



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Renaissance Long Beach - Broadlind 2

10:30am

Experiential STEM Learning through Virtual and Augmented Reality
Participants will learn about screen-based virtual and augmented reality for learning. Focus will be on STEM and EL integration in a learning environment that encourages collaboration, authentic engagement and student performance. Time allowing, participants will get hands-on opportunities to explore and discover learning in a new 3D environment. Find out how to make STEM exciting and ignite student curiosity for optimal learning.

Speakers
avatar for David Cisneros

David Cisneros

Regional Director, zSpace


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Pacific

10:30am

Fortaleciendo a la familia inmigrante hacia la estabilidad y el éxito
Hablaremos de la familia como una unidad y discutiremos de cómo tener una comunicación abierta y sana para hablar sobre la salud mental, la salud física, y las dificultades financieras. Los padres también aprenderán cómo encontrar recursos comunitarios e institucionales, aprenderán la importancia y los beneficios de la promoción, y participación de uno mismo y la familia. También aumentaremos la conciencia al discutir temas difíciles en relación con situaciones migratorias u otras preocupaciones.

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Yadira Ortiz

Chapter Coordinator, Border Angels San Bernardino Chapter
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Juan Rosas

Day Laborer Outreach Coordinator, Border Angels San Bernardino Chapter


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 101A

10:30am

Growing Our Own: Developing Robust Teacher Pathways at the CSU
In 2018, four California State Universities (Sonoma, Sacramento, Fresno, and Long Beach) were recipients of Federal Developing Hispanic Serving Institution (DHSI) Teacher Preparation Grants. These five-year grants support the development and implementation of robust bilingual teacher pathway programs—with the intention of supporting the growing need for new bilingual teachers. This presentation is designed to provide information to high school counselors, parents, and other stakeholders about these programs, as well as offer opportunities for networking and collaboration.

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Rhianna Casesa

California Association for Bilingual Teacher Education
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Tim Keirn

CSU Long Beach
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Patricia López

Fresno State University
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Jana Noel

CSU Sacramento


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Renaissance Long Beach - Tichenor

10:30am

Habilidades para vivir y el plan de vida
Reconoceremos las habilidades que nos han permitido vivir y convivir, encontraremos aquellas que hace falta desarrollar y/o fortalecer relacionadas con nuestras metas y sueños, con nuestro Plan de Vida. Al final del taller, los participantes tendrán un recurso para documentar su Plan de Vida y las habilidades que requieren desarrollar y/o fortalecer para continuar construyendo su Plan.

Speakers
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Patricia Ramos-Méndez

Colibrí Consultores en Educación S.C.


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Westin Long Beach - Odessa

10:30am

How to Have Effective Communication with Parents of Emergent Bilingual Students
Isabel & Natalia from Mount Diablo Unified School District and the Orange County Department of Education, Humanities division, have joined forces in their efforts to promote successful parent engagement practices. With the implementation of the LCFF and their LCAPS all school districts are responsible for providing proper parent engagement in our schools. Therefore, we would like to bring awareness about the importance of breaking some of the communication barriers when serving our families.

Speakers
avatar for Natalia Abarca

Natalia Abarca

Project Liaison, Orange County Department of Education
Natalia Abarca facilitates leads and coordinates the OCDE Multilingual Consortium, an exceptionally qualified professional network to support high quality translation and interpretation services for Orange County Schools and their surroundings. Natalia obtained her bachelors... Read More →
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Isabel Lara

District Community Liaison, Mt. Diablo USD
Isabel Lara has been working with the Mt. Diablo Unified School District’s students and families for the past fifteen years. She’s passionate about educating and empowering parents in the area of family dynamics, school systems and the community. As a Child Welfare and Attendance... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 4

10:30am

How to Successfully Transition an Elementary Dual Language Immersion Program to Secondary
In this session, how to successfully transition your elementary dual language immersion (DLI) program to secondary will be shared, including when to start collaborating with the partner middle school in considering the teachers, courses, and Seal of Biliteracy/Pathways Awards for the secondary DLI program. Participants will have an opportunity to interact with the presenter, a CABE Professional Development Services (PDS) consultant, to learn about the various steps that are recommended to successfully transition your DLI program to secondary.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Nicholls

Kris Nicholls

Director, Professional Development Services, CABE



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 201A

10:30am

Identifying and Correcting Typical Errors in Dual Language Learning
Participants will be shown typical errors in English and Spanish learning. Student writing samples will illustrate typical errors common to dual language instruction. Participants will examine and discuss writing sample for phonics, sentence structure, and pronunciation errors relating them to their own students’ work. Presenters will discuss the Guiding Principles for Dual Language 3rd Edition. Translanguaging examples will be provided to demonstrate the dual language process. Detailed handout is available online.

Speakers
avatar for Elva Mellor

Elva Mellor

retired teacher, Chula Vista Elementary SD
Dual language teacher, author, consultant. Retired teacher.


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Renaissance Long Beach - Nieto

10:30am

La educación bilingüe de quienes retornan definitivamente a México
La Estrategia Somos Mexicanos es una iniciativa de la Secretaría de Gobernación instrumentada por el Instituto Nacional de Migración la cual brinda facilidades y atención integral a los mexicanos que retornan de manera definitiva a México, voluntaria o forzadamente. Teniendo como una de las facilidades principales, el brindar apoyo en la realización de trámites en el ingreso de sus hijos a las escuelas.

Speakers
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Alejandra Cano

Mexican National Institute of Migration - Somos Mexicanos Program
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Claudia Fernandez

Mexican National Institute of Migration - Somos Mexicanos Program


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Renaissance Long Beach - Alford

10:30am

Leveraging Existing English Learner Data for School and District Planning Purposes
Presenters from the California Department of Education (CDE) will showcase the use of multiple data sources on English Learners (EL) to assist schools and districts in transitioning to the new English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC.) Since there is only one year of ELPAC data available, CDE staff will explore other data on ELs and demonstrate how schools and districts can leverage data from their student information systems to make sound decisions to improve EL instruction.

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Cheryl Haviland

California Department of Education
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Jonathan Isler

California Department of Education
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Justin Lane

California Department of Education
I work in English Learner accountability to ensure all districts and schools are held accountable for progressing their EL students towards English language proficiency.
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MyLou Moua

California Department of Education


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Renaissance Long Beach - Pike 3

10:30am

Leveraging the Full Suite of Smarter Balanced Assessment Components to Support English Learners
The Smarter Balanced system of assessments offers California educators a suite of resources to support local assessment practices and promote high-quality teaching and learning throughout the school year. This presentation will discuss how teachers can leverage the supports of the Smarter Balanced system to meet student needs in moving learning forward. Special focus will be given to connecting student data, from both formative and interim assessments, with next-step instructional resources from the Digital Library.

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Deborah Baumgartner

California Department of Education



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 1

10:30am

Preschool GLAD®: Alive, Aloud, and a Lot of Language
Intentionally creating language rich environments for our preschool English learners takes time and effort. This interactive workshop engages participants in thinking about how children learn language and introduces successful research-based strategies for having a classroom that is alive with words, aloud with language, and results in language-rich learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Christie Baird

Dr. Christie Baird

Coordinator, Orange County Department of Education



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency F

10:30am

Redefining the School Psychologist Role in Promoting Inclusion
The workshop poses a reconceptualization of the role of the school psychologist within a larger frame of an empowered, intersectional, identity politics. Specifically, we draw from historical civil rights and liberationist movements to inform a new understanding of identity in relation to inclusion and “disability.” Through a facilitated reflection on the understanding of identity, we apply what we find to the role that the school psychologist can play in achieving inclusion in our schools.

Speakers
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Timothy Bolin

Adjunct Faculty, Victor Valley College
I am a critical researcher who seeks to root my academic work in praxis-based community projects. Always calling Southern California home, I went to the University of Redlands where I double majored in Sociology and Philosophy; then to San Diego State where I received a Master’s... Read More →
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Kim Dieu

University of La Verne


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Renaissance Long Beach - Pike 2

10:30am

Saber es poder: materiales disponibles para padres
El Departamento de Educación de California se compromete a apoyar a las familias de los estudiantes multilingües. Los presentadores darán a conocer los materiales disponibles para evaluaciones para respaldar a las familias de los estudiantes multilingües y ayudarlos a entender las pruebas. Los participantes aprenderán cómo las escuelas y los distritos utilizan estos materiales para beneficiar a su comunidad escolar, y tendrán la oportunidad de dar su opinión acerca de futuros materiales para los padres.

Speakers
CN

Carla Nájera-Kunsemiller

California Department of Education
ZT

Zulma Torres

Director, Education Testing Service



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 5

10:30am

SEED Grant: Implementing Academic Language Development for ALL Learners
Learn how a major USDOE Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) grant launched robust Integrated ELD programs in public schools across California, Illinois, North Carolina, and Michigan. Discover how lessons and unique instructional routines accelerated language proficiency and equipped students with high-use words for advanced reading, writing, and discussion across content areas. See how students learned essential words for analysis, synthesis, justification, and argumentation. This session will feature model lessons and video exemplars from California schools.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Greenberg

Lauren Greenberg

Senior Adolescent Literacy Specialist, Educational Consultant
I've had the honor to work with teachers across California as well as Michigan and Illinois as they have implemented two different but equally powerful vocabulary curricula under federal grants to measure the efficacy of these programs and specifically their impact on English learners... Read More →
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Theresa Hancock

Director of Grants & Senior Associate, Dr. Kate Kinsella & Associates
Theresa Hancock is a nationally recognized educational consultant and expert teacher educator. As Dr. Kate Kinsella’s right-arm associate since 2009, Theresa has worked with Kate to co-develop numerous trainings and workshops. She has presented extensively at conferences and county... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Shoreline B

10:30am

SEL for EL Students through Listening
Learn how to use audio content, pedagogy, and teaching strategies to integrate social and emotional learning into your teaching. Neuroscience shows that emotion, attention, and learning are linked. The storytelling and human emotions found in podcasts make them the perfect medium to build SEL skills and this session will showcase lessons that prepare students to be thoughtful, engaged, connected, and compassionate people.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Davis

Tom Davis

Director of Business Development, CALSA
Thomas Aurelio Davis is a former middle and high school bilingual science teacher, administrator, grant writer, businessman and life-long learner. His passions center around equal opportunity for all; English Learners; technology for teaching and learning; students with special... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 103B

10:30am

STEMSS for Language Learners: PD + Curriculum + Classroom Instruction + Family Engagement
A National Geographic Explorer will share Geo-STEMSS lessons and resources that link geographic knowledge to real-world experiences. The resources developed were through a STEMSS project that developed PD and materials to further educate, support and empower teachers, administrators, staff and parents of ELs in the area of geography education. This provided an all-inclusive learning experience for ELs/DLs to develop academic vocabulary through meaningful STEMSS instruction both in and out of the classroom through lessons and family engagement events.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Guerrero

Karen Guerrero

ASU/AZGA/National Geographic
Arizona Geographic AllianceUS DoE STEMSS grantNational Geographic ExplorerELL StrategiesSTEMSS PD


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - Grand Ballroom B

10:30am

Supporting Students to do Public Speaking in Other Languages
What do students need to know and be able to do to be successful in 21st century careers and life? It will be great for students to be able to articulate well in front of the public and to be fluent in another language. But these are really challenging tasks for students and for teachers. How can teachers support students? How can we get support from others? The presenters will share many years’ successful experience.

Speakers
YF

Yi Feng

Bullis Charter School
KL

Katie Lin

Bullis Charter School
YT

Yanfei Tang

Bullis Charter School
QY

Qinglin Yang

Bullis Charter School


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Seaview C

10:30am

The Dual Language Classroom: Instilling Pride and Knowledge
Participants will discuss how to structure a dual language classroom: Assets-based, socio-cultural competency that values the student language and culture and that of others. Alignment and articulation, bilingualism and biliteracy and rigorous academics--an articulated set of practices from early childhood through graduation, taught in 2 or more languages, promoting high levels of proficiency in English and another language. Systemic support, PD that ensures responsibility for educating and monitoring the progress of language learners.

Speakers
CO

Cheryl Ortega

Los Angeles USD/United Teachers Los Angeles


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 102B

10:30am

The English Learner Improvement Collaborative (ELIC)
In this interactive session, grounded in the new California English Learner Roadmap, participants will learn about a new continuous improvement model, the English Learner Improvement Collaborative (ELIC). The ELIC approach focuses on exploring and improving systems to increase academic outcomes for English learners by combining evidence-based practices and improvement science, with professional expertise. Participants will learn how to use this new model to transform their professional development approach for educators and create truly impactful outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Olympia Kyriakidis

Olympia Kyriakidis

Senior Director MEGA, San Diego COE
Olympia Kyriakidis is the SDCOE Language Learner adviser and leader of the Dual Language Network. She was the principal of Riverview Elementary School and International Academy, where she created and led trilingual immersion programs in Lakeside Union School District.  


