In his Keynote Presentation, Dr. Devin Thornburg of Adelphi University provided information related to the following objectives:
Legislator Monica Martinez, who represents the 9th Legislative District in Suffolk County, spoke about her career as a teacher and administrator in the Brentwood School Distict, which ultimately led to her decision to serve her community through the political system, where she is now serving her second term representing the area which encompasses Central Islip, the eastern portion of Brentwood and a section of the Village of Islandia.
Participants in this workshop learned how to plan ways to integrate technology into their instructional repertoire in order to improve student access and outcomes in the co-teaching classroom. ENL & Co-teaching partners shared various forms of technology to support teaching and engage students in the learning process.
Presenters: Lisa Estrada, Catherine Carey, Susan Farrell, Justina Ketyer, and Kyrstin Stehle – Hicksville UFSD
Participants in this workshop were presented with the components of a writing project developed for all English Language Learners in the Elmont Union Free School District. Over 225 ELLs from the district's elementary schools participated in writing their own stories for a published anthology entitled: One Elmont, Many Voices: A Collection of Children’s Writings Celebrating Cultural Heritage.
Presenters: Dr. Michelle Richards, Amy Buchanan, Amy Gaddes, Gila Liechtung, and Christine Reis – Elmont UFSD
In this session, a panel of three teachers and administrators demonstrated how teachers can enhance their ELLs' performance using techniques and tools to gather the data you need and do so with free/low-cost tools that are easily available.
Panelists: Elizabeth Scaduto, Robert Brandi, and Evan Philcox – Riverhead UFSD
The presentation focused on the East Hampton elementary school's successful outreach programs to parents and families of K-5 ELLs and how each teacher of ELLs can create an atmosphere of congenial collaboration with parents as partners in the ongoing education of our children.
Presenters: Claudia Quntana and Irene Riva-Quinn – East Hampton UFSD
Case studies for a variety of ELLs including Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Formal Education (SIFE) and Students with Disabilities (SWD) were highlighted in this session. Collaboration among school community members that are experts in their field were described. Related issues, such as instructional strategies, cultural responsiveness, and parent outreach were addressed.
Presenters: Diane Fox, Angela Behr, Michelle Marrone, and Lisa Richmond – Hampton Bays UFSD