This is a link to an article by Mary Ann Zehr in Education Week about Kenji Hakuta's speech at the seventh annual Brown Lecture in Education Research. http://www.aera.net/Default.aspx?id=891 In Dr. Hakuta's address he shares how he feels that fear of bilingualism is cultural.
San Diego County Office of Education Dual Language Network hosts its 9th Annual Dual Language Institute on March 29, 2010. Learn more about this annual professional development specifically designed to meet the needs of dual language educators at our website:
Learn also about other networking opportunities and resources.
The San Diego County Office of Education Dual Language Network has been in existence since 2001.
For dual language resources, links, or to join a mailing list to network with other dual language educators visit our website at:
Many districts are facing the challenge of supporting long-term ELs. The SCCOE webpage has posted many files from Dr. Kate Kinsella in the area of developing academic language. Please visit http://alookatlearning.org/.
RTI as an alternative to a discrepancy model formula for eligibility. Previous models have been “a wait to fail” model with pre-referral, formal referral and assessment processes that were not designed to catch students up nor addressed “good first teaching” . English Learners in particular are not viewed through a linguistic lense. To ensure that Rti does not become one more model that ignores Els unique needs, a framework for Rti addressing the needs of ELs is required.
This is a document that was developed by the Southern California Comprehensive Assistance Center in 2005 by 8 counties. The development was organized by Carla B. Herrera of LACOE and facilitated by Laurie Olsen of California Tomorrow.
I am very excited about attending this conference especially since one of our presenters, Mark Condit, will be there to assist Yee with her A.L.L. (A Look at Learning) workshop.