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 202B

10:30am

They Are Here! They Are Ready! Are You?
The potential of emergent bilingual students is often hindered because of misconceptions about what bilingual education should do. We need a new paradigm for the 21st Century that nurtures bilingualism as a public asset and promotes the intellectual skills, dispositions, and behaviors emergent bilingual students need in order to exercise agency in their personal successes. So what should schools do differently to provide equity of access to high-quality learning?


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Harbor

10:30am

Top 5 Ways to Build Comprehension with Informational Text
In this interactive workshop, participants will experience and take away a handful of research-based, field-tested strategies that support the development of reading comprehension skills. The presenter will model strategies to make informational text comprehensible and engaging to all readers and language learners. Learn how to guide all levels of readers through the research process and how to support all language learners in the oral delivery of their own research.

Speakers
avatar for Jabbar Beig

Jabbar Beig

Uplevel LLC
JABBAR BEIG, like many of you, wears many hats because he wants the world to be a better place for everyone. His journey includes being a teacher, researcher, keynote speaker, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (CA MFT#43008), Certified Project GLAD® Key Trainer, Authorized Sheltered... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Westin Long Beach - Naples

10:30am

Trenzando nuestros mundos through our testimonios: First Generation Chicanas/Latinas Experiences in Education
This workshop focuses on expressing the educational experiences of first generation Chicanas/Latinas. We will touch upon the necessity of navigating, negotiating, and compromising ones identities in order to succeed in education. Throughout the workshop one will learn the power of using testimonios and how our trends de identidades multiples now inform our work. The workshop will use pláticas to theorize the educational experiences of first generation Chicanas/Latinas to examine how their challenges and successes manifest in today's world.

Speakers
avatar for Yolanda De Loera

Yolanda De Loera

High School Counselor & Adjunct Professor, Desert Sands USD & University of Redlands



Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 101B

10:30am

Unidos a través de la educación: creando una comunidad de continuo aprendizaje
La familia es la constante en la vida escolar del estudiante. Investigaciones han mostrado: a más participación de los padres más éxito estudiantil. Por 14 años, Unidos a través de la Educación-Familias Unidas ha mostrado a los padres como participar efectivamente. Juntos en familia, aprenden a valorar su primer idioma, adquirir buenos hábitos, estrategias de lectura, matemáticas y tecnología para dominar los estándares básicos de California.
Awards: Kent Exemplary Program, San Mateo County Reading Association. 2015 Stanford Tesis.

Speakers
avatar for Ninfa Zuno

Ninfa Zuno

Redwood City SD
United through Education (Familias Unidas) was developed by Secundino and Ninfa Zuno. With over 20 years of experience of teaching in a low-income community, Secundino and Ninfa created this program to engage parents and teach parents how to become active participants in their children’s... Read More →
SZ

Secundino Zuno

United Through Education


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 104A

10:30am

Using Language Objectives to CREATE Student Engagement
Student engagement is created when the teacher asks the students to do something. This session shows teachers how to create student engagement using Language Objectives. Students should be directed to do something at least every 90 seconds. Strategies include pronunciation, tracked reading, whiteboards, pair-shares, gestures, and students answering questions in complete sentences using academic language from the lessons. Attendees will see videos and practice in groups.


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Long Beach Convention Center - 201B

10:30am

You Opened a DLI Program…Now What?
Learn how an elementary school district successfully grew from one school to six. Presenters will share curriculum alignment to instructional minutes, assessments utilized that render data in both languages to drive instruction. Key elements to growing the program via partnerships, parent involvement and teacher support, will be discussed. After presenting on the program supportive resources will be provided to audience members and an open-forum for discussions will be facilitated.


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency D

10:30am

Creativity at the Core: Building Empathy and Understanding through World Music
Participants will learn engaging strategies and come away with resources to help students in all grades see how music builds empathy and connects cultures around the world. Participants will enjoy this hands-on session which includes world class instruction provided by expert arts specialists. Be a super hero in the classroom with culturally and linguistically responsive arts learning strategies. Receive a copy of a publication loaded with ideas that open new doors for student engagement and achievement!

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Anderberg

Sarah Anderberg

Director, CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative, California County Superintendents Educational Services Association
Sarah Anderberg currently serves as the Statewide Director for the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) Arts Initiative and Director of Creativity at the Core. CCSESA represents California's 58 County Superintendent of Schools and their respective... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Bryan

Aaron Bryan

Visual & Performing Arts Program Manager, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools
Aaron Bryan serves as the Program Manager for the Visual & Performing Arts Department in the office of the Fresno County Superintendent of Schools. Aaron is also an adjunct faculty member for the School of Education at Fresno Pacific University. He holds a BA in Music Education from... Read More →
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Pauline Crooks

Coordinator, San Diego COE


Thursday March 21, 2019 10:30am - 4:30pm
Westin Long Beach - Salon A

1:30pm

The 21st Century School: How and Why Dual Language Works for Everyone, PK-12
Dual language schooling through the full curriculum leads to dramatically increased academic achievement and graduation rates. Dual language students of all ethnic and SES backgrounds, including English learners, experience greater cognitive development and higher student engagement, and they develop proficient bilingualism, biliteracy, and cross-cultural competence. In addition, dual language schooling is a vehicle for innovative teaching and administrative practices.

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Collier

Virginia Collier

George Mason University
avatar for Wayne Thomas

Wayne Thomas

Professor Emeritus, George Mason University


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Beacon A

1:30pm

A System of Success: Reclassification in Romoland
Romoland School District is committed to reclassifying all English learner students prior to completion of grade eight. The district serves a diverse population of students, of which twenty-two percent are English learners. Over the past four years the district has significantly increased the English learner reclassification rate and achieved the highest ongoing rate in Riverside County, CA. Presenters will share the elements of the strategic system for reclassification. Participants will gain knowledge of replicable strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Isabel Soliz

Isabel Soliz

English Learner Instructional Coach, Romoland SD
The advancement of English Learners and Long term English Learners.



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Beacon B

1:30pm

Accessibility Resources for English Learners on State Assessments
Participants will be provided with the most up-to-date information regarding accessibility resources for English learners and English learners with disabilities on the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) and the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC).

Speakers
JH

Johanna Harder

Education Consultant, California Department of Education



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency A

1:30pm

Aligning Systems, Structures, and Mindsets to Promote Language Learning for Newcomers
Professional learning around effective practices for recently-arrived immigrant students created conditions to focus on quality instruction for emergent bilinguals that is shared across disciplines and divisions. A shift towards a shared responsibility for explicit language instruction across disciplines has supported secondary newcomer students’ development of critical literacies with data that supports improved outcomes. Instructional leadership, teacher inquiry and collaboration, and professional development can support instructional shifts and common practices across disciplines and schools.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Gottesfeld

Amy Gottesfeld

Secondary Supervisor, San Francisco USD
RS

Rachel Sadler

TSA, Multilingual Pathways, San Francisco USD


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Shoreline A

1:30pm

American School Culture: Equity/Access for Newcomers in Middle and High School
American School Culture is a critical piece in the acculturation of a Newcomer in our Middle and High Schools. This workshop will showcase key components that help to introduce daily school routines, locations in a school, functional vocabulary, and foundational literacy skills. Additional examples will also include practical activities that accelerate language acquisition and ongoing assessment and programming ideas to best support the academic, social emotional and linguistic development of the Newcomer student.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Cramer

Jennifer Cramer

Co Founder, Language Tree
In 2003, I started Language Tree with my partner, Ana Leung. In our ever changing world, I'm passionate about helping our kids get a head start. As well as appreciating other languages and culture. I feel every child in America should have the opportunity to study another language... Read More →
DN

David Noyes

Long Beach USD


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 104C

1:30pm

AMP UP GTA Instruction! Identify, Recruit and Improve EL Access and Equity
Talent is equally distributed but opportunities are not. The number of ELLs continues to grow but we have not achieved proportionality in Gifted, Talented and Accelerated (GTA) programs. Learn how to revamp selection criteria, inform parent boards regarding the benefits of diversity, and explore strategies that prepare ELLs for more depth and more complex learning opportunities. This session will also help general education teachers amp up their classroom and it will prepare GTA teachers for ELLs.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Wilson

Tracy Wilson

Coordinator HSS/ELD/ELA, Placer County Office of Education
Avid but skeptical reader. Currently serve as the Professional Development Coordinator for Placer County Office of Education. M.A. Teaching Reading in the context areas and a B.A. in History, University of California Davis. University adjunct experience includes: University of Colorado... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 201B

1:30pm

Aprendiendo con canciones, cuentos, bailecitos, y poesías
Presentación participativa. Todos oyen, cantan, bailan. Se ilustra el idioma con cuentos, poemas y otros recursos idiomáticos. En el proceso aprenden y pueden enseñar a otros. Enseñar amenizando y amenizar enseñando, así todos salimos favorecidos. Traer anotadores o sus celulares.

Speakers
avatar for Suni Paz

Suni Paz

Del Sol Books


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 103C

1:30pm

Ask OCR - Support and Resources from the Office of Civil Rights, US Department of Education
Attorneys from the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will provide background on OCR and the laws it enforces, and answer your questions on OCR, its process for investigating complaints, and the requirements of federal law regarding programs for English Learner students.

Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 4

1:30pm

Calling All Parents! ¡Taller para padres!
Games, tools and tips to foster bilingualism/biliteracy in the home! Using best practices from the research-based SEAL model, walk away with a family grab bag of ideas to engage your children! (Bilingual presentation)

Este taller le proveerá juegos, herramientas, y estrategias sobre cómo promover el bilingüismo en casa usando las mejores prácticas basadas en la investigación del modelo SEAL. Salga con una colección de ideas para involucrar a sus hijos! (Este taller se ofrecerá en inglés y español.)

Speakers
VC

Venus Cenizal

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
PD

Patricia Delaney

Seal (Sobrato Early Academic Language)
handouts
AD

Adriana Díaz

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
avatar for Corina Sapien

Corina Sapien

District Relations Administrator, SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
As a relatively new member of a team of District Relations Administrators, I serve as a liaison between the SEAL organization and districts implementing the SEAL model. Prior to joining the SEAL team, I spent over 28 years working in various capacities in Gilroy Unified School District... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 104A

1:30pm

CANCELLED - A 60 años de los libros de texto gratuitos
La relevancia que ha tenido la Comisión Nacional de Libros De Texto Gratuitos. Desde el primer esquema de producción hace 60 años que permitió distribuir 17 millones de libros de texto. Hasta el nuevo esquema que permitirá la distribución de 194 millones para el próximo ciclo escolar 2019-20.

Reseña de los momentos memorables que han dejado los libros de texto en la vida de millones de niños, y los cambios más trascendentales que han tenido los libros tanto en materiales como en contenidos.

Presentación de los nuevos libros de texto que acompañarán en esta nueva etapa a México en la 4ta Transformación.
Conaliteg siempre estará comprometida con la educación; Fortaleciendo a México y a sus connacionales, aunque vivan en el exterior.

Speakers
LU

Liliana Uribe Vargas

Comision Nacional de Libros de Texto Gratuitos


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 103A

1:30pm

Collaborative Strategies to Increase Language Acquisition Phương Thức Hợp Tác Để Tăng Khả Năng Tiếp Thu Ngôn Ngữ
During this interactive session, participants will learn how to integrate collaborative strategies to increase language acquisition, specifically Vietnamese language acquisition.
Trong buổi hội thảo này, những người tham gia sẽ học cách tích hợp các phương thức hợp tác để tăng khả năng tiếp thu ngôn ngữ, cụ thể là tiếp thu ngôn ngữ tiếng Việt.

Speakers
RB

Renae Bryant

Director of English Learner and Multilingual Services, Anaheim Union High SD
DP

Debbie Pham

Anaheim Union High SD


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Wilmore

1:30pm

Creating Awareness about Immigration through the Use of Student Literature
This presentation focuses on how teachers can create awareness about social issues in our society. Teachers will demonstrate how the story of immigrant and migrant worker, “Panchito,” in Cajas de carton, by Francisco Lopez, and Voices from the Fields, by S. Beth Atkin, helped create student awareness and empathy regarding what is happening in our society concerning immigration. Teacher created literature unit and project ideas will be provided for those in attendance.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Herrera

Jonathan Herrera

Dual Immersion Educator, Chula Vista Elementary SD
Jonathan Herrera currently works as a dual language educator in Chula Vista Elementary School District. He has 14 years of teaching experience at the elementary level, 13 of those years have been in dual language. He received his B.A, Masters in Education (Critical Pedagogy) and his... Read More →
avatar for Julia Martinez

Julia Martinez

Chula Vista Elementary SD
Dual Language Lead Resource Teacher, Chula Vista Elementary School District. UCSD/CSUSM JDP#15.



