Amplifying the Language of the Disciplines.
See video of last year’s event below.
Saturday at 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM, Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, California 95053
English language learners (ELLs) are a diverse group of students and vary in their ability to communicate in English and their home language.
Some ELLs are recent arrivals who struggle to understand and produce spoken and written English. Many, however, are U.S. born students who struggle with the English language expected in school and, more specifically, in different content areas. By focusing on the language expected in the content areas, we can support ELLs’ language skills as they acquire content knowledge.
In the 2017 Latino Education Summit, we will discuss the specific language ELLs will be expected to interpret and produce in math, science, language arts and social studies. In addition, we will address the cross-disciplinary language of argumentation (a key skill in the new standards) and content-area language expectations in dual language settings. Attendees will have the choice to attend two of eight breakouts — six on learning and teaching methods and two on legal issues related to immigration in the new political climate with Santa Clara University’s law school faculty.
Breakout Session Topics:
Supporting English Language Learners in the Mathematics Classroom
Designing NGSS-aligned Lessons for English Learners in Elementary School
Supporting English Learners acquiring the Language of Science and Science Learning
The Language and Literacy Demands of the Common Core ELA Standards: Realizing Opportunities for English Learners
Supporting English Learners in Composing Argumentative Texts
Helping Students find their Voice: Exploring Civil Rights
Emergent Literacy in Spanish and English: Similarities and Differences
Psychological issues of working with immigrant students and families in uncertain times
Kris D. Gutiérrez is the Carol Liu Professor at the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley. Gutiérrez is a leader in the learning sciences, literacy, educational policy, and qualitative, design-based approaches to inquiry. Gutiérrez is a member of the National Academy of Education and fellow of AERA and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. She is past president of the American Educational Research Association and was appointed by President Obama to the National Board for the Institute of Education Sciences, for which she served as vice-chair. Gutiérrez’s research examines learning in designed environments, with attention to students from nondominant communities and Dual Language Learners. Her work on Third Spaces examines the affordances of syncretic approaches to literacy and learning, new media literacies, STEM learning, and the re-mediation of functional systems of learning. Her work in social design experiments seeks to leverage students’ everyday concepts and practices to ratchet up expansive and equitable forms of learning. Key examples of longstanding collaborations with immigrant and migrant communities include Las Redes, a 15-year long afterschool program that privileged hybrid language practices for youth, grades K-5, El Pueblo Mágico, a STEM-oriented after-school program, and the UCLA Migrant Student Leadership Program for California youth from migrant farmworker backgrounds.