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Forty-three Years of Educational Excellence for English Learners & Biliteracy for All

March 28 - 31, 2018

Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, California 


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Wednesday, March 28
 

7:30am

School Site Visits Check In
Wednesday March 28, 2018 7:30am - 2:00pm
SCC, J Street Lobby

7:30am

Conference Registration
Meet the author and get your book signed! Please join CABE in recognizing authors of multicultural and multilingual literature! Stop by the CABE Author’s Corner in the Exhibit Hall Plaza to get “up close and personal” with authors who will bepresenting information on multicultural literature . Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to add to yourchildren’s and professional libraries by purchasing a signed copy and chatting with the authors.

Wednesday March 28, 2018 7:30am - 4:30pm
SCC, West Lobby

7:30am

Tote Bag Pick-Up
Wednesday March 28, 2018 7:30am - 4:30pm
SCC, Outside Hall C

8:30am

University  Campus Visits
Wednesday March 28, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am
SCC, J Street Lobby

9:30am

New Attendees Orientation
Wednesday March 28, 2018 9:30am - 10:00am
SCC, 103

9:30am

Be GLAD! Project GLAD 2-Day Institute
Experience award-winning Project GLAD® strategies putting research into action with full alignment to CCSS, NGSS, and new CA ELD standards, while celebrating cultural and linguistic diversity. Experience practical strategies for multiple disciplines to support English learners, that are proven effective in differentiating for all students. Come re-ignite the excitement of teaching with us, as we empower you and your students to succeed in acquiring high academic content & language with proven results to apply 21st century skills! Official credit for the Be GLAD 2-Day Institute will be granted to participants who attend both full days to receive credit and be eligible to attend the future Classroom Demonstrations. (The full Be GLAD Training consists of this 2-Day Institute and a 4 Day Classroom Demonstration at a later time. Option of dates for Class Demonstrations and separate registration information will be given during this session).

Speakers
avatar for Noshaba Afzal

Noshaba Afzal

Director of Training, Be GLAD
We have a passion to assure ALL students achieve 100% success! Both Nationally and Internationally, Be GLAD is the only organization providing Project GLAD training's that has the exclusive endorsement of both co-creators of the Project GLAD Model, Marcia Brechtel and Linnea Haley... Read More →
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Marcia Brechtel

Be GLAD LLC
avatar for Melissa Brooks

Melissa Brooks

Certified Agency Trainer, Be GLAD


Wednesday March 28, 2018 9:30am - 4:30pm
Regency A - Hyatt Regency Hotel

10:30am

Parent Center Opening
Wednesday March 28, 2018 10:30am - 3:30pm
SCC, Hall E

10:30am

2-Day Institutes – Day 1
Wednesday March 28, 2018 10:30am - 4:30pm
Hyatt Regency

10:30am

Full Day Institutes
Wednesday March 28, 2018 10:30am - 4:30pm
TBA

10:30am

An Overview for New Dual Language Immersion Programs
The goal of this two-day institute is to provide information and resources from research to classroom instruction for new Dual Language Immmersion 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 DLI program. Please join us for two days of learning and planning for your new program’s success!

Speakers
avatar for Jody Wiencek

Jody Wiencek

CABE PDS 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 28, 2018 10:30am - 4:30pm
Regency E - Hyatt Regency Hotel

10:30am

Leverage Math and Science Practices to Increase Language, Engagement and Achievement.
Through collaborative work, discussions, and hands-on activities we will explore how to build students’ conceptual math and science understanding and academic language by leveraging the Math and Next Generation Science practices, and ELD Standards. We will explore a multitude of resources to support this instruction. We will leave with an understanding of how to adapt math or science lessons and/or units to engage English Learners deeply in the content while developing academic language purposefully and intentionally.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia DeRobles

Patricia DeRobles

Instructional Service Specialist, Riverside USD
I have been in bilingual education serving English Learners for 25 years. It is my honor and privilege to support students, parents, teachers, and school administrators in my role as Instructional Service Specialist for Riverside Unified School District.
avatar for Rene Levario

Rene Levario

Instructional Services Specialist, Riverside USD
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John Robertson

Instructional Services Specialist, Riverside USD



Wednesday March 28, 2018 10:30am - 4:30pm
Regency D - Hyatt Regency Hotel

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.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Jiménez Salinas

Elizabeth Jiménez Salinas

CEO, GEMAS Consulting


Wednesday March 28, 2018 10:30am - 4:30pm
Regency B - Hyatt Regency Hotel

10:30am

Transforming Perceptions, Pedagogy and Practice for Advancing Learning in Standard English Learners
This seminar is designed to help educators develop new paradigms for teaching Standard English Learners. Participants will increase their knowledge about issues of language variation that impact learning in African American, Mexican American, and other SEL populations, and will have an opportunity to reflect on personal beliefs and perceptions that may be impediments to student achievement. Participants will build new instructional schemas that incorporate culturally/linguistically responsive teaching as powerful pedagogy for facilitating learning in SELs.

Speakers
avatar for Noma LeMoine

Noma LeMoine

The failure of traditional American Educational Institutions, including the K-12, Community College, and State Universit, LeMoine & Associates Educational Consulting Consortium
Dr. Noma LeMoine’s career in education spans 35 years. She is a nationally recognized expert on issues of language, literacy acquisition and learning in African American and other Standard English Learner (SEL) populations. She has written and spoken extensively on the topic and... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 10:30am - 4:30pm
Regency C - Hyatt Regency Hotel

12:00pm

Exhibit/Career Fair Opening
Wednesday March 28, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
SCC, Exhibit Hall B/C

1:00pm

(Canceled) Author’s Corner - Author Timothy Rasinski Supportive Fluency Instruction: The Key to Reading Success
Meet the author and get your book signed! Please join CABE in recognizing
authors of multicultural and multilingual literature! 
Stop by the CABE Author’s Corner in the Exhibit Hall Plaza to get “up close and personal” with authors who will be presenting information on multicultural literature . Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to add to your children’s and professional libraries by purchasing a signed copy and chatting with the authors. 

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 1:30pm
SCC, Exhibit Hall B/C, Plaza

1:00pm

Bilingual Teaching Epistemologies in the New Era of Bilingual Education
This presentation will provide an overview of the current and past knowledge base for bilingual teacher preparation and professional development. Included are the perspectives of practicing novice and experienced bilingual teachers from a variety of social, political and cultural contexts.

Speakers
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Magaly Lavadenz

Loyola Marymount University


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
105 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

Developing Metalinguistic Awareness: Strengthening Cross Language Connections Through Así se dice
Communicating across languages and cultures is complex. Help students to develop the ability to scrutinize and analyze languages through a strategy we call Así se dice (That’s how you say it!). In this interactive workshop, you will explore how to enhance students’ vocabulary, syntax, and metalinguistic abilities as you engage in strategic translations/interpretations. This strategy is intended for use in grades 3 and up.

Speakers
avatar for Kathy Escamilla

Kathy Escamilla

University of Colorado, Boulder
Dr. Kathy Escamilla is a Professor of Education in the division of Social, Bilingual and Multicultural Foundations. Dr. Escamilla’s research centers on educational issues related to Spanish-speaking language minority students in U.S. schools. She is specifically interested in issues... Read More →
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Sue Hopewell

University of Colorado, Boulder


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
202 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

(Canceled) Differentiating between a Speech/Language Disorder and Typical Second Language Acquisition
Dual Language Learners who are referred for assessment present a diagnostic challenge to Speech/Language Pathologists in the Public Schools. Thorough knowledge of the student's linguistic, cultural and economic status is crucial. Inaccurate diagnosis results in over- and under-representation of Dual Language Learners with Speech/Language disorders. These inaccuracies are common throughout the State and result in less than adequate intervention practices. This presentation proposes a sociolinguistic and informal assessment approach to diagnosis of Speech/Language disorders in Dual Language Learners.

Speakers
avatar for Margie Biddick

Margie Biddick

Speech/Language Pathologist, Medrano Biddick Speech and Language Services
I am a Private Practice Speech/Language Pathologist working in Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties. I supervise student clinicians at San Jose State University in the Kay Armstead Speech and Hearing Clinic. My areas of interest are Bilingual Speech/Language assessment and treatment... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Hendricks - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:00pm

A Collaborative ELD Summer School Model Focusing on LTELs and Professional Learning
Stockton USD and San Joaquín COE joined forces to create an ELD summer school model with two interconnected purposes: teachers learning how to target the specific language needs of Long-Term English Learners (plus those at-risk) and students in grades 3-8 experiencing abundant, contextualized opportunities to improve their written and oral language skills using engaging content. The outcome of this combination was deep learning for all. We will provide specific guidance on how to replicate this model.

Speakers
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 →
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Adrienne Machado

Stockton USD



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
316 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

Access to Language in Math
In this session, participants will learn about the complexities of language in math and practice strategies to help students unpack the language so they can build on and communicate their understanding of mathematics.

Speakers
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Kim Bambao

San Mateo COE
avatar for Nabila Massoumi, Ed.D.

Nabila Massoumi, Ed.D.

Coordinator, English Learner Services, San Mateo COE


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
307 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

Building a District System to Support Long-Term English Learners
This session will provide an overview of our district’s intentional focus on the linguistic and academic needs of our Long-Term English Learners. We will discuss the building of our system that includes building capacity within administrators, district coaches, and teachers. In addition, we will provide information regarding the funding sources, professional learning, and newly created programs.

Speakers
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Brenda Aguirre

Kings Canyon USD
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Veronica Lopez

Kings Canyon USD
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Joseph Valero

Kings Canyon USD


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
304 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

California Dyslexia Guidelines and English Learners.
The California Department of Education along with a group of key stakeholders has created a document "California Dyslexia Guidelines" and are in the process of developing a similar document for English learners with or without IEPs. This workshop will provide an overview of the "California Dyslexia Guidelines," with an emphasis on English Learners, as well as an update on the progress of the development of guidelines for English learners with or without IEPs.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Gifford

Richard Gifford

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
As an Education Programs Consultant for CDE, Richard Gifford develops and supports dyslexia policy and programs. During his career in education he has provided reading instruction to middle school students with dyslexia and coordinated reading interventions for special education students... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Theresa Costa Johansen

Dr. Theresa Costa Johansen

Focused Monitoring & Technical Administrator of the Assistance V unit in the Special Education Divisio, California Department of Education
Dr. Theresa Costa Johansen is currently the administrator of the Focused Monitoring & Technical Assistance V unit in the Special Education Division, California Department of Education. Primary duties include coordination of specialized contracts and grants that support districts in... Read More →


CABE pdf

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
305 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

Comprendiendo el sistema de educacion de Estados Unidos.
Ven y comprende las diferentes formas en que puedes navegar el sistema de educación. Aquí discutiremos a quién te debes de diriguir en caso de necesitar ayuda con tu hijo, y aprederás cómo funciona la escuela y sus recursos.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Díaz

Laura Díaz

Parent Specialist, Project 2 Inspire, CABE



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Hall D - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

Connecting Students with Chinese Language and Culture
The growth of dual language and biliteracy programs in our schools is on the rise! The presenters will focus on theory and practice in developing Chinese programs and improving learners' communicative skills to reach a high level of biliteracy. Programs of the Confucius Institute /Classrooms, Chinese dual language immersion programs, AP Chinese, teaching technology, and Chinese culture activities will be addressed as they connect students through learning Chinese language, experiencing Chinese culture, and sharing the world view.

Speakers
avatar for Xin Chen

Xin Chen

Chinese Teacher, Confucius Classroom at Berkeley High School, Berkeley
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Biao Cheng

Confucius Classroom at University Preparatory School, Redding
avatar for Peggy Kao

Peggy Kao

Mandarin Teacher, Western Sierra Collegiate Academy
Peggy Kao teaches Mandarin Chinese at Western Sierra Collegiate Academy in Rocklin, California.“Mrs. Kao is passionate about teaching Chinese. When I step into her classroom, I feel immersed in a Chinese cultural setting. In her classroom, there are parade dragons, lions for lion... Read More →
avatar for Jiaxin Xie

Jiaxin Xie

Director, Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University
J Xie, serving as director of the Confucius Institute at SF State, is networking with all Chinese language teachers, bilingual educators, and language and cultural professionals on campus and in communities. I feel very pleased to be part of this network as an international educa... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Clark - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:00pm

Dual Language Immersion Programs: Keys to Success in Creating Global Scholars
The K-2 Dual Language Immersion program in Pendergast District is the key to success and happiness for many students, has helped to increase school enrollment, and enhance the reputation of the school as forward thinking and sensitive to the community’s needs. This program has opened many doors for our bicultural students to able to communicate in multiple languages as a key to the future in our global society.

Speakers
avatar for Kassandra Dominguez

Kassandra Dominguez

Dual Language teacher, Pendergast SD
I truly enjoy teaching Dual Language. At our district we use our Dual Language program as an enrichment program for all students.
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Jackie Lake

Pendergast SD


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Baker - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:00pm

Engaging English Learners in the CCSS ELA/Literacy and CA ELD Standards
During our workshop, you will participate in an authentic ELA/ELD lesson. TK-8th teachers, EL personnel, and administrators will gain new knowledge as to the relationship between the ELA/ELD Framework and the Common Core State Standards. By the end of our session, you will possess or refine a few tools to aid in planning for research-based instruction for English learners, as well as their non-EL peers.

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Peterson

Sarah Peterson

Regional Director, California Reading and Literature Project - San Diego
Get in touch and tap the CRLP's expertise in: Dual Language (Spanish-English) Instruction, Maintenance/Developmental (Spanish) Models of Biliteracy Instruction, English Learners, Long-Term English Learners, Academic Vocabulary Instruction, Complex Text Analysis and Planning, and Close... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
306 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

Equip, Inform, and Empower: Key-Factors that Contribute to Effective Dual Language Immersion Programs
Two educators explore the implementation of Dual Language Immersion programs in a rural immigrant community. The study identifies effective strategies for educators serving schools with high concentrations of culturally and linguistically diverse students. The study equips, informs and empowers best practices that work towards achieving educational equity for DLI students. This session provides participants with research-based strategies for establishing district, school, and community partnerships that support dual language immersion program development.

Speakers
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Micki Abercrombie-Donahue

Point Loma Nazarene University
avatar for Elsie Solis-Chang

Elsie Solis-Chang

Point Loma Nazarene University


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Kamilos - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:00pm

How Multicultural Tolerance Strengthens Student Engagement
The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) offers this session for bilingual-speaking families, teachers, community liaisons, bilingual aids and community members that are interested in strengthening student engagement at their sites to support and prepare successful multi-language learners. Participants will learn about dialects in different countries enriching their daily vocabulary and strengthen interactions with parents, educators and administrators in a variety of educational contexts.

Speakers

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Big Sur A - Hyatt Regency Hotel

1:00pm

Improving Student Writing through the Process
In this session, we will explore high-yield instructional strategies to improve middle and high school students' writing through the process. Join us to experience engaging practices to get your students writing through positive feedback, collaboration, and celebration. The importance of daily academic writing warm-ups will be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Kimberlie Backus

Kimberlie Backus

teacher, Val Verde USD
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Katherine Ruiz

Val Verde USD
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Adriana Vázquez

Val Verde USD



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Big Sur B - Hyatt Regency Hotel

1:00pm

Inclusive Family Engagement: Building School Communities Using Creative Arts
Families in California are increasingly diverse within the K-12 school system. Learn how this multilingual hands-on, art-based California PTA School Smarts family engagement program helps to bridge learning and empower participants to overcome language and cultural barriers to build a stronger school community. Offered in six different languages, School Smarts helps parents support their child's learning at home and school while recognizing the importance of arts in education.

Speakers
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Lisa Borrego

Director, California State PTA
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Lynn Miyamoto

California State PTA



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
311 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

Integrated, Inquiry-Based Science Curriculum for Dual Language Learners
This workshop will guide participants in the development of integrated, inquiry-based science curriculum in alignment with the Next Generation of Science Standards and English/Spanish Language Development standards. Participants will participate in an interactive demonstration of the 5E model, 5 stages of sequence and learning for the teaching of science, and embedding language supports to support second language learners. By the end of the unit, teachers will have a basic understanding of the 5E model.

Speakers
avatar for Erika D. García-Silva

Erika D. García-Silva

Reading Intervention Teacher, Oceanside Unified School District
Erika D. Garcia considers herself fortunate to be the product of the dual immersion program in Long Beach Unified School District. She is a former dual immersion teacher in multiple programs in Southern California, including the dual immersion programs in Encinitas and Poway Unified... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
318 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

Leveraging Storytelling to Teach Grammar, Algebra, and More!
In this highly interactive, fun, and unforgettable session, you will learn to break a concept down into elements and through use of dramatic techniques, bring it to life. This teaching technique transforms our most difficult, boring, and abstract concepts into the highlight of the class, creating a permanent memory for your students. Participants will leave with the confidence to use this technique and a story they can tell in their classes.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Wadsworth

Jennifer Wadsworth

Center For Teacher Effectiveness
I am a passionate educator committed to bringing practice and powerful teaching and classroom management strategies to teachers. What do we need? More engaging lessons! Consequences that work! Less paperwork! We can have fun lessons that are powerful learning experiences. We can be... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Compagno - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:00pm

Listening: The Key to Creating Equitable Schools
This interactive talk will explore the key principles of listening leadership as a way to creatively tackle the complex equity challenges plaguing so many schools. We will engage in an experiential activity around listening and explore how listening can help cultivate relational capital with families and students, study nonverbal cues as a leadership literacy skill, address unconscious biases that get in the way of student success, reimagine data, and incorporate more student voice in the change process.

Speakers
avatar for Shane Safir

Shane Safir

Founder and Principal, Safir and Associates
Shane Safir has worked at every level of the school system, from the classroom to the boardroom, for the past 20 years. In 2003 Safir became the founding principal of June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE) in San Francisco, an innovative national model identified by leading scholar... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Santa Barbara - Hyatt Regency Hotel

1:00pm

Logrando ser un candidato competitivo
Hay diferencias entre los criterios de la eligibilidad cuando se comparan con un candidato competitivo para admisión a la universidad. En este taller revisaremos los 14 criterios a los que se refieren todos los campus de la Universidad de California. Existe una amplia variedad de factores, desde lo académico hasta los logros extracuriculares. También es importante cómo responden a los retos de la vida. Aprenderán cómo pueden apoyar y ayudar a su hijo/a a desarrollarse como un estudiante más competitivo/a.

Speakers
avatar for Monica Peña-Villegas, MSW

Monica Peña-Villegas, MSW

Regional Assistant Director, Early Academic Outreach Program
I am a first generation student who was fortunate to have benefited from the support services of Migrant Education and the Early Academic Outreach Program. These services empowered my parents and myself to strive towards my post secondary success achieving my Bachelor's from UC Davis... Read More →
avatar for Rogelio Villagrana

Rogelio Villagrana

Director, UC Davis Early Academic Outreach Program
People can talk to me about youth and parent engagement. As well as about the StrengthsFinder Assessment. They can also talk to me about the requirements to be admitted into a California University.



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
301 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

Nearing the Finish Line: English Language Proficiency Assessments for California
Participants will be provided with the most up-to-date information on the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) including the reporting hierarchies for the Summative and Initial ELPAC, the Summative ELPAC Student Score Report, key improvements to the Summative ELPAC, and the new correction process for 2018–19. Additionally, participants will be provided with a variety of new resources to assist staff and parent groups in understanding the ELPAC.

