Keynote Speakers Kristina Robertson, ELL Program Administrator, Roseville Public School District (MN) and Colorín Colorado author and advisor and Dr. Andrea Honigsfeld, Associate Dean and Professor, School of Education, Molloy College
2020: CSI Workshop: Struggle and Strength: The Central American Immigrant Experience during COVID-19 with Stephanie Carnes, LL.M., LCSW
Central American immigrant students represent one of the fastest-growing populations in the American classroom. Most have experienced significant trauma in their countries of origin and on route to the United States, and many have had interrupted or limited formal education. Their experiences, particularly during the pandemic, are unique, as are their significant reserves of strength and resilience. This workshop was presented to help educators understand the obstacles these students face and ways to hone their resilience in light of new challenges.
Stephanie Carnes is a bilingual clinical social worker with expertise in trauma treatment and culturally competent practice. She is currently a doctoral candidate at SUNY Albany's School of Social Welfare, and she previously provided therapy in English and Spanish in a large public high school and a federally-funded shelter program for unaccompanied children from Central America. She is the founder of Create Cultural Competence, LLC, a New York-based educational consultancy that helps school districts and community agencies develop a nuanced understanding of the student and client populations they serve, particularly recent immigrants. In addition to a Master’s degree in clinical social work, Stephanie holds a Master’s of Law degree in International Human Rights Law.
2020: CSI Educators Roundtable: Tips and Strategies for Teaching ELLs Using Google Classroom
Teachers working with English Language Learners joined us for a virtual roundtable discussion on using Google Classroom with ELLs. Facilitators Judith Aragon (Mt. Kisco Elementary School, Bedford) and Milagros Guzman (Peekskill Middle School) led discussions on What’s New with Google Meet, Bitmoji Virtual Classroom and Google Slides, and Organizing the Google Classroom and Differentiating Instruction. Attendees shared tips and strategies with their fellow educators.
View the recording of the full Roundtable here (one session of each breakout room was recorded.)[46 minute recording]
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.”