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 202A

1:30pm

CRLP Results: Academic Language and Literacy Instruction (RALLI) en español
http://tinyurl.com/CRLP-CABE

Are you searching for tools in Spanish for teaching complex, grade-level, text in SPANISH? In our hands-on workshop, we will provide an introduction to CRLP RALLI en español, aligned to the CACCSS en Español. During our hands-on workshop, you can expect to experience:
- Key strategies for scaffolding reading and academic language for students, especially Spanish learners, as well as
- Key metacognitive tools to promote students' comprehension monitoring and academic vocabulary acquisition.

Speakers
DC

Deborah Costa-Hernández

California Reading and Literature Project
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Sarah Peterson

Regional Director, California Reading and Literature Project - UC San Diego
Supporting the San Diego region's TK-12 teachers with high-quality, research-based, and teacher-led professional learning in the CCSS ELA, ELD, ALD. Passions and expertise: Spanish-English language transference, English Learners, Reading Foundational Skills: Word recognition, Fluency... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Alford

1:30pm

Deeply Rooted and Still Blossoming
In recognizing the need for 21st century learners, CNUSD approved the development of the 90/10 Dual Language Immersion Program in 2001. Since then the program has grown to five elementary schools (TK-6), three intermediates and two high school programs. Join three principals, two who were former DLI teachers, and learn about the road to success to ensure our students become bilingual, biliterate and have an appreciation and understanding of culture as they earn the State Seal of billiteracy.

Speakers
SK

Sabrina Kaspar

Corona-Norco USD
AL

Ana Luna

Corona-Norco USD


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 102C

1:30pm

Disciplina con dignidad siete días a la semana
La disciplina prepara a los niños y adolescentes para hacer buenas decisiones en sus futuros, aumenta su auto estima, los enseña a ser responsables por sus acciones, y los convierte en personas productivas de nuestras comunidades. Compartiremos como mejorar la comunicación, como hacer un plan para su familia, compartiremos ideas de cómo desarrollar un sistema de disciplina consistente, firme y con mucha dignidad. Ustedes recibirán un folleto con ideas para comenzar a utilizar inmediatamente.

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Dueñas

Jorge Dueñas

Marysville Joint Unified SD
Mi nombre es Jorge Duenas. He sido educador y presentador por los últimos 30 años. Creo que la disciplina es una de las herramientas más fuertes que podemos darles a nuestros hijos para que sean unas personas productivas y triunfadoras en la vida. Soy también padre de familia... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 104B

1:30pm

Fortalecer la participación de las familias a través de FECs
Durante la presentación vamos a describir como nuestro distrito a través de los Coordinadores de Participación Familiar (FEC por sus siglas en inglés) fomentan y promueven la participación activa de nuestras familias en la escuela. Hablaremos del rol y responsabilidades de los FEC's, así como de los resultados de su trabajo. Nuestro mensaje principal a la audiencia será mostrar como la participación familiar en la escuela está relacionada con el éxito académico, social, y emocional del estudiante.

Speakers
NY

Nancy Yance Chávez

San Mateo Union High SD
DH

Dulce Hatch

Family Engagement Coordinator, San Mateo Union High SD


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Harbor

1:30pm

How to Help Students Acquire Self-Management Skills to Succeed in Life
Today we are faced with many challenges and concerns, such as technology and bullying. That is why we need to help our children and students be prepared to face them successfully. In this session, participants will learn and practice self-management skills and tools
in order to help students to: (1) be responsible, (2) make good decisions, (3) recognize their own talents, and (4) plan for a positive future. Self-Management skills foster a disciplined and motivated environment.

Speakers
MR

María Reifler

Montebello USD


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency D

1:30pm

IEP Alignment to Grade Level Standards: Considerations for English Learner Foster Youth
This session provides participants with information and tools to utilize a series of eight on-line modules designed to guide educators through the process of developing grade-level aligned, standards-based Individualized Education Plan (IEP) goals to meet the educational needs of students with disabilities. This session will emphasize how to best utilize the IEP modules to develop IEPs for Englishs with disabilities. Also provided in the session are module materials, video module excerpts, and facilitator guides.

Speakers
DH

Debra Herburger

Senior Program Associate, WestEd
Debra Herburger is a Senior Program Associate with WestEd’s Center for Prevention & Early Intervention with experience as a teacher leader, Special Education instructional coach, and professional development provider. Herburger provides professional development and support for teachers... Read More →
avatar for Lorraine Hope

Lorraine Hope

Education Programs Consultant, Special Education Division, California Department of Education
I possess a Master's in Special Education, and Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. With over 25 years in public education and higher education, I served in elementary and secondary schools as a special education teacher for over 10 years, and served as a high school... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Pike 3

1:30pm

Improving Dual Language Learners Linguistic Repertoire: Lessons form Conducting Classroom Action Research
This presentations discusses several evidence-based instructional strategies examined by Spanish-speaking dual language teachers for improving elementary children's L1 language development. A brief background of the teachers, the relevant research literature, and a discussion about the the effectiveness of the strategies will be included in the presentation with time for questions and answers.

Speakers
AH

Ashley Harrel

CSU Long Beach
TL

Trini Lewis

CSU Long Beach
DP

Dorinda Peterson

CSU Long Beach


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 102A

1:30pm

Innovative Media and Storytelling to Advance Biliteracy and Multicultural Education
This session highlights innovative methods of using media and storytelling to advance biliteracy and multicultural education. Not only do students digest meaningful and relevant media and stories throughout the unit, they also participate in expressing their thoughts, emotions and creativity—their voice—by creating media and stories that can be shared in larger community celebrations. A variety of unique activities and tools ranging from interpreting visual and verbal symbols to improve media-literacy and writing will be presented.

Speakers
LD

Laura DuMond Kerr

Taos Municipal Schools
BS

Bernadine Santistevan

Community Activist/Artist


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 3

1:30pm

Journey through Fourth Grade Dual Immersion
Join us on a tour of our fourth grade dual immersion program at the Norton Science and Language Academy. We are a 90/10 Spanish/English, whole-school, dual immersion public charter school, one of the few in California! Students also learn Chinese and have iPads. Teachers will share schedules, scope and sequence, curriculum, GLAD strategies, family engagement tools and more! If you are new to dual immersion or experienced and looking for fresh ideas, this is the session for you.
https://bit.ly/2FdEl1X

Speakers
avatar for Erin Bostick-Mason

Erin Bostick-Mason

teacher, Norton Science and Language Academy
avatar for Irma Leaños

Irma Leaños

Teacher, Norton Science and Language Academy
This is Leaños' 4th year teaching at Norton Science & Language Academy, a Dual-Language School and Science Focused TK-8th Grade Public Charter School. She has taught grades 1st-5th, and is currently the Teacher on Assignment (TOA), for grades K-8th. Leaños' passion for Dual-Immersion... Read More →
avatar for Jessica Sepúlveda

Jessica Sepúlveda

Teacher, Norton Science and Language Academy



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency E

1:30pm

La cohesión en el texto informativo en español
Entender qué es la cohesión y por qué es un área crítica del desarrollo del lenguaje, cómo apoya la comprensión de la lectura y el dominio del lenguaje escrito y oral. Los participantes explorarán cómo se establece la cohesión en español y participarán activamente aprendiendo estrategias para que los aprendices de una segunda lengua entiendan que la información se desarrolla de forma conjunta y fluida. Esta sesión se desarrollará en español.

Speakers
avatar for Francisco Pérez Duque

Francisco Pérez Duque

Spanish Coordinator, San Diego USD
Desarrollo del español en programas de inmersión. Dando la importancia y el respeto que merecen todas las lenguas a un alto nivel académico. Porque creemos que todos los niños pueden aprender en dos idiomas y porque sabemos lo dedicados y apasionados que son los maestros de español... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency C

1:30pm

La gestión de las emociones en la salud física y mental
En este taller se brindarán herramientas útiles para el manejo del estrés y de las emociones, creando conciencia en los participantes sobre la importancia de la actitud, asertividad, y el optimismo para enfrentar situaciones de la vida cotidiana.

Speakers
avatar for Gricelda Pérez

Gricelda Pérez

COORDINADOR PLAZA COMUNITARIA CABE, CABE
SI

Silvia Ivette Quezada

Paramount Community Center



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 202B

1:30pm

Las oportunidades que se ofrecen en las ventanillas de orientación educativa
La oferta de servicios que se brindan en las ventanillas comunitarias (salud, educación y educación financiera) y el acercamiento de ofertas que de otra manera estarían dispersas, para beneficio de los jóvenes y adultos mexicanos, estudiantes y padres de familia.

Speakers
SO

Sofia Orozco

Instituto de Los Mexicanos en el Exterior


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency F

1:30pm

Linguistic Geniuses: Cross Language Connections in Elementary Classrooms
In addition to high-level literacy skills in both languages, bilingual children need the skills to analyze and understand both their languages; to know how they work, and how they are similar and different. This interactive workshop will explore how to develop students’ cross language awareness through metalinguistic strategies, lessons and moments. Through classroom videos and artifacts we will equip teachers with the practical skills to develop students biliteracy through understanding the relationship between their two languages.

Speakers
JM

Joanna Meadvin

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
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Heather Skibbins

SEAL Training Supervisor, SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Seaview C

1:30pm

Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Effectiveness and Equity for English Learners
This research-fueled session will focus on targeted differentiation for our fragile learners and the fastest-growing student population in our country: English learners. In this highly engaging session, the presenter, will share proven strategies for dramatically accelerating language and literacy gains. With a focus on differentiated instruction and targeted literacy scaffolds, we can help all students overcome barriers and raise the educational attainment, career prospects and prosperity of future generations. Promoting and Ensuring Academic Equity for ALL Learners!

Speakers
avatar for Marisa Russo

Marisa Russo

Senior Bilingual Literacy Specialist, MH Education
Marisa Russo is a National Bilingual ECE and ESL curriculum specialist for MHE. For 2 decades, she has presented at numerous educational conferences across the nation and around the world. Marisa brings her experiences from the classroom and her experience from working with schools... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 204

1:30pm

Moving Beyond ELA with ELD Instruction
Help! My English Language Development (ELD) program is great, but it only supports English Language Arts (ELA), and the framework calls for ELD instruction that addresses all content areas. Learn how one district has begun supporting elementary teachers, including Dual Language Immersion teachers, to move beyond just the 30 minute a day. Explore Anaheim Elementary’s first step in creating a more comprehensive ELD program that goes into, within, and from Math.

Speakers
AA

Andrew Apodaca

Anaheim Elementary SD
avatar for Naseem Mandalia

Naseem Mandalia

Curriculum Specialist - Mathematics/GATE, Anaheim Elementary SD



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 203B

1:30pm

Políticas de protección y apoyo comunitario a la población migrante
El Consulado General de México en Los Ángeles expondrá los programas de protección y atención a comunidades que ofrece a la comunidad migrante que reside en el Condado de Los Ángeles. Se dará información sobre ayuda legal, asesoramiento migratorio, registros de nacimiento, apoyo educativo, en material de salud, educación financiera y salud mental, entre otros servicios que brinda el Consulado a la comunidad en general.

Speakers
AA

Adriana Argaiz

Consulado General de México en Los Ángeles


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 101A

1:30pm

Promoting Continuous Improvement via Reflection on the California School Dashboard and LCAP
California’s new accountability and continuous improvement system is underway, with the goal of advancing student achievement and promoting equity. Join us for a discussion of promising practices to effectively utilize the new California School Dashboard to inform the Local Control and Accountability Plan annual review and stakeholder engagement process. We will cover lessons learned and potential improvements in sharing information with stakeholders, especially parents, to ensure progress in meeting goals for improved outcomes for English learners.

