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Tuesday, December 3
 

9:00am

10:15am

A New Beginning: Ensuring the Success of Newcomers and Refugee Students in your Classroom Western Springs (LL)Nancy Hellstrom • Nicole Lumpp Demystifying Can Dos and MPIs: Practical Applications in the Classroom Oak Brook (LL)Sara Pletcher Robles Dictation Puts the POW in Writing: Produces Outstanding Writers Hinsdale (LL)Lauren Lukowski • Cindy Torres Dual Language Forum: Questions and Answers from the Field Clarendon Hills (LL)James Robinette Identifying, Supporting, and Evaluating EBs for Special Education Services Amphitheater (LL)Lydia Kvinta Make Two-Way Your Own Way! A Successful Experience in a Dual-ECE Classroom Pinehurst (LL)Alicia Calvo Moving Language Forward- Enriching Feedback through QR Codes! MonarchAnne Paonessa Multiple Literacies: Culture, Identity and the Arts in t he Dual Language Classroom HeronJon Baricovich • Yesenia Kelly • Fannie Medina Responsive Middle School Curriculum - It’s Cultural Doral (LL)Gabrielle Devlin • Laura Hagan The Role of Language in Mathematics Sugar MapleKatie Horneland Using UbD to Plan Rigorous, Language-rich Instruction CardinalAmy Heineke WIDA Early Years and Illinois: A New Partnership MallardTammy King • Lorena Mancilla Classroom Strategies for English Learners (ELs) in Math, Science, Social Studies, and Fine Arts Westmont (LL)Kristy Patterson • Keli Robison Pedagogía con respeto: Uso de los estándares del desarrollo del español de WIDA Salt Creek (LL)Wilma Valero Teaching Climate Change, Climate Justice and Climate Action in the (Diverse) Classroom Pebble Beach (LL)Gloria Delany-Barmann • Carla Paciotto

11:30am

2:00pm

25 Years of Dual Language Education: Celebrations and Lessons Learned MallardDaniela Hernandez • Danette Meyer Best Practices for Referring and Evaluating English Learners (ELs) Torrey Pines (LL)Lynae Maciel • Rosalinda Barragan Desarrollando la oralidad en realidad/Building Oracy in Real Time HeronAndrea De Armas • Abigail Cullen Developing Pathways programs towards the Seal of Biliteracy Sugar MapleJorge Macias • Luis Narváez Developmentally Appropriate Writing Pebble Beach (LL)Marry Valladolid Dual Language (DL) Education: What Do Educators Think? Westmont (LL)Erin Mackinney • Rogelia Peña Estrategias y recursos para la enseñanza de Artes del Lenguaje en Español en la clase dual CardinalCristina Campillo Martinez Getting Kids to Talk! Developing Language through Math Doral (LL)Angelica Corral • Karina Zurita Literacy Instruction for Learning Differences: Negotiating Success Through Three Functions MonarchHolly Damico • Ryan Nelson • Christine Weill Measuring the Impact of Dual Language Education Clarendon Hills (LL)Olimpia Bahena • Adrian De Leon Now That We Know Translanguaging, What's Next? Pinehurst (LL)Elva Escobedo Teachers and ELs Believe, Breathe and Achieve Amphitheater (LL)Jeanette Gordon The Continuity of Dual Language Education from Early Childhood to Elementary Education Oak Brook (LL)Hilda Andrade • Daniela Hernandez • Tania Miranda • Oriana Wilson • Erika Zavala The First Step to Support: Questions and Scenarios to Assist in Better Identifying Emergent Bilinguals Hinsdale (LL)Trevor Cottle The WIDA ELD Standards: Illuminating a Vision of Equity Salt Creek (LL)Margo Gottlieb We Should Increase Student Talk... But HOW? Western Springs (LL)READ en Espanol, Inc. English Learners Advocacy Council in Higher Education (ELACHE) Annual Meeting LaGrange (LL)James Cohen • Sonia Soltero
 
