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New America and SEAL to Co-host Webinar about Science of Reading and ELs

Concerns have been raised that methodologies based on the Science of Reading may negatively impact English Learners (ELs).

On February 8, New America and SEAL will co-host a webinar that will unpack the relationship between the Science of Reading and ELs, including the misconceptions about this much debated topic, best practices for EL-identified students, and implications for dual language programs. The first panel of experts will discuss the policy implications of the Science of Reading for ELs, and the second panel will feature state, district and instructional leaders at the forefront of Science of Reading implementation.

Panel 1: Research and Advocacy Considerations of Science of Reading Policies on ELs

Martha Martinez, Director of Research and Evaluation, SEAL 

Ester De Jong, Professor, Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education, University of Colorado-Denver, and Co-Editor, Bilingual Research Journal

Martha Hernandez, Executive Director, Californians Together 

Kari Kurto, National Science of Reading Project Director, The Reading League

Susan Neuman, Professor, Childhood Education and Literacy Development, New York University

Panel 2: Translating Science of Reading Policies into Practice for ELs

Anya Hurwitz, Executive Director, SEAL 

Nicole Knight, Executive Director, English Language Learner and Multilingual Achievement, Oakland Unified School District, CA 

Hope Langston, Director of Instructional Services, Northfield Public Schools, MN

Maria Rodriguez, Multilingual Learner Education Associate, Delaware Department of Education 

Gladys Yacely Aponte, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, The Children’s Equity Project, Arizona State University

For more information and to register for this event, click here.

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