Speakers

Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Nieto

1:30pm

Properly Identifying English Learners in an Ever-Changing Accountability System
Learn about a process that was developed to properly identify, assess, and instruct English learners in the age of ELPAC and Integrated and Designated ELD. Join San Diego County Office of Education leaders as they share the tools they developed to support districts in their pathways to improving English learner achievement towards proficiency. Participants will take home resources to refine their English learner support process.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Karlin

Patricia Karlin

Coordinator, San Diego COE
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Antonio Mora

District Advisor, San Diego COE
District Advisor - Assessment, Accountability & Evaluation; Multilingual Education & Global Achievement



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 202C

1:30pm

Read, Think, Share Repeat!: Scaffolding with Metacognition
It is critical that students have the proper scaffolds to read, think, and talk about text independently. Explicitly teaching, modeling, and using metacognitive sentence stems through think alouds is one way to scaffold students of all language abilities. In this interactive workshop, we will use metacognition as a scaffold to read text, as well as using metacognitive stems and markers to think, take notes, and share our understanding. Metacognition & Think Alouds can be implemented right away into interactive read aloud, reader's and writer's workshop, and reading text in all content areas!

Speakers
avatar for Soo Jin Choi

Soo Jin Choi

EL TOSA, Buena Park School District
I am currently an ELD Instructional Coach at the Buena Park School District. A teacher and learner at heart, and feel passionate about removing systematic barriers for all our students through fostering meaningful interactions, student-centered learning, and cultivating a culture... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 101B

1:30pm

State Migrant Speech and Debate: Innovating English Language Arts Instruction
The California Department of Education in collaboration with the Monterey County Office of Education, will present an overview of the statewide Migrant Speech and Debate Tournament, in which migrant students sharpen their critical thinking, research and public speaking skills, in English and Spanish, in a safe and supportive environment. This presentation will provide professional learning on how the Migrant Speech and Debate Tournament applies key English Language Development skills, addressing the English Language Development and Common Core State Standards.

Speakers
JO

John Oses

California Department of Education



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Shoreline B

1:30pm

STEAM Dialogic Reading: Building Language and Literacy through Home-School Collaboration
Dialogic Reading for Dual Language Learners (DLLs) is an interactive way to read with young children, develop academic vocabulary/discourse and engage in conversations to bolster language and literacy development. This session will provide information about our partnership with teachers and families of students in grades PK-K using STEAM-themed texts and hands-on experiences to implement Dialogic Reading for DLLs and their families. Participants will explore Dialogic Reading strategies, levels of questioning, and prompts to develop language and literacy skills.

Speakers
EA

Elvira Armas

Loyola Marymount University
DL

Deborah Lennon

Loyola Mayrmount University


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 5

1:30pm

Teaching and Learning Mandarin in a Differentiated Classroom
In a language classroom, the students may have various proficiency levels, learning needs, and backgrounds. To support the differences among the students, differentiation, is one of the methods to assist the students to be successful in learning. In this session, the presenter(s) will provide detailed examples from K-8 Mandarin curriculum and how the teachers use various class activities, homework assignments, and learning materials to reach the potential of each student.

Speakers
KL

Katie Lin

Bullis Charter School


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Seaview A

1:30pm

Technology-Based Strategies to Maximize Language Acquisition in Secondary Classrooms
Are you looking to effectively update your teaching toolkit to engage all learners? This active participation workshop focuses on integrating best practices through technology in the 4 language abilities for the 21st Century learner by utilizing fresh and re-freshed classroom-tested strategies. Participants will unpack what presenters have successfully implemented in their own classrooms to engage students at all levels of proficiency in the areas of speaking, reading, writing and listening using technology.

Speakers
AM

Angela Martin

Irvine USD
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Brittany Sola Pelzel

World Language Spanish Teacher-High School, Irvine USD
Granabana was created by two colleagues who met in Granada, Spain and have collaborated at the same high school, across the hall from each other in person and in a joined Google Classroom called Sol y Mar, a combination of our last names. Together we have 50+ years of experience in... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Broadlind 2

1:30pm

The California Spanish Assessment: Innovating for the Future
Participants will be provided with the most up-to-date information on the California Spanish Assessment (CSA) including the development process, the preliminary results of the field test, accessibility resources for students, and preparations for standard setting. Additionally, participants will be provided with a variety of new resources to assist staff and parent groups in understanding the CSA.

Speakers
TA

Traci Albee

California Department of Education
JG

Jason González

Educational Testing Service
CN

Carla Nájera-Kunsemiller

California Department of Education



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 1

1:30pm

The CDE Designated and Integrated English Language Development Video Collection
The California Department of Education will preview of a collection of videos that demonstrate integrated English language development (ELD) and related designated ELD for English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science in Transitional Kinder/Kinder (TK/K) through grade twelve. The presenters will discuss how the video collection was developed and how it can be used as a resource for demonstrating and strengthening designated and integrated ELD classroom instructional practices for English learners.

Speakers
avatar for Elena Fajardo

Elena Fajardo

Administrator, Language Policy and Leadership Office, California Department of Education
The Language Policy and Leadership Office resides in the English Learner Support Division. This office oversees and provides technical assistance for the English Learner Roadmap, the State Seal of Biliteracy program, Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act, Dual Immersion and... Read More →
avatar for Gustavo González

Gustavo González

Education Programs Consultant, Language Policy and Leadership Office, California Department of Education



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 2

1:30pm

Towards the Third Goal: Sociocultural Competence in Dual Language Education
This workshop presents an overview of how Sociocultural Competence, one of the three pillars of Dual Language Education, has been defined over the years; from positive attitudes, to cultural awareness to cultural identity to critical consciousness. We will review the sociocultural rubrics from Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education. Participants will use a Sociocultural Program Reflection guide to assess how the strands of the Guiding Principles can be used to assess classroom and program implementation of these goals.

Speakers
MB

M. Beatriz Arias

Center for Applied Linguistics


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 103B

1:30pm

Vietnamese-English Comparative Linguistics
Comparing the sound systems of two languages - English and Vietnamese

Speakers
avatar for Dung Tran

Dung Tran

teacher, translator, language researcher, Garden Grove USD
I am a linguistic researcher. I am studying Vietnamese lexicon and its etymological roots. I also look into the Vietnamese roots in Sino-original characters. I am a professional translator from 1964 to present. I have been teaching English and Vietnamese since 1972. I am more than... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 203C

1:30pm

Welcoming the Stranger in Our Midst: The ESL Breakfast Club
To welcome immigrants in our community, a group of English-speaking tutors came together in 2013. Its mission was two-fold: to teach English as a Second Language to parents learning the new language and to cultivate friendships between the tutors and their students. In the ESL Breakfast Club each tutor teaches one adult seeking mastery of the language. Learn how it has developed and how you might do the same.

Speakers
JB

Jane Barboza

ESL Breakfast Club



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 203A

1:30pm

Disrupting Bias: Transformative Experiential Learning to Teach Critical Consciousness Skills
Back by popular demand! Join the TEDX Speaker in this engaging and thought-provoking session guaranteed to have you walk away with greater intercultural skills and a heightened critical consciousness. This authentic learning opportunity is sure to be a memorable one with an experiential simulation that will leave you reflecting for days with new insight into the perspectives of your students and their families. The session will also include learning about the example of Muslims to understand how this information is very relevant to American educators as well as to all of humanity. Educators and students alike have the ability to be the most effective of positive change makers only when offered the meaningful knowledge needed to do so.  This learning opportunity will raise your intercultural consciousness and your ability to increase positive connections with all others in your school community and beyond!  Book signing immediately following session.

Speakers
avatar for Huda Essa

Huda Essa

Founder/Consultant/Author, Culture Links
Founder of Culture Links, LLC Author of Teach Us Your Name Huda Essa has positively influenced countless communities around the nation through her engaging and thought-provoking learning opportunities. Huda utilizes her extensive experience as a Cultural Competency Consultant, former... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency B

1:30pm

Establishing Schoolwide ELD Instructional Norms and Evidence-Based Practices
California educators grapple with distinctions between content and pedagogy suitable for Designated versus Integrated ELD. It is unlikely that K-12 teachers adopt a language mentor role when a district has not agreed upon and clearly communicated reasonable expectations for language-focused instruction. Analyze bedrock instructional norms to anchor ELD instruction within any context. Explore a selective toolkit of evidence-based instructional practices that help educators schoolwide actualize each norm. Receive digital and print resources to support professional learning.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kate Kinsella

Dr. Kate Kinsella

Teacher Educator, Author, Dr. Kate Kinsella & Associates
I have devoted my 30-year educational career to improving curriculum and instruction for English learners. My scholarly articles, research, ELD and literacy programs focus on accelerating academic and social achievement for long-term English learners and U.S. educated bilingual youths... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - Grand Ballroom B

1:30pm

Mediational Structures to Teach Math Literacy: Missing Link For ELs' Mathematical Success
This session is geared towards building mathematical literacy for EL students. These visual representations will show individual students’ thinking processes as they build mathematical literacy.
The adaptability of the organizers to expand the understanding of fractions in word problems, will: 1) increase students’ academic vocabulary; 2) enhance their discourse; and 3) improve their reading and writing skills. Each organizer students build becomes a visual resource of concept development that will reveal a Roadmap of their understanding.

Speakers
SC

Sylvia Casteloes

Riverside USD
ED

Esteban Díaz

CSU San Bernardino
avatar for Barbara Flores

Barbara Flores

CSU San Bernardino and SBCUSD Board Member


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Westin Long Beach - Salon B

1:30pm

Scaffolded Instructional Strategies in Dual Language, Bilingual and World Language Programs
In the language classroom, scaffolded instruction is a necessary and valuable tool for bilingual learners who are at various levels of second language proficiency. In this institute we explore how scaffolded instruction provides multileveled supports that help students access and master curricular content while enhancing acquisition of their academic second language. We first examine areas of language that are particularly challenging for students, including vocabulary within academic discourse and the role of background knowledge in comprehension. The remainder of the institute is dedicated to engaging in hands-on scaffolding meaning-based strategies that assist in building vocabulary, increasing reading comprehension and strengthening writing skills. Book signing immediately following session.

Book signing immediately following session.

Speakers
SS

Sonia Soltero

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Leadership, Language, and Curriculum, DePaul University
Dr. Sonia W. Soltero is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Leadership, Language, and Curriculum as well as the Coordinator of the Doctorate Program at DePaul University in Chicago. She is the author of multiple articles, book chapters, guides, and three books: Dual... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Seaview B

1:30pm

Making Equity Work in Schools for Multilingual Learners
If we are to create and maintain educational contexts in which multilingual learning can take place, our work must be guided by the principle and practice of equity.
In this interactive session we will use 2 equity -centered tools,Checking and Changing My Systems for Equity and Building A Hidden Assets Inventory for examining our systems of preparation, teaching and reflection. We will learn to remove barriers to equality and build bridges for learning and growth.
Our discussions will include approaches for addressing equity on a school-wide basis and for finding time for equity work on a daily basis. Book signing immediately following session.

Speakers
avatar for Enid Lee

Enid Lee

Enidlee Consultants, Inc.


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 102B

1:30pm

Chicano Studies and Literature through Advocacy and Arts
Chicano Studies and Chicano Literature classes are offered to junior and senior Dual Language students in order to instill cultural identity, awareness, and pride. Through various activities students learn about the history of Chicanos through various themes that still affect their communities. The goal of the courses is that students graduate with passion for their culture, with a sense of empathy, and a resolve for positive change in their communities and the world around them.

Speakers
LB

Linda Brizuela

Teacher, Baldwin Park Unified
I have been teaching for twelve years. For the last five years I have taught Chicano Literature and the co-coordinator of the Dual Language program at our site.



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Westin Long Beach - Shanghai

1:30pm

Constructores de paz en comunidades educativas
Valorar la importancia que tiene la participación de todos para construir espacios de paz, independientemente del nivel escolar y de dónde venimos. Los participantes identificaran 11 pasos para construir desde lo individual y lo colectivo espacios de convivencia. Recibirán una carpeta con un PAZOMETRO que será de utilidad para ir observando lo que hacemos y que nos falta para ser un constructor de PAZ.

Speakers
PR

Patricia Ramos-Méndez

Colibrí Consultores en Educación S.C.


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Westin Long Beach - Odessa

1:30pm

Effective ELD Strategies for Science and Language Learning for All
Join us for a 3-dimensional experience in science learning and language development as we explore guiding principles and strategies for integrated and designated ELD in science. Receive a toolkit for developing science/ELD lessons and supporting student engagement in the science and engineering practices.

Speakers
avatar for Claudio Vargas

Claudio Vargas

Educational Consultant, Sci-Lingual
Claudio Vargas B. is currently an Educational Consultant with the Sci-Lingual Group. He provides NGSS professional learning to districts and schools with a focus on supporting English Language Learners with their language and literacy development. Prior to this position, Mr. Vargas... Read More →
avatar for Diana Velez

Diana Velez

Professional Learning and Curriculum Specialist, Lawrence Hall of Science
Diana Vélez is a professional development specialist and curriculum developer at the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California in Berkeley. She currently works with FOSS (Full Option Science System), BaySci, and other science education projects in the area of English... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - Grand Ballroom A

1:30pm

Formadores de docentes binacionales: A Collaborative U.S.-Mexico Binational-Bilingual Teacher Education Program
There are 53,000 U.S. citizens in Baja California’s schools. Many have lived part of their lives in the U.S and part in Mexico. This Binational panel composed of teacher educators from California and Baja CA Norte will discuss their collaborative work and research inclusive of four higher education institutes collaborating across the U.S.-Mexico border to develop and implement a curriculum that prepares teachers, on both sides of the border, to work with “students we share.”

Speakers
CA

Cristina Alfaro

San Diego State University
YA

Yara Amparo López

Sistema Educativo Estatal
GL

Gabriel López

Universidad Pedagógica Nacional de Tijuana, Baja CA
MP

Maribel Pina

Escuelas Normales Fronterizas de Baja CA


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Pacific

1:30pm

Linking ELPAC to the Classroom: Implications for Instruction
We will connect some of the more rigorous speaking and writing task types on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) to high-leverage literacy practices that support English learners’ language development. Participants will experience a variety of strategies highlighted in the ELA/ELD Framework, which we will link to their corresponding ELD Standards and task type. We will share examples from the classrooms we have been working with and discuss modifications/extensions across grade levels.

Speakers
avatar for Annie Duong

Annie Duong

San Joaquin COE
avatar for Karin Linn-Nieves

Karin Linn-Nieves

Director, Language & Literacy, San Joaquín COE
Karin Linn-Nieves, Director of Language and Literacy for the San Joaquin County Office of Education, has facilitated professional learning for educators of English learners for the past 25 years. She currently works with districts on the implementation of the CA ELD standards during... Read More →
avatar for Karin de Varennes

Karin de Varennes

Coordinator II, San Joaquín COE


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Broadlind 1

1:30pm

Mathematics for English Learners: Foundational Skills for Equity, Access, and Academic Achievement
Authorities have addressed English Language acquisition. Few have looked at mathematics. There are large achievement gaps in mathematics between English Learners and native speakers of English. The workshop will review and present strategies that incorporate grade-level academic English, English mathematics literacy, and grade-level mathematics instruction. Each area will be presented in a participatory manner with the audience for both mathematics Integrated content instruction and Designated English Language Development.

Speakers
avatar for Hector Montenegro

Hector Montenegro

Senior District Consultant, Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
Dr. Hector Montenegro, President/CEO of Montenegro Consulting Group (MCG), LLC, is a Senior District Consultant for the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) and works with districts on systemic implementation of SEL. Dr. Montenegro is also a Senior Associate... Read More →
avatar for Maria N. Trejo

Maria N. Trejo

Trainer and Coach, Maria N. Trejo
Dr. Maria N. Trejo is an expert national and international consultant in reading and English as a second language for struggling students and adults; has a unique expertise in working with parent groups and advisory committees; and in the area of mathematics.Maria served as an expert... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Pike 2

1:30pm

Recognition-Redistribution Perspective for Equity and Engagement of English Learners
As a critical approach to professional development, the needs of English Learners must be “recognized” and the resources and services must be equitably “redistributed” for student engagement. Indicators and facilitators of EL’s engagement gathered from recently conducted qualitative studies including a dual language immersion program will be shared. Indicators are markers related to effort, enthusiasm, thoroughness, or willingness to participate. The influences of social and cultural capital as facilitating factors on student engagement will be highlighted.

Speakers
avatar for José Lalas

José Lalas

Professor, University of Redlands
Jose has been involved in teacher education for 27 years as a faculty in both public and private universities (14 years at CSU Dominguez Hills; currently, 13 years at University of Redlands). Prior to his teacher education experience, Jose has been a junior high school classroom... Read More →
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María Ordaz

Program Facilitator, San Bernardino City USD
avatar for Michelle Scribner

Michelle Scribner

Assistant Principal & Teacher Educator, Colton USD
avatar for Heidi Strikwerda

Heidi Strikwerda

Program Facilitator/ELF, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School
Heidi is currently serves as support staff as Program Facilitator, English Language Facilitator, Chair of the English Department and Team Lead at Dr. Martin Luther King Middle School, in San Bernardino City Unified School District, a school located in a low socioeconomic area with... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Westin Long Beach - Naples

1:30pm

Secondary Dual Language Immersion Institute
In this half-day institute, we will explore topics specific to secondary dual language immersion (DLI) programs, as they enter and continue through middle and high school. Based on the “Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education,” and with a focus on developing a strong, successful, and sustainable secondary DLI programs, we will explore courses (including A-G) and curriculum, how to incorporate DLI courses into established pathways, master schedule implications, and hiring credentialed biliterate/ bicultural secondary teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Kris Nicholls

Kris Nicholls

Director, Professional Development Services, CABE



Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 201A

1:30pm

You Are Not Alone: Recipes to Obtain SUCCESS from Parents to Parents
Come and learn the benefits of the Latino International award winning parents book, You Are Not Alone. This workshop highlights a training model that has successfully been used with parents in districts throughout California. Participants will work together on chapters from the book. They will receive lessons that have been successful with parent groups. Parent laisons and district personnel will leave with an example of curriculum they can use in their schools with their parent communities

Speakers
avatar for Olivia Gallardo

Olivia Gallardo

Language Consultant, CSU East Bay
Parents attending the workshops, You Are Not Alone/No Estas Solo in school districts all over California and other States has met with phenomenal results. Parents and their childrens' academic skills grow as they gain new outlooks on their importance in their school community... Read More →
avatar for Lettie Ramírez

Lettie Ramírez

Professor, CSU East Bay
Book NO ESTAS SOLO: Recetas para Obtener EXITO de Padres para Padres Going to University/College, Requirements Financial Literacy


Thursday March 21, 2019 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Pike 1

3:15pm

Bring in the Music!
Singing has long been a way of learning language and is an excellent tool for enhancing language arts and other subjects. 123 Andrés brings his expertise in music and education in a dynamic and interactive presentation using songs as tools to teach and reinforce curriculum standards. He believes that everyone can leverage music to teach concepts, and in this hands-on session participants will create and perform songs that can be used with their students. Educators will leave excited to promote learning through music with concrete ideas for their classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for 123 Andrés

123 Andrés

123 Andrés
123 Andrés is one of the most exciting new voices on the family music scene in the US and Latin America – “A rock star for little language learners” according to Billboard Magazine. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, 123 Andrés brings to audiences joyful sounds, passion for bilingualism... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Seaview A

3:15pm

If My Skin Could Speak
The workshop attendees will examine the multiple literacies (Social, Emotion, Academic Cultural) which foster positive racial identify. School’s primary focuses on academic literacy to increase learning in students. The workshop will demonstrate how social, emotional and cultural literacies enhances deep learning in student of color. The implementation of culturally conscious teaching principles and how honoring and implementing culture foster intrinsic motivation and schema development for students of color. In addition, the workshop will demonstrate to the participants, the importance of “code-switching” and honoring home and community language to foster cultural pluralism in the classroom learning environment.

In small group and large group discussions, the participants will analyze the art of storytelling as a means of assessing the level of language complexities and sophistication in order to stimulate deep learning for students of color.

Speakers

Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Seaview C

3:15pm

Nuestro Testimonio, Our Voice
A testimonio is a personal account that brings to light instances of social and political inequity, oppression, and marginalization. This sharing of self becomes a part of a collective experience that via a focus on social justice and solidarity, has an impact on those actively participating in the testimonio experience. In this featured presentation, participants will be able to reflect on personal and institutional bias as it relates to students and families who have been largely ignored and/or attacked by U.S. school systems. Book signing immediately following session.

Speakers
avatar for Jose Medina

Jose Medina

Chief Educational Advocate, Dr. José Medina Educational Solutions
José Medina is the founder and Chief Educational Advocate for Dr. José Medina: Educational Solutions. Prior to establishing the boutique consulting firm, Dr. Medina served as Research Scientist and Director of Dual Language and Bilingual Education at the Center for Applied Linguistics... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Beacon A

3:15pm

A District's Journey to Provide Exceptional Designated English Language Development
Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District developed and implemented a new Professional Development (PD) model to support our elementary teachers' delivery of exceptional designated ELD using newly adopted Benchmark Advance instructional materials. The PD model consists of teachers engaging in professional learning around the main tenants of the ELA/ELD Framework; co-constructing lessons using the newly adopted materials; observing/debriefing model lessons; collaborative lesson planning; and, ongoing coaching. The PD and coaching are co-facilitated by a teacher leader and district level administrator.

Here is a sharable link to our google slide presentation:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1m_4cKMUcGBykfkKYDY_Y2QBBrp_w8onZMNtQj5AqIXo/edit?usp=sharing

Speakers
avatar for Howard Kornblum

Howard Kornblum

Director - English Learners and Instructional Support, Fairfield-Suisun USD
I have 23 years site/district level administration experience, including 14 years as elementary school principal and 6 years supervising English learners professional development, programs, services and outcomes. I have significantly improved outcomes for students in both roles by... Read More →
avatar for Lori Taylor

Lori Taylor

Academic Support Teacher, Fairfield-Suisun USD
I am proud to say that I have been a teacher in FSUSD for 25 years! I have taught 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grade GATE. I am currently an Academic Support Teacher, where I coordinate school testing and interventions, model lessons and coach teachers, provide professional development... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 203A

3:15pm

Addressing the Bilingual Teacher Shortage through Collaboration
This presentation will describe the journey taken by a university teacher education program addressing the bilingual teacher shortage through multiple routes. Collaborative means other educational agencies were used to forge new routes. These routes consits of new innovative courses on bilingual and dual language programs, extended recruitment efforts through social media, a course preparation on state LOTE exam, and the development of grants and scholarships.

Speakers
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Teresa Huerta

CSU Fresno
avatar for Nancy Pérez

Nancy Pérez

CLTA 2018 TOY, CCWLP Site Director
Nancy Pérez is a well-rounded instructor and a motivational leader.Nancy’s teaching experience ranges from elementary to the University level. She started her teaching career in Mexico as an elementary teacher. After moving to California, learning English and starting a family... Read More →
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María Valdez

Farmersville USD


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 202A

3:15pm

All Talk! Build Oral Language through Academic Discussions about Art
This session will demonstrate research-proven strategies for developing academic oral vocabulary in English and Spanish. A lesson will be modeled which demonstrates how to deepen conversation while holding students accountable through engaging discussions about fine art. Participants will receive handouts of discussion stems (talk moves) in Spanish and in English that they can apply across the curriculum, in any subject area. They will also receive sample lessons in Spanish and English to try out in their own classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Barbara Genovese-Fraracci

Barbara Genovese-Fraracci

Hacienda La Puente USD


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 203B

3:15pm

Asientos flexibles en las aulas para el éxito estudiantil
Proporcionando el ambiente de aprendizaje que los niños necesitan es un objetivo importante. Las aulas flexibles les dan a los estudiantes una opción sobre qué tipo de espacio de aprendizaje les funciona mejor, y les ayudan a trabajar en colaboración, a comunicarse, y a participar en el pensamiento crítico. En aulas de asientos flexibles: las calificaciones de los estudiantes mejoran; los estudiantes parecen más felices y más comprometidos; y los estudiantes están participando más y teniendo conversaciones más estimulantes.

Speakers
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Fausto Barragan

Norton Science and Language Academy


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 202C

3:15pm

Aspiring Leaders: Ready to be an Exemplary Administrator for Students?
The California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA) proudly supports Latina and Latino Administrators. CALSA is squarely focused on the continued development of Latino educational leaders. We are committed to all leaders who advocate for Latino students and all students of color. Latino students make up fifty-four percent of all students in our schools in California. Through our Mentoring Program and state-wide events, CALSA supports aspiring administrators into the journey of school site & district leadership positions.

Speakers
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Juan Santos

California Association of Latino Superintendents & Administrators (CALSA)


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 203C

3:15pm

AUHSD's Parent Leadership Academy: Empowering Parents to Build a Stronger Community
Participants will learn how the Anaheim Union High School District, in partnership with the City of Anahiem and the GEAR UP program, has been able to create a strong and sustainable family engagement model by training volunteer parent leaders to become parent educators who facilitate parent-to-parent workshops. Through these workshops, our parents have been able to build social capital and create a college-going culture. Our leadership academy is successful because it is authentic and engaging.

