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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
October 7, 2015 - October 9, 2015
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California

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 am Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Ruby Takanishi, Committee Chair, Senior Research Fellow, New America Foundation

9:05 am PANEL 1: Educating Dual Language Learners
Moderator: Bobbi Ciriza Houtchens, Retired Teacher/Consultant
Jose Fernandez, Education Specialist, Aspire Gateway Academy,
South Gate, California
Angela Gramegna, Assistant Principal of World Languages and ESL,
Edward Murrow High School, Brooklyn, New York
Carola Matera, Assistant Professor, Early Childhood Studies
Program, California State University Channel Islands
Octavio J. Rodríguez, Science Teacher, Sequoia High School,
Redwood City, California
Nancy Sciacca, English Language Development Teacher, Sahuaro
High School, Tucson, Arizona
10:30 am Break

10:45 am PANEL 2: The Experiences of Parents of Dual Language Learners
Moderator: Catherine Tamis-Lemonda, Professor, New York
Zainab Alkhamaisi, Parent, Moreno Valley Unified School
District, California
Tien-Hsin C. Lin, Parent, Mandarin Dual Language Immersion
Program, Eugene Field Elementary School, Pasadena Unified
School District
Olga Gonzalez, Parent, Parent Organization Network, Los Angeles
Unified School District
Florence Hector, Parent, Community Charter School of Cambridge,
Boston Public Schools
Patricia Luna, President, Binational Parent Leadership Group,
San Bernardino, California

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm PANEL 3: Educating the Educators of Dual Language Learners
Moderator: Xavier Botana, Associate Superintendent, Michigan
City Area Schools, Indiana
Christine Sims, Associate Professor/Director, American Indian
Language Policy Research & Teacher Training Center, University
of New Mexico
Marcie Swan, Director, Aspire Teacher Residency Program Los
Jacqueline Lopez, Program Administrator for Teaching and
Learning, Long Beach Unified School District-Head Start Program
Annie Laurie Duguay, Associate Director, PreK-12 English Learner
Professional Development, Center for Applied Linguistics
Robert Linquanti, Project Director and Senior Researcher, WestEd

2:30 pm Break

2:45 pm PANEL 4: Supporting Dual Language Learners Outside of the Classroom
Moderator: Eugene Garcia, Professor Emeritus, Arizona State
Alessandra Chiesa, School Psychologist, Hillsborough County
Public Schools, Florida (participating via the web)
Ana Haydee Gomez, Program Supervisor, Family Enrichment Program,
Children’s Bureau of Southern California
Stela M. A. de Oliveira, Director of Education, LA’s BEST After
School Enrichment Program, Los Angeles USD
Janine Paulsen, Credentialed School Nurse, Empire Gardens
Elementary School
Peggy Reimann, Consultant, The Third Way, Montana Migrant
Education Program

4:15 pm 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
Bobbi Ciriza Houtchens
Dylan Conger
Richard Durán
Linda Espinosa
Eugene Garcia
Fred Genesee (via teleconference)
Kenji Hakuta
Arturo Hernandez
Bobbi Ciriza Houtchens
Jeff Mac Swan
Harriett Romo
Maria Sera
Catherine Tamis-LeMonda
Kevin Thomas
Claudio Toppelberg

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
a) Scope of study and work plan
b) Site Visits
c) Debriefing from Public Session

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Briefing book
Draft report outline

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: October 22, 2015