Speakers
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Traci Albee

California Department of Education
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Gaye Lauritzen

California Department of Education



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
310 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

Niños Indigo – Niños Cristal – Un mundo de esperanza
En este mundo de infinitas posibilidades, ¿seguiremos transitando por los mismos senderos?, ¿recorremos siempre los caminos seguros y conocidos? Seamos los iniciadores, seamos los guardianes de los Niños de Hoy, seamos los referentes espirituales que ellos necesitan, que nosotros mismos necesitamos ser. Iniciemos el camino hacia un nuevo aprendizaje. “Somos lo que hacemos repetidamente. La excelencia, por lo tanto, no es un acto, sino un hábito.” Aristóteles.

Speakers
avatar for Horacio Cortés

Horacio Cortés

Executive Director, Leci Inc. USA


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
315 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

OCDE 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 Christie Baird

Christie Baird

Orange County DOE



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Carmel A/B - Hyatt Regency Hotel

1:00pm

Parent Perspective: Creative Ways Schools Can Include the Parent Voice
This session will provide public school newcomers and seasoned 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. They build civic capacity as well as school capacity. Learn how two San Diego County school districts involved parent leaders in everything from accountability plans to enrollment marketing efforts.

Speakers
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Anthony Millican

Chula Vista Elementary SD
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Manuel Rubio

Sweetwater Union High SD


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
104 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

Saber es poder: Un breve repaso del desarrollo de leyes y reformas que tiene impacto sobre la educación bilingüe
En esta presentación se ofrecerá la actualización informativa de leyes y reformas. Se platicará sobre las implicaciones y los beneficios para nuestro estudiantes y comunidades. ¡Manténgase informado y esté listo para tomar acción! ¡Saber es poder!

Speakers

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
204 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

Statewide System of Developing Bilingual/Bicultural Teachers
Butte County Office of Education has been developing bilingual/bicultural teachers for over 50 years. We have developed a teacher pathway which can be used by graduate, undergraduate and high school students who are seeking a career in education. This pathway provides online courses which front load pedagogy, effective strategies CBEST/CSET support and other needed skills to be an effective teacher. BCOE can work with districts to grow their own teachers addressing their specific needs.

Speakers

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
317 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

Supporting English Learner Genre Writing: Language-Based Literacy Instruction
This hands-on, interactive session will highlight supporting genre-based (academic) writing with a keystone pedagogy through the implementation of a teaching and learning cycle (TLC) within ELA/ELD Integrated and Designated instruction. Participants will: 1) learn about genre/text type, 2) engage in text analysis, 3) learn about a Key Stone Pedagogy, and 4) learn about the teaching and learning cycle and classroom application during ELA/ELD Integrated and Designated instruction.

Speakers

Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Trinity - Hyatt Regency Hotel

1:00pm

Tech-based Tools and Resources for Vocabulary Development
What are the best online sites for your students to use to help them learn academic vocabulary? What about online dictionaries? Which ones are best? What about resources to help teachers prepare vocabulary lessons? And word lists- where can you find lists of high-impact academic terms? Bring your laptop or tablet to this session as we explore a wide variety of free tech-based resources to help you and your students.

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 →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Bondi - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:00pm

The Art of Developing Robust Vocabulary 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 language groups.

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 →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
308 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

What Do Grades Say About Our English Learners?
Come join our discussion on updated grading practices and policies to support English Learners. Let's talk about how homework, attendance and behavior affect our students academic performance. We will open discussion on past practice grading policies and show how they are failing our struggling EL students. We will introduce research-based grading practices that better inform our instruction and better reflect student learning and effort. We will discuss how homework, attendance and behavior undermind the growth of our English Learner students.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Roldan

Lisa Roldan

Program Specialist, Stockton USD
I have been in public education since 1987, since '67, if you count attending school. As a student, I was an EL and Migrant. I earned my Masters degree in Educational Administration in 2006. | As a program specialist, I support all aspects of running a school site. | I primarily... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
319 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

WRITE Institute: Systemic Literacy Practices
This interactive presentation will provide administrators and teachers with resources to understand and apply key research-based instructional practices around integrated literacy (reading, writing, and academic oral language) for language learners. Participants will learn how to successfully integrate the practices in their current instructional contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Goldman

Julie Goldman

Coordinator, San Diego COE
Julie Goldman, Ed.D., is a coordinator at the San Diego County Office of Education. She facilitates professional learning around academic literacy for schools and districts throughout California. Throughout her career as a K-16 educator in the United States and internationally, Goldman... Read More →
avatar for Olympia Kyriakidis

Olympia Kyriakidis

Senior Director MEGA, San Diego County Office of Education
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.  


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Tahoe - Hyatt Regency Hotel

1:00pm

¡Adelante con GLAD®!
Dual language immersion programs have unique challenges and opportunities for students. Each student is a target language learner for part of the school day, and so will benefit from instructional scaffolding to reach high expectations for academic success. See how select GLAD® strategies along with a deeper understanding of the six instructional scaffolds from Dr. Aida Walqui will result in enhanced lessons during Spanish or English language arts time.

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Jorge Cuevas Antillón

District Advisor, 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 →
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Sarah Fox

Coordinator (Retired 2018), S. R. Fox Consulting
Sally Fox served as a coordinator at SDCOE from 2006-2018, specializing in integrated and designated ELD, dual language immersion, and world languages. Prior to SDCOE, Sally was the lead EL resource teacher for La Mesa-Spring Valley School District where she became a certified trainer... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 2:15pm
Carr - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:00pm

Implementing the new state "revolutionary" English Learner Roadmap policy
In July, the State Board of Education adopted the English Learner Roadmap , superseding Proposition 227 policy. Assets based and comprehensive, this new policy is intended to guide local planning, LCAPs and continuous improvement for English Learner services and programs. Come learn about the Roadmap, gain tools for using it to strengthen YOUR programs, and engage in dialogue about implications . This workshop is for district leaders, board members, site administrators, and EL/bilingual coordinators.

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Laurie Olsen

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
314 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:00pm

Breaking Out of the Long-Term English Learners (LTEL) Stalemate
Just when it seems that there is no possible way LTELS can progress, along comes Storm Ed strategies! This integrated, interactive strategy advances learning through carefully designed structures. It allows for frequent, extended opportunities for vocabulary development, reading, listening, speaking, and writing about content material while working through complex texts. This session allows teachers to experience the progression of the strategies. Teachers will leave with a finished product and a clear understanding of the strategies.

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Wilda Storm

Storm Educational Enterprises


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Golden State - Hyatt Regency Hotel

1:00pm

Creativity at the Core: ARTS Strategies for Student Engagement and Achievement
Be a Super Hero in the classroom with culturally and linguistically responsive arts learning strategies! Learn new processes you can immediately take back to your organization. This institute will feature key activities to integrate arts into the curriculum that assist English Learners with competencies in reading, writing, speaking, and listening and arts engagement aligned to Common Core State Standards. Receive a new publication loaded with ideas that opens new doors for student engagement and achievement!

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Sarah Anderberg

Director, CCSESA Statewide Arts Initiative, CCSESA
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 →
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Francisca Sánchez

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Provocative Practice
Francisca Sánchez has served as the Chair of The Create CA Equity Committee for two years. She recently retired as Associate Superintendent for Educational Services with Hayward Unified School District. She has served in a variety of leadership, administrative, and teaching positions... Read More →
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Hamish Tyler

Monterey COE
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Emiliano Valdez

Teatro Campesino


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Grand Nave Magnolia - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:00pm

Exploring the Role of the Equity-Principled Leader: Is School Administration for Me?
This interactive session will provide teachers, and aspiring and beginning school administrators with opportunities to explore the values, knowledge and skills needed to lead schools using an equity principled leadership approach. The participants will engage in a dialogue on educational equity and the actions that leaders take in performing their duties as school administrators. The presenters will offer key concepts and examples to reflect upon in developing one's leadership capacity and self-efficacy.

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Adora Fisher

Director, Credentialing Programs, Santa Clara County Office of Education
I am currently implementing an administrative credentialing program with a focus on Equity Principled Leadership. The program has developed equity principles for each course and has embedded those principles in the course curriculum. The goal of the program is to impart to each participant... Read More →
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Norma Martínez-Palmer

Leadership Coach, Santa Clara COE
Experience: Assistant Superintendent, Ed Services Morgan Hill Unified; Director of Educational Equity, Director of Bilingual Education, Teacher, Professional Development, San Jose Unified School District. Experience in developing programs for EL students, former CABE State Board Member... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Tofanelli - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:00pm

Integrating Language Development with Science: An Institute for Elementary Teachers
The ELA/ELD Framework calls for integrating language development within science and social studies content. Using examples from the SEAL Model, participants will be immersed in an approach to planning integrated thematic units, including scaffolding comprehension and active participation, while providing ELD through NGSS science themes. Activities include becoming acquainted with planning templates, watching videos from classrooms and learning about using language functions, graphic organizers and other key strategies that integrate language development with academic content.

Speakers
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Jennifer Analla

Director of Training & Strategic Design, SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
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Heather Skibbins

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


Wednesday March 28, 2018 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Regency F - Hyatt Regency Hotel

2:45pm

Beyond the Seal of Biliteracy: Achieving Biliteracy in Higher Education
Over the course of the past 2 years, a group of community college and university faculty, convened by Californian’s Together, planned together to discuss and develop a post secondary pathway for bilingual-biliterate students. . This session will share the groups' recommendations for the Postsecondary Biliteracy Badge that can be acquired through multiple pathways in a variety of postsecondary educational institutions. Processes and results of two higher education institutions' pilots will be shared.

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Fernando Estrada

Loyola Marymount University
YK

Yalan King

Mandarin Institute
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Magaly Lavadenz

Loyola Marymount University
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Shelly Spiegel-Coleman

Executive Director, Californians Together
EL Roadmap, Research publications, Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy, Long Term English Learners, The State Seal of Biiteracy, medallions and DVDs


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
105 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

Bring in the Music!
Latin Grammy-winning teaching artist 123 Andrés shares his expertise in music and education. 123 Andrés knows that all teachers can bring music into the classroom in a creative way, so join us for hands-on fun as we perform and create songs that are tools to teach and reinforce curriculum standards for young learners. 123 Andrés uses videos and live examples to demonstrate how children own and experience new knowledge through music and movement. Sing along and create during this workshop, and leave excited to promote learning through music with concrete ideas for your classrooms.

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123 Andres

123 Andres


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
319 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

Collective Teacher Efficacy: The Key to Educational Equity
What is it, specifically, that instructional leaders do to support Collective Efficacy and Equity? In this engaging session, participants will learn how teacher and leadership efficacy and equity can make a significant difference to student learning. Teachers who report a higher sense of efficacy display greater effort and motivation and are more resilient across the span of their career. Collective efficacy means that teachers are more resilient and are able to acquire a teaching profile that is positive and persistent. Use of non-linguistic cues, rate of speech and wait time, and increasing writing opportunities are all aspects that are in line with efficacy and equity!

Speakers
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Stephen Ventura

Founder, Advanced Collabortative 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 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
104 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

"Flipped Classroom" y su uso en programas de inmersión dual
El salón invertido o "flipped classroom" es un método de instrucción que ha ganado tracción en los últimos 15 años debido a la gran mejora en rendimiento que demuestran los estudiantes que utilizan su sistema. Aprende como integrar sus conceptos básicos, la tecnología y los videos en su salón de inmersión dual no solamente para aumentar el rendimiento académico de sus estudiantes, sino para crear oportunidades de aprendizaje para las que ustedes raramente tienen tiempo.

Speakers
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Sandra Garcia

Secondary Social Studies & Spanish Dual Immersion Teacher, Glendale USD



Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Hendricks - Sheraton Grand Hotel

2:45pm

(Canceled) Developing Community Cultural Wealth in Secondary Dual Language Immersion Programs
This presentation will discuss how secondary dual language immersion programs facilitate the development of Community Cultural Wealth (CWW) of English learners (ELs). The outcomes of this presentation are as follows: (1) discuss how 6th-8th grade dual language immersion programs facilitate the development of CCW of ELs, and (2) discuss how ELs are provided an accessible and equitable education. Participants will design a secondary dual language immersion program that facilitates the empowerment of CWW.

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Michelle Soto-Peña

PhD Student, Claremont Graduate University
My research interests are in educational policy, evaluation, and reform; with an emphasis in bilingual education, dual language program implementation. I also examine the educational experiences of late entry newcomer youth at the secondary level.


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Royal - Sheraton Grand Hotel

2:45pm

(Canceled) In Transition: Chinese International Students In U.S. High Schools
This presentation is based on the findings of my TESOL doctoral study, which illuminated the process of transition into a new language, culture, and learning environment as experienced by Chinese international students, living and learning alone in an American high school setting. Through an examination of in-depth student interviews and narratives, participants will get an insider’s perspective of the social, cultural, and academic factors that influence the transitional experience of this growing student group.

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Lisa Basista

CSU San Marcos


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Trinity - Hyatt Regency Hotel

2:45pm

(Canceled) Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age
To transition to the 21st century, schools need to find a way to change the culture of the classroom from a teacher-directed model to a student directed model. Students, with the support of technology, can own and direct at least some of their own learning. Technology captures the attention and imagination of students, and can offer tools for enhancing their learning experiences. Come learn about the apps and tools teachers are using to be successful.

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Ani Gerigorian

Glendale USD


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Bondi - Sheraton Grand Hotel

2:45pm

A District's Strategic Approach to Implementing the CA ELA/ELD Framework
Implementing the CA ELA/ELD Framework requires more than just teacher understanding of Integrated and Designated ELD. All levels of the system must be aligned and accountable. This presentation will explore one District's approach to provide time for teachers, coaches, site and district leaders to engage in professional learning, collaboration, and ongoing communication. Participants will learn how each tier of the system strategically planned for support and see student work resulting from this systemic planning approach.

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Megan Dolan

Pajaro Valley USD
JG

Jean Gottlob

Pajaro Valley USD


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
103 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

Access and Use CDE’s Collection of Resources to Support English Learners
The Expanded View of the ELA/ELD Framework Resources Web page now features a rigorously-curated collection of resources with an English learner focus. Learn how to mine the wealth of resources under the English Learner tab for examples, concrete ideas, and timely guidance aligned with the ELA/ELD Framework to inform professional development and instructional decisions. These resources focus on meeting the needs of English learners at all schools and districts in California.

Speakers
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Alejandro Hernández

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
Mr. Alejandro Hernández is an Education Programs Consultant in the Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division at the California Department of Education (CDE). He supports the development of standards and curriculum frameworks, and has been creating tools to support... Read More →
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Letty Kraus

Education Program Consultant, California Department of Education
Letty Kraus, a former middle school dance and history teacher, is an Education Programs Consultant at the California Department of Education (CDE). Currently, she is fortunate to be supporting the revision of the California visual and performing arts standards and framework. Prior... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
304 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

Basic Requirements for Supporting EL Students with IEPs
Participants will learn basic information and problem solve to better understand how to support English-learning students. They will be able to answer the following questions: (1) What should the IEP meeting include and consider if a student is an English Learner? (2) What are the sections of an IEP that need to be filled out in order to have a compliant IEP? Participants will receive a sample EL checklist to support a compliant IEP.

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Velma Vetih

Supervisor, Special Education, San Francisco USD


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
305 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

California’s Support for Immigrant Integration
California has embraced the diverse immigrant population that calls it home. In an effort to support a smooth integration process, California has developed innovative services that help immigrants become part of the social, economic and civic fabric. This session will highlight some of these services through a lecture and multi-media presentation. Participants will receive additional resources aimed at helping immigrants thrive in the Golden State.

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Jennifer Hernandez

Labor & Workforce Development Agency
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Carmen Martínez-Calderón

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education
Adult Education, Immigration and Education, Immigrant Students, Correctional Education
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Dan Torres

Director of Immigrant Integration, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr.


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
306 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

Cultivating Culturally Sustaining, Real-world Learning for English Learners
San Leandro Unified School District's Teaching and Learning team would like to share their journey, through teacher, parent, student, and administrator voice and examples, of how to move beyond the Pedagogy of Poverty and deficit thinking and towards project based, real world learning for English Learners that culturally sustaining practices while providing an inroad into college and career.

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Doris Castillo

San Leandro USD
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Alane Castro

San Leandro USD
SP

Sonal Patel

Director Teaching Learning and Educational Equity, San Leandro USD
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Zarina Zanipatin

San Leandro USD


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
317 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

Engaging Parents in What Children are Learning: Key to Powerful Parent-School Partnerships
This workshop shares a framework for parent engagement that centers on shared goals for children’s learning, emerging bilingualism, and identity development. Using examples from the Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) model, presenters will describe home-school projects, parent communications, Gallery Walks, and approaches used to bring parents into the classroom. A principal will describe how these strategies have impacted families in her school, and the importance of connecting parents to the curriculum.

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Sobrato Family Foundation

Seal (Sobrato Early Academic Language)
handouts


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
301 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

Estrategias divertidas para aprender los acentos y practicar la ortografía
El aprendizaje de los acentos y la ortografía se hace más divertido a través de la música y actividades interactivas. En este taller utilizaremos diferentes canciones para ilustrar la sílaba tónica en las palabras y así mismo identificar las palabras que llevan el acento escrito. También exploraremos estrategias para practicar la ortografía con las mismas canciones. Finalmente, compartiré recursos, y estrategias adicionales en línea que son divertidas y fáciles de implementar.

Speakers
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José Ramón Muñoz

Profesor de español y francés, Yuba College



Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
203 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

Expanding Services for English Learners through an International Baccalaureate Program
This session will discuss how best to utilize International Baccalaureate (IB) programs to better serve English Learners. This expert panel will illustrate how IB Programs are ideal for English Learners who must already learn to understand and manage the different cultures of home and school and will provide best practices on leveraging their multilingual skills.

Speakers
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James Hammond

Superintendent, Ontario-Montclair SD
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Lee Angela Reid

Senior Legislative Advocate, Capitol Advisors Group
Lee Angela Reid is the Senior Legislative Advocate at Capitol Advisors Group, joining the advocacy team after spending 23 years in the State Capitol working on K-12 education issues. Previously, Ms. Reid served as a consultant on state and federal education issues in the Senate Office... Read More →
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Michael Winsatt

East Side Union High SD


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Tahoe - Hyatt Regency Hotel

2:45pm

Family Engagement, Family Reading & Vocabulary for Spanish & English Development.
The Latino Family Literacy Project will provide educators with a framework for Family Engagement with examples of books and activities to establish a family reading routine that fosters language in Spanish and English, and builds vocabulary with parents and students, with a focus on English as a Second Language. Attendees of this presentation will receive a complimentary bilingual children's book.

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Katherine Del Monte

The Latino Family Literacy Project


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
201 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

Family Leadership Institute: Healing Families through Socio-Emotional Learning.
This highly engaging and interactive session will introduce participants to Socio-Emotional Learning and its impact on educating the whole child. Research-based strategies will be modeled and discussed through the lens of engaging and immersing parents and students into a successful learning environment and the development of positive lifelong Socio-Emotional skills and habits.

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Consuelo Kickbusch

Educational Achievement Services, Inc.