Wednesday, December 4
 

9:00am

10:15am

Downstate Directors' Meeting AugustaRachell Anderson Changing Attitudes: Advocating for Emergent Bilinguals in the Parallel Monolingual Paradigm Pinehurst (LL)Amy Baker Zaleski Creating the Picture of a Multilingual and Multicultural Landscape in Your School LaGrange (LL)Sarah Said Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students in Gifted and Talented Education Pebble Beach (LL)Jenna Nelson Empowering Practices: Writing Instruction for Reluctant Learners with Language Differences CardinalRyan Nelson Excuse Me, Is there a problem here? Examining Teacher Attributes before Labeling ELs Deficient HeronTracy Taylor Facilitating Content Access and Achievement for ELs through Linguistic Differentiation MallardShelley Fairbairn Focus on Special Educational Needs MonarchCristina Sánchez-López • Theresa Young Lectura guiada modificada; un par de textos en Inglés y Español/enfocandose en pre-visitar, visitar y revisar MarquisAdelfio Garcia Making Sense of the Notions "Translanguaging", "Bridging", and "Paired Literacy" Salt Creek (LL)Rebecca Field Moving an Entire School District Towards a Language Lens for “ALL”! Western Springs (LL)Andrea Cohn • Sally Lowder • Griselda Pirtle SIOP Strategies to use with your English Learners Torrey Pines (LL)Ashley Alanis • Tracy Fuentes Supports and Accommodations Available to ELs for State Testing Clarendon Hills (LL)Barry Pedersen Teaching Science to Latino English Learners: A Phenomenological Study Hinsdale (LL)Samuel Berrios U.S. National Security and Government Language Assessment in Public Schools Sugar MapleTheresa Ulrich Understanding Selective Mutism Oak Brook (LL)Toni Damsch • Kathy Slattery Assessing Academic Spoken Language on ACCESS for ELs Online Westmont (LL)Jennifer Feldmann • Stephen O'Connell New Insights on the Academic Progress of English Learners (ELs): University of Chicago Longitudinal Study Amphitheater (LL)Alyssa Blanchard • Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro

11:30am

Empowering and Equipping our Colleagues with Ready-Made Tools to Support Our ELs When We’re Not in the Room Clarendon Hills (LL)Carly Spina Empowering Multilingual Writers: Intentional, Language-Focused Instruction for Successful Academic Writing Doral (LL)Rachel Burrell • Anna Curato • Emily Hekma Giving Voice to English Learners through Identity Texts HeronPaula Markus Knowing and Building Multilingual Classroom Communities CardinalNancy Commins Language Acquisition vs. Special Education Services: How to Determine the Difference Between the Two Torrey Pines (LL)Amanda Campbell Metalingüística y Metacognición para Lectura Comprensiva en Español MallardMayra Daniel • Mariana Alvayero Ricklefs, Ph.D. Supporting Undocumented Immigrant Students in Our Districts Sugar MapleMagaly Arteaga • Luis Narváez Systems, Structures, and Partnerships for Sustainable Multilingual/cultural School Development Salt Creek (LL)Eric Steinmiller • Susana Yépez The First Step to Support: Questions and Scenarios to Assist in Better Identifying Emergent Bilinguals Western Springs (LL)Trevor Cottle Tools to Build Social and Academic Language LaGrange (LL)Lori Smith Transitional Bilingual, Pull out, Dual Language, What’s the Difference? Hinsdale (LL)Jesus Esquivel • Frances Garcia • Manuel Medina Unleash Their Play by Tapping into Children’s Home Cultures MonarchTammy King Using 3D Printing and Design with English Learners (ELs) Pinehurst (LL)Michael Bleyle Using EL School and Classroom Data Analysis to Improve Student Achievement Pebble Beach (LL)Kathryn Moesch • Camilla Stewart Using MTSS to Facilitate Learning for All--The Ontarioville Experience Oak Brook (LL)Jaime Erazo • Hayley Levitan • Elizabeth Ma • Bridget McCaffrey

2:00pm

Administrators' Institute: Effective Programming and Innovative Practices for Multilingual Learners: From the Administrator's Lens MallardTony Sanders A escribir se ha dicho Oak Brook (LL)Susana Martínez • Emely Pérez-García Believing in Themselves: Long-Term English Learners Pursue the Seal of Biliteracy at an Alternative High School LaGrange (LL)Jane Montes Breathe, Stretch, Talk...Mindfulness Strategies to Reduce Affective Filter Western Springs (LL)Lindsay Meeker Communication Disorders and the Emergent Bilingual Student: Key Indicators CardinalFern Westernoff Engaging Parents How? Doral (LL)Jetsabel Alcala Families Together: Reading Enrichment for Social/Emotional Learning Torrey Pines (LL)Jean Demas • Margaret Kiefer Identity Investigations: Supporting Social and Emotional Needs of Newcomers Clarendon Hills (LL)Janelle Learned • Carissa Mennen • Leslie Romagnoli Interface: English Learning and Special Education Instruction MonarchRita Brusca-Vega Interpreters for Parents with Limited English Proficiency Who have Children Involved in the IEP Process Westmont (LL)Julieta Rosales Pasko Language Detectives: Looking Closely at Student Writing Samples Amphitheater (LL)Michele Yanong Meeting the Needs of English Learners (ELs) with Special Education Needs Salt Creek (LL)Amy Harder • Jasmine Myalil Neurologically Integrated Pictograph Mnemonics Facilitates Beginning Literacy Hinsdale (LL)Robert Meyer • Mary Jo Stevenson Parent Engagement: Learn, Connect, Make a Difference HeronLulu Hertenstein • Maria Lozano Reaching the Reluctant Writer Sugar MapleInstitute for Excellence in Writing Students Left Out? Students Access Coding through Culturally Relevant Curriculum Using Scratch Pebble Beach (LL)Angelo Chávez Teaching Oracy in the Classroom of Reluctant Speakers Pinehurst (LL)Karen Hayslett

3:00pm

4:00pm

 
Thursday, December 5
 

9:00am

10:15am

Academic Language Experience LaGrange (LL)Nisrin Al-Takriti • Dorota Guzy • John Jakocko • Edgar Palacios Be Quiet?! No Thanks, Let's Try Student Discourse Torrey Pines (LL)James Dobrzanzski • Dalton Elkins • Michelle Perryman Comprehensible and Enjoyable Guided Reading/Lectura Guiada Comprensible Clarendon Hills (LL)Toni Morgan Connecting Literacy and Language Skills Through Inquiry and Technology HeronCourtney Kilian • Susan Silvers Discussion Circles: Exploring Identity and Social Problems by Leveraging Content Western Springs (LL)Sean Smith • Richard Whelan Emergent Bilingual Data and Report in IL Westmont (LL)Shuwan Chiu • Seon Hwa Eun Integrating WIDA with Common Core and Best Practices to make Grade Level Content Comprehensible for English Learners ( ELs) MarquisRozana Qirjaqi Monitoring the Language Proficiency of All Students in English and Spanish Hinsdale (LL)Michele Ruszkowski • Nina Trigger Pathways towards the Seal of Biliteracy Award in the Korean Language Pinehurst (LL)Hee Young Choi • Mi Kyung Choi • Viodelda Judkins Reimagining EL Writing Assessment: Fresh Perspectives and Differentiated Practices Amphitheater (LL)Shelley Fairbairn • Kris Hollenback Serving Our Multilingual and Multicultural LGBTQ Student Communities Oak Brook (LL)Olivia Mulcahy Students with Limited Prior Schooling LEAP to Success Sugar MaplePaula Markus TLC’s: Creating Thriving Learning Communities that Promote Gritty Students MallardTracy Taylor Translanguaging Support in Bilingual and Non-bilingual Classrooms MonarchWoongsik Choi • Wan Hee Kim • Trish Morita-Mullaney • Wayne Wright Disciplinary Literacy: Connecting Content Area Teachers to Academic Language Development Pebble Beach (LL)Sara Vroom Fick Inmersión docente en contextos acádemicos en Español para fortacer la educación de doble inmersión Salt Creek (LL)Olimpia Bahena • Lorena Aleman • Maricruz Gonzalez • Juanita Rodriguez • Yoni Vallecillo Successful Co-teaching tips for Sheltered English Learner (EL) Classrooms CardinalDavid John • Terry Wister

11:30am

A Sneak Peek at Spanish Literacy MonarchRachell Anderson Complex Language through Realia Play MarquisDouglas Wilson Differentiating Instruction and Assessment for Multilingual Learners, Particularly English Learners HeronRebecca Field Empower All Your Students with Culturally Relevant Literature! Hinsdale (LL)Dorsey Chambers-Malewi • Toni Galassini • Emily Simon • Sarah Tellez • Crystal Williamson ESL and Bilingual Licensure Amphitheater (LL)Cyndee Berger Increasing Engagement in Math through Centers and Technology Integration Westmont (LL)Michelle Angelos Knock, Knock! Who’s There? Dissecting British Literature in the ESL Classroom! Pinehurst (LL)Jeanette Alfred Knowing and Building Multilingual Classroom Communities Sugar MapleNancy Commins Preparing Newcomer Students: Summer Program for High School SIFE and SLIFE Students Western Springs (LL)Alexis Herrera • Natalie Krygier • Michelle Rodriguez Relationships First: Academic and Social-Emotional Success in the Secondary Dual Language Classroom Torrey Pines (LL)María José Barragán Ortiz Successful Interventions for Spanish Literacy Clarendon Hills (LL)Rebecca Carranza Supporting Bilingual/EL Recent Graduates with Mental Illness Finding and Keeping Employment Oak Brook (LL)Melissa Chavez • Luis Narváez Supports and Accommodations Available to ELs for State Testing Doral (LL)Barry Pedersen Teachers and ELs Believe, Breathe and Achieve MallardJeanette Gordon The Parent Mentor Program: Changing the Narrative on Parent Engagement in Illinois from the Ground Up LaGrange (LL)Monica Espinoza • Bridget Murphy

2:00pm

Biliteracy and Balanced Literacy: Best Practice Instruction for Emerging Bilinguals Western Springs (LL)Amy Mosquera Building Visual Literacy to Enhance Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Students’ Content Learning HeronXiaoning Chen • Mark Newman Communication Disorders and the Emergent Bilingual Student: Key Indicators Sugar MapleFern Westernoff Comprehensive and equity-based Classroom Assessment for Multilingual Learners MallardDiep Nguyen English Language Development (ELD) in the Middle: Supporting Middle School Multilingual Learners Pebble Beach (LL)Penny Fransman • Tom Hunter Environmental Secondary Science Taught in Spanish Oak Brook (LL)Mayra Daniel • Rebecca Powers Escape and Survive? Bridging the Gap Between Monolingual and Bilingual Classroom Relationships Torrey Pines (LL)Betsy Allen • Justin Johnson Forum Theater and Storytelling to Support Multilingual Students’ College Preparation Clarendon Hills (LL)Colleen Hamilton Gifts, Gaps, and Ganas: Empowering Our Adolescent Newcomers for Success Hinsdale (LL)Jennifer Trujillo Let’s Play! Supporting Content and Language Learning through Board Games MonarchEric Dickens • Jennifer Dickens Literacy Instruction for Learning Differences: Negotiating Success Through Three Functions CardinalHolly Damico • Ryan Nelson • Christine Weill Multilingual Resources Salt Creek (LL)Cristina Sánchez-López • Theresa Young Scaffold Content and Language Domains into Every Lesson and Unit Doral (LL)Brandon Tucker Trauma and Resiliency: What are They and Why are They Important? Pinehurst (LL)Diana Ruiz • Susanna Tamez • Theresa Zambrano Using Language with Authenticity Amphitheater (LL)Rogelia Peña ¡Liderazgo y abogacía en acción en la secundaria! Westmont (LL)Ligia Belsario • Arleen Muniz Secondary Education Subcommittee Meeting LaGrange (LL)Melody Becker • Jeremy Burnham
 
Friday, December 6
 

9:00am

10:15am

Breathe, Stretch, Talk...Mindfulness Strategies to Reduce Affective Filter Oak Brook (LL)Lindsay Meeker 7(ate)9: Multiple Ways to Factor in Oracy in Math Clarendon Hills (LL)Amber Denbo • Erin Gleason Biliteracy Development in a Dual Language Program, Oral Language Skills LaGrange (LL)Erika Aoki Educational Equity: Implementing MTSS to Address the Needs of English Learners (ELS) Amphitheater (LL)Valerie Brosius Empowering Practices: Writing Instruction for Reluctant Learners with Language Differences MonarchRyan Nelson Engaging English Learners in Deep Reading with Content-Rich, Complex Texts - CANCELLED Oak Brook (LL)Barbara Quincer Coulter Focus on Special Educational Needs MallardCristina Sánchez-López • Theresa Young Giving Voice to English Learners through Identity Texts HeronPaula Markus Immigration Policy Update: Understanding What Students and Families Are Experiencing Outside the Class Salt Creek (LL)Julian Lazalde Involving Families, Technology and Music in the Early Childhood Classroom Doral (LL)Susie Kostal Knowing and Building Multilingual Classroom Communities Sugar MapleNancy Commins Linguistic Responsive Pedagogy in Higher Education: Legitimizing the "Other" Torrey Pines (LL)Simeon Stumme Practical Metalinguistic Tips for a Successful Bridging with Little or No Knowledge of Spanish Western Springs (LL)Susana Lopez Perez • Gisela Sande Rethink After School Programming for Spanish Speaking Students Pinehurst (LL)Patricia Connelly • Rebecka Mirandola • Mayra Romero Teacher Leadership: Intersecting Coaching, Consulting and Creativity CardinalTrish Morita-Mullaney "The Gangsters": Supporting Young Children Who have Experienced Vicarious Trauma Hinsdale (LL)Allen Rosales Writers’ Workshop in a Multilingual World Westmont (LL)Kathleen Carter • Jeanette Delgado SPED and Bilingual: A Collaborative Model with Dual Language Pebble Beach (LL)Lynn Hugunin • Rachel Varela

11:30am

1:45pm

A Sneak Peek at Spanish Literacy MonarchRachell Anderson Advocating for Multilingual Learners Torrey Pines (LL)Angelo Chávez • James Cohen • Francela Lopez • Jane Montes • Michael Murguia • Judith Saurí • Simeon Stumme • Josie Yanguas Apply Literacy Strategies Using Coding Activities, with No Prior Experience! Westmont (LL)Ambareen Nasir • Janelle Scharon Beyond Bilingual Classrooms: Inclusive Multilingual and Multicultural Pedagogies and Practices Pebble Beach (LL)Sarah Cohen Biliteracy: Differentiating Reading Interventions to Develop Every Learners Biliterate Journey Doral (LL)Dora Guzmán • Yuridia Zepeda Creating Culturally Responsive Content Amphitheater (LL)Debra Bobinsky Culturally Responsive Teaching in a Pre-K-2nd Grade Classroom Western Springs (LL)Jennifer LaRocque Digging for Worms: Family, Home and Culture through Nature Play Hinsdale (LL)Jessica Fong • Bertha Gonzalez • Francie McGowan Empowering Heritage Spanish Speaking Students Pinehurst (LL)Anna Poll-Gandara Get Your Students to Perform! Clarendon Hills (LL)Maribel Rivera • Pilar Rocha • Salvador Tamayo • Margarita Vazquez Identifying, Supporting, and Evaluating EBs for Special Education Services Sugar MapleLydia Kvinta Let's Talk About It: Discussion Strategies to Engage All LaGrange (LL)Jennifer Jump Pedagogía Humanizante Usando Libros Bilingües CardinalSandra Osorio • Mariana Alvayero Ricklefs, Ph.D. Rethinking Spanish Reading Levels: Text Complexity Analysis HeronBOOKS DEL SUR Subiendo y Bajando: Translanguaging In and Out of School Salt Creek (LL)Norma Monsivais Diers • Nancy Dominguez-Fret Those Words Don’t Mean the Same Thing in Math: Vocabulary Challenges and Strategies to Meet Those Challenges Oak Brook (LL)Margaret Carroll WIDA Early Years and Illinois: A New Partnership MallardTammy King

3:00pm