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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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Friday, March 31 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Language Explorers: Differentiated Instruction for Newcomer and Immigrant Students

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Acquiring a second language calls for projects that involve students in activities that allow them to explore the language in all its dimensions. In our years in the classroom, we have learned that when teachers create opportunities for students to draw, sign, paint, and touch the language, as well as connect the language(s) with who they are and their culture(s), students’ levels of engagement rise, which has an immediate impact on their academic performance.


Cynthia Vásquez Petitt

Teacher, Kennedy IS, Anaheim Union High SD
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Fernando Rodríguez-Valls

Associate Professor, Biliteracy Education, CSU Fullerton
Dr. Fernando Rodríguez-Valls is Associate Professor at California State University, Fullerton. Dr. Rodríguez-Valls has created partnerships with school districts, local educational agencies and universities to develop and implement community-based [bi]literacy programs. He has also... Read More →

Friday March 31, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Marriott Room: Orange County 3