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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 • 1:30pm - 2:45pm
Engaging English Learners in a Socially-Just Learning Classroom

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This presentation will use the concepts of funds of knowledge, cultural capital, and social capital in creating professional development and teacher preparation plans for language and literacy development. Demonstrations will be performed and discussed regarding how these concepts influence student engagement, second language development, and academic achievement. The practical demonstrations are supported by current research on the impact of socially-just learning environments on academic, social, affective, and cognitive engagement.


Nirmla Flores

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

Rayna Prothro

Etiwanda SD
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Michelle Scribner

Assistant Principal & Teacher Educator, Colton USD

Thursday March 30, 2017 1:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Marriott Room: Newport Beach