Find out where & when members of the Exc-ELL team will be talking about our work! This list includes conferences, podcasts, and more.
Cristina Zakis will be presenting “Expediting the Acquisition of Academic English for ALL Students” at the 2022 Georgia TESOL Conference in Athens, GA on October 28, 2022.
Highest Aspirations Podcast
Leticia M. Trower was invited to discuss “Implementing Sustainable Professional Development” on the ELLevation podcast Highest Aspirations. The episode is now live! Listen to it on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
Here are some of the questions answered on this episode:
- What are some positive outcomes from the uptick in virtual professional development that came out of the pandemic?
- How can administrators roll out professional development in a way that is both sustainable and sustained?
- In what ways can educators take an asset-based approach in how they speak about their students – specifically multilingual learners?
Podcast: Supporting ELs with Interrupted Formal Education
ELs who are students with interrupted formal education, or SIFE, often face many serious challenges when attending school in the United States. Educators also often encounter difficulties in meeting their needs. In this two-part podcast, Francisco Lopez, an Education Program Specialist from OELA, speaks with educators on research and practices in the field related to SIFE.
In part 1, Dr. Margarita Calderon, professor Emerita at Johns Hopkins University, describes her research on ELs who are SIFE and provides information to educators on research-based best practices for supporting this population of students. In part 2, Teresa Vignaroli, an English Learners Supervisor from Loudoun County Public Schools in Virginia, discusses practical considerations and the day-to-day programming involved with serving ELs who are SIFE.
Margarita Calderon, Margo Gottlieb, and Debbie Zacarian will present their session, “Taking an Assets-Based Stance for Instilling Hope Beyond Crises,” at the WIDA Conference in Louisville, KY, Sept 28-30, 2022.
Dr. Margarita Calderón and Dr. Hector Montenegro will be presenting at the 19th Annual National ALAS Education Summit in San Juan, Puerto Rico, October 5-7, 2022.
Dr. Margarita Calderón will be delivering a keynote address at the SETESOL 2022 Conference, hosted by VATESOL in Richmond, VA October 12-15. Lisa Tartaglia and Leticia M. Trower will also be hosting a booth in the exhibitors’ hall – come grab a button & learn more about ExC-ELL!
NABE Author Chat
Dr. Margarita Calderón participated in the first NABE Author Chat in September 2021. Dr. Debbie Zacarian said it best in her recent blog post:
“It was an honor to be interviewed by the National Association of Bilingual Educators (NABE) for their inaugural Author Chat on our best-selling book- Beyond Crises: Overcoming Linguist and Cultural Inequities in Communities, Schools and Classrooms. Thank you, Sandra Medrano-Arroyo, Margarita Pinkos, and Nilda Aguirre for this wonderful opportunity to join the NABE live community with co-authors Margarita Calderón and Margo Gottlieb. Go to https://www.nabeweblive.org/nabe-author-chats to listen to the recording.
Thank you, NABE!”
Podcast: Ensuring Language Learners Excel
Dr. Margarita Calderón was a guest on Tan Huynh’s podcast Empowering LLs on July 3, 2020. You can listen to their conversation here: tinyurl.com/ydayj73b
Highest Aspirations Podcast
Dr. Margarita Calderón was invited to discuss “What’s Working in Multilungual Education” on the ELLevation podcast Highest Aspirations. The episode is now live! Listen to it at the links below, or wherever you get your podcasts!
Part 1: https://ellevationeducation.com/podcast/what-working-multilingual-education-dr-margarita-calder-n-part-1
Part 2: https://ellevationeducation.com/podcast/what-working-multilingual-education-dr-margarita-calder-n-part-2