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Wednesday, January 23 • 10:00am - 11:30am
Literacy for All: Meeting the Language Development Needs of All Children
It is crucial that we meet the language development needs of all students in order to close the word gap for young struggling readers—including English Language Learners and Special Education students. Today's K-2 children are more diverse than ever before, and this diversity provides a tremendous opportunity for educators to build upon the strengths that children bring to the table. Our children deserve high-quality instructions, practice, and assessment in foundational reading, and now is the time to deliver it.



Session attendees will:



• Learn practical strategies for developing English Language Proficiency for English Language Learners and students from diverse backgrounds.

• Learn techniques to developing foundational reading skills—including direct instruction, practice, and assessment.

• Learn how to accelerate reading growth by capitalizing on students' strengths and backgrounds.


Speakers
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Elsa Hagan

Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan is a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist and Certified Academic Language Therapist. She is Director of the Valley Speech Language and Learning Center in Brownsville, Tx, and works with the Texas Institute for Measurement Evaluation & Statistics at the University... Read More →


Wednesday January 23, 2013 10:00am - 11:30am
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