Workshop: Beyond Teaching English: Supporting High School Completion by Immigrant and Refugee Students

Beyond Teaching English:
Supporting High School Completion by Immigrant and Refugee Students

January 17, 2018
9 am – 3 pm

California Coummunity Foundation
Joan Palevsky Center
Los Angeles, CA

Californians Together invites you to attend a convening of school districts and local and statewide education community partners to highlight the results of the report, “Beyond Teaching English: Supporting High School Completion by Immigrant and Refugee Students,” by Julie Sugarman of the Migrant Policy Institute. Continue reading

Moving from Spoken to Written Language with English Learners and the Common Core and ELD Standards

November 13, 2014 Workshop

 “Moving from Spoken to Written Language with English Learners and the Common Core and ELD Standards”

  Presented by Dr. Ivannia Soto Hinman
Author and Associate Professor of Education, Whittier College

Targeted for: State, County, School and District Teams
Grade 4-12

Almansor Court Banquets and Restaurants
700 S. Almansor St.
Alhambra, CA 91801
626-570-4600

November 13, 2014
8:00 a.m. – Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m – 3:00 p.m. Workshop

Early registration deadline: October 31, 2014
Cost:  $185.00 (includes continental breakfast, lunch, publication and conference materials)

Late registration: November 1 – 13, 2014
Costs:  $200.00

*Cancellation only by November 1, 2013 with a 20% processing fee. 
Non-refundable registration fee after November 1, 2013*

For question or additional information call (562)983-1333 or email van@californianstogether.org

*WEBINAR ANNOUNCEMENT*

Presented by
Laurie Olsen, Ph.D, Kelly King, Ed.D, Christina Mei-Yue Wong , Shelly Spiegel-Coleman

When: Thursday, October 16, 2014 – 2:00PM – 3:00PM MDT (4:00PM – 5:00PM EDT / 1:00PM – 2:00PM PDT)

The 21st Century skill of proficiency in English and one or more other languages is a goal thenation should adopt for all students.  During this presentation, Dr.Laurie Olsen and Shelly Spiegel-Coleman from Californians Together will presentCalifornia’s Campaign for Biliteracy as an example of what other states andlocal districts can do to value and implement multiple pathways tobiliteracy.  The session will describe why there is a need for thecampaign, how it works and builds upon the development of State Seals ofBlliteracy.  Representatives from two districts, San Francisco andGlendale Unified School Districts will present their district-wideimplementation of multiple pathways to bililteracy incorporating many diverselanguages.  Lastly, we will look to the future and how to encourage othersto begin the journey of developing initial pathways as a step building strong,articulated, equitably accessible preschool through high school programs andlearning opportunities that will prepare students with high level proficiencyin two or more languages.

 

Common Core and English Learners Workshop

“Academic English for English Learners Through the $0Listening and Speaking Common Core Standards” Grades 4 -12 The Common Core Listening and Speaking Standards provide opportunities for active student engagement through oral language development.  This session will present scaffolding strategiesto provide English learners support and access to these standards.  The session will focus on building academic language essential to the Common Core Standards.  Through interactive participation, viewing and reflecting on video lessons, participants will leave with knowledge ofthe standards and instructional strategies unique to the language and academic needs of English learners. Presented by: Dr. Ivannia Soto Hinman Author and Associate Professor Whittier College and Shelly Spiegel-Coleman Executive Director, Californians Together November 21, 2013 Oakland Asian Cultural Center – Auditorium 388 9th St. – second floor Oakland, Ca 94607 510-637-0455 Register online at http://tinyurl.com/kuh5qsa or download the registration brochure

Common Core and English Learners Workshop

“Academic English for English Learners Through the Listening and Speaking Common Core Standards” Grades 4 -12

The Common Core Listening and Speaking Standards provide opportunities for active student engagement through oral language development.  This session will present scaffolding strategies to provide English learners support and access to these standards.  The session will focus on building academic language essential to the Common Core Standards.  Through interactive participation, viewing and reflecting on video lessons, participants will leave with knowledge of the standards and instructional strategies unique to the language and academic needs of English learners.

Presented by:
Dr. Ivannia Soto Hinman
Author and Associate Professor Whittier College
and
Shelly Spiegel-Coleman
Executive Director, Californians Together May 14, 2013Almansor Court Banquets and Restaurants
700 S. Almansor St., Alhambra, CA  91801Register on line at http://tinyurl.com/May14thworkshop or download the registration brochure

November 14, 2012 Workshop

Prevent Long Term English Learners by Building a Strong Foundation PreK-6 for Academic Language and the Common Core

Presented by
Dr. Laurie Olsen, Author Reparable Harm, and Director Sobrato Early Academic Literacy (SEAL) Initiative 
and 
Jennifer Analla, Certified GLAD Trainer and Facilitator/Coach for the SEAL Initiative
Patricia Montes Pate, Bilingual Field Supervisor for Stanford University
November14, 2012 
Redwood Shores Community Conference Center 
Redwood City, CA


The Institute will be present important context to help guide the development of high quality programs and instruction to prevent students from becoming LTELs and concrete teaching strategies that target rich, engaged language developmentand academic English proficiency.

Rich Language Development and Engagement Strategies to Prevent Elementary School Students from Becoming Long Term English Learners

May 23, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m
Almansor Court Banquets and Restaurants
700 S. Almansor St.
Alhambra, CA.  91801
626-570-4600

Presenters:  Dr. Laurie Olsen, Director Sobrato Early Academic Language Program
Dr. Dolores Beltran, Professor Emerita, California State University, Los Angeles
Dr. Lilia Sarmiento, Professor, California State University, Dominquez Hills

A new model for elementary school programs and instruction developed for the Sobrato Early Academic Language Program that optimizes language, academic and cognitive development for English learners will be presented.  The approach to intensive language instruction, thematic curriculum planning and systematic articulation/alignment across grade levels will be shared.  Teacher developed tools for instruction and evaluation and lessons learned will be part of this important workshop.

Through varied participatory structures and classroom videos, participants will be introduced to a framework and model that optimizes academic content language for English learners within the 5E science inquiry process.  Effective practices that promote talk, thought and interaction for language instruction will be presented with applicability to other content areas.

Register online http://tinyurl.com/6q3x6v2 or with the attached registration brochure.

State Seal of Biliteracy and Local District Biliteracy Pathway Awards Implementation Workshop – February 28, 2012

To assist districts and agencies inimplementing the State  Seal ofBiliteracy  Recognition, we havescheduled a workshop in Southern California on February 28, 2012. We encourage district teams withan English Learner coordinator, curriculum specialist, board members, siteadministrators and teacher leaders to register. Teams will leave the workshopwith a draft implementation plan and many resources.  An overview of the awards, criteria forgranting, and district step by step process for adopting the Seal of Biliteracyand/or local Biliteracy Pathway Awards will be presented.  Register early online http://tinyurl.com/7s4gkct or download the registration form!

 

Preventing Long Term English Learners: Building a Strong Foundation for Academic Success From Pre-K through Elementary School

A symposium targeted for county, district and school site leadership teams to learn about the research on Long Term English Learners, focusing on what happensalong the schooling journey from preschool through elementary schoolthat results in students who cease progressing towards English proficiency and struggle academically despite having been in our schools for many years. Information will be shared on who the students are, what we know about their needs and how to design effective  programs and services and examples of high quality instruction to meet the needs of these students.

Presenters:  Dr. Laurie Olsen, Author 

and Dr. Margarita Calderon, Professor Emeritus and Research Scientist. The symposium is scheduled for November 16, 2011 and will be held at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco. To register online, please click here.