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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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Wednesday, March 29 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Culture, Context, and Diversity: Effective Professional Development for English Learners

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For professional development to be successful, teaching and learning must go beyond the acquisition of basic skills and concepts through rote memorization and must engage students in critical thinking, analysis, synthesis and evaluation of data, and personal and societal decision-making. It is imperative to think about student engagement as a requisite to any school reforms and innovations. An effective professional development must consider the roles of students' cultures, classroom contexts, and engagement.


Nirmla Flores

University of Redlands

Kitty Fortner

Assistant Professor, CSU Dominguez Hills

Tayari Kuanda

University of Redlands
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José Lalas

Professor, University of Redlands
Jose has been involved in teacher education for 27 years as a faculty in both public and private universities (14 years at CSU Dominguez Hills; currently, 13 years at University of Redlands). Prior to his teacher education experience, Jose has been a junior high school classroom... Read More →

Joana Lalas

Colton USD

Angela Macias

CSU Dominguez Hills

Wednesday March 29, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Marriott Room: Grand Ballroom J