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Communities in Action: Access to Quality Education for Latino Students

The Initiative for Latino Education at Teachers College, Columbia University

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 5:30 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

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This two-day conference will highlight some of the most promising strategies and practices by teachers, administrators, and community leaders to support Latino students in K-12 education. Among the various topics that will be discussed, are: culturally responsive and relevant pedagogy; family, community engagement; understanding youth culture for teaching and learning; and supporting newly-arrived immigrant students. This conference will serve as a forum to promote powerful teaching for Latino students in the 21st century.

The conference will take place March 28th and 29th at Columbia University, Teachers College in New York City.


Friday, March 28th, 2014 

4.30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration

5:00 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.

Introduction by Conference Committee

5:10 p.m. – 5:25 p.m.

 

Opening Remarks

  • Regina Cortina, Associate Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Alejandra Perez Reguera, Program Officer, Televisa Foundation

5:25 p.m. – 5:35 p.m.

Remarks

  • Mark Levine, New York City Council Member, District 7

5:35 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.

Understanding Youth Culture for Effective Teaching and Learning

  • Christopher Emdin, Associate Professor of Science Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

6:40 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Wine and Cheese Reception

 

Saturday, March 29th, 2014

 

MORNING SESSION

08.15 – 09.00

Check-in & Breakfast

09.00 – 10.20

Supporting the Development of 21st Century Literacy Learning for Young Latino Students

  • Carmen Martínez-Roldán, Associate Professor of Bilingual/Bicultural Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Cati de los Rios, Doctoral Student, English Education Program, Teachers College, Columbia University (Televisa Fellow)
  • Maria Tovo, Student, Bilingual and Bicultural Education Program, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Journey to College Student Panel

Moderator: Carmina Makar, Assistant Professor, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture, City College of New York

  • Luis Ramon Diaz, Student, Mathematics Education Program, SUNY Oneonta
  • Gabriela Flamenco, Student, Politics and Human Rights Program, Barnard College, Columbia University
  • Maciel Lantigua, StudentSociology Program, Russell Sage College
  • Reyna Pachecho, Student, Urban Studies, Columbia University

10.30 – 11.50

 

 

Engaging Student Researchers in Our Practice

  • Michelle Knight, Associate Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Limarys Caraballo, Assistant Professor of English Education, Queens College, CUNY

 

What Can Schools and Communities Do to Improve Educational Attainment for Students of Mexican Descent?

  • Regina Cortina, Associate Professor of Education, and Vania Salgado, Masters Student, Comparative and International Education Program, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Adriana Lovera, Masters Student, International and Comparative Education program, Teachers College, Columbia University (Televisa Fellow)
  • Jairo Guzman, Executive Director, Coalición Mexicana
  • Kristy Ayala, Masters Student, Bilingual & Bicultural Education Program, Teachers College, Columbia University (Televisa Fellow)

12.00 – 1.00

Lunch and Community Resource Fair

 

AFTERNOON SESSION

1.00 p.m. –

2.20 p.m.

Improving Latino Students’ Learning Outcomes through the Arts

  • Gregory Ayres, Director of New Programs, Urban Arts Institute
  • Armando Somoza, Program Manager, Peapod Adobe Youth Voices Academy, Urban Arts Institute

 

A Conversation with New York City Teachers and Principals

  • Maribel Tineo, Assistant Principal, Ellis Preparatory Academy
  • Rebeca Madrigal, Dual Language Teacher, Dos Puentes Elementary School
  • Patricia Aliperti, Guidance Counselor, Hyde Leadership Charter School
  • Rebecca del Toro, Teacher, MS 324

2.30 p.m. – 3.50 p.m.

Teachers as Advocates: Educational Access for Undocumented Students

  • Cynthia Nayeli Carvajal, Masters Student, Sociology and Education Program, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Ariana Rosas, Immigrant Outreach Associate, New York Immigration Coalition
  • Guadalupe Ambrosio, Core in Training, New York State Youth Leadership Council
  • Leticia Alanis, Executive Director, Youth Action Changes Things

 

 

4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Closing Reception


Have questions about Communities in Action: Access to Quality Education for Latino Students? Contact The Initiative for Latino Education at Teachers College, Columbia University

When & Where


Teachers College, Columbia University
525 W 120th St
New York, NY 10027

Friday, March 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM - Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 5:30 PM (EDT)


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***Please note that on Saturday, March 29th, the conference will begin at 9am and end at 5:30pm.**

The address for Teachers College is 525 W. 120th Street, New York, NY 10027

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