American Federation of Teachers Webinar: Common Core State Standards and English Language Learners

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) will be webcasting a conversation on the Common Core State Standards and English Language Learners on November 13, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST.

The meeting will be webcast live and will feature presentations by the two consortia developing assessments for the Common Core State Standards—Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Additionally, there will be presentations by our Understanding Language, the Council of Chief State School Officers and Colorín Colorado.

Topics and Presenters

What Is the Stanford Understanding Language Initiative Developing to Help Educators of ELLs?

  • Kenji Hakuta, Professor of Education, Stanford University
  • Delia Pompa, Senior Vice President for Programs, National Council of La Raza

How Is Smarter Balanced Taking ELLs into Consideration?

  • Magda Chia, Director of Support for Under-Represented Students, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

How Is PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) Taking ELLs into Consideration?

  • Lani Dunthorn, Associate Director of Assessment Development, PARCC

How Can CCSSO’s Framework for English Language Proficiency Development Help Educators of ELLs?

  • Chris Minnich, Senior Membership Director, Council of Chief State School Officers
  • Carrie Heath Phillips, Program Director, Council of Chief State School Officers

What Common Core-Related Resources Does Colorín Colorado Offer ELL Educators and Parents?

  • Lydia Breiseth, Project Manager, Colorín Colorado/WETA

You can access the webcast here: http://bit.ly/SkJpU6. Pre-registration is not required. Please contact Serette Kaminski at skaminsk@aft.org if you have questions.

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