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Welcome to the 2016 Yale SOM Education Leadership Conference! We look forward to seeing you in New Haven on April 7-8. Feel free to take a look at the conference agenda below. If you have any questions, please reach out to educationconference@yale.edu
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Friday, April 8 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Success for English Learners: Accelerating the Path to Proficiency

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Multilingualism can be an advantage for cognitive and social development. However, English Language Learners (ELLs) can miss out on these growth opportunities when schools lack the necessary support for these students. As the proportion of English Language Learners in the US continues to grow, it is becoming ever more important to improve instruction for ELL students. This panel will look to examples of schools and districts that are achieving success in supporting ELL students and enabling them to engage fully in grade level academic content. It will also discuss the benefits and pitfalls of keeping children in bilingual classes versus moving them as rapidly as possible to English only environments.

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Giselle Lundy-Ponce

Associate Director, Educational Issues, American Federation of Teachers
Giselle Lundy-Ponce has been working in the field of PreK-12 education policy, legislation and advocacy for the last twenty-three years. Currently, she leads the American Federation of Teachers’ work on English language learners and Latino student achievement.

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Dr. Efe Agbamu

Assistant Superintendent of Office of Multilingual Learning, Saint Paul Public Schools
Dr. Efe Agbamu have served as a high school teacher and principal both in an urban and sub-urban setting and currently as the Assistant Superintendent of the office of Multilingual Learning with the St. Paul Public Schools in St. Paul, MN. Dr. