From NCLB to Next Generation College and Career-Ready State Standards: Supporting ELLs in an Era of Standards
This Education Connections webinar will be held from 12:00-1:00 pm ET.
About the Webinar
In the era of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), educators have been hopeful about improving education for all students, including English language learners (ELLs). In this webinar, we will review state data reported to the U.S. Congress by the U.S. Department of Education to determine what NCLB has accomplished for ELLs, as well as review some of the flaws and negative impacts of the law. We will then examine the extent to which new policies and procedures related to standards implementation and assessment address the unique challenges of ELLs, and what educators must do to ensure that new initiatives do not inadvertently result in ELLs left behind.
About the Presenter
Wayne E. Wright, PhD, is Professor and Barbara I. Cook Chair of Literacy and Language in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Purdue University. Dr. Wright's research focuses on language and educational policies, programs, and practices for language minority students. He has many years of experience teaching in bilingual and English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms with students from kindergarteners to adults. He has authored publications on a range of topics relating to the education of language minority students, including Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners: Theory, Research, Policy and Practice and Handbook of Bilingual and Multilingual Education. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University Long Beach and his doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Arizona State University.
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