Speakers
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Araceli Chávez

Anaheim Union High SD
MC

Melida Colon

Anaheim Union High SD
AH

Araceli Huerta

Anaheim Union High SD
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Evelyn Soqui

CSU Fullerton


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 202B

3:15pm

Breaking Barriers through Language and Culture
The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) and the Corona High School, CNUSD, offers this session for immigrant families, multilingual teachers, community liaisons, bilingual aids and community members that are interested in learning how language and culture are important to break barriers providing equity and access in the workforce.
How to overcome fear and how to reach your goals with passion preparing our multilingual community to be successful in a global society.

Speakers
avatar for Natalia Abarca

Natalia Abarca

Project Liaison, Orange County Department of Education
Natalia Abarca facilitates leads and coordinates the OCDE Multilingual Consortium, an exceptionally qualified professional network to support high quality translation and interpretation services for Orange County Schools and their surroundings. Natalia obtained her bachelors... Read More →
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Elizabeth Maciel

Corona-Norco USD


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 104A

3:15pm

Bridging English Learners and Critical Thinking with Project-Based Learning
The Common Core State Standards have placed rigorous demands to prepare English Learners with abilities to apply higher order thinking skills. In a lecture and interactive format, this workshop will provide educators with promising practices supporting the development of critical thinking skills for English Learners within a student-centered instructional approach using Project Based Learning. Teachers will leave the workshop understanding structural components within the Project Based Learning framework leading English Learners to engage in deep thought processes.

Speakers
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Griselda Maldonado

Assistant Principal, Santa Ana USD



Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 103A

3:15pm

Bring English Alive with 5 in 75!
During this fast-paced, interactive 75-minute session, participants will explore 5 instructional strategies for using digital tools to support English Learners. Educators will walk away with creative, new ideas for integrating digital resources into their instruction and bringing English alive.

Speakers
avatar for Toni Robinson

Toni Robinson

Director of Professional Learning, Discovery Education
Toni Robinson is a Director of Professional Development Partnerships for Discovery Education. She works with school districts to envision, design and implement systemic professional learning experiences that shift instruction and accelerate learning. As an educational consultant... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 104B

3:15pm

Competencias Comunicativas: Standards-based Writing Instruction in Mexico and U.S. Dual Language Classrooms
This presentation provides a repertoire of instructional strategies for developing communicative competence to address the Common Core English/Spanish Language and Writing standards, ELD/SLD Standards based on best practices from the Mexico National Reading Program. An examination of binational parallels in the role of communicative competence for effective writing provides a foundation for collaborative tasks and knowledge of text structures for purposeful communication in Spanish.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Kerper Mora

Jill Kerper Mora

San Diego State University
Staying true to Spanish in Spanish Language Arts Instruction: That's my theme and my goal for CABE 2019. Please join me for a deep dive into authentic and effective Spanish language and literacy pedagogy. I invite you to visit my MoraModules Website at moramodules.com.
avatar for Diane Sharken Taboada

Diane Sharken Taboada

English learner coach/Teacher on Special Assignment, Mt. Diablo USD
Dual Language instruction, language and literacy, writing in two languages, translanguaging, maintaining bilingualism in one's own family



Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Alford

3:15pm

Construir desde cero un programa de ciencias sociales en un español académico
DUAL LANGUAGE IN THE RURAL MIDWEST

Cuando comenzó este profesor su trabajo como componente español del programa bilingüe para jóvenes de séptimo y octavo grado, una de las instrucciones fue que diera una clase de ciencias sociales con un español académico. Al principio carecía de textos, plan de progresión y hasta un objetivo final. Poco a poco iba construyendo el curso, pero el gran logro vino tras una conversación con el autor de un libro conocido de historia latinoamericana y una campaña de gofundme.com.

El Programa Bilingüe de West Liberty fue el primero hecho en Iowa y sigue siendo sólo uno de tres en todo el estado. Quiero que esta presentación también se trate de las diferencias y las similitudes que enfrentamos en el acto de construir un programa bilingüe, desde el corazón de Los Ángeles hasta los campos de maíz de Iowa. Ya que pretendo aprender tanto de ustedes, o más, como Uds. de mí, mi meta es dejar bastante tiempo para realizar preguntas y discusión, y que dicha discusión, sobre todo, tenga como su enfoque las experiencias de nuestros estudiantes en el aula de Dual Language.

Snow in Iowa today....Excited to meet everyone in Long Beach! If you are interested in anything in particular, let me know and I'll try to work it in.

Hay nieve en Iowa hoy....¡Emocionado para conocer a todos ustedes! Si hay algo en especial de que quieren que hable, ¡avísenme e intentaré a tratarlo!

Speakers
avatar for Mark Plum

Mark Plum

Junior High Dual Language - Spanish, West Liberty CSD, Iowa
Mark Plum nació y se crió en el estado de Iowa y vivió también en Venezuela y el Perú. Tiene Bachelors en Educación Primaria y Maestría en la Lingüística Española de la Universidad de Iowa. El Sr. Plum lleva 18 años en el Distrito Escolar de West Liberty dando clases en... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Broadlind 2

3:15pm

Designing and Implementing Effective Professional Development and Coaching for Dual Language
This presentation describes a framework for professional developing and coaching based on thoughtful planning, strategic teaching, and intentional coaching. This professional and coaching model consist of: a) initial needs assessment Leadership; b) effective and research-based professional development; c): vertical and horizontal interdisciplinary curricular alignment; d) focused observations and coaching, and e) ongoing reflection on practice. Examples from different school districts in Texas and California will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Mercuri

Sandra Mercuri

Sandra Mercuri Educational Consultants


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 103C

3:15pm

Developing Academic Language Using Paired-Complex Text
This workshop will provide models and strategies to support English Learners in developing academic language using paired-complex text. Participants will learn strategies to scaffold instruction and build language and literacy for English Learners. through the use of interactive read-alouds, oral language development, and cooperative/collaborative learning.

Speakers
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Norma Carvajal-Camacho

Director EL Services, Azusa USD



Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency F

3:15pm

Effective Vocabulary Instruction in Science, Math, and Social Studies Classrooms
Effective vocabulary instruction is just as important in Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics classrooms as it is in ELA, yet it is hard to find time to move beyond the often weak support provided in textbooks. We will examine powerful strategies to help students learn key academic language as well as domain-specific terms across the content areas. Leave with resources to help choose the best words for instruction and tools for planning effective, engaging lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Lauren Greenberg

Lauren Greenberg

Senior Adolescent Literacy Specialist, Educational Consultant
I've had the honor to work with teachers across California as well as Michigan and Illinois as they have implemented two different but equally powerful vocabulary curricula under federal grants to measure the efficacy of these programs and specifically their impact on English learners... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Harbor

3:15pm

Empowering Students and Parents in the Dual Language Classroom through Technology Integration
Are you looking for ways to integrate technology into your classroom? Do you want to empower students? Are you interested in giving parents a window into your classroom? Come learn how you can easily share the learning in your classroom with your parents. These free tools provide endless opportunities to capture, record, annotate and share learning. In this session, you will learn how students as young as five can easily use them to create digital learning journals and much more.

Speakers
avatar for Heidi

Heidi

Dual-Language Educator, Rowland USD
I am an elementary school teacher. I speak three languages fluently (Spanish, German, English). I am a TechLead, a strong believer in Dual education and technology integration.
avatar for Patricia Mendoza

Patricia Mendoza

ELD Program Specialist, Rowland USD
I am an English Language Learner Program Specialist who supports all educators in best practices for our English language learners. I create learning opportunities for K-12 teachers who are eager to learn, share and connect with teachers of EL learners in all content areas.



Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 103B

3:15pm

Formative Assessment and Scaffolding Strategies for Co-Teaching Settings
The learning challenges confronting middle and high school culturally linguistically diverse exceptional students (CLDES) is cognitively demanding, in content and language complexity. As practitioners develop academic language with exceptional students, the understanding that one version of any assessment strategy will not accurately reflect individual students’ learning, implies a special attention needed as we design formative assessments. Text complexity, ineffective scaffolding and assessments with limited scope present huge consequences for students developing bilingual competence and negotiating cognitively demanding content.

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Rodriguez

Samuel Rodriguez

Adunct Lecturer, St. John's University
Samuel Rodriguez was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Queens, NY. He graduated from Brooklyn Technical HS and moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college. Dr. Rodriguez is an alumnus of D’Youville College and the State University College at Buffalo. He completed the doctoral... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 201B

3:15pm

How English Works: Meaning-making to Support Reading Comprehension
Meaning-making is at the heart of English language development. English learners can use what they understand about how English works to improve their text comprehension. By building students’ toolkit of strategies to tackle complex text, we promote self-regulation and agency in reading development. This interactive session will offer 6 key strategies that ELs can use to uncover meaning while reading across the whole text, sentence/clause, and word/phrase levels to build their confidence and efficacy with dense academic texts.

Speakers
avatar for Alesha Moreno-Ramírez

Alesha Moreno-Ramírez

LA/ELD Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist, Tulare COE
Lover of language and literacy; passionate educator; advocate for children; reader-writer



Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency D

3:15pm

How to Develop Your Students' Linguistic Knowledge about AAVE
So, now that you have learned about Standard English Learners (SELs) and the legitimacy of the non-standard languages that they use, are you wondering how to operationalize that information in the classroom setting? This workshop will help you learn practical ideas for how to develop your students' linguistic knowledge about AAVE through contrastive analysis, educational games, culturally and linguistically (CLR) literature, sentence lifting, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Russell

Daniel Russell

Instructional Coach, Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning (CCRTL)
Daniel Russell has been an educator for over 24 years. He entered into public school education as a 1994 Teach for America corps member where he was placed in the Los Angeles area. In Los Angeles, he taught 3rd – 5th grade for 9 years at 99th Street Elementary School in the Watts... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Wilmore

3:15pm

Journalism for English Learners: A Project-Based Approach to Language Development
This session will present an overview of a Project-Based curriculum focused on preventing Long Term English Learner status by bolstering language and literacy development through an emphasis on developing journalistic/informational writing skills. We will detail routines for developing oral academic skills focused on questioning, interviewing, and synthesizing information in response to community issues.

Speakers
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Elvira Armas

Loyola Marymount University
GO

Gisela O'Brien

Center for Equity for English Learners, Loyola Marymount University


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 5

3:15pm

Legislative and Budget Advocacy through a Student-Centered Equity Lens
Have you ever questioned how California's education policies and state budget appropriations take into account student needs? Join this presentation and discussion on the latest policy and budgetary initiatives from 2018 aimed at closing the opportunity gaps. Attendees will get a better grasp of upcoming legislative opportunities aimed at supporting English learners and other vulnerable students. Participants will obtain practical advocacy tips and skills on how to effectively champion education proposals at the state level.

Speakers

Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Nieto

3:15pm

Los estudiantes que compartimos
En este taller hablaremos de los retos que enfrentan los estudiantes que compartimos entre México y Estados Unidos -- especificamente Baja California y California. Estos alumnos cuando son incorporados a un sistema educativo diferente, se enfrentan a otras normas sociales, culturales, pedagógicas, y quizá no son estudiantes con la misma lengua. Los estudiantes que migran entre los dos países requieren de educadores que atiendan sus necesidades y que apoyen la integración considerando no solo la lengua sino las practicas culturales.

Speakers
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Gilberto Barrios

CSU San Marcos
YA

Yara Amparo López

Sistema Educativo Estatal


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 104C

3:15pm

Making Higher Education Accessible to Our Immigrant Students
In this workshop we will discuss the many ways we can motivate, inform, inspire and support our students to pursue higher education. We will share different activities and resources conducive to give students access to the information they need.

Speakers
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Isela Lieber

Los Angeles USD
CP

Cindy Ponce

Cambrian SD


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 101B

3:15pm

Meaningful ELPAC-like Tasks for the Designated ELD Classroom
Rather than "teach to the test," teachers in our district have collaborated to design ELPAC-like tasks that are meaningfully incorporated into their Designated ELD instruction. In this presentation, participants will (1) become familiar with examples of ELPAC-like tasks created by our teachers, (2) learn how these tasks fit into a larger unit of ELD instruction, and (3) experience those tasks as if they were students. Tasks that represent multiple language domains (e.g., listening, writing) will be shared.

Speakers
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Diana Ball

Fremont Union High SD
GH

Grace Henson

Fremont Union High SD
WK

Welton Kwong

Coordinator of Curriculum, Fremont Union High SD
All things ELCommon Core State StandardsTeacher leadershipAdult learning
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Josh Miller

Teacher, Fremont Union High SD



Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 102A

3:15pm

Multilingual Education: A Parent’s Guide to Participation
Multilingual education is here! In this interactive session, parents will learn about the benefits of multilingualism and the types of multilingual programs offered in schools, understand the major requirements of the law regarding multilingual education, and be able to participate as a parent in deciding what types of programs you want for your children. Join us to get your questions answered and see what is possible for your children!

