Previous Keynote Speakers at the Changing Suburbs Institute® Annual Educational Forum
2019: Keynote Speaker Ronald Ferguson, Faculty Director of the Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University and Senior Research Director at Tripod Education Partners, "Achieving Excellence with Equity in Today's Schools and Communities".
2018: Keynote Speaker Fred Genesee, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, McGill University, "Teaching and Learning Languages in School: Lessons from 50 Years of Research". Featured Speakers: Robin Danzak, Associate Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology, Sacred Heart University on "Writing for Real: Integrating Authentic Writing with Digital Tools for Bilingual Students" and Ruth Guirguis, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education Department, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY on "Research and Teaching Strategies for ENL Teachers by ENL Teachers."
2017: Andrea Honigsfeld, Professor and Associate Dean and Director of the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership for Diverse Learning Communities at Molloy College, "Collaboration and Co-Teaching for ELLs" and Yvonne Pratt-Johnson, Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Education Specialties at St. John’s University.
2016: Patricia Edwards, Professor, Michigan State University, "Preparing Educators Who Make Difference in our Diverse Communities” and MaríaPaula Ghiso, Assistant Professor of Literacy Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, "Learning from Immigrant Children and Families in the Literacy Curriculum."
2015: Lily Wong-Fillmore, Professor Emerita, UC Berkeley, “Language, Literacy, Learning and Student Diversity” and Angelica Infante-Green, Associate Commissioner for Bilingual Education and World Languages, NYSED, “English Language Learners in New York State.”
2014: MaryEllen Vogt, Professor Emerita of Education at California State University, Long Beach, "The SIOP Model: Providing Diverse Learners with Access to Content and Language," and David Berliner, Regents Professor Emeritus of Education at Arizona State University, "Confronting Educational Myths and Lies with Research, Logic, and by Shaming the Perpetrators."
2013: Debbie Zacarian, Director of the Center for English Language Education at the Collaborative for Education Services, "Mastering Academic Language: A Framework for Supporting Student Achievement"; and Patricia Velasco, Assistant Professor and Bilingual Education Program Coordinator at Queens College, "Integrating Content and Language Goals for Emergent Bilinguals."
2012: Ronald A. Berk , Professor Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University, "Humor and Multimedia to Engage the Net Generation" and Betsy Rhymes, Associate Professor of Educational Linguistics, Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, "Everyday Engagements with Diversity: Communicative Repertoires and Classroom Discourse."
2011: Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University and Virginia Collier, Professor Emerita, George Mason University, with Wayne Thomas, Senior Researcher: “Dual Language Education for ELLs and Immigrant Students.”
2010: Timothy Shanahan, University of Illinois at Chicago, "Reducing the Achievement Gap for ELLs" and Marcelo Suarez-Orozco, Courtney Sale Ross University Professor at New York University, "Globalization, Immigration and Education."
2009: Eugene Garcia, Professor of Education, Arizona State University & Vice President of Education Partnerships, and Chair of National Task Force on Early Childhood Education for Hispanics, "Reducing the Achievement Gap for ELL Students" and Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy & Culture, University of Massachusetts, "Promoting Powerful Learning Communities for All Students: Lessons from Teachers."
2008: Richard Allington, Professor of Education from the University of Tennessee “Research-based Principles of Why Most Poor Readers Remain Poor Readers” and James Garbarino, Professor of Education and Maude C. Clark Chair in Humanistic Psychology at Loyola University, “Sources of Strength and Risk for Suburban Children and Youth.”
2007: Linda Darling-Hammond, Professor of Education from Stanford University, “Changing Students, Changing Schools: Creating Education for a New America” and Robert MacNaughton, Superintendent of Ramapo Central School District, “Impact of World Changes on Strategic Directions for School Districts to Prepare Students for the Global Community.”
2006: Andy Spano, Westchester County Executive, kicked off the event. David Berliner, Regents' Professor at Arizona State, “Research and Promising Practices for Educating Hispanic Students in the Northeast.”