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
307 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

Global Competence
Today, being world-ready means using languages and interacting with others through understanding cultural context. Through this methodology, students and teachers work together to create an environment that prepares students to not only be proficient in the language, but also to establish social relationships and understand cultural contexts that will make them successful, not only in the world beyond, but in life.

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Organic World Language

Teacher / Facilitator, Organic World Language
Organic World Language


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
303 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

How to Create Student Engagement with Language Objectives
This session shows teachers how to create continuous student engagement during any lesson.
The engagement strategies, such as pronunciation, tracked reading, pair-sharing, and answering in complete sentences, have a dual purpose: to create engagement and to promote language acquisition.
Teachers will see demonstrations and videos of the practices. Then they will practice the strategies in groups at their tables.

Speakers
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Larry Federico

Senior Educational Consultant, DataWORKS Educational Research
Hello, my name is Larry Federico and I have been a consultant in K-12 Education for over 14 years. My primary focus has been with developing strategies in the classroom for K-12 teachers and administrators in all disciplines. Although my strongest area of expertise lies with English... Read More →
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John Hollingsworth

Researcher, DataWorks Educational Research
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Silvia Ybarra

Co-Founder & Chief Researcher, DataWORKS Educational Research
Silvia is the chief researcher and co-founder of DataWORKS. She served as a teacher, principal, and assistant superintendent at several schools before applying her knowledge of learning, language, and research to improve education in the classroom. She knows what it means to be an... Read More →
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Joe Ybarra

DataWORKS Educational Research


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Falor - Sheraton Grand Hotel

2:45pm

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
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Rubí Flores

PD Specialist, CABE Professional Development Services
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 →
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Kris Nicholls

Director, Professional Development Services, CABE
I am the Director of Professional Development Services (PDS) for CABE. Please let me know if our CABE PDS consultants might be able to assist your district or site in supporting high levels of academic achievement and biliteracy for all of your students!



Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Carmel A/B - Hyatt Regency Hotel

2:45pm

How We Bridged the Achievement Gap at Artesia High School
Come learn about Artesia HS, an urban school in Los Angeles County, and their journey in narrowing the achievement gap. Guided by their moral imperative of doing what is best for students first, learn how strategic schooling helped increase their graduation rate to 98.7% as well as make double digit gains in the CST era and in CAASPP.

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Sergio Garcia

Principal, ABC Unified School District
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Roselia Gomez

Dean of Curriculum & Instruction, Artesia High School



Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Big Sur A - Hyatt Regency Hotel

2:45pm

Incorporating STEAM into Your Classroom Lessons
STEAM-related jobs in the United States are on the rise, and we want our students to be prepared for those opportunities. During this workshop, educators will be provided with ideas on how to use technology to incorporate STEAM into their lessons. We will also discuss pathways for students interested in STEAM careers.

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Genius Plaza

Thousands of culturally relevant resources and 15 peer-to-peer learning tools
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Sergio Ramos

Dual Language Teacher / Campus Innovation Coach, AISD
Austin ISD


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Carr - Sheraton Grand Hotel

2:45pm

Información clave para mexicanos en los Estados Unidos: nuevas oportunidades a través del Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior
La presentación versará sobre el Instituto de los Mexicanos en el Exterior. Se tratará de los temas principales sobre las comunidades mexicanas en los Estados Unidos y las actividades que desarrollan para empoderarlas. Ayudará a su incorporación en la comunidad de residencia y vincularla con México.

Se ofrecerá información sobre los proyectos educativos para los adultos, el apoyo financiero para los estudiantes y lo que puedan hacer para continuar los estudios. Sobre todo, se mostrarán ventanillas de orientación educativa.

Speakers
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Juan Carlos Mendoza Sánchez

Directora de Educación y Cultura, Institute for Mexicans Abroad


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Hall D - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

Inspiring ALL Our Students Through the Arts
Join us on a journey through various arts-integrated strategies that will inspire ALL students' creativity, along with building their critical-thinking and communication skills. Participants will engage, explore and practice theater and visual arts strategies that are simple, but powerful and applicable across all subject matters.

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Blanca Rodriguez

Reef-Sunset USD
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Ana Rosas

District Instructional Strategies Coach TK-2nd, Reef-Sunset USD


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Big Sur B - Hyatt Regency Hotel

2:45pm

Integration with Other Subjects in a Language Immersion Program 多学科教学在沉浸式项目中的应用
Integrating with other subjects will help students build language connections with the content knowledge and apply the language skills in real life. This presentation will focus on the integration of subjects like math, science, art and social studies into a Chinese Language Immersion Program and it will also talk about the steps in Chinese teaching. These strategies will help teachers to increase opportunities for students to use Chinese and learn the core content through Common Core State Standards.
在沉浸式项目中融入多学科的教学将会帮助学生建立语言和主干课程的联系以及学会将语言应用于实际生活。这次报告将主要讲述教师如何在沉浸式项目中把数学,科学,艺术,社会等其他学科的内容融入到中文教学中;教师如何通过整合资源安排中文教学进度,既增加学生使用中文的机会,又使其学习相关学科知识,达到“共同核心州标准” 。

Speakers
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Jing Ren

Dual-Language Teacher, Sacramento City USD
Ms. Jing Ren has been teaching Mandarin in Thailand, China, and the U.S. for ten years. After couple years teaching at High School, now she is working at the Mandarin Immersion program at Sacramento City Unified School District. Her focus area is Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Trinity - Hyatt Regency Hotel

2:45pm

La salud emocional de nuestros estudiantes como base para su éxito académico
La comunidad, la escuela, pero, principalmente, la familia son clave para el bienestar emocional de nuestros estudiantes. Como padres, debemos de fomentar y apoyar el sano desarrollo emocional de cada uno de nuestros hijos. Actualmente, los nuevos estándares académicos exigen de nuestros estudiantes mayor pensamiento crítico y más trabajo en equipo. Nosotros, en casa, podemos ayudarlos a enfrentar los nuevos retos académicos y así ellos podrán alcanzar el éxito escolar.

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Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
204 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

Project Family DREAMMS: Building Language and Literacy through Home-School Collaboration
Parental involvement is a critical component for improved student achievement and attendance. We will share information about our partnership with teachers and parents of students in grades PK-K in an urban school district which focused on Dialogic Reading for ELs, an interactive way to read with young children, develop academic vocabulary/discourse and engage in conversations using STEAM-themed text and hands-on experiences. Participants will explore Dialogic Reading strategies, levels of questioning, and prompts to develop language and literacy skills.

Speakers
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Elvira Armas

Loyola Marymount University
BB

Becki Blanco

Lennox SD
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Deborah Lennon

Loyola Mayrmount University


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
309 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

Safe-to-Learn Inquiry: From Teacher Choice to Student Voice
How can we catalyze innovative teaching that sparks meaningful and engaged student learning? In this dynamic session, presenters Shane Safir and Karen Zapata will share a case study from Berkeley High School where teachers have been engaged in a year-long inquiry process around culturally responsive teaching (CRT). Participants will experience the inquiry cycle first-hand as they interact with Equity Cards: 15 concrete practices that teachers can experiment with to create a more culturally responsive and intellectually scaffolded classroom.

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Dagny Dingman

Berkeley USD
CG

Claudia González

Berkeley USD
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Shane Safir

Founder and Principal, Safir and Associates
Shane Safir has worked at every level of the school system, from the classroom to the boardroom, for the past 20 years. In 2003 Safir became the founding principal of June Jordan School for Equity (JJSE) in San Francisco, an innovative national model identified by leading scholar... Read More →


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Santa Barbara - Hyatt Regency Hotel

2:45pm

Supporting English Learners: Building the Bridge from Standards to Achievement
Bring standards into the spotlight by highlighting instructional practices that connect core standards for the reading of informational texts to increase achievement for English Learners. In this interactive session, rigorous strategies that intentionally address the needs of diverse learners and provide opportunities to focus
on specific standards will be examined.

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Barbara Andrews

Benchmark Education Company


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
308 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

Supporting the Language and Literacy Needs of ELs in Small Reading Groups
Reading with English Learners should be a meaningful and joyful process, where ELs are mixed in small reading groups with readers at their same ability, regardless of their language level, to allow for literacy growth and development. Within these small reading groups, we need to differentiate for our ELs, making sure that their language, as well as their literacy, needs are met. This workshop will highlight meaningful ways to support both language and literacy for your ELs.

Speakers
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Mary Cappellini

Educational Consultant & Author
Author of: Balancing Reading and Language Learning; A Resource for Teaching ELLs, K-5. Published by Stenhouse, as well as numerous children's books in English and Spanish, including numerous Spanish guided reading series. | Educational Consultant: Works with Ells and their Teachers... Read More →



Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
202 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

Tailoring Instruction to help ELs Learn Academic Language
Academic language acquisition is identified by research as one of the biggest hurdles for ELs to fully comprehend any content passage. Teachers need to have tools that allow them to customize and tailor their instruction to their students to help them acquire these specific vocabulary elements for all content areas. Speak Agent has developed a tool which allows you to quickly and easily build customized lessons to help your students learn the words they need.

Speakers
avatar for Dan LaFountain

Dan LaFountain

Speak Agent
Demonstration of our software platform for ELLs


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
310 - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

“Padres ayudando a sus hij@s en la educación bilingüe con su involucramiento ”
En este taller interactivo hablaremos de la importancia que tiene el involucramiento de los padres de familia en la educación bilingüe de sus hijos y de las distintas maneras en que puede influir en su éxito escolar y en su desarrollo de ser bilingüe. Compartiremos componentes claves para lograr que sus hijos sean bilingües con éxito.

Speakers

Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Hall E - Sacramento Convention Center

2:45pm

针对孔院学生特点的中文教学设计
旧金山州大孔子学院为本校学生开设学分课,也为社会人士开设非学分课。在学分课中,针对学生多为汉语水平高但文化知识弱的特点,课程中注重将语言和文化教学相结合,引导学生通过对语言和文化现象的分析强化知识深度,培养双语双文化能力;在非学分课程中,注重从“语言是交际工具”的角度突出职业汉语的特色,通过多样的教学方法和丰富的课堂活动训练学生的交际能力,并将语言运用和文化理解有机结合。
通过孔院多样化的教学设计与实践,我们也对双语教学的目标与方法、中文教学在推进双语教学中的功能进行了思考。

Speakers
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Liping Feng

Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University
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Hong Gao

Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University
CG

Can Guo

Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University
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Xiaodong Li

Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University


Wednesday March 28, 2018 2:45pm - 4:00pm
Clark - Sheraton Grand Hotel

4:30pm

Opening General Session/Keynote Address: Dolores Huerta,  Dolores Huerta Foundation 
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Dolores Huerta

President and Founder - Dolores Huerta Foundation and | Co-Founder - United Farm Workers of America | US Presidential Award Recipient, Eleanor Roosevelt Award for Human Rights | US Presidential Award Recipient, Medal of Freedom


Wednesday March 28, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
SCC, Hall A

6:00pm

CABE Store Night at the Exhibit
Wednesday March 28, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
SCC, West Lobby

6:00pm

Tote Bag Pick-Up - Night at the Exhibits
Wednesday March 28, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
SCC, Outside Hall C
 
Thursday, March 29
 

8:30am

General Session/Keynote Address: Enid Lee - Broken Systems and Hidden Assets: Making Equity Work in Schools
“I check my systems for equity every time I enter my classroom.”
2nd grade teacher

In our everyday practice as educators we are immersed in numerous systems related to teaching, learning and using language for liberating or limiting outcomes.

In this keynote presentation, I will highlight powerful, equity-centered practices undertaken by members in our school communities. These practices reflect our struggle to disrupt systems of racism and other forms of oppression and to develop the rich human potential within every student.

We will be encouraged to check our own systems, and to change those within our spheres of influence which prevent us from embracing the hidden assets of language, experiences, cultural wisdom, hopeful histories, hard truths and sorely-needed skills as we work to ensure equitable outcomes for all.

Enid Lee will be signing her book immediately following this session and also in the Author’s Corner in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday at 2:45 pm.

Speakers
avatar for Enid Lee

Enid Lee

Enidlee Consultants, Inc.



Thursday March 29, 2018 8:30am - 10:00am
SCC, Hall A

10:30am

Creating Engaged and Powerful Parents through Thinking and Learning Together
Increasing the levels of parent engagement among underserved EL 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 to develop social capital, powerful social networks and build their thinking skills to help their children succeed. Included will be a case study from Laredo, TX of how parents worked collaboratively to increase their thinking skills to help their children academically.

Speakers
avatar for Hector Montenegro

Hector Montenegro

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



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
310 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Embracing the Missing Link in EL Excellence: Teacher Leadership.
For many decades now research has confirmed that English Learners can learn at high levels and, like most students, have a high probability of being academically successful. Yet, although some notable strides in achievement have been made, there continues to be a significant achievement gap negatively affecting EL students. Join Dr. Luis F. Cruz as he offers participants compelling and passionate insight as to the vital importance of teacher leadership as a means of bridging "the knowing doing gap" between research and practice. Learn how teachers may use 7 steps to redesign a school system never intended to ensure the learning of English Learners.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Luis Cruz

Dr. Luis Cruz

Independent Author, Speaker and Consultant
Luis F. Cruz, Ph.D., was the former principal of Baldwin Park High School, located east of Los Angeles, California. He has also been an associate of Dr. Anthony Muhammad’s leadership and consulting company, New Frontier 21, and works with schools and educational groups on ensuring... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
204 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Understanding Your Culturally Different Students
This hands-on and highly interactive presentation offers insights into the psycho-social dimensions of culturally different students and of teaching culturally diverse populations. Packed with real- life stories and exercises, it will help participants to achieve the following: Comprehend multicultural critical issues and remove barriers when working with culturally different students; Enable them to build confidence and overcome fear of speaking in the classroom; Understand cross- cultural thinking styles, learning styles and interaction in the classroom; Enable them to adapt to change; and Apply tips and techniques to creative problem solving.

Speakers
avatar for Lan Bercu

Lan Bercu

President, Lead Across Cultures International
Lan Bercu is the founder and president of Lead Across Cultures Intl, an Atlanta- based company with a focus on cultural competence and global leadership. As an international speaker and expert in her field, Lan has nearly two decades of experience working with international corporations... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
103 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Using Names as Invaluable Assets in Your Culturally Responsive Practices
Join the Author of Teach Us Your Name and TEDx Speaker, Huda Essa, in learning how effective culturally responsive practices begins with one of the things we all have in common… our names, as an important part of our identities. Learn how names serve as an amazing resource you can immediately use to support language learning, build confidence, decrease bias, and strengthen community.

Speakers
avatar for Huda Essa

Huda Essa

Founder/Consultant/Author, Culture Links, LLC
Huda Essa is the Founder of Culture Links, LLC. Her slogan, Opening Minds, Connecting Worlds, is evident in virtually all aspects of her work. Huda utilizes her extensive experience as a Cultural Competency Consultant, former Teacher, and English Language Development Specialist... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
309 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Advocacy and Support for English Language Learners with Dyslexia
This workshop aims to demystify dyslexia and offer the latest information on neuroscience, warning signs and strategies to address dyslexia. We will focus on the challenges of identifying and remediating dyslexia in English Learners. We will also offer an overview of the new landmark California Dyslexia Guidelines, and how advocacy in LA Unified School District moved the District to comprehensively address dyslexia to support the 10 to 20% of all students who struggle with some form of dyslexia.

Speakers
avatar for Pamela Cohen

Pamela Cohen

Regional Leader Los Angeles, Decoding Dyslexia California
I am a volunteer parent advocate for students with dyslexia in the Los Angeles area. I am part of the statewide grass roots movement Decoding Dyslexia California. I came to this work because of my own experience navigating the challenges of having a dyslexic son in LAUSD and wanted... Read More →
avatar for Fumiko Hoeft

Fumiko Hoeft

Professor & Director, UConn/UCSF
Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, is Professor and Director of Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) at University of Connecticut (UConn), and Director of Laboratory for Learning Engineering and Neural Systems (brainLENS) located at UCONN/UCSF. She also plays leadership roles at UCSF Dyslexia... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Santa Barbara - Hyatt Regency Hotel

10:30am

BELIEF: Blueprints for Effective Leadership & Instruction for Our English Learners' Future
Instructional leaders take into account the unique needs of their English Learner populations, as they design and implement EL/ELD programs. The CISC ELA/ELD Subcommittee’s Integrated & Designated ELD Workgroup, through support of CCSESA, invites you to explore BELIEF. These cost-free training modules are designed to assist administrators in planning their schools’ journeys to address the diverse needs of ELs. This session will explore how the BELIEF modules can be customized and used strategically to refine EL programs.

Speakers
avatar for Molly McCabe

Molly McCabe

Administrator II, Riverside County Office of Education
avatar for Alesha Moreno-Ramírez

Alesha Moreno-Ramírez

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

Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL)



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Regency F - Hyatt Regency Hotel

10:30am

Blogging in Design Thinking
In the empowering world of the Design Thinking process, students collaborate, build a sense of community, and inspire each other. Attendees will be introduced to the Design Thinking process, use it to address an environmental issue, create prototype designs, and share with all of the attendees. Attendees will be introduced to an instructional strategy that will connect Next Generation Science Standards, Project-Based Learning, Common Core, specifically, collaboration and rigor to AKA Design Thinking. Blogging addresses the Common Core ELA reading, writing, technology standards, and literacy in all content areas.

Speakers
avatar for Brenda Dizon-Harris

Brenda Dizon-Harris

Teacher, Perris Union High School District
As a child, many teachers filled me with the inspiration to teach. Filled with that inspiration, I attended the University of California, Riverside; I focused on an Education degree, and then received my teaching credential at Chapman University. UCR and CU provided me with enough... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Hendricks - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

Charlas Numéricas in the Bilingual Class
Join us in a fun and engaging presentation on how to implement Number Talks in your Dual Language Immersion classroom/whole school. Daily use of mental math strategies to compute answers strengthens students number sense, supports development of key math practices and increases academic discourse. We work with teachers and coaches in a DLI setting and also in schools with a high number of ELs by supporting them with language while the Number Talks lesson is taught in Spanish.

Speakers
avatar for Marga Marshall

Marga Marshall

Principal of Holbrook Language Academy, Mt. Diablo USD
As principal of a newly reopened school, I welcome the opportunity to serve the Holbrook learning and teaching community and look forward to working with a dynamic staff, dedicated parents, and involved community members. Most of all, I look forward to working with our students and... Read More →
avatar for Mandi Smith

Mandi Smith

STEM TOSA - Sun Terrace


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
302 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Closer Looking: Gateway to Complex Text
Engage your students in complex text using multimedia and interactive student engagement protocols. Learn how to incorporate text-dependent questions, and “accountable talk” into close reading using pictures, videos, and art. Actively participate in a model lesson and leave with a Prezi Presentation template for building closer looking lessons that align with your themes and curriculum. Perfect for English Learners or struggling students. Everyone can "read" a picture!

Speakers
avatar for Joy Wenke

Joy Wenke

CEO, Daybreak Lesson Plans
Stop by our booth and chat with us about your stories. Inspirational teaching moments inspire all of us to continue advocating and nurturing multilingualism in our children. As a bilingual educator of 33 years, I am always eager to learn more ways to teach students. Come on by... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
314 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Cómo guiar a su estudiante al camino hacia la universidad
¿Quiere que su estudiante vaya a la universidad, pero no sabe cómo guiarlo? En esta presentación usted recibirá información y las herramientas necesarias para guiar a su hijo/a a la universidad. Aprenderá sobre la diferencia entre los cuatro sistemas universitarios en California, los varios certificados y títulos que se pueden obtener y los requisitos de admisión a la universidad (requisitos A-G).

Speakers
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Lilia Cisneros

Sacramento City USD
avatar for Claudia Valencia

Claudia Valencia

Counselor, Gilroy USD


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
312 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Construyendo el carácter en nuestros niños para combatir el “bullying” o acoso
¿Estamos criando un “bully” (acosador) o una víctima? Para ser eficaces, los padres necesitan conocer sus propios valores fundamentales y cómo compartirlos de una manera apropiada para el desarrollo con sus hijos a medida que crecen. Este es un paso esencial para desarrollar la empatía y la autoestima saludable. Nuestro objetivo es criar hijos exitosos y felices que puedan practicar el respeto hacia sí mismos y hacia los demás a su alrededor durante toda su vida.

Speakers
avatar for Isabel Lara

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 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Hall E - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Cuando el estudiante se enfrenta a otro sistema de educación
Se presentarán los diferentes perfiles de los estudiantes cuando se enfrenten a distintos escenarios educativos entre uno o más países y cómo cada sistema de educación necesita afrontar retos para poder atender a esta población para que alcancen el éxito educativo.

Speakers
avatar for Maria Esther Cota Jasso

Maria Esther Cota Jasso

Sistema Educativo Estatal
YA

Yara Amparo López

Sistema Educativo Estatal


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
308 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Cultural Competence—Ensuring Equity and Access for all Students and Families
This workshop will help educators learn the importance of cultural competence for ensuring access and equity for all students and their families. This presentation will introduce the concept and tools of cultural proficiency and the importance of culturally proficient leadership for addressing opportunity and achievement gaps and meeting LCAP goals. It will provide a real case study of how to engage parents/community members to help a school move from being school-centric to community-centric and ultimately more student-centered.

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Domingues

Joseph Domingues

Principal, Santa Maria Joint Union High SD
Upon transitioning from the United States Navy, Joe entered the field of public education in the Monterey County area. Thereafter, he was employed by the Salinas Union High School District at Salinas High School as a teacher of History and head varsity wrestling coach... Read More →
avatar for Peter Flores

Peter Flores

Director of Student Services, Santa Maria Joint Union High School District
Cultural Competence/Proficiency, Equity, Access, Inclusion, Advocacy for Underserved Students/Parents, Parent/Community Engagement, and Transformative Leadership. | | Pete Flores III is the Director of Student Services of Santa Maria Joint Union High School District in Santa Maria... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
318 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Data-Driven Instruction Turns Into Guided Reading Centers
This session will help you bring Dual Language theory to practice! Lessons for second language learning are easily developed using assessment data to create student ability-groups that truly meet guided reading objectives. These learning centers address individual student’s goals when working with various proficiency levels. ¡Son centros de aprendizaje ideales para tu salón de clase bilingüe! ISIP Reports and downloadable teacher resources available in English and Spanish will be used.

Speakers
avatar for Viviana Hall

Viviana Hall

National Bilingual ESL Consultant, iStation
Viviana Hall has more than 18 years in the field of bilingual education. She started as a bilingual teacher and continued a successful career working in the implementation of many undergraduate and graduate bilingual teacher training programs for various universities in North Texas... Read More →
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Karen Ingram

National Education Consultant


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Tahoe - Hyatt Regency Hotel

10:30am

Designated and Integrated English Language Development
California Department of Education staff will provide professional learning on implementation of Designated and Integrated English Language Development in California classrooms.

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 →
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Gustavo González

Education Programs Consultant, California Department of Education



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
311 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Discovering and Engaging in Dual Language Classroom “探索式”学习在双语教学中的应用
Discovery Learning can be used in many subjects and this workshop is mainly talking about how to use this method in Chinese Language Program. It encourages the teachers as facilitators to create a friendly environment that students can learn through “peer-discussing” and “co-teaching”; differentiation strategies will also be talked in Discovering Learning during the presentation.

Speakers
avatar for Jing Ren

Jing Ren

Dual-Language Teacher, Sacramento City USD
Ms. Jing Ren has been teaching Mandarin in Thailand, China, and the U.S. for ten years. After couple years teaching at High School, now she is working at the Mandarin Immersion program at Sacramento City Unified School District. Her focus area is Cross-Curricular Teaching and Learning... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
317 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Don't forget poetry! Teach writing and much more through poetry!
Incorporate the wonderful lyrical language of poetry to teach writing and language! In this hands-on workshop participants will learn how to use poetry that will motivate their students to develop reading and writing skills across the curriculum . The presenter will share various types of poetry, several delightful poetry books, and samples of student work. This workshop is for reluctant poets, poetry lovers, and, of course, all the poets out there.

Speakers
avatar for Michele Fortes

Michele Fortes

Lecturer/Supervisor of Teacher Education, UC Davis
Teacher Education; Bilingual Authorization | Teaching Writing | Second Langauge literacy | Bilingual Education



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Golden State - Hyatt Regency Hotel

10:30am

El Rancho Unified Ethnic Studies Revolution
On June 17, 2014, ERUSD made history by becoming the first school district in California to adopt Ethnic Studies as a high school graduation requirement. Learn how this historic decision has placed ERUSD at the cutting-edge of promoting a global education for students. Ethnic Studies has been implemented through a collaborative effort with teachers, and has generated extensive community and university partnerships. Participants gain a replicable model for making history in their own district!

Speakers
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Karling Aguilera Fort

Superintendent, El Rancho USD
avatar for Juventino Gutierrez

Juventino Gutierrez

Special Education/Ethnic Studies, El Rancho USD
I am a special education and Ethnic Studies Teacher.
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Jesus Magdaleno

El Rancho USD
avatar for Christina Mata

Christina Mata

Ethnic Studies Facilitator, El Rancho Unified School District
I am an 18 year educator with the El Rancho Unified School District. I have taught every grade level and programs ranging from ELD to AP Literature. I am now the Ethnic Studies lead teacher and district facilitator.
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Aurora Villon

Board of Education President, El Rancho USD



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Royal - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

Eliminate Illiteracy & Qualify to receive a $10MM Literacy Grant
Learn how to qualify for our $10MM Bilingual Early Learning Literacy Equity Grant to increase parent engagement and eliminate illiteracy for EL, black, brown, underserved, and special needs students.

Learn how districts, cities, and COE's like Napa, Colusa, Santa Clara, Palmdale, Rialto, San Bernardino, Salinas, Santa Ana, Pomona, Hawthorne, Pajaro, and others are being impacted by using our App that increases literacy, reading, and writing success by 7-months in just 30 days.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Gregory A. Spencer

Dr. Gregory A. Spencer

COO and Founder, Footsteps2Brilliance.com
$10MM Bilingual Early Learning Literacy In-Kind Grant for Birth-3rd GradersStrategic Partnerships & Equity InitiativesBilingual Literacy Solutions for Schools & CommunitiesA Social Justice & Equity Impact Approach...that Works!Impacting 0-5 Year-Olds, PreK, TK, K-3rd Graders, & F... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
303 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

ELLLI—Advocacy is for all of us!
It is up to each of us to advocate for ELs and their families. Some will do that at the local, state, or even national levels. This presentation will share advocacy tools and materials that we have developed over more than 3 years as we planned and implemented the English Learner Leadership and Legacy Initiative (ELLLI).

Speakers
avatar for Priscilla Figueroa

Priscilla Figueroa

ELD Teacher on Special Assignment, Mountain View Elementary School District
ELLLI Fellow- English Learner Leadership and Legacy Initiative
avatar for Norm Gold

Norm Gold

Proj. Director - 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!



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
205 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Enseñando con cantos, cuentos, leyendas, adivinanzas y trabalenguas del folclore.
Los participantes podrán compartir canciones y experiencias. Este es el tiempo de recordar valores y verificar la importancia del folklore en la educación. Se sugiere traer papel y lápiz para tomar notas.

Speakers
avatar for Suni Paz

Suni Paz

Del Sol Books


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
105 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Equity in Technology: Social Empowerment of Bilingual Youth Through Digital Practices
This workshop provides on opportunity for participants to engage in meaningful conversation about the role of technology for youth at their schools, homes, and community centers. Not only will the presenter provide a theoretical backing and elaborate upon fundamental concepts, she will also facilitate group discussions. Through guided discussion, participants will identify critical technology resources and uses across multiple work sites. These guided discussions will lead to collective brainstorming technology access plans at various scales.

Speakers
avatar for Lilly Lew

Lilly Lew

Graduate Student, UC Santa Barbara


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
316 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Escalera: Building a Reading Foundation for Newcomer and SIFE Students
Escalera curriculum is based on Estrellita’s decoding methodology, primarily designed for recent arrivals and children designated as SIFE (Students with Interrupted Formal Education). The Escalera curriculum will serve to reinforce decoding skills, build fluency and basic comprehension to jumpstart into reading! Participants will learn strategies to teach students that know how to decode but lack fluency. They will also learn tips to reinforce decoding skills and build fluency and basic reading comprehension.

Speakers
avatar for Elise Lasko Iglesias

Elise Lasko Iglesias

Training Specialist, Estrellita
I am Estrellita's newest team member! I moved back to the United States after spending several years living and working in Central America. I worked in education projects in Honduras and was a bilingual preschool teacher in Guatemala. Estrellita would have been great for me to have... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Bataglieri - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

Excellence in Family Engagement: One District´s Continuous Journey
This presentation is about sharing Val Verde USD´s journey and its continuous efforts towards achieving excellence in family engagement. It describes how VVUSD strives to connect with linguistically and culturally diverse families meaningfully, ensuring that they are true partners who jointly work towards assisting students achieve academic success. This top priority for the district reflects a current trend to focus on family engagement. Presenters will describe how we partner with community-based organizations, making the most of the services available to better serve our families.

Speakers
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Iliana Dodge

Val Verde USD
avatar for Mark Lenoir

Mark Lenoir

Assistant Superintendent Education Services
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Carla De La Torre

Val Verde USD


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
305 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Extracting a Data Goldmine for Language Development
The Language Learner Data Dashboard is a teacher and administrator tool to reveal essential milestones for multilingual student language development in any target language. This county office-developed model demonstrates the power of visually analyzing student progress. In this session, participants will discover critical ways for mining their own local data and improving their students’ academic and linguistic outcomes. Learn how to graphically synthesize CELDT/ELPAC & CASSPP/SBAC data simultaneously in alignment with local and state accountability.

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Cuevas Antillón

Jorge Cuevas Antillón

District Advisor, 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 Olympia Kyriakidis

Olympia Kyriakidis

Senior Director MEGA, San Diego County Office of Education
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 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Tofanelli - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

High Operational Practices in Emergent Bilingual Settings
This interactive workshop will explore the 7 High Operational Practices from Pedagogy of Confidence and corresponding best practices in bilingual education settings: 1) identifying and activating students' strengths/bilingual cognitive capacities; 2) building relationships/culturally responsive pedagogy; 3) eliciting high intellectual performances/cross-linguistic & cross-cultural transfer; 4) providing enrichment/integrated instructional units of study; 5) integrating prerequisites for academic learning/academic language demand; 6) situating learning in the lives of students/through students' linguistic and cultural lens; and 7) amplifying student voice/language Status.

Speakers
avatar for María Sudduth

María Sudduth

Mentor/Consultant, National Urban Alliance for Effective Education
This interactive workshop will explore the 7 High Operational Practices from Pedagogy of Confidence (Jackson, 2011) and corresponding best practices in Bilingual Education SettingsI have been developing this work with Dr. Yvette Jackson, CABE Keynote 2012 and author of Pedagogy of... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
202 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

How to Have Successful Classroom Discussions on Diversity Issues
Many students complain that their instructors are often unprepared or uncomfortable when discussions of diversity issues surface. Too few educators are trained to have these types of conversations, in fear that they may elicit deep emotions and perpetuate conflicts between individuals and groups. In this workshop, the facilitator will model how to successfully create a safe container in which to have these kinds of discussions in the classroom, where each person feels valued and acknowledged.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Mun Wah

Lee Mun Wah

Founder & CEO, StirFry Seminars & Consulting
We bridge attitudes and values to reflect and honor differences through dialogue. | We support communities to view diversity as a gift and a contribution. | Together, in partnership, we create safe, authentic environments | where trust is experienced and relationships are... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
203 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

How to Help EL Students Access Mathematical Text
Come learn a strategy to deconstruct the language of mathematics that is challenging for our EL students. We will share a structure for incorporating Mathematics into the Designated ELD block, including making sense of the language in the context of math, strategies to help students attend to precision in language/the complexity of language, develop vocabulary and express language through representation and writing. We will present some guiding principles and work samples.

Speakers
avatar for Yun Ji Chai

Yun Ji Chai

SFUSD-instructional coach, SFUSD
I'm currently an instructional reform facilitator/instructional coach at Cesar Chavez Elementary School in San Francisco Unified School District. Prior to that I worked as an ELD coach in the district's central office. I have expertise in ELD.
avatar for Angélica Trejo-Ortiz

Angélica Trejo-Ortiz

educator, San Francisco USD
I have been a bilingual educator for over 20 years. I spent 8 years outside of the classroom as a math coach and content specialist. While in the classroom, I worked with Spanish bilingual students in both languages over many subjects. In the last few years, I have been exploring... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Beavis - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

How to Teach & Assess Listening for the CAASPP
Listening to a compelling story has the ability to engage the senses, and build cross-cultural communication and empathy. Listening also comprises 20 percent of the CAASPP ELA component, a strand in which English Learners in particular have struggled. There is untapped value in teaching with podcasts in the classroom. Podcasts are the perfect medium to strengthen students’ academic language and to prepare students for the listening component of the CAASPP.

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 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
319 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Languages, Dialects, and Identities: A Sociolinguistic Unit for Advanced Multilingual Immersion Students
Have your students ever wondered why Spanish and English are spoken differently all over the world? Why the Spanish taught in school is often different from the Spanish learned at home? This 6-8 week sociolinguistic unit is the result of a high school Spanish teacher's quest to engage Spanish Heritage, Spanish Immersion, and advanced Spanish students in the exciting history of how, what, and why we speak.

Speakers
avatar for Arienne Adamcikova

Arienne Adamcikova

Spanish Immersion / Newcomer Teacher, San Mateo High School
Critical Language Pedagogy, Sociolinguistics, SLIFE (Students with Limited & Interrupted Formal Education), Indigenous American Languages, Traumatized Refugees and Wraparound Services, Creative Writing, Integration, Heterogeneous Classrooms, Combined Spanish Heritage Speakers with... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Trinity - Hyatt Regency Hotel

10:30am

Moving As a Community: Exposure Can Change Children's and Families' Lives
How can educators create programming that exposes and challenges students and parents to strive for higher academic achievements and professional endeavors? Participants will learn practical strategies on how to create such programming. Mr. Carias brings over a decade of experience developing culturally competent programming for students and their parents. Participants will learn strategies to create a better collaboration effort between K-12 staff and parents and develop skills to instill motivation in parents and their children.

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Carias

Jaime Carias

Civic Engagement Coordinator, College Success Services
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOzyT1ZlrS4&t=4s | Jaime Carias is a leading urban educator, author, and national keynote speaker whom is well known for his ability to inspire and educate students of all ages from middle school to college, coach educators, and engage parents. Carias... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
313 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy and Your LCAP!
With the overwhelming support for Proposition 58 and Multilingual Education, the new state English Learner Roadmap and research documenting the benefits of being bilingual; districts, schools, educators 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. A new publication with resources for local planning and how to coordinate with the development of the district LCAP will be presented.

Speakers
avatar for Shelly Spiegel-Coleman

Shelly Spiegel-Coleman

Executive Director, Californians Together
EL Roadmap, Research publications, Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy, Long Term English Learners, The State Seal of Biiteracy, medallions and DVDs


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
306 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

OCDE Project GLAD® en español- building biliteracy in classrooms- desarrollando el alfabetismo bilingüe en las aulas
OCDE Project GLAD® en español es un modelo del desarrollo profesional dedicado a desarrollar tanto el lenguaje académico como el alfabetismo en las áreas del contenido para los aprendices de inglés.

Speakers
avatar for Omar Guillén

Omar Guillén

Coordinator, Orange County DOE
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 →
avatar for Diana Hernandez

Diana Hernandez

Orange County DOE


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
315 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Parents as Partners: DELAC and the Hayward USD
"Parents as partners" is a laudable, but not often achieved goal, particularly for the District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC). DELAC is often relegated to compliance and its full potential left unrealized. In this workshop, the presenter will share his experience of having built a parent-led, parent-trusted DELAC in an urban school district that plays an active, meaningful role in district level decision-making, from EL programs to LCAP. Online resources will be made available to participants.

Speakers
avatar for Luis Covarrubias

Luis Covarrubias

English Learners Program Specialist/Family Engagement, Hayward USD
I have worked with the Hayward Unified School District since 2007. As part of a team dedicated to the needs of English Learners, I specialize in family/parent engagement and coordinate the District English Learners Advisory Committee (DELAC). I also provide guidance on EL policy to... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
301 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Plan para el Control Local de Cuentas LCAP y Dashboard
Esta presentación se enfocará en la importancia que tiene el involucramiento de padres de familia en la creación de un mejor LCAP y el nuevo Dashboard.
Con los cambios del LCFF para la distribución de los fondos para la educación de nuestros hijos, la participación de los padres de familia tiene un papel muy importante. Vengan y aprendan acerca del LCFF, los cambios que se generaron, y cómo funciona el nuevo Dashboard. Aprendan cómo podrán ustedes ayudar a sus estudiantes con la ayuda que ellos necesitan.

Speakers
avatar for Laura Díaz

Laura Díaz

Parent Specialist, Project 2 Inspire, CABE



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Hall D - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Preparing Teachers for Implementing Integrated ELD and Understanding New English Learner Placement
Participants will engage in an interactive presentation showcasing the steps of a 2-year, school-wide professional development plan designed to prepare teachers to implement Integrated ELD. The learning experience is designed to prepare teachers for the changes outlined in the California ELA/ELD Framework regarding how English learners are grouped throughout the school day. Participants will walk away with a professional development model they can replicate at their school sites. Integrated ELD classroom strategies will be introduced and practiced.

Speakers
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Maxine Sagapolutele

Grossmont Union High SD


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Baker - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

Professional Learning Resources for Transitional Kindergarten Teachers and Administrators
This session will provide an overview of new transitional kindergarten (TK) professional learning resources funded by the California Department of Education. New resources include in-person and online TK professional learning modules focused on English Language Development in the areas of speaking and listening, reading, and writing. Participants will learn about resources that support the implementation of developmentally appropriate strategies and intentional planning of culturally and linguistically responsive routines, environments, and interactions.

Speakers
avatar for Aileen Allison-Zarea

Aileen Allison-Zarea

Education Administrator, California Department of Education
avatar for Natalie Woods Andrews

Natalie Woods Andrews

Sacramento COE



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Falor - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

Spanish Achievement, Use, and Attitudes in a Dual Language Immersion Setting
The presenter will share findings from a recent case study conducted in a Southern California school district. Four elementary Dual Language Immersion sites participated in study where students' Spanish Language achievement, classroom use, and attitudes were examined in order to gain an understanding of how the district's DLI program is implemented and its affect on student achievement in Spanish. Findings from this study suggest that a school's learning environment significantly impacted students' language achievement and use.

Speakers
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Paul Cerón

Lynwood USD



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
McGinnis - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

Superdiversity - Supporting Young ELs in Classrooms with 6+ Language Groups
The Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL) PreK-3 model was designed to provide language intensive support for young ELs integrated throughout the curriculum. It was piloted and evaluated with strong results in linguistically isolated Spanish-English communities including bilingual and dual language settings, but is now being replicated in 99 programs and schools including many that are fully English-instructed and superdiverse (6+ language groups). Come learn about strategies and basic understandings that enable teachers instructing superdiverse classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Anya Hurwitz

Anya Hurwitz

SEAL Deputy Director, SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
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Marna Ledesma

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language)
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Laurie Olsen

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Grand Nave Gardenia - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

Supporting LTELs in a Charter School Setting
Finding successful strategies to engage LTELs can be difficult. The Palmdale Aerospace Academy, with a population that is 85% Hispanic and 60-65% Ever-ELs, addresses the needs of Long Term English Learners in a charter school setting. Strategies for motivation, higher achievement, and parental involvement will be covered. Participants will be invited to share in the discussion.

Speakers
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Mary Field

ELL Coordinator, The Palmdale Aerospace Academy
I am the English learner coordinator for an independent charter school. We are growing our program, so I'd love to know what's working at your school!
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María Graham

The Palmdale Aerospace Academy



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
102 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Systemic School Improvement for Dual Language Students
The presenter will explain a systemic plan for schools and districts to improve academic achievement for dual language students in PreK-12 education, including administrative coaching, in-classroom instructional coaching, professional development for all stakeholders, and district-level systems coaching. A comprehensive approach to improve academic achievement in dual Language students will be discussed and illustrated, using school and district examples directly related to the criteria of the California School Dashboard.

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Nofziger

Samuel Nofziger

Founder/CEO The English Learner Group, The English Learner Group, Inc.
Dr. Nofziger has been serving various English Learner populations, full-time, since 1987. He was an elementary school teacher, both as a bilingual teacher, and as an all English teacher. He has been an instructional coach, a school site, district, and county administrator. In his... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
201 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

The Empowerment of the Mexican Diaspora in California: A Binational Effort.
The Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento and the California Department of Education develop together bilingual, bicultural and binational programs to address the educational challenges of the Mexican Diaspora. This presentation is a review of the goals and perspectives of this collaborative effort between the governments of Mexico and California.

Speakers
CG

Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento

Consulate General of México in Sacramento


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
307 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Transiciones en inmersión dual: de la elemental a la secundaria.
La transición entre niveles educativos suele ser un proceso complejo. Estas transiciones tienen en los programas de inmersión dual, si cabe, una mayor trascendencia en todos los ámbitos: estudiantes, familias, instrucción educativa, objetivos lingüísticos, perfil del docente, gestión del centro. El mayor calibre de los cambios de la escuela elemental a la escuela secundaria en programas de inmersión dual está influenciado por sus especificidades lingüísticas, académicas y sociales.
Esta presentación pretende describir esos cambios.

Speakers
avatar for María Capdevila-Gutiérrez

María Capdevila-Gutiérrez

Department Chair, Glendale USD
avatar for Jordi Solsona

Jordi Solsona

Dual Immersion Teacher, Glendale USD
Mr. Jordi Solsona works currently as a dual immersion Program at Toll Middle School, Glendale, CA. Mr. Solsona spent the 16 years in Spain as an Elementary and Secondary teacher, where he began his teaching career and progressed to counselor and Department Chair as well as University... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Kamilos - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

Tu actitud es la clave para una relación saludable
Esta sesión interactiva pretende explicar, revisar y reconocer algunas actitudes que tenemos en nuestra vida diaria de una manera divertida. Además, mostrará algunas estrategias que nos ayuden a manejar y controlar nuestra actitud para establecer y conservar relaciones interpersonales significativas y saludables. Reflexionaremos sobre aquellas actitudes(tóxicas) que bloquean el crecimiento personal para poder modelar en nuestros hijos actitudes que los ayuden a construir sus habilidades sociales y promover su mentalidad de crecimiento (Mindset).

Speakers
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Tania Maguiña

CABE Whittier Chapter


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
304 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Using Maker Experiences to Accelerate NGSS and Integrated ELD Learning
Making has the power to authentically engage ELs, while building language proficiency. In this hands-on workshop, participants will develop a deeper understanding of how NGSS-aligned maker lessons can be used in conjunction with Integrated ELD strategies to engage and support English Learners. Participants will experience a three part model for NGSS and language instruction framed around making.

Speakers
avatar for Anna Van Dordrecht

Anna Van Dordrecht

Curriculum Coordinator for Science, Sonoma COE
Anna Van Dordrecht is the Curriculum Coordinator for Science at the Sonoma County Office of Education where she focuses on NGSS, STEAM, and 21st Century learning. Anna is involved in the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards at both the state and local level. She... Read More →
avatar for Jenn Guerrero

Jenn Guerrero

English Learner Coordinator, Sonoma COE
Jenn Guerrero is the English Learner Coordinator at the Sonoma County Office of Education. She had her passion for working with English Learners (ELs) and their families first ignited when she began her career in education as a teacher in the Oakland Unified School District. She then... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Matteri

Kelly Matteri

Teacher on Loan, ELA, Sonoma COE
I approach teaching and learning with equal parts discipline and enthusiasm. Feeling chatty? Let's talk... educational equity, "messy" learning, tinkering, academic discourse, ELD, resilience, empowering students, productive struggle, joy in the classroom, twice-exceptional learners... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Bondi - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

Using Scratch Programming to Teach World Language
An overview of Scratch will be presented along with the innovation in technology in Mandarin class. Presenters will share the design and implementation of the project as well as benefits of learning Mandarin and programming in one class. Examples of student projects will be shared, along with the step-by-step guide. Best practices for making the ELD and ACTFL standards accessible through programming will be discussed. The participants will engage in a hands-on activity on Scratch. Please bring your own device.

Speakers
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Yi Feng

Bullis Charter School
avatar for Sharon Thompson

Sharon Thompson

Director of Innovation, Bullis Charter School


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Clark - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

Using Tablets to Teach Kindergarten Common Core Math
Math knowledge in Kindergarten is the best predictor of a child’s high school achievement. In this session, educators will play with bilingual evidenced-based math apps, and review critical early math skills (e.g., subtilizing, counting strategies, number decomposition, etc.). The workshop will conclude with practical ideas for how to organize your classroom so that tablets and hands-on math activities together build fluency with numbers.

Speakers
avatar for John Schacter

John Schacter

Adjunct Professor, CSU San Jose
Dr. Schacter has trained thousands of teachers and administrators across the United States. He earned his Ph.D. from UCLA in educational psychology and graduated with highest honors in Literature from UC San Diego. Before starting Math Shelf, John served as vice president of research... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Compagno - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

Using the "Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education" to Strengthen Your Program
In this session, together we will become more familiar with the 3rd edition of the "Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education," and the many ways it can be used to ensure dual language program alignment and implementation success. Through interactive activities, you will learn to use a variety of tools that can help your dual language program engage in reflection and setting goals for improving your program.

Speakers
avatar for Rubí Flores

Rubí Flores

PD Specialist, CABE Professional Development Services
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 →
avatar for Kris Nicholls

Kris Nicholls

Director, Professional Development Services, CABE
I am the Director of Professional Development Services (PDS) for CABE. Please let me know if our CABE PDS consultants might be able to assist your district or site in supporting high levels of academic achievement and biliteracy for all of your students!



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Grand Nave Magnolia - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

¡Cómo incrementar la participación de los padres!
Este taller les proporcionará a los participantes ideas basadas en investigaciones de cómo crear un programa de involucramiento de los padres para ayudar a incrementar su participación. El Distrito Escolar de las Primarias de Anaheim ha creado un programa estructurado para los padres. Creado por la Dra. Joyce Epstein, se trata de las seis claves de la participación de los padres. La implementación de este programa para los padres ha aumentado drásticamente la asistencia de los padres en las 24 escuelas.

Speakers
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Yamile Cortes Canon

Family and Community Engagement Specialist, Anaheim Elementary School District
avatar for Yesenia Navarro

Yesenia Navarro

Curriculum Specialist - Parent Involvement, Anaheim Elementary SD
Anaheim Elementary School District's parent engagement is innovative, diverse and collaborative. Our Parent Leadership Institute strives in the engagement of parents for student success. Our team is here to share our program and practices in creating a network of parent leaders that... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
104 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

“Competencias Comunicativas”: Parallels in Purposeful Communication in Mexico and U.S. classrooms
This presentation examines parallels between Common Core English/Spanish Language Arts Standards, California ELD/SLD Standards, and the Mexico National Reading Program. We examine how a theoretical framework emphasizing students’ communicative competence is articulated in Mexico and the U.S. We provide instructional examples in Mexican classrooms that promote collaborative student learning, from a mixed method research study. We then present purposeful communicative tasks which support language development and content learning in bilingual classrooms, using online access to MoraModules.

Speakers
avatar for Jill Kerper Mora

Jill Kerper Mora

Emerita, San Diego State University
Jill Kerper Mora is Associate Professor Emerita from the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. Dr. Mora’s career as a biliteracy educator began in Texas where she was an elementary bilingual teacher, a secondary Spanish teacher at a Catholic middle school. She... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Carmel A/B - Hyatt Regency Hotel

10:30am

EL Excellence Every Day—Strategies to Differentiate Academic Literacy
Learn six essentials of daily teaching to prevent Long Term English Learners. Engage in interactive demonstrations to learn a four-step routine you can use to build academic language, higher-order thinking, collaboration, and literacy—in tandem with any text you teach. Analyze video lessons to reflect critically on when scaffolds accelerate—or hinder—learning. Collaborate to apply strategies to your core teaching to ensure every EL and Standard English Learner thrives.

Speakers
avatar for Tonya Ward Singer

Tonya Ward Singer

Owner, Keynote Speaker, Author and Consultant
I lead professional learning and design practical tools to help schools transform teaching for equity and EL achievement. Check out my newly published EL Excellence Every Day, a go-to reference to differentiate academic language and literacy teaching in every classroom. | | Teachers... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:30pm
Grand Nave Camelia - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

An Overview for New Dual Language Immersion Programs
The goal of this two-day institute is to provide information and resources from research to classroom instruction for new Dual Language Immmersion 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 DLI program. Please join us for two days of learning and planning for your new program’s success!

Speakers
avatar for Jody Wiencek

Jody Wiencek

CABE PDS 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 →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:30pm
Regency E - Hyatt Regency Hotel

10:30am

Art-Centered Literacy for Equity
This experiential workshop is an opportunity for participants to explore issues of youth justice and equity through art-centered integrated learning. Rooted in culturally and linguistically relevant pedagogy, this workshop highlights the need to amplify youth voice and justice issues in and through the arts. Participants will engage in a set of art-centered literacy strategies (visual, written, and theater), designed to support all learners, but with an emphasis on struggling readers and English learners.

Speakers
avatar for Derek Fenner

Derek Fenner

Arts Learning Program Manager, Alameda COE
Derek Fenner is an artist, educator, and researcher living on Ohlone land in Oakland, California. He earned his MFA in writing and poetics from the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University. He has an MA in educational leadership from Mills College. After a decade... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:30pm
Carr - Sheraton Grand Hotel

10:30am

Leverage Math and Science Practices to Increase Language, Engagement and Achievement.
Through collaborative work, discussions, and hands-on activities we will explore how to build students’ conceptual math and science understanding and academic language by leveraging the Math and Next Generation Science practices, and ELD Standards. We will explore a multitude of resources to support this instruction. We will leave with an understanding of how to adapt math or science lessons and/or units to engage English Learners deeply in the content while developing academic language purposefully and intentionally.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia DeRobles

Patricia DeRobles

Instructional Service Specialist, Riverside USD
I have been in bilingual education serving English Learners for 25 years. It is my honor and privilege to support students, parents, teachers, and school administrators in my role as Instructional Service Specialist for Riverside Unified School District.
avatar for Rene Levario

Rene Levario

Instructional Services Specialist, Riverside USD
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John Robertson

Instructional Services Specialist, Riverside USD



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:30pm
Regency D - Hyatt Regency Hotel

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.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Jiménez Salinas

Elizabeth Jiménez Salinas

CEO, GEMAS Consulting


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:30pm
Regency B - Hyatt Regency Hotel

10:30am

Transforming Perceptions, Pedagogy and Practice for Advancing Learning in Standard English Learners
This seminar is designed to help educators develop new paradigms for teaching Standard English Learners. Participants will increase their knowledge about issues of language variation that impact learning in African American, Mexican American, and other SEL populations, and will have an opportunity to reflect on personal beliefs and perceptions that may be impediments to student achievement. Participants will build new instructional schemas that incorporate culturally/linguistically responsive teaching as powerful pedagogy for facilitating learning in SELs.

Speakers
avatar for Noma LeMoine

Noma LeMoine

The failure of traditional American Educational Institutions, including the K-12, Community College, and State Universit, LeMoine & Associates Educational Consulting Consortium
Dr. Noma LeMoine’s career in education spans 35 years. She is a nationally recognized expert on issues of language, literacy acquisition and learning in African American and other Standard English Learner (SEL) populations. She has written and spoken extensively on the topic and... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:30pm
Regency C - Hyatt Regency Hotel

10:30am

Yes, I’m a Language Learner and I CAN Write Well.
This session highlights research-based strategies for the writing process designed for success with ELs, DLLs and all learners. Using examples and hands-on practice, participants will be introduced to interactive, team-centered strategies to guide ELs/DLLs through the writing process, focusing on content as it relates to the language learner’s need to demonstrate mastery of language and content via writing. Connections will be made between vocabulary, close reading, text-based evidence and discourse, as related to the writing process.

Speakers
avatar for Margarita Calderón

Margarita Calderón

President/CEO, Margarita Calderón & Associates
I am Professor Emerita, Johns Hopkins University. For 10 years I have conducted research in schools about teaching vocabulary, discourse, reading comprehension, and writing skills integrated into all subjects for Long-Term ELs/Newcomers. My ExC-ELL Whole-School approach includes PD... Read More →
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María Trejo

Margarita Calderón & Associates, Inc.



Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 4:30pm
Big Sur A/B - Hyatt Regency Hotel

10:30am

Be GLAD! Project GLAD 2-Day Institute
Experience award-winning Project GLAD® strategies putting research into action with full alignment to CCSS, NGSS, and new CA ELD standards, while celebrating cultural and linguistic diversity. Experience practical strategies for multiple disciplines to support English learners, that are proven effective in differentiating for all students. Come re-ignite the excitement of teaching with us, as we empower you and your students to succeed in acquiring high academic content & language with proven results to apply 21st century skills! Official credit for the Be GLAD 2-Day Institute will be granted to participants who attend both full days to receive credit and be eligible to attend the future Classroom Demonstrations. (The full Be GLAD Training consists of this 2-Day Institute and a 4 Day Classroom Demonstration at a later time. Option of dates for Class Demonstrations and separate registration information will be given during this session).

Speakers
avatar for Noshaba Afzal

Noshaba Afzal

Director of Training, Be GLAD
We have a passion to assure ALL students achieve 100% success! Both Nationally and Internationally, Be GLAD is the only organization providing Project GLAD training's that has the exclusive endorsement of both co-creators of the Project GLAD Model, Marcia Brechtel and Linnea Haley... Read More →
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Marcia Brechtel

Be GLAD LLC
avatar for Melissa Brooks

Melissa Brooks

Certified Agency Trainer, Be GLAD


Thursday March 29, 2018 10:30am - 5:30pm
Regency A - Hyatt Regency Hotel

1:30pm

Beyond Teaching English: Supporting High School Completion by Immigrant and Refugee Students
Immigrant students who arrive in the U.S. during their middle and high school years face daunting hurdles as they juggle learning a new language and culture while also trying to quickly close knowledge gaps and get on track to graduate high school. This panel will explore how school districts are honing their approaches to help newcomer students meet the challenges they face--including developing processes to identify students’ academic and socioemotional needs, connecting them with mental-health and legal supports, and tailoring curricular pathways in ways that balance student needs with policy constraints.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Sugarman

Julie Sugarman

Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute
Julie Sugarman is senior policy analyst for PreK-12 Education at the Migration Policy Institute’s National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, where she focuses on issues related to immigrant and English learner students in elementary and secondary schools. Her areas of focus... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
308 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Great Ways to Make Direct Instruction Interesting, Engaging and Effective
This session will provide teachers – pre-K to university – with three major tools to guarantee student learning during direct instruction: (1) a simple, practical theory of learning; (2) a 5-point model for achieving student engagement beyond mere compliance; and (3) a research-based, field-tested classroom instruction checklist that works as well for gifted students as it does for EL, SPED, and other struggling students. Come to this session and walk away with a handful of new strategies that can make you a better teacher tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis Parker

Dennis Parker

Best Practices in Education
I'm an education consultant. I've worked with hundreds of low income, minority schools K-12 in the US but mostly in California. I base my work on two key theories as well as research in education and in human performance. My goal is to help school staffs work smarter not harder by... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
311 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

SEL and ELs: Strategies that Ensure Academic Success for ALL
The integration of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) with instructional strategies for ELs accelerates their language, literacy, and content learning. Integrating SEL will also transform a class and school culture into one that values diversity, ensures that ELs are academically and socially engaged in learning, and ensures that ELs practice academic language with peers. Participants will be actively engaged in interactive instructional strategies that will accelerate English language acquisition in a culturally diverse learning environment.

Speakers
avatar for Hector Montenegro

Hector Montenegro

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



Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
310 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

"Sing and Sign" / "Cantar y Hacer Señas
Singing and Signing to songs with cognates are powerful tools to promote dual language learners in a fun and exciting approach. This multi-sensory experience makes our brain active and is an effective cognitive strategy to 1) strengthen learning, 2) improve memory and retrieval, and 3) enhance learner motivation and morale. Songs are non-threatening and bring joy to learning, while sign language is movement and movement is good for the brain.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Longoria

Mike Longoria

Consultant / Curriculum developer, Consultant
Engaging young children in meaningful learning through music and movement / singing and signing, powerful multi-sensory experiences that promotes multi-linguistic experiences, that meet the needs of ALL children.


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
105 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

(Canceled) Bringing Designated ELD to Light - Part I
English Learners have a double challenge: they must learn language and content at the same time. Designated ELD should happen every day, but how? What are the essential features of a Designated ELD lesson? How do we plan and write ELD lessons? This interactive learning opportunity will prepare teachers to meet the needs of their English Learners through Designated ELD.

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Laura Gonzalez

Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist, ELA/ELD, Tulare County Office of Education
Laura A. Gonzalez serves as an English language arts (ELA)/English lanugage development (ELD) specialist at Tulare County Office of Education. Her work supports the integration of ELD standards into content areas, supporting teachers as they design designated ELD lessons. She provides... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Carmel A/B - Hyatt Regency Hotel

1:30pm

(Canceled) Research-Based Strategies for the Success and Motivation of LTEL Students.
Frank and Esperanza Arce are former EL teachers who are now principals at the secondary level. Their experience with Long-Term English Learners, as well as their research into successful pedagogy practices, has led to their belief in the implementation of targeted strategies. In this workshop, attendees will learn 10 easily implemented strategies that, if adopted schoolwide, can help an EL Task Force increase student motivation and achieve performance gains.