Speakers
CD

California Department of Education

Education Programs Assistant, California Department of Education



Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 2

3:15pm

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts in Spanish Intermediate DI Science Classrooms
Identify the seven NGSS Crosscutting Concepts. Discuss what each crosscutting concept means in order to effectively and directly teach it in your middle school science classroom. Interact with a few lesson examples. Walk away with a better understanding of each concept, ideas on how to teach each, and basic materials to get you started in your own science classroom. Basic materials in Spanish and English will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Renee Rosas

Renee Rosas

Science DLI Teacher & DLI Site Coordinator, Corona-Norco USD



Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Beacon B

3:15pm

Oral Language Analysis
Struggling to plan “in response to” DELD lessons? Oral Language Analysis, or OLA, is a formative assessment of learning designed to give teachers the tools to record student learning and language production and then utilize the findings to design a series of student-responsive DELD lessons. Participants will gain practice by using the CA ELD standards to analyze the data from an authentic OLA and begin thinking about next steps for instruction.

Speakers
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Adriana Díaz

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
avatar for Michelle Rosecrans

Michelle Rosecrans

Trainer, SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language Model)


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency C

3:15pm

Overview of the California Practitioners’ Guide for English Learners with Disabilities and the Connection to the Statewide System of Support
The presentation will provide an overview of why the manual was required, status of the work completed to inform the development of the manual, contents of the manual, next steps, and strategies for connecting the manual to the statewide system of support.

Speakers
TH

Theresa Hawk

Administrator, California Department of Education
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JoAnne Lauer

Director, Riverside COE
JoAnne Lauer is a Director for Research and Implementation in the Assessment, Accountability and Continuous Improvement (AACI) Unit at the Riverside County Office of Education. The AACI unit provides data, assessment, accountability, and technical assistance services to support districts... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Pike 3

3:15pm

Proposition 58’s New Era: School Board Responsibilities and Parent Rights
Proposition 58 put an end to Proposition 227’s restrictions on bilingual education and ushered in a new era in which multicultural education is valued and encouraged. It also provides strong new rights for parents to petition their school districts to ensure bilingual programs are available for their children. A school board member and educator, a civil rights lawyer and CABE’s General Counsel will discuss school board policies/practices, laws and parent rights in this workshop.

Speakers
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Mary Hernández

Garcia Hernandez Sawhney, LLP
FV

Franchesca Verdin

Attorney and Director of Rural Education Equity Program, California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc.


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Shoreline B

3:15pm

Recognizing Families' Cultural Community Wealth: Meaningful Collaboration With Families of Language Learners
In this interactive and engaging session, we will walk you through three activities that have been designed to move beyond simply communicating with to more active engagement alongside parents, families, and communities. Activities were based on Yosso's Community Cultural Wealth Model. The goal of these activities is to engage families in meaningful ways that will develop linguistic, cultural, and aspirational capital of all involved, including teachers. Electronic links to all activities and rubrics will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Karen Guerrero

Karen Guerrero

ASU/AZGA/National Geographic
Arizona Geographic AllianceUS DoE STEMSS grantNational Geographic ExplorerELL StrategiesSTEMSS PD


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 102C

3:15pm

Support for English Language Development in California’s Curriculum Frameworks
This session will
- provide an overview of a curriculum framework;
- discuss the ways the English Language Development (ELD) Standards influence the guidance in all curriculum frameworks and provide educators with ways to support integrated ELD in multiple content areas; and
- include collaboration time opportunities for participants to reflect, analyze resources, explore a collection of curated resources, and plan for their use.
 

Speakers
avatar for Kyle Petty

Kyle Petty

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
CS

Constantino Silva

California Department of Education



Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 1

3:15pm

Supporting Bilingual Learners through Biliteracy Assessments and Contrastive Analysis
This presentation features literacy interventions that support the biliteracy (English and Spanish) development of K-12 dual language learners. Through examination of in-depth case studies, presenters discuss how they collect data, diagnose literacy behaviors, and then design interventions that foster students' metalinguistic awareness through contrastive analysis. Special emphasis is given to content area literacy and ELD integration.

Speakers
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Julee Bauer

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
BR

Briana Ronan

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency E

3:15pm

Supporting English Learners in Middle School Mathematics
Student success in mathematics has shifted from solely being able to “solve the problem correctly” to being able to explain mathematical thinking and reasoning in both spoken and written English. This session focuses on a high-yield pedagogical practice that addresses students' development of middle level mathematics conceptual understanding and English language development simultaneously. Participants will partake in a standards-based, framework-aligned “keystone pedagogy”, look at middle level student work, and share ideas about scaffolding student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Jutabha

Mark Jutabha

School Improvement Facilitator, WestEd
I support English Learner services for partner schools and districts through my work with curriculum, assessment and instruction. I also facilitate the implementation of rigorous and concept based math programs through strengthening teacher pedagogy. I also support district and school... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Shoreline A

3:15pm

Supporting English Learners' Proficiency in the Mathematical Practices through Professional Learning Cycles
This interactive presentation will lead you through a PLC that aims to ensure that all English Learners are able to have collaborative conversations and reason and problem solve in order to master mathematical concepts. We will share strategies that can be implemented so that students understand how to make sense of the language in the context of math and be able to construct viable arguments that support their reasoning. Work samples will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Graciela Chávez

Graciela Chávez

Associate Principal, Chula Vista Elementary SD


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 101A

3:15pm

Teaching to Impact the Cultural Capital of Second Language Learners
This presentation is about improving the cultural capital of second language learners coming from marginalized communities. The presenters will show how the self-esteem, locus of control and sense of hope which are the constructs of cultural capital can be improved through specialized instruction demonstrated in a research. All the phases of this research will be explained and the presenters will show how to design lessons and demonstrate three lessons to improve students’ cultural capital.

Speakers
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Heidi Krumm

La Sierra University
MS

Margaret Solomon

La Sierra University


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 4

3:15pm

The Legacy and Future of EL Advocacy: The ELLLI Story
The English Learner Leadership & Legacy Initiative (ELLLI) recently concluded its first three-year effort to equip new English Learner (EL) education advocates/leaders with skills and knowledge to advance proactive projects, as well as to respond effectively to anticipated political challenges at state and local levels. This presentation will describe the ELLLI curriculum and provide some of the materials and activities available to ELLLI Fellows and Partners. We will provide an update on future activities and preview future publications.

Speakers
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Ruth Barajas

English Learner Leadership and Legacy Initiative (ELLLI)/ Californians Together
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Norm Gold

Proj. Director, Emeritus - ELLLI, English Learner Leadership and Legacy Initiative (ELLLI)/ Californians Together
*Languages *Learning *Equity I am so very encouraged by the energy and wisdom of ELLLI Fellows and Partners -- a new generation of EL leaders and advocates!
MS

Maxine Sagapolutele

Grossmont Union High SD
LT

Lilia Torres-Cooper

Whittier Union High SD



Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 204

3:15pm

The Researcher's Notebook
Research notebooks help promote the development of scientific and engineering practices. This interactive session will provide participants with high-impact language strategies that build a strong foundation for teaching your students to think like a scientist.

Speakers
EG

Elena Gillespie

Chula Vista Elementary SD
NR

Nancy Rojas

Chula Vista Elementary SD
MS

Melissa Showman

Chula Vista Elementary SD


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency A

4:45pm

A District’s Journey in Pursuit of Equity and Access through Biliteracy
Recognizing the value of a biliterate citizenry and the need to prepare students for college and career, the Oxnard School District has embarked on a journey to ensure equity and access for students by restructuring with a focus on strengthening linguistic and cultural identity through a school wide biliteracy approach. The district offers a 50/50 one-way Spanish Dual Language Program as well as an 80/20 two-way Dual Language Program in ten of its twenty-one schools.

Speakers
avatar for Anabolena DeGenna

Anabolena DeGenna

Assistant Superintendent Educational Services, Oxnard School District
Dr. Anabolena DeGenna was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and moved to the United States at the age of seven. Entering the U.S. school system as an English Learner has been instrumental in her role as an advocate and educator for immigrant children. Her educational background includes... Read More →
avatar for Aracely Fox

Aracely Fox

Director, Dual Language Programs, Oxnard School District
Aracely Fox is currently the Director of Dual Language Programs for the Oxnard School District. Her experience in the area of biliteracy spans across grade levels and roles including a Dual Language Teacher, Teacher on Special Assignment and School Principal of a K-8 school with... Read More →
CM

Cesar Morales

Oxnard SD



Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 102A

4:45pm

Be GLAD Strategies for a Dual Immersion Classroom
In this workshop teachers will learn Be GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) strategies to use in their classrooms. Participants will learn about the top Be GLAD strategies for Language Learners and will be able to take back to their classrooms useful strategies that have been proven effective in all types of classrooms (Dual Language, Bilingual, Special Education, ELD, SEI, etc.).

Speakers
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Juliana Carter

Capistrano USD
AM

Anjelica Martínez

Capistrano USD



Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency A

4:45pm

CANCELLED - California Department of Education's Tools for Professional Learning Systems
This interactive session will engage participants in exploring Collaboration in Common (CiC), California's resource sharing and professional collaboration platform, as well as the Professional Learning Opportunities Database. Attendees will hear examples of how these resources are being used across the state. Following an overview and demonstration, participants will have the opportunity to delve into CiC and the database and think through ways to utilize these resources in professional learning communities, networks, school sites, and district offices.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Agostinelli

Julia Agostinelli

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
Julia Agostinelli, Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education. As a former teacher of at-risk middle school youth and late adolescent English learners, Julia knows the importance of having access to not only rich educational curriculum, but access to a quality... Read More →
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Joy Kessel

California Department of Education
Joy Kessel serves as a Consultant in the Educator Excellence and Equity Division (EEED) at the California Department of Education (CDE). Currently, Ms. Kessel supports the operations of the EEED, actively promotes high-quality professional learning systems and opportunities, and serves... Read More →
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Barbara Murchison

Director, Educator Excellence and Equity Division, California Department of Education
Barbara Murchison is the Director of the Educator Excellence and Equity Division at the California Department of Education (CDE). In this role, she has the pleasure of leading a team that supports and promotes high quality professional learning for educators as a key strategy for... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 2

4:45pm

Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project: The Premier Statewide Student Leadership Institute
Our mission is to enhance and build the leadership potential of California’s youth, to build communities, and create a stronger more prosperous state and nation. Our goal is to enhance leadership potential, motivation, and self-confidence by exposing young people to their cultural history, values, and role models. Participants nurture dreams and aspirations to pursue higher education, create an awareness of the world around them, and build self-confidence to create positive social change.

Speakers
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Gerardo Correa

President, Chicano Latino Youth Leadership Project (CLYLP)



Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency F

4:45pm

Creative Ways Schools Can Include the Parent Voice
This session will provide public school newcomers and seasoned school and parent leaders alike with strategies to help move schools beyond having a ‘dialogue for dialogue’s sake.’ Find out how your school or district can creatively, strategically strengthen communication in support of parent engagement. Effective parent-school partnerships have champions who build civic capacity as well as school capacity. Learn how the Chula Vista Elementary School District has involved parents in everything from accountability plans to marketing efforts.

Speakers
AM

Angelica Maldonado

Chula Vista Elementary SD
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Anthony Millican

Communications Director, Chula Vista Elementary SD
Anthony Millican has 16 years of experience in school communications and grant writing. He is a former newspaper reporter with the Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel, and San Diego Union-Tribune. He has served as Communications Officer in the Chula Vista Elementary School District... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 202A

4:45pm

Developing Strong Dual Language Programs: Focus on Biliteracy
This interactive workshop is for dual language (DL) administrators and teachers. First we briefly define biliteracy, and explain why DL educators need to focus on biliteracy. Then we explore how different types of DL programs can organize for biliteracy, with attention to curriculum development and assessment planning. Finally, we discuss what counts as evidence of students’ biliteracy development, and articulate the kinds of biliteracy outcomes DL educators can expect.

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Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 101B

4:45pm

Dual Language Teaching Approaches: A Multiple-Case Study
This multi-media presentation adds to the limited research on dual language pedagogy. Presenters will share dual language teaching approaches within and across three veteran Spanish-English programs in metropolitan Chicago. Research draws from classroom observations and interviews with teachers and principals. Findings reveal common beliefs and pedagogical practices such as attention to student well-being, peer interaction, and vocabulary emphasis. Examples will be discussed among participants.

Speakers
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Erin Mackinney

Roosevelt University
RP

Rogelia Peña

Rachel Carson Elementary



Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency D

4:45pm

E.L.I.T.E.: English Learner Instructional Tools for Empowerment
Participants will learn about a district's initiative to cultivate a shared responsibility for providing professional development to colleagues that builds on the assets of English learners and gives teachers the tools to empower English learners. Through a training of trainers model, teachers became the staff developers and ambassadors for positive changes for English learners, including depth of knowledge of the 2012 ELD standards and the importance of integrated ELD support in all content areas.

Speakers
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Carol Gallegos

Hanford Elementary SD
LG

Lucy Gomez

Hanford Elementary SD


Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 203A

4:45pm

ELD Portfolio: Tool for Progress Monitoring
SBCUSD has developed and implemented the use of an ELD Portfolio that provides an ongoing record of student progress that teachers can use to plan Integrated and Designated ELD. This portfolio includes Parts 1 and 2 of the CA CCSS ELD standards. We have also created a portfolio that addresses Part 3 of the ELD standards for foundational skills and literacy and a portfolio for SLD. Come see this innovative tool to monitor English Learners!

Speakers
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Michelle B. Levan

Educational Consultant, Michelle Levan Consulting
Michelle B. Levan is an educator and writer with over a decade of experience working with children and adult learners in a high-poverty, urban school district.A teacher's teacher, Michelle loves talking about instruction, the choices we make as educators, and the steps it takes to... Read More →
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Víctor Portillo

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City USD
Victor A. Portillo works as a Program Specialist in the English Learner Programs Department in San Bernardino City Unified School District. He coaches TK-6th grade teachers in meeting the needs of English Learner students and creates/provides professional development to teachers... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Regency C

4:45pm

Empower Language Teaching and Learning Using Technology
This workshop will provide participants with a variety of powerful technology tools and resources that have been successfully applied in language classes at different grade levels. Presenters will demonstrate how to use each tool effectively with step-by-step guides, and how personalized learning and differentiation are provided. Classroom examples and student work will be showcased as well. The technology resources include video discussion platform, formative assessment tools, visual and recordable whiteboard, Scratch programming and much more.

Speakers
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Yi Feng

Bullis Charter School


Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Seaview C

4:45pm

Every Teacher is an ELD Teacher: Language Objectives for Content Classes
Elevate student access and success in content courses with language objectives. In this interactive workshop, participants will learn practical strategies to integrate language learning across disciplines. From mathematics to social studies to art, attendees will collaboratively develop content-specific, standards-based language objectives that can be used by any teacher of English learners. After all, every teacher is an ELD teacher!

Speakers
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Michelle Fitzgerald

EL Specialist, Compton USD



Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 1

4:45pm

Flexible Thinking: A Prismatic Look at Developing a Flexible Mindset
Building flexible thinking is important for any educational population. Building flexible mindset within a socially just framework encourages the integration and celebration of diversity and multiple ways of knowing while breaking up dominant patterns and hegemonic thinking. This workshop for teachers, para-educators, and students will prismatically examine theories framing student success and active student engagement, considering the advantages and disadvantages of each, before developing their own definitions of flexible thinking.

Speakers
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Kenia Cueto

Chapman University
MD

Meredith Dorner

Biology Professor, Co-Char of Online Education, Irvine Valley College
Dr. Meredith Dorner is a Biology Professor at Irvine Valley College and the Faculty Co-chair of the Online Education Task Force. Her Ph.D. in Education, with an emphasis on cultural and curricular studies, enhances her focus on teaching curriculum and how teachers and students are... Read More →
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Marni Fisher

Saddleback College
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Kimiya Maghzi

University of Redlands


Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Seaview B

4:45pm

Gamify Your Classroom: Engage Students in All Learning Activities
Do you know that all learnings activities can be formed as fun games? Come and build an engaged learning community by flipping ‘class time’ into ‘game time’. This workshop aims to help teachers develop a classroom to not only achieve academic excellence, but also improve your students' engagement, collaboration, confidence, and sense of success! You will walk away with trending APPs as well as non-digital game ideas. Furthermore, you will master the skills to gamify your own classroom.

Speakers
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Weina Chen

Pepperdine University



Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Beacon B

4:45pm

Honoring Student Voices through a Culture of Writing
Schools serving diverse populations explore students’ identities to build from cultural and linguistic assets. A major component of developing bilingual and biliterate students is how to develop sustainable writing skills and habits. A cornerstone of writing instruction is developing a culture of writing amongst emergent bilingual students. The study of memoir as a genre provides an academic framework built on inquiry where teachers and students can engage in apprenticeship models to develop writing expertise.

Speakers
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María Acero

American Reading Company


Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Broadlind 2

4:45pm

Integrated and Designated ELD Opportunities with NGSS: A Sample Lesson
Explore how ELD standards can support NGSS by walking through a model 3rd grade lesson.

This model lesson includes unpacking some ELD standards to guide language and learning objectives, as well as, opportunities for integrated and designated ELD.

The lesson demonstrates how ELD standards can lead to meaningful scaffolds for all students (i.e. sentence frames).

Student work samples will also be available.

Speakers
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Hushi Natividad

Instructional coach, Alum Rock Union SD
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Geinah Nierra

Alum Rock Union SD


Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Renaissance Long Beach - Bixby 4

4:45pm

Integrating Standards-Based Language Skills into All Content Areas
Are you seeking a way to bring all of the different language and content area standards and requirements together? Join this session and create an advanced instructional target by teaching with this end in mind. In this hands-on workshop, participants will move from unpacking the CCSS and NGSS standards to planning meaningful instruction that integrates them into interdisciplinary thematic units for PreK-12 that support all language learners.

Speakers
avatar for Naurin Khan

Naurin Khan

Director of Curriculum, Uplevel
Our standards-based K-5 curricula, integrated with your favorite teaching strategies, will help you:-Teach students how to learn-Simplify classroom management-Increase learning capacity-Fast-track comprehension of new concepts-Impart vital social skills & emotional intelligence



Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 103A

4:45pm

Involucramiento de padres en la educación de nuestros hijos y liderazgo
Como nos debemos de involucrar como padres en la educación de nuestros hijos para lograr su éxito académico y liderazgo de padres en nuestras escuelas y comunidad. Participando de manera activa y lograr el empoderamiento de los padres a nivel general. Buscando siempre el bien común en la sociedad en la que nos desarrollamos, siendo el modelo principal de aprendizaje y actuar para nuestros hijos, aportando lo mejor de nosotros para los distritos escolares a los que pertenecemos.

Speakers
JC

Jorge Cardenas

Mt. Diablo SD
FR

Francisco Ríos

Mt. Diablo SD


Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 104A

4:45pm

Language Advocacy in 2019: Looking Forward after the Election
There’s never been a better time to advocate for biliteracy! The House of Representatives is now under Democratic control, and We enjoy strong bipartisan support in Washington. We will review current legislative initiatives for biliteracy, discuss national efforts such as the National English Learner Round Table and the Working Group on Languages of the American Academy of Arts and Sceinces, and engage in email advocacy for America’s languages during the workshop.

Speakers
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Bill Rivers

Executive Director, Joint National Committee for Languages
Language advocacy!


Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 203B

4:45pm

Our Journey in Building Structures and Systems for Successful Dual Language Implementation
Come find out about Local District South in Los Angeles USD and our journey in supporting a successful dual language program implementation and expansion from 14 programs to 32 for the 2018-2019 school year. Presenters will share the structures and systems created to support parents, teachers, and administrators in biliteracy options for students.

Speakers
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Pedro García

Los Angeles USD
AK

Anne Kim

Los Angeles USD


Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 103C

4:45pm

Purposeful Questioning and Discussion Strategies to Deepen Student Understandings
Academic discussions help students understand, clarify, and challenge knowledge. Learn how to transform your classroom into a buzzing beehive of student engagement as you participate in an interactive inquiry lesson focused on Depths of Knowledge (DOK). Teachers will leave this session with concrete strategies for creating purposeful questions and developing meaningful academic discussions across all content areas.

Speakers
LC

Lisa Christensen

Lawndale Elementary SD
AH

Amy Heras

Lawndale Elementary SD
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Sarah Kemen

English Learner Instructional Resource Teacher, Lawndale Elementary SD
I have a Master of Arts in ELD and have been a middle school educator for ten years. For five years I taught social studies and ELD in Minnesota. I then spent three years as an EL Site Lead and ELD teacher to newcomer students in Los Angeles. For the past two years I have served as... Read More →
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Sidney Roles

Lawndale Elementary SD



Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 101A

4:45pm

Radically Redefining Identity: Facilitated Discussion of an Intersectional Identity Politics
Progress has been made in many respects toward the realization of equity in schools/society, regarding marginalized identities (i.e. gendered, racialized, and sexualized). However, the struggle for social justice has sometimes been accused of falling into “identity politics,” which has been accused of inadvertently maintaining inequality. Through a facilitated discussion, I hope to help reframe identity toward an intersectional framework, to contribute to the promotion of equitable spaces in our schools and society.

Speakers
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Timothy Bolin

Adjunct Faculty, Victor Valley College
I am a critical researcher who seeks to root my academic work in praxis-based community projects. Always calling Southern California home, I went to the University of Redlands where I double majored in Sociology and Philosophy; then to San Diego State where I received a Master’s... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Hyatt Regency Long Beach - Seaview A

4:45pm

Secondary Dual Language Immersion Success: A Tale of Four Schools
In this interactive session, learn about the successful implementation of secondary Dual Language Immersion at Anaheim Union High School District, specifically hear from leaders at Sycamore Junior High School, Anaheim High School, Brookhurst Junior High School, and Savanna High School. Gain insights on how we articulated with the elementary school districts, wrote courses, achieved enrollment goals, dealt with credentialing needs, and built partnerships for student success. Leave the session with strategies for your secondary DLI program.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Brown

Gary Brown

Principal, Anaheim Union High SD
My name is Gary Brown. I'm the principal at Sycamore junior high school in the Anaheim Union High School District. Sycamore is home to a dual immersion program we call DLA ( Dual Language Academy).
RB

Renae Bryant

Director of English Learner and Multilingual Services, Anaheim Union High SD
EG

Eugenia George

Anaheim Union High SD
JV

Juan Villa

Anaheim Union High SD


Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 204

4:45pm

Strategic Implementation Essentials for Dual Language Program Success
This session empowers schools early in their implementation of dual language programs with the strategic roadmap to build a thriving and comprehensive program. This session combines the Guiding Principles, strategic planning, and best practices for schools managing change. The framework includes instruction, assessment, professional development, stakeholder engagement, and reflection/refinement cycles that focus on increasing language proficiency and academic achievement for students. Additional resources and templates will be shared to develop next steps for their program plans.

Speakers
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Alexandra Guilamo

TaJu Educational Solutions
Alexandra Guilamo is a leading expert in the implementation, education, and effective leadership of dual language, bilingual, and language learner education. As a language learner herself, Alexandra has spent more than twenty years serving a wide range of language learners. She... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 201B

4:45pm

The ABCs of Learning Issues
Participants will learn about the benefits of bi-lingual evaluations, and the rights parents have to translation and interpretation under Federal law. Additionally, we will explore eight common learning issues, and understand the association between learning issues and behaviors as identified in formal evaluations. Lastly, we will engage in small group discussion about how parents, educators, and administrators can strengthen the home-school partnership. Join us for an interactive and information filled presentation.

Speakers
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Dana Stahl

Educational Consultant, Educational Alternatives LLC
Dana Stahl, who has a history of being learning disabled, became a learning specialist to assist children with learning issues find compensatory strategies to reach their social-emotional and academic potential. Dana's practice, Educational Alternatives LLC focuses on educational... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 104B

4:45pm

The Art of Cultural Relevancy and Academic Language
This interactive presentation will illustrate how focused discussion of fine art images (complex text) can accelerate students' academic language across the curriculum. The presenter will share concrete examples of how this research-based approach can be used to reinforce reading language arts standards and support concepts found in STEM subjects and social studies. The session highlights how authentic oral discussion, in English and Spanish, promotes language and literacy that transfers for both languages.

Speakers
avatar for Cheryl Hayward

Cheryl Hayward

Educational Consultant
Mentor teacher, Instructional Coach, District Coordinator of Multilingual Programs, PD, Curriculum and State & Federal Programs / Instructor in Education Departments of many San Francisco Bay area universities / ELL Specialist California Department of Education. Currently, National... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Long Beach Convention Center - 102B