“The Implications of the Common Core Standards for Illinois English Language Learners and Latino Students.”
Tuesday June 26th
2:30-5:30pm, 5:30 – 6:30 Reception
Arturo Velasquez Institute, 2800 S. Western, Chicago, IL 60608, Space is Limited
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Conversation about Latinos in CPS and the Common Core Standards
Sylvia Puente, Executive Director Latino Policy Forum
Jean-Claude Brizard, CEO of Chicago Public Schools
Forum’s K-12 Education Report: Shaping Our Future
Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro, PhD, Research and Policy Analyst
Keynote from Dr. AídaWalqui, currently part of a major initiative centered at Stanford University to help teachers understand the new standards.
Dr. Gudelia López, Moderator, Senior Program Officer Chicago Community Trust
Olivia Mulcahy, Interim Director, Chicago Public Schools Language and Cultural Education
Dr. Hector García, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services, Glenbard Township High School District
Reyna Hernandez, Assistant Superintendent of English Language Learning and Early Childhood, Illinois State Board of Education
Erika Beltrán, Senior Policy Analyst, National Council of La Raza
Join the Latino Policy Forum for the release of its new publication, Shaping our Future: Building a Latino K-12 Education Agenda, and the launch of the first phase of its expanded education platform, focused on the Common Core Standards.
The implementation of these standards marks a massive change for educators in Illinois’ public schools, demanding a more advanced use of the English language for all students in all subjects. For students already lagging in scholastic achievement, the standards intensify the challenge to master academic English. It is more important than ever that all teachers be trained on the complexity of language development and how to provide instruction accordingly.
Space is limited. Spanish translation services will be available. For more information, contact Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro, PhD, firstname.lastname@example.org.