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Connecting Communities through Our Languages, Cultures, and Stories

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

March 29 - April 1, 2017

Anaheim Marriott and Hilton Hotels
Anaheim, California 

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Thursday, March 30 • 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Connecting Research to Advocacy for English Learners

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There are approximately 1.392 million English Learners (ELs) throughout the state of California. Diverse in language and fluency, ELs have specific needs that relate to their contextual and cultural experiences. This workshop presentation will discuss how the English Learner Leadership & Legacy Initiative (ELLLI), a state wide advocacy group, uses research to advocate for English Learners. Participants will have an opportunity to brainstorm ways to advocate for ELs in their respective communities.

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avatar for Anaida Colón-Muñiz

Anaida Colón-Muñiz

Professor, Chapman University
I am a former CABE president and participant for over 30 years. I started my career as a bilingual teacher and later became a bilingual administrator before going into higher education full time. You can talk to me about bilingual education, teacher education, and Latino Civil Rights... Read More →
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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.



Thursday March 30, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm PDT
Marriott Room: Grand Ballroom D