Speakers
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Esperanza Arce

Principal, Val Verde USD
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Frank Arce

High School Principal, Heritage High School


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
201 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

A Fresh Look at Tried and True Student Engagement Strategies
Are you looking for ways to get the most out of your Student Engagement strategies? Is Pair/Share starting to feel a bit stale? Do you want your ELD/Dual Language Immersion students to get talking and participating in group work, but not sure how to get the most out of it? This session will give new ideas to commonly used Student Engagement strategies. Use fun ideas to get your students collaborating more in your classroom.

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Maya Goodall

University of Massachusetts, Boston


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Baker - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:30pm

Are Systematic ELD Schools Accelerating English learner Outcomes?
E.L. Achieve’s model moves beyond traditional professional development and requires a willingness to invest in ongoing teamwork. We wanted to know if there is relationship between English learner achievement and our capacity-building model. Attempting to answer this question prompted us to develop an Implementation Rigor Index and compare student achievement data across two school years (California Department of Education, Dashboard). Here’s what we found in five of our Elementary Systematic ELD partner districts.

Speakers
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Laura Jasso, Ed.D

Professional Learning Associate, E. L. Achieve
E.L. Achieve distinguishes itself from other professional development and consulting organizations by taking a system-wide approach. The organization was built on the belief that in order to increase English learner achievement, all levels of the system have an important role. District... Read More →
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Aidé Vásquez Yepez

Professional Learning Associate, E.L. Achieve
E.L. Achieve distinguishes itself from other professional development and consulting organizations by taking a system-wide approach. The organization was built on the belief that in order to increase English learner achievement, all levels of the system have an important role. District... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Falor - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:30pm

Biliteracy Development in Early Learning Settings with Multicultural and Interdisciplinary Planning
Early learners require interdisciplinary strategies that capitalize on native and second language skills in order to become biliterate, bilingual and global citizens. The aim of this workshop is to help PreK teachers implement authentic Spanish and multicultural reading materials through interdisciplinary planning to foster successful bilingual and biliterate student achievement.

Speakers
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Sandra Mercuri

Educational Consultant
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Alejandro Valtierra

Velázquez Press


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
318 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Building Instructional Leadership for High-Quality Language Learner Programs
This interactive presentation will provide administrators with tools and resources to design and refine systems for high-quality instruction in support of improved academic outcomes for language learners in dual language and English-only programs. Participants will explore key principles of improvement science and systems leadership in Dual Language and English Language Development contexts.

Speakers
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Julie Goldman

Coordinator, San Diego COE
Julie Goldman, Ed.D., is a coordinator at the San Diego County Office of Education. She facilitates professional learning around academic literacy for schools and districts throughout California. Throughout her career as a K-16 educator in the United States and internationally, Goldman... Read More →
avatar for Olympia Kyriakidis

Olympia Kyriakidis

Senior Director MEGA, San Diego County Office of Education
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 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Royal - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:30pm

Challenges, Successes, Equity with 1:1 iPads in a Rural School
While it is easy to use technology in an educational setting, it is very difficult to use it effectively, especially in a rural, small school where a large percentage of students do not have access to the technology and the internet that many take for granted. Come see how we have implemented a 1:1 iPad program with limited funds and technical support, and learn from the many mistakes that have made it successful.

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Luis Burgos

West Marin School
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Matt Nagle

Shoreline USD



Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
McGinnis - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:30pm

College Awareness Program for Middle and High School Parent Involvement.
The Latino Family Literacy Project will provide educators with a culturally relevant framework and school program for College Awareness and Parent Involvement. A review of bilingual program activities will be provided and attendees of this presentation will receive a complimentary novela-style bilingual chapter book for College Awareness.

Speakers
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Katherine Del Monte

The Latino Family Literacy Project


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
301 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Cómo tener una conexión en la escuela siendo voluntario
Hoy en día tener una conexión con otros es difícil, aunque aparentemente debería ser perfecto, debido a tantas formas de “interactuar” ya que existen varias técnicas de comunicación. Sin embargo, padres, maestros, alumnos y voluntarios, dicen que no encuentran un sentido real de estar conectados ya sea en la escuela o en su comunidad. En esta sesión exploramos algunas ideas para hacer la diferencia en un real sentir de SER PARTE DE su escuela y comunidad.

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Teresa Macias

Bakersfield City SD


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
309 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Content and Language Working Together in Secondary Classrooms
The California ELA/ELD Framework brings clarity and guidance to our work of implementing integrated and designated ELD. Nonetheless, developing the supports and protocols necessary to design a comprehensive instructional program for ELs at the secondary level can be complicated. This presentation will describe how one district is practicing Integrated and Designated ELD to support secondary ELs in learning content and language in tandem. Participants will engage with interactive literacy tasks that connect both Integrated and Designated ELD.

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Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
316 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Designing a Parent Involvement Program to Increase Parent Engagement
This workshop will give participants ideas on how to create a research-based parent involvement program to help increase parent engagement. Anaheim Elementary School District has created a structured parent program based on Epstein’s Six Types of Parent Involvement, addressing Parenting, Communicating, Volunteering, Learning at Home, Decision Making, and Collaborating with the Community. Implementation of this parent program has dramatically increased parent attendance districtwide for the 24 elementary school sites at AESD.

Speakers
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Yamile Cortes Canon

Family and Community Engagement Specialist, Anaheim Elementary School District
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Yesenia Navarro

Curriculum Specialist - Parent Involvement, Anaheim Elementary SD
Anaheim Elementary School District's parent engagement is innovative, diverse and collaborative. Our Parent Leadership Institute strives in the engagement of parents for student success. Our team is here to share our program and practices in creating a network of parent leaders that... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
104 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Driving a New Narrative for Educational Equity and Inclusion
Children of immigrants comprise 19% of US school age population, making conversations about their place in society urgent. Welcoming, safe environments that are supportive, accessible and that remove obstacles to learning for students and families are critical to develop a new narrative. A better future depends on courageous & insightful leadership decisions. Explore leadership traits that support immigrant children.

Speakers
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American Reading

American Reading Company
Mission:To ensure every student is reading on or above grade level.Built and run by education activists, American Reading Company is a trusted partner of 5,320 schools and 1,070 districts in 50 states. Our team helps strengthen district and school capacity at every level by placing... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
307 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Educación para adultos en línea.
Acceso a la Educacion para Adultos desde la primaria, la secundaria, la preparatoria, las licenciaturas, las maestrias y los doctorados, con un acceso amigable en línea para que estudien durante un tiempo accesible, de una forma accesible y, sobre todo, a un costo accesible. Las Instituciones son mexicanas como Inea-SEP, Universidad Virtual CNCI, Universidad de Guadalajara Virtual y Aprecia.

Speakers
avatar for Gricelda Pérez

Gricelda Pérez

COORDINADOR PLAZA COMUNITARIA CABE, CABE



Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
102 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Educar para motivar: La voz de un padre
Taller interactivo donde los padres aprenden como inculcar buenos hábitos y ejemplos para motivar a los hijos hacia un futuro exitoso en su educación bilingüe.

Speakers
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Zindi Aguirre

Palm Springs USD
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María Manriquez

Palm Springs USD
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Kenia Perez

Gilroy USD


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hall D - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Educating a Bilingual Child in a Monolingual Home
Common Core math? Please ... a piece of cake! Try helping your child with homework, tests, projects, etc. in a language that you don't understand. It's not easy. In this session, we will explore ways to help both the child and parent navigate bilingual education programs. Presenters will share various examples of support systems for accessing the target language that parents don’t speak.

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Scott Anderson

Chula Vista Elementary SD


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
304 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Interweaving OCDE Project GLAD® within the 21st Century
This training will present the most salient OCDE Project GLAD® strategies (Observation Charts, Pictorial Input Chart, Sentence Patterning Chart, etc.) to the participants, focusing on how research supports student-centered learning. This workshop will also include how technology can be incorporated to support the use of the OCDE Project GLAD® strategies with students. Emphasis on 21st century skills will be included and a variety of apps will be shared with audience. The Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) is the official National Training Center (NTC) for the Project GLAD® training model. During this workshop participants will build understanding of how the OCDE Project GLAD® promotes positive classroom culture and celebrates each student’s individual assets to promote biliteracy and civic literacy to succeed in the 21st century.

Speakers
avatar for Christie Baird

Christie Baird

Orange County DOE
avatar for Susan Dunkin

Susan Dunkin

Orange County DOE
avatar for Diana Hernandez

Diana Hernandez

Orange County DOE



Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
315 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Leaders in Literacy: Collective Impact Community Literacy Models (Convened by myON)
With the common purpose of improving literacy throughout their dual-language communities, these leaders have come together to share how they successfully implemented a research-based collective impact model from Hillsborough County, Florida to Oxnard, California. Come learn how a collective impact community literacy initiative like Read on myON or Oxnard School District's Billion Word Challenge can bridge home-to-school, and community connections, to foster a lifelong love of reading for your students and families with measurable outcomes.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Callahan

Amy Callahan

Regional Director, myON at Renaissance
To her role with myON at Renaissance, Amy Callahan brings 20 years of experience working as an educator, including seven years as a classroom teacher in California, Texas, and Hawaii. With extensive experience in curriculum and professional development consultation throughout the... Read More →
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Anabolena DeGenna

Assistant Superintendent, Oxnard School District
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Karling Aguilera Fort

Superintendent, El Rancho USD
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Doris Linville

Senior Manager of Educational Consulting, myON
I am the Senior Manager of Educational Consulting and work with a professional team of educators who support implementations in the USA and internationally for myON. I am a former migrant education teacher with professional experiences that include providing professional development... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
305 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Los dichos de mis padres: sobreviviendo el colegio con mi cultura
Los dichos de la cultura latina cuentan nuestra historia y representan muchos de nuestros valores comunes. Los dichos que se usan hoy en día raramente son analizados o apreciados. Igual, yo nunca pensaba mucho en ellos hasta ahora. Pues, ¿quién pensaría que el eco de mi madre gritando, "ponte las pilas" me alcanzara tan lejos en el colegio? Acompañenme, mientras yo les cuente mi historia sobre cómo utilicé los valores de nuestra cultura Latina para lograr mis metas académicas.

Speakers
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Angel Aleman

College Success Services


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
313 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Oak Grove and SEAL: A Continuous Improvement System that Centralizes Young Els
Oak Grove began implementing SEAL in 2013-14 in four Title I schools as a strategy to address the achievement gap. It is now in 14 elementary schools across bilingual, dual language immersion and English-instructed classrooms. Within this session, you will hear lessons learned about district and school leaders, coaches, and teachers collaborating to centralize the needs of their youngest ELs, building coherence and alignment across grade-levels and schools, and creating a robust system for continuous improvement.

Speakers
avatar for Anya Hurwitz

Anya Hurwitz

SEAL Deputy Director, SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
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Jose Manzo

Oak Grove SD
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María Wetzel

Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services, Oak Grove SD


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
103 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Padres brillantes
¿Estaremos educando correctamente a nuestros hijos? ¿Qué es lo que nos preocupa de los niños y adolescentes de hoy? ¿Qué clase de padres y educadores necesitan nuestros hijos en este Siglo XXI? Ya no podemos conformarnos con ser padres buenos, necesitamos ser “PADRES BRILLANTES.” Les invitamos a descubrir, compartir y utilizar herramientas psicológicas que puedan promover la formación de pensadores, educar la emoción, expandir los horizontes de la inteligencia y crear la calidad de vida.

Speakers
avatar for Horacio Cortés

Horacio Cortés

Executive Director, Leci Inc. USA


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
306 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Padres informados para una educación de calidad
Una educación de calidad para un futuro globalizado es un derecho para nuestros hijos. Los padres somos los socios mayoritarios en la educación de nuestros estudiantes y debemos participar activamente en la toma de decisiones junto a los administradores y los superintendentes de nuestros distritos escolares. La participación de los padres para pedir los mejores programas educativos para nuestros estudiantes es importantísima. ¡Venga, infórmese y participe! ¡Haga la diferencia en su distrito escolar!

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Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
204 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Reading Self-Assessment: Promoting Student Ownership of Reading Progress in Two Languages
Have you ever wondered how you might support bilingual students to take ownership of their reading in their home and new languages? If so, this workshop is for you! Here, you will learn how to teach students to monitor and evaluate reading behaviors—stamina, volume, focus, and reading widely—in two languages using formative assessments. This workshop will highlight ways educators might integrate classroom routines that encourage student reflection using formative assessments as a rudder.

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Io McNaughton

UCLA Community School



Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Trinity - Hyatt Regency Hotel

1:30pm

Responding to a Discriminatory Incident at School
Often, discriminatory incidents and lawsuits emerge from environments where diversity issues are seldom discussed and where cultural differences are “celebrated” but not practiced or represented. During this workshop, we will explore how to create a culturally competent and sensitive academic community that is able to embrace and respond to diversity. Participants will learn ways to respond with honesty and compassion when a conflict occurs that involves a diversity issue.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Mun Wah

Lee Mun Wah

Founder & CEO, StirFry Seminars & Consulting
We bridge attitudes and values to reflect and honor differences through dialogue. | We support communities to view diversity as a gift and a contribution. | Together, in partnership, we create safe, authentic environments | where trust is experienced and relationships are... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
312 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Secondary Educators' Perceptions of Key Factors to the Academic Success of Latino Els
This phenomenological study explores the in-depth life experiences of educators who are working with EL students in alternative education schools. This qualitative research provides proven key factors that contribute to the academic success of Latino ELs. Major components such as teacher impact, parent involvement, mentoring, instruction models, effective strategies, and Culturally Responsive Teaching Pedagogy will be discussed during the session. Participants will leave with insights on major components that have made effective EL programs successful.

Speakers
avatar for Elsie Solis-Chang

Elsie Solis-Chang

Point Loma Nazarene University


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Santa Barbara - Hyatt Regency Hotel

1:30pm

Spanish Language Development Strategies for K-1
The presentation will focus on beginning Spanish Language Learners. The participants will observe and participate in the use of strategies for beginning-level Spanish students in grades kindergarten to first. Samples of teaching and student materials will be used.

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Socorro Lizarraga

Woodland Joint USD



Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hendricks - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:30pm

Teaching Mandarin as a World Language in Elementary School
The K-8 Mandarin program at Bullis Charter School is a content-enriched and STEAM-based program. California Common Core Standards are integrated into Mandarin class through project-based learning projects and hands-on activities. Presenters will share the theme-based curriculum, spiral learning, and the integration of multiple subjects. Best practices and examples of PBL and STEAM projects will be presented.

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Yi Feng

Bullis Charter School
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Yanfei Tang

Bullis Charter School
QY

Qinglin Yang

Bullis Charter School


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Clark - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:30pm

The Extraordinary BEAT: Creating a Restorative Culture Through Restorative Practices
Over the past 20 years, the reconceptualization of restorative justice has been occurring through hermeneutic discussions about what is and what isn’t "restorative", and the limitations and versatility related to restorative justice. Regardless, for restorative culture or any change to occur, the administrator must be on board or the initiative will fail because a restorative approach differs from the traditional approach to discipline. Creating a counterspace for marginalized youth may be essential to changing a school culture.

Speakers
avatar for Jahmon Gibbs

Jahmon Gibbs

Founder, The Extraordinary B.E.A.T.
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 →


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
302 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Unidos a través de la educación – Familias unidas
Familias Unidas (United Through Education) se enfoca en la familia como una comunidad de aprendizaje. Lo constante en la vida escolar del estudiante es la familia. Se les muestra, juntos en la familia y valorando su primer lenguaje, cómo pueden aprender buenos hábitos, y estrategias de lectura, matemáticas y tecnología. Los participantes dominarán los estándares básicos (CCSS) y así obtendrán un título universitario. Kent Exemplary Program Award, San Mateo County Reading Association Award y Stanford Tesis 2015.

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avatar for Ninfa Zuno

Ninfa Zuno

Redwood 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 →
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Secundino Zuno

Redwood City SD


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Hall E - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Using Tablets to Teach Kindergarten Common Core Math
Math knowledge in Kindergarten is the best predictor of a child’s high school achievement. In this session, educators will play with bilingual evidenced-based math apps, and review critical early math skills (e.g., subtilizing, counting strategies, number decomposition, etc.). The workshop will conclude with practical ideas for how to organize your classroom so that tablets and hands-on math activities together build fluency with numbers.

Speakers
avatar for John Schacter

John Schacter

Adjunct Professor, CSU San Jose
Dr. Schacter has trained thousands of teachers and administrators across the United States. He earned his Ph.D. from UCLA in educational psychology and graduated with highest honors in Literature from UC San Diego. Before starting Math Shelf, John served as vice president of research... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Compagno - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:30pm

Building a High-Utility Vocabulary Toolkit for Academic Success
Beyond primary grades, students must construct articulate spoken and written responses using precise language. English learners lack the advanced language tools for standards-based speaking and writing tasks such as comparing and arguing. Explore high-utility words vital to academic achievement. Experience research-informed, explicit, and interactive vocabulary instruction that equips students with the confidence and competence to deploy words when constructing verbal and written academic responses. Leave with digital and print resources to support teaching and coaching.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Kinsella

Kate Kinsella

Teacher Educator & ELD Consultant, San Francisco State University
I have devoted my 25-year educational career to improving curriculum and instruction for English learners. My scholarly articles, research, ELD and literacy programs, and English learner dictionaries focus in particular on accelerating academic and social achievement for long-term... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Nave Magnolia - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:30pm

Designing and Implementing Powerful Early Education PreK/TK for Dual Language Learners
The NASEM report on young ELs calls for simultaneous development of English and home language. What does this look like? How to do it? Come learn about the SEAL model, a powerful dual language early childhood approach for preschool and TK, using thematic units that integrate language development, early literacy and learning about the world in a language-enriched, language-intentional and developmentally appropriate classroom. See video and get materials to strengthen your own programs.

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Laurie Olsen

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model
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Patricia Pate

SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language) Model


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Grand Nave Gardenia - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:30pm

Linking Academic English Mastery to the Demands of Integrated English Language Development
In this interactive session, we will explore four major components of academic English, including academic vocabulary, grammar/syntax and register, as well as culturally responsive teaching. These components of academic English will then be connected to the language demands expected during Integrated ELD and across content areas. Both productive group work and video demonstrations will be utilized.

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avatar for Ivannia Soto

Ivannia Soto

Associate Professor, Whittier College



Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
202 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Meeting the Bilingual Teacher Shortage: Teacher Pathways to Dual Language Certification
This Institute provides information and networking for past, current, and future pathways to bilingual authorization/certification. Given the current bilingual teacher shortage and the recent Californians Together report, prospective and former bilingual teachers will engage with each other and panelists to discuss the implementation of Proposition 58 and the supports needed for biliteracy, equity, and academic success for students. Panelists will present paths and resources available through universities, partnerships, state-funded professional development consortia and other options.

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avatar for Cristina Alfaro

Cristina Alfaro

Professor, San Diego State University
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Anaida Colón-Muñiz

Associate Professor, Chapman University
I am a former CABE president and participant. I was also a bilingual teacher and later a bilingual administrator before going into higher education full time. You can talk to me about bilingual education, teacher education, and Latino Civil Rights! I hope to you to my presentation... Read More →
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Magaly Lavadenz

Loyola Marymount University
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Shelly Spiegel-Coleman

Executive Director, Californians Together
EL Roadmap, Research publications, Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy, Long Term English Learners, The State Seal of Biiteracy, medallions and DVDs


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
319 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

Organizing Instruction for Cross-Linguistic Transfer
Rather than assuming that cross-linguistic transfer will occur without explicit teaching, we can organize language instruction intentionally and strategically to promote proficient biliteracy. Organizing instruction for biliteracy requires that we effectively teach universal language constructs and provide systematic, standards-based instruction of both transferable and non-transferable skills. This interactive workshop will engage participants as they analyze language in texts, learn to plan for skill transfer, promote metalinguistic skills.

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avatar for Jill Kerper Mora

Jill Kerper Mora

Emerita, San Diego State University
Jill Kerper Mora is Associate Professor Emerita from the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University. Dr. Mora’s career as a biliteracy educator began in Texas where she was an elementary bilingual teacher, a secondary Spanish teacher at a Catholic middle school. She... Read More →
avatar for Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes

Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes

National Biliteracy Consultant



Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
314 - Sacramento Convention Center

1:30pm

All In! How Educators can Advocate for English Learners
In today's political climate it is more important than ever that educators have the tools to ensure that ALL students have the resources they need, especially our ELs. Participants will leave this interactive session understanding equity and with the necessary tools to go back to their school communities to be the voice for our ELs and their families! You will walk away with an action plan to start advocating tomorrow!

Speakers
avatar for Rodrigo Rodriguez-Tovar

Rodrigo Rodriguez-Tovar

Bilingual Literacy Couch, Austin ISD
I love learning and collaborating with other educators to make an impact on student learning.


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Beavis - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:30pm

Fostering a Science-Driven Language and Literacy Learning Environment
Language and content are best learned through authentic communication. Join us for a session of hands-on science and language learning as we explore methods for both integrating language acquisition strategies that support 3-D science learning and targeted language acquisition objectives that accelerate academic language development.

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avatar for Claudio Vargas

Claudio Vargas

Coordinator, Science Programs, Oakland USD
Claudio Vargas B. is the Coordinator of K-12 Science Programs at the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD). He directs and supports the implementation of two multi-year science grants, working with Teacher Leaders, principals, and schools. Before joining OUSD, Mr. Vargas served as... Read More →
avatar for Diana Velez

Diana Velez

Professional Learning and Curriculum Specialist, UC Berkeley
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 29, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tofanelli - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:30pm

High School ELD: Creating Inventive Language and Content Instruction for Secondary Students.
We will share the process of developing and implementing an engaging unit of study intended for Long-Term English Learners (LTELs) in high school. Participants will experience a variety of strategies and approaches used within this unit and highlighted in the ELA/ELD Framework & Chapter 5 of the ELD Standards. Student work and classroom examples will be shown.

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avatar for Karin de Varennes

Karin de Varennes

Coordinator II, San Joaquín COE



Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Tahoe - Hyatt Regency Hotel

1:30pm

High-Leverage 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
avatar for Rubí Flores

Rubí Flores

PD Specialist, CABE Professional Development Services
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 →
avatar for Kris Nicholls

Kris Nicholls

Director, Professional Development Services, CABE
I am the Director of Professional Development Services (PDS) for CABE. Please let me know if our CABE PDS consultants might be able to assist your district or site in supporting high levels of academic achievement and biliteracy for all of your students!



Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bataglieri - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:30pm

Identificando y construyendo paz en 9 pasos (hablando y actuando)
En este espacio identificaremos por el proceso de un ejercicio colectivo, una estrategia con 9 pasos para el desarrollo de habilidades que permiten construir paz en todos los espacios: en la escuela, en la casa, y otros lugares sin importar el lenguaje, los grupos ni las culturas.

Speakers
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Patricia Ramos-Méndez

Colibrí Consultores en Educación S.C.


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Regency F - Hyatt Regency Hotel

1:30pm

Preparing Highly Qualified Biliterate & Biicultural Teachers for California Schools
Join Bilingual Teacher Educators, State Policy Leaders, District and County Superintendents in this half-day institute. Participants will dialogue, analyze and evaluate current policies and practices for preparing highly qualified biliterate/bicultural teachers to meet increasing demands for dual language programs. Panelists will set the context for participants to engage in developing action plans to: a) strengthen best practices; b) promote inclusive leadership; and c) propose recommendations for increasing the number of highly qualified biliterate/bicultural teachers.

Speakers
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Jose Cintron

Sacramento State University
EG

Eracelo Guevara

Cesar Chavez Elementary School
ED

Eduardo de Léon

Language Academy of Sacramento
MR

Marisol Ruíz

Humbolt State University


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Bondi - Sheraton Grand Hotel

1:30pm

Scaffolding Complex Text for English Learners
This half-day institute will focus on linguistic supports for reading increasingly complex texts. At the word level, participants will take away techniques to pre-teach vocabulary prior to reading complex text. At the sentence level, participants will work with lifting sentences and sentence frames to deconstruct sentences. Finally, participants will work briefly with "juicy sentences" and learn ways to scaffold grammar and syntactic structures in order to deconstruct complex sentences.

Speakers
avatar for Linda Diamond

Linda Diamond

President, CORE
CORE InformationFormer high school English teachers, middle school VP, Elementary principal, middle school principal, Direction of curriculum and pd for pK-12 diverse district. Educational policy senior analyst and present oner and CEO of Consortium of Reaching Excellence in Edu... Read More →
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 29, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Golden State - Hyatt Regency Hotel

1:30pm

Success Starts Early: Using Multicultural Leveled Reading to Build (Bi)Literacy
In this discussion and presentation, learn how to use multicultural dual language Spanish-English texts to promote early literacy skills and students to bring their full selves into the classroom. Attendees will come away with ready-to-implement strategies for guided reading and shared reading, bilingual and dual language programs, and reluctant or struggling readers. Participants will receive tools, lesson plans, and a bibliography of dual language children's literature to honor students identities and the world around them.

Speakers
avatar for Abraham Barretto

Abraham Barretto

Vice President of Educational Sales, Lee & Low Books
Abraham Barretto is the Vice President of Educational Sales at Lee & Low Books, Inc., the largest independent children’s book publisher in the U.S. specializing in diversity and multiculturalism. Abe leads the Lee & Low sales team, supporting schools serving Pre-K – to Grade 12... Read More →
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Jill Eisenberg

Lee & Low Books
avatar for Barbara Flores

Barbara Flores

CSU San Bernardino/San Bernardio City USD


Thursday March 29, 2018 1:30pm - 4:30pm
203 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

Ending the Cycle of Fear; Utilizing Our Critical Consciousness to Better Understand Muslims and Ourselves
Calling all truth seekers! Don't regret joining this engaging and meaningful session where you will gain invaluable strategies and continuously reflect on the knowledge gained! This timely session will focus on the continually increasing population of Muslims in America. Which displayed beliefs and actions are cultural and which ones are religious? How does this matter affect us all in humanity? These questions and many more will be answered in a presentation that speaks to you!

Speakers
avatar for Huda Essa

Huda Essa

Founder/Consultant/Author, Culture Links, LLC
Huda Essa is the Founder of Culture Links, LLC. Her slogan, Opening Minds, Connecting Worlds, is evident in virtually all aspects of her work. Huda utilizes her extensive experience as a Cultural Competency Consultant, former Teacher, and English Language Development Specialist... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
309 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

The Importance of the EL Roadmap and Prop 58
This session will affirm the EL Roadmap work in the context of tectonic shifts in the future of Education, the economy, and global issues impacting the next generation of Americans.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Matsuda

Michael Matsuda

Superintendent, Anaheim Union High School District



Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
310 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

(Canceled) Bringing Designated ELD to Light - Part 2
English Learners have a double challenge: they must learn language and content at the same time. Designated ELD should happen every day, but how? What are the essential features of a Designated ELD lesson? How do we plan and write ELD lessons? This interactive learning opportunity builds on D-ELD to Light (Part I) and prepares teachers to meet the needs of their English Learners through Designated ELD.

Speakers
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Laura Gonzalez

Staff Development & Curriculum Specialist, ELA/ELD, Tulare County Office of Education
Laura A. Gonzalez serves as an English language arts (ELA)/English lanugage development (ELD) specialist at Tulare County Office of Education. Her work supports the integration of ELD standards into content areas, supporting teachers as they design designated ELD lessons. She provides... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Carmel A/B - Hyatt Regency Hotel

3:15pm

Advocating and Empowering Future Multicultural and Bilingual Leaders
Advocacy and Engagement are much needed tools among educators today. Teaching young students how to become leaders and earn an education to become leaders in their own communities is a must. Primary teachers see the need to empower young newcomers, after identifying behaviors of not fully belonging socially or culturally. These feelings carry on to adulthood if not given the proper tools. Empowering and advocating for our future leaders must be identified early on.

Speakers
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Ellie Galvez-Hard

Sonoma State University


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
316 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

An Exploration of Parent Involvement Approaches in Parent Development Programs
What do we really mean by parent involvement? How do organizations and programs purport to fulfill this mission? This interactive presentation will focus on different approaches to leadership, self-advocacy and involvement of parents of language minority students in K-12 CA schools. A framework for analysis will be discussed, together with data collected empirically from a number of such organizations in California. Debate and audience involvement will be encouraged.

Speakers
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Eduardo Muñoz-Muñoz

Stanford University
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Alberto Ochoa

San Jose State University


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
103 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

Aprendamos a organizar un comité escolar
En este taller intentaremos motivar a los padres a continuar con su involucramiento en los diversos comités escolares. Compartiremos las diversas experiencias exitosas, y daremos ejemplos para incrementar la participación en los comités de manera que ustedes puedan replicarlos en sus comunidades. Además, ustedes podrán aprender a relacionarse positivamente con sus administradores y sus comunidades. Aprenderán sobre la comunicación positiva, su importancia, y como ponerla en práctica.

Speakers
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Ricardo Pajuelo

CABE Whittier


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
303 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

Beyond Crime and Punishment: Classroom Consequences that Work!
Time outs, kicking students out of class, office referrals… Is anyone tired of the self-defeating cycle of crime and punishment in our classrooms? In this interactive session, I will teach you the criteria necessary for effective consequences and powerful methods for delivering these consequences that work brilliantly in all classrooms. We will work through different scenarios and you will leave with a gameplan on how to handle recurring disruptions and bad behavior in your classrooms.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Wadsworth

Jennifer Wadsworth

Center For Teacher Effectiveness
I am a passionate educator committed to bringing practice and powerful teaching and classroom management strategies to teachers. What do we need? More engaging lessons! Consequences that work! Less paperwork! We can have fun lessons that are powerful learning experiences. We can be... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Compagno - Sheraton Grand Hotel

3:15pm

Educating Bilingual Students for a Sustainable World
Turn today's global challenges into thought-provoking lesson plans that build students' critical thinking and problem-solving skills, while building language skills. Engage in interdisciplinary, hands-on activities that explore world population growth, natural resource use, and what it means to be a global citizen. Presented activities provide academic enrichment in science and social studies, and enhance literacy skills for dual language learners in grades 6-8. Bilingual lesson plans that address state learning standards for several content areas will be shared.

Speakers
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Nancy Jean Smith

CSU Stanislaus


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
105 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

Equal Access: Providing Rigor for English Learners with Disabilities in General Education
In inner-city areas of California, a high percentage of students with disabilities are also classified as English Learners. This study suggests placing English learner students with disabilities in a supported Spanish or world language program will accelerate their academic growth and support a recent Supreme Court decision mandating rigor for all students with special needs. This presentation will use data from two school districts with high EL/special needs populations--Anaheim Union and Anaheim Elementary.

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Cole

Jeff Cole

Trustee, Board of Education AESD, Anaheim USD/Anaheim ESD
I enjoy talking about improving educational outcomes for English Learners with special needs and community-based schools. I am serving my second term on the Anaheim Elementary School District Board of Education, representing Trustee Area 2 (the Northwest region), and employed as the... Read More →
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Yolanda Flores Smith

Anaheim Union HSD



Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hendricks - Sheraton Grand Hotel

3:15pm

Explaining the Writing Process to Parents
Writing is a process and means of meaningful communication. Parents oftentimes confuse spelling with the writing process. Using the proper writing process and thinking about the end product generates better writers. This session explains the writing process with simple examples to be used with parents. Samples in Spanish will also be available.

Speakers
avatar for Magdalena Ruz González

Magdalena Ruz González

Consultant/Author, EL Success
Hi, I've been in education for more than 36 years. Although semi-retired, I am still passionate about breaking the cycle of failure for kids. Ask me about my new book, "Families Learning Together: A Guide for Bilingual Families Promoting Thinking, Reading, Writing and Creativity in... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
301 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

How to Help Students Acquire Self-Management Skills: Fostering Motivation & Responsibility
Students are growing up in a fast-changing and challenging world. To meet today’s challenges—new technologies and bullying, among others—young people need to learn the skills to manage their lives responsibly. In this session, educators will have the opportunity to learn and review self-management skills and how to apply them in their classroom. These skills will help participants learn how to foster a sense of responsibility and respect in order to have a disciplined and motivated classroom environment.

Speakers
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María Reifler

Montebello USD


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
306 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

Improving Writing through an Engaging Process
In this session, we will explore high-yield instructional strategies to improve TK-5 students' writing through the process and through the effective use of our Step Up to Writing curriculum. Join us to experience engaging practices to get your students writing though positive feedback, collaboration, and celebration. Learn a great strategy to build student self-efficacy in their English vocabulary acquisition!

Speakers
avatar for Christina Angkasuwan

Christina Angkasuwan

K-5 Instructional Coach, Val Verde USD
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Alejandra Avila

Val Verde USD
avatar for Catalina Gonzalez

Catalina Gonzalez

Teacher, Val Verde USD
AV

Adriana Vázquez

Val Verde USD



Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
201 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

La cohesión en el texto informativo en español e inglés
Entender qué es la cohesión y por qué es un área crítica del desarrollo del lenguaje. Cómo se pueden apoyar la comprensión de la lectura y el dominio del lenguaje escrito y oral. Los participantes explorarán cómo se establece la cohesión tanto en español como en inglés. 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 llevará a cabo en español y en inglés.

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 →
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Danielle Garegnani

Senior Research Associate, WestEd


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
311 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

La internacionalización de la educación superior. Caso de la UnADM
La internacionalización de la educación superior en la modalidad abierta y a distancia es un proceso continuo y complejo que se encuentra vinculado con la virtualización de los procesos educativos y la porosidad de las fronteras en el contexto de la globalización.


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
308 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

Las cualidades de padres efectivos
En este taller interactivo los padres junto con la experiencia de una administradora de una escuela podran reconocer y desarollar las cualidades necesarias para ser padres efectivos en la educacion de su hijo/hija.

Speakers

Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hall D - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

Newcomer Students: Programs and Best Practices to Amplify Language Development.
This hands-on workshop will provide educators with information and resources about program options and best practices for meeting the needs of Newcomer students. It will include a close look at the Typeology of the Newcomer Student along with opportunities to highlight the California English Language Development Standards in both Designated and Integrated ELD constructs.

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 →
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David Noyes

Long Beach USD


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
104 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

Parent Liaisons and Their Role in Connecting Families, School Staff and Community
Interactive workshop in which community outreach personnel learn more about effective ways to connect families, school staff and community in their role as a liaison valuing the funds of knowledge that parents can bring to the school and community. Sharing ways to recruit, inform and empower parents to help them become more engaged at home and at school through cultural sensitivity, effective communication skills and building positive relationships.

Speakers
avatar for María Villa

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 →


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hall E - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

Practical Strategies for Teaching Language and Literacy in the Primary Classroom
Teachers will learn how to purposefully plan and manage a literacy block which includes interactive read aloud and close reading to build comprehension,vocabulary, independent reading and reading conferences with just right fiction and nonfiction text, guided reading to teach literacy and language, and strategies for partner reading. Using video of lessons directly from the presenter’s classroom, participants will learn techniques to engage students in literacy and language learning that deepens students’ thinking and understanding.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cabrera Terry

Lisa Cabrera Terry

2nd grade teacher, Clark County School District



Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
McGinnis - Sheraton Grand Hotel

3:15pm

Rime Magic: A Breakthrough in Word Recognition!
Our transitioning students deserve instruction that provides fast results. Engage your students and bring their English word recognition levels to proficiency quickly! Students experience immediate success and their confidence soars when they are immersed in short, daily Rime Magic lessons that lead to the easy decoding of multi-syllabic words. Eyes light up and you will hear comments like "Oh! Now I get it!". Your students will find motivation and success in just a few targeted lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Sharon Zinke

Sharon Zinke

Literacy Consultant, Rime Magic
If your students have fallen behind in reading due to low word recognition in English, Rime Magic will bring them up to grade level quickly and easily. Rime Magic helps students transition to English reading with high engagement and soaring confidence!



Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Kamilos - Sheraton Grand Hotel

3:15pm

Running Records en dos idiomas
Maestros de escuelas bilingües y de programas de doble inmersión: Come learn the basics of administering a critical and free classroom formative assessment: running records, en dos idiomas. This session will explain why they are important and let you practice administering this classic literacy analysis with videos of real students. Habrá muestras en español and also in English, so bring your teaching partner. Especialmente útil para maestros de primaria: Examples will focus on Kinder, 1st and 2nd grades.

Speakers
avatar for Jorge Cuevas Antillón

Jorge Cuevas Antillón

District Advisor, 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 Cynthia Craft

Cynthia Craft

ELA Coordinator, San Diego County Office of Education
Using running records as a part of a formative assessment process. | Reading Recovery | Early Literacy | Interventions



Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
318 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

Saliendo adelante: ¿Qué es C.L.A.S.E.? ¿Cómo afecta a mi familia y a mí?
Comunicación, Liderazgo, Apoyo, Sensibilidad, Emoción: aprenderán cómo “CLASE” son características vitales para el éxito educativo. Aprenderán la importancia de adaptar e implementar “CLASE”’ para sus necesidades específicas. Participarán en diálogos dirigidos a fomentar relaciones saludables. Desarrollarán sus propias soluciones prácticas sobre cómo “CLASE” puede ser implementado en sus hogares. Aprenderán la importancia del establecimiento de metas, tanto de corto plazo como de largo plazo en sus vidas. También aprenderán cómo esto puede afectar la fijación de metas de sus hijos.

Speakers
avatar for Jaime Carias

Jaime Carias

Civic Engagement Coordinator, College Success Services
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOzyT1ZlrS4&t=4s | Jaime Carias is a leading urban educator, author, and national keynote speaker whom is well known for his ability to inspire and educate students of all ages from middle school to college, coach educators, and engage parents. Carias... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
313 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

Strategies to Develop Language and Literacy in Small Groups
Oral language proficiency is a key component in supporting English learners' development of literacy and content knowledge. This session will address effective use of independent and teacher-led small groups that provide opportunities for practicing text-level vocabulary and language. Classroom examples will model authentic activities that help English learners master standards and successfully participate in content-based oral and written tasks.

Speakers
avatar for Kathe Gonsalves

Kathe Gonsalves

Coordinator, San Joaquín COE


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
102 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

The FACE Value of Developing Parent Leadership, Empowerment and Engagement.
Parent involvement at home and at school has a measurable impact on student performance in school, particularly for English learners and students from low-income families. This session will provide insight on how to utilize Epstein's Six Types of Parent Involvement + ONE to create effective school, family and community partnerships. Strategies shared will benefit parents and school/district staff in creating meaningful, relationship-building opportunities for parent engagement. Specific guidance on how to replicate this model will be provided.

Speakers
avatar for Dee Dee Harrison

Dee Dee Harrison

Coordinator, Family and Community Engagement, Bakersfield City SD
Presentation Link: https://goo.gl/4n2TKK I look forward to sharing some best practices on engaging parents and families at school and/or districts. As an educator for the past 25 years, I have dedicated my work and practice to creating opportunities for parents to connect with their... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
304 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

The Power of Choice for Emergent Writers K-4: Interactive Journals
In interactive journals, emergent and struggling writers can exercise choice in topic, genre, and language. Here K-Intermediate bilingual/ELD teachers demonstrate the use of interactive journals, providing handouts on procedures specific to different grade levels, and impressive documentation of their students’ accelerated writing development. Even in the era of the Common Core, interactive journals can help ensure that struggling writers gain the skills and confidence needed to write across the curriculum in L1 and L2.

Speakers
avatar for Melissa Cervantes

Melissa Cervantes

3rd Grade Teacher, Sacramento City USD
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Lilia Cisneros

Sacramento City USD
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Aracelli Escobar

Woodland Joint USD


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Falor - Sheraton Grand Hotel

3:15pm

Through Migrant Eyes: A Binational Collaborative for Teacher Education
This session examines engagement of binational teacher candidates, educators, and local high school migrant students in a mutual exchange of knowledge about the influx of immigrant students impacting schools on both sides of the California-Mexico border. Educators and students working with an international artist/activist created personal narratives through cross-border art murals, storytelling through maletas migrantes, photostories, and posts for peace and justice. Session aims to create a greater understanding of how both regions share similar educational challenges.

Speakers
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Pamela Calore

International Photographer, Artist & Activist
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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 →
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Monica Nava

San Diego COE


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Royal - Sheraton Grand Hotel

3:15pm

Transference of Skills through Word Study in English and Spanish
Experience word study lessons in English and Spanish and get ideas for incorporating them into your instruction. This session features many ideas for transferring skills across the two languages, both through hands-on lessons and digital resources. You will leave with a greater awareness of how to teach sounds and spelling patterns in English and Spanish, and receive access to a demonstration website and future sessions with the author so that you can apply the ideas.

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Lori Helman

University of Minnesota
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Yvette Hernandez-Payne

Literacy Specialist, San Diego County Schools
English Language Development Specialist


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
305 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

Unlocking Learning 2: Math as a Lever for English Learner Equity.
The shift to the Common Core math standards has greatly increased language demands for students in math and calls upon educators to adjust their instructional practices to reflect these demands. Join the Education Trust-West to learn about our recent report highlighting current research, prevailing expert opinion, and promising practices for advancing math proficiency for English Learners. In addition to sharing district and schoolwide practices, presenters will share the Language of Math Toolkit for classroom teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Ruffalo

Rachel Ruffalo

Senior Practice Associate, The Education Trust-West
The Education Trust-West works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-K through college. We expose opportunity and achievement gaps that separate students of color and low-income students from other youth, and we identify and advocate for the strategies... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Santa Barbara - Hyatt Regency Hotel

3:15pm

Using the Tools for School District Accountability and Continuous Improvement
The state system for accountability and continuous improvement is getting built out. Release of the CA School Dashboard helps provide a snapshot of district performance and the new LCAP template makes district plans for equity and achievement gap closure easier to understand. Let’s talk about how to use the new tools to inform yourself about district actions, spending and results. We’ll discuss your next steps to work with your district to improve outcomes for students.

Speakers
avatar for Martha Alvarez

Martha Alvarez

Legislative Advocate, ACSA
ACSA Legislative Advocate
avatar for Teri Burns

Teri Burns

Legislative Advocate, California School Boards Association
I'm a Legislative Advocate focusing on LCFF/LCAP and school finance. Also a sitting school board member in the Natomas USD. Talk to me about how to engage with your school board on LCAP development, how I'm expecting the CA School Dashboard to be used, and ways to influence change... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
315 - Sacramento Convention Center

3:15pm

Vertical Alignment in Designated ELD: Argumentative Writing at Different Levels
The presenters will illustrate an example of vertical alignment by sharing what an "Argumentative Writing" unit looks like at each of the "emerging, expanding, bridging" levels of Designated ELD. The audience will also learn how instruction was differentiated to help students develop the necessary knowledge, skills and academic language to complete the summative assessment.

Speakers
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Diana Ball

Fremont Union High SD
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Grace Henson

Fremont Union High SD
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Welton Kwong

Coordinator of Curriculum, Fremont Union High SD
All things EL | Common Core State Standards | Teacher leadership | Adult learning
avatar for Josh Miller

Josh Miller

Teacher, Fremont Union High SD


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Trinity - Hyatt Regency Hotel

3:15pm

What Supports Successful Bilingual Latin@s in Completing College?
The voices of bilingual Latin@ college graduates are presented by this research panel which considers elements that the graduates credit for their success. Interviews consider valuable supports linguistically, culturally, and academically from home, school and community of the successful graduates who were Spanish-speaking English learners. After presentations, audience participation will be invited to engage in the application of the research findings presented by panelists and the implications for bilingual teacher education (HSI and CABTE).

Speakers
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Noe Gonzalez

Holy Names University
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Zaida McCall-Pérez

Holy Names University
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Lyn Scott

CSU East Bay


Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Clark - Sheraton Grand Hotel

3:15pm

Writing an Integrated Bilingual Shape Poem
Presenter will describe an integration of writing, geometry, and art with a focus toward Bilingual and Dual Language Immersion classes. An outline will demonstrate how teachers assist students in writing a poem using geometric shapes and the addition of color will be discussed. Attendees will have the opportunity to create their own poems. Geometric shapes, coloring materials, and handouts will be provided and connections will be made to Common Core Standards. It’s lively, interactive, and fun!

Speakers
avatar for José Chávez

José Chávez

CEO Sierra Blanca Books, Bilingual Author
I am Jose Chavez, former DLI teacher and award-winning author of Estrellitas y Nopales-Little Stars and Cactus, a bilingual children's poetry book. The reader shares a lyrical journey that explores themes including Nopalitos from the desert, Abuelita's Chile Verde, tacos in Ensenada... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Baker - Sheraton Grand Hotel

4:45pm

Creating a Welcoming and Supportive Academic Environment for English Learner Newcomers
This session will discuss different approaches to create a welcoming and supportive academic environment for newcomer students. We will be discussing Social Emotional Learning strategies, effective instructional academic programs across districts and strategies for strong parent involvement. We will also speak about advocating and empowering this group of students to pursue higher education. There will be an opportunity for comments and Q /A about issues related to newcomer students and their families.

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Isela Lieber

Los Angeles USD


Thursday March 29, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Regency F - Hyatt Regency Hotel

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
avatar for Michelle Bracken

Michelle Bracken

Program Specialist, San Bernardino City USD
Michelle Bracken works as a Program Specialist in the English Learner Programs Department in San Bernardino City Unified School District. She coaches TK-6th grade teachers in meeting the needs of English learner students. In addition, Michelle creates/ provides professional development... 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 29, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm
318 - Sacramento Convention Center

4:45pm

Ensuring Equitable Access to Excellent Educators under the Every Student Succeeds Act
Participants will learn about the efforts of the California Department of Education and the statewide system of support to assist Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) in addressing disparities in the equitable distribution of teachers so that “low-income and minority children” are not served at lower rates by excellent educators, in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback and input on ways in which the state could improve its technical assistance.

Speakers

Thursday March 29, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Beavis - Sheraton Grand Hotel

4:45pm

Finally...Good News from the State Capitol!!
Know the legislation affecting English learners, teachers and parents! Learn about the English Learner Road Map and proposed Prop 58 regulations. Come hear the news in order to better advocate on behalf of your children or students!!

Speakers
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Martha Zaragoza Díaz

Zaragoza Díaz & Associates


Thursday March 29, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm
319 - Sacramento Convention Center

4:45pm

Fun and Engaging Art/Literature Lesson Plans
Louisa Castrodale, Arts Coordinator for Palm Springs Unified School District for the past ten years, will present two new art lessons that are integrated with children's literature. Participants will "make and take" two art projects that are ready to use in their classrooms. Come and see how art makes reading more fun and comprehensible for all students!

Speakers
LC

Louisa Castrodale

Palm Springs USD


Thursday March 29, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Tahoe - Hyatt Regency Hotel

4:45pm

Scaffold 4 Success in Mandarin!
Dual language immersion programs present unique challenges and opportunities for teachers and students, especially in Mandarin, a non-alphabetic language with a rich history. See how DLI Mandarin learners benefit from cooperative learning and instructional scaffolding to reach high expectations for academic success. Experience key strategies for making input comprehensible! Gain a deeper understanding of the six instructional scaffolds from Dr. Aida Walqui, so you can design your classroom instruction around your students' needs.

Speakers
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Sarah Fox

Coordinator (Retired 2018), S. R. Fox Consulting
Sally Fox served as a coordinator at SDCOE from 2006-2018, specializing in integrated and designated ELD, dual language immersion, and world languages. Prior to SDCOE, Sally was the lead EL resource teacher for La Mesa-Spring Valley School District where she became a certified trainer... Read More →
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Siyun 思韵. Liang 梁

Student, San Diego State University
Siyun Liang is a Grad student at San Diego State University and attending Special Education Early Childhood program. She had been an intern of Chinese immersion classroom in 2013-2014 in the United States, which helped her to discover the interest in bilingual education. As a second... Read More →



Thursday March 29, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Bondi - Sheraton Grand Hotel

4:45pm

Understanding Text Complexity in Spanish: Its Impact on Biliteracy Instruction
This hands-on presentation will engage participants in evaluating text complexity in Spanish using standards-based qualitative measures that are authentic and consistent with the developmental stages of reading acquisition in Spanish. Participants will be better equipped to incorporate into their grade-level and differentiated instruction multi-cultural, multi-perspective, multi-sourced leveled materials that meet the needs of the emergent bilingual population in their classrooms.

Speakers
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American Reading

American Reading Company
Mission:To ensure every student is reading on or above grade level.Built and run by education activists, American Reading Company is a trusted partner of 5,320 schools and 1,070 districts in 50 states. Our team helps strengthen district and school capacity at every level by placing... Read More →


Thursday March 29, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Tofanelli - Sheraton Grand Hotel

4:45pm

Using Music and Movement to Build Second Language Fluency
Sara Quintanar of "Music With Sara" is a bilingual music educator in Los Angeles. Her bilingual songbook, "Talk, Read, Sing.", was published by Scholastic for First 5 California in 2016. In this fun workshop, Sara will show teachers how to integrate music and movement in the classroom to enhance language acquisition and fluency. Teachers will learn proven and simple tools to integrate music into their daily routine. Use these tools to make meaningful moments with your students!

Speakers
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Sara Quintanar

Song Writer - Educator, Music With Sara
I make music in Spanish for children! I love what I do and I teach almost 400 children each week in the Los Angeles area. Children and educators around the world use my music in their homes and classrooms.


Thursday March 29, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm
105 - Sacramento Convention Center

4:45pm

Writing Family Knowledge into Curriculum: Students Create Scaffolds for Success
This session interweaves participant discussion, culturally responsive pedagogical theory, and a story of second-grade emergent bilinguals who wrote family knowledge into the curriculum, literally creating their own scaffolds for high-level achievement. Utilizing their funds of knowledge increased engagement, output, and independence, shifted learner mindsets, and ultimately provided an important counter-narrative to school-wide deficit discourse which stated that these students couldn’t handle the rigor of Common Core, nor the independence of the writer's workshop model.

Speakers
SF

Sarah Fonte

Harris Bilingual School


Thursday March 29, 2018 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Royal - Sheraton Grand Hotel
 
Friday, March 30
 

8:30am

General Session/Keynote Address: Claudio Sánchez - The Importance of Bilingualism and Cultural Identity in Our Schools and Communities
Claudio Sánchez, a native of Nogales, Mexico, graduated from Northern Arizona University with postbaccalaureate studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson. As an Education Correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), he focuses on the “three Ps” of education reform: politics, policy and pedagogy. A former elementary and middle school teacher, he now reports regularly on NPR’s award-winning news magazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.
Claudio joined NPR in 1989, after serving for a year as executive producer for the El Paso, Texas-based Latin American News Service, a daily national radio news service covering Latin America and the U.S.- Mexico border. From 1984 to 1988, Sanchez was the news and public affairs director at KXCR-FM in El Paso. During this time, he contributed reports and features to NPR’s news programs.
In 1985, Claudio received one of broadcasting’s top honors, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, for a series he co-produced, “Sanctuary: The New Underground Railroad.” In addition, he has won the Guillermo Martínez-Márquez Award for Best Spot News, the El Paso Press Club Award for Best Investigative Reporting and was recognized for outstanding local news coverage by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
He was named as a Class of 2007 Fellow by the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University. In 2008, Claudio won First Prize in the Education Writers Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting, for his series “The Student Loan Crisis.” 

Speakers
CS

Claudio Sánchez

NPR Radio
Educational Correspondent, National Public Radio (NPR)


Friday March 30, 2018 8:30am - 10:15am
SCC, Hall A

10:30am

A New Generation of Authors and Their Awarded Books
Diversity books bring new and enriching perspectives into issues of Identity, Culture and Language use. Come and meet a new wave of ideas and those who create them.

Speakers
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F. Isabel Campoy

Author
F. ISABEL CAMPOY is the author of numerous children’s books in the areas of poetry, theatre, stories, biographies, and art. As a researcher she has published extensively bringing to the curriculum an awareness of the richness of the Hispanic culture. She is an educator specialized... Read More →


Friday March 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
306 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Cross-Linguistic Sound-Spelling Transfer
It is essential that we learn how to organize standards-based foundational skills and language instruction for explicit teaching of Spanish and English skill transfer. Interactive strategies that promote cross-linguistic transfer and promote metalinguistic skills will be showcased. Assessment protocols for monitoring progress towards biliteracy will be demonstrated. Transfer routines and strategies that can be immediately implemented be showcased. We will also discuss using these methodologies for upper grade primary students and newcomers.

Speakers
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Jorge Cuevas Antillón

District Advisor, 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 →
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Silvia Dorta-Duque de Reyes

National Biliteracy Consultant


Friday March 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
315 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Developing and Employing Powerful Practices: Helping Every Bilingual Student Achieve Success in Reading Comprehension and Vocabulary Acquisition
Dr. Knoell will share strategies, methods, ideas and activities to help every Bilingual Learner successfully comprehend what they read, to engage in word study, and to develop and expand their vocabularies across the curriculum. She will model strategies to construct meaning of fictional and nonfiction text, helping students meet Common Core Standards, while developing their critical thinking and communication skills. She will offer ready-to-use lesson ideas and differentiation techniques, to help students capture a love of words, the joy of reading, and to help unleash their academic potential.

Speakers
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Donna Knoell

Educational Consultant and Author


Friday March 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
308 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education, 3rd Edition
This session will provide an overview of the 3rd edition of Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education (Howard, et al., 2018). Participants will engage in interactive activities to familiarize themselves with the new document. The presentation will also highlight key changes from the 2nd edition.

Speakers
DR

David Rogers

Dual Language Education of New Mexico


Friday March 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
Regency A - Hyatt Regency Hotel

10:30am

(Cancelation) Return Migration and Access to Education
This workshop will provide participants with an understanding of the migration flow from the U.S. to Mexico and strengthen their knowledge of institutional processes in matters of students´ access to identity, dual citizenship, and education following the deportation of a parent or relocation of the family to Mexico. The Institute for Women in Migration, based in Mexico City, will present practical information and tools to support families on both sides of the border.

Speakers
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Gretchen Kuhner

Director, Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración
Gretchen Kuhner is the Director of the Institute for Women in Migration (IMUMI), an organization that advocates for women migrants in the Mexican context through legal representation, research, policy advocacy, and training. Founded in 2010, IMUMI has represented over 1,000 migrant... Read More →
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Berenice Valdez Rivera

Institute for Women in Migration (IMUMI)


Friday March 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
103 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Academia de liderazgo para los padres: Empoderando a familias para fortalecer nuestra comunidad
Los participantes aprenderán cómo el distrito escolar Anaheim Union High School, en colaboración con la Ciudad de Anaheim, y GEAR UP, han podido crear un modelo de la participación familiar, fuerte y sostenible. Con el fin de capacitar a los padres voluntarios, se procura que los padres se conviertan en educadores que, después, impartirán talleres de padre a padre. A través de dichos talleres, nuestros padres han podido crear capital social y han podido establecer una cultura donde la norma es el camino a la universidad y la carrera para mejorar su vida.

Speakers

Friday March 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
310 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Annual Parent Academy: Engaging Parents and Parent Leaders for Student Success
At this session, participants will learn how the Chula Vista Elementary School District's Parent Academy Initiative has transformed and increased parent engagement and leadership at the District and school sites. Presenters will share the collaborative effort of all stakeholders in planning and executing the Annual Parent Academy. Participants will receive a blueprint for replicating the Parent Academy.

Speakers
SA

Scott Anderson

Chula Vista Elementary SD
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Angélica Maldonado

Parent Leader/DELAC Vice Chair, Chula Vista Elementary SD
Parent Leader serving as Vice Chair on District English Learner Advisory Committee. Parent of twin 10 year old, 5th graders in Dual Immersion program. Supporter and attendee of PTA, ELAC, and SSC at Hedenkamp Elementary.


Friday March 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
304 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Apoyo y recursos para los estudiantes inmigrantes y refugiados en los Estados Unidos.
En este taller hablaremos sobre los recursos que existen para apoyar a los estudiantes inmigrantes y sus familias. Compartiremos lo más reciente sobre “The Dream Act” (La ley del sueño). Conoceremos sobre la importancia de crear un plan de emergencia familiar en caso de la deportación. También nos concientizaremos sobre los conceptos “Refugio Seguro” (Safe Haven), ciudades “Santuarios” y el papel que desempeñan el personal escolar, los padres y las familias. Venga e infórmese sobre las protecciones y derechos que existen para los estudiantes inmigrantes. Conocerá fuentes de recursos confiables para que usted pueda seguir actualizándose en el tema y pueda compartir con los demás de su comunidad.

Speakers
avatar for Xilonin Cruz-González

Xilonin Cruz-González

Director, Support for Immigrant and Refugee Students, Californians Together
#BeyondSafeHavens


Friday March 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
307 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am

Applying the Quality Professional Learning Standards (QPLS) to Cultivate Educator Excellence
Quality professional learning standards identify characteristics of professional learning that support educators in building individual and collective capacity to meet professional, school, and student performance expectations. Attendees will explore the Quality Professional Learning Standards to acquire a better understanding of what effective professional learning is, why it improves instructional practice, and how it is integral to local continuous improvement efforts.

Speakers
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Angie Ford

California Department of Education
Marcia Trott and I will be sharing the Quality Professional Learning Standards with attendees.



Friday March 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
205 - Sacramento Convention Center

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. Presenters 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
avatar for William Jones

William Jones

Program Specialist, English Learner Services, 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 →
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Nicole Kent

Program Specialist, English Learner Services, Elk Grove USD



Friday March 30, 2018 10:30am - 11:45am
303 - Sacramento Convention Center

10:30am