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Project Title: Fostering School Success for English Learners: Toward New Directions in Policy, Practice, and Research

PIN: IOM-BCYF-14-06         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Institute of Medicine

Sub Unit:
Board on Children, Youth, and Families
Board on Science Education

Le Menestrel, Suzanne

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences; Education; Health and Medicine; Policy for Science and Technology

Fostering School Success for English Learners: Toward New Directions in Policy, Practice, and Research
May 27, 2015 - May 29, 2015
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Annalee Gonzales
Phone: 202-334-2001




9:00 – 9:10am Welcome and Goals
Ruby Takanishi, New America Foundation, Committee Chair

9:10 – 10:30am PANEL 1: Demography and Data Sets
Moderator: Kevin Thomas, Pennsylvania State University
Trends in Immigration and Migration of English and Dual Language Learners
Randy Capps, Migration Policy Institute
Data Collected by National Center for Education Statistics Regarding English and Dual Language Learners
Amy D. Yamashiro, National Center for Education Statistics
Relevant Data Sources that Provide Information on English Language Learners
H. Gary Cook, WIDA Consortium, Wisconsin Center for Education Research

10:30 – 10:40am Break

10:40am – 12:00pm PANEL 2: Policy Related Issues
Moderator: Kenji Hakuta, Stanford University
Judicial Decisions and Civil Rights Law Affecting Language Minority Children
James Ferg-Cadima, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education
State Policy: New York Blueprint for English Language Learners (ELLs) Success
Angélica M. Infante-Green, New York State Education Department
Health Policies Affecting ELLs Success
Carol Brady, Florida Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program

12:00 – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00 – 2:15 pm PANEL 3: Effective Classroom Practices and Programs: Supporting Acquisition of Academic Literacies
Moderator: Bobbi Ciriza Houtchens, Retired Teacher/Consultant
Supporting Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
Cristina Alfaro, San Diego State University
The Use of Formative Assessment to Inform Instruction
Margaret Heritage, WestEd
Supporting English Language Learners in Later Grades
Michael J. Kieffer, New York University

2:15 – 2:25 pm Break

2:25 – 3:30pm PANEL 4: Young Adults That Grew Up as Multilingual Children
Moderator: Alfredo Artiles, Arizona State University
Tina Tran, Student, Towson University, Maryland
Tipiziwin Tolman, Lakota Language Activities Instructor, Lakota Language Nest Daylin Cu Ramirez,
Student, Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria, Virginia
Nirmal R. Shah, Student, University of Illinois at Chicago,
Cristian Cubias Lovos, Student, Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria, Virginia
Bertrand Chepngang, Student, McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland

3:30 – 3:55pm Open Discussion Period

3:55 – 4:00pm Closing Remarks and Adjourn
Ruby Takanishi

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Ruby Takanishi (Chair)
Alfredo Artiles
Diane August
Xavier Botana
Dylan Conger
Richard Durán
Linda Espinosa
Eugene Garcia
Fred Genesee
Kenji Hakuta
Arturo Hernandez
Harriett Romo
Maria Sera
Catherine Tamis-LeMonda
Kevin Thomas
Claudio Toppelberg
Lily Wong-Fillmore

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
a) Update on Study Progress
b) Discussion of Birth Through 8 report and its Implications on the study
c) Debriefing from the Public Information-Gathering Session
d) Report Review Discussion
e) Site Visits Presentation and Discussion
f) Discussion of next Public Information Gathering

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Briefing book
Draft report outline
Criteria for Site Visits and Matrix

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: June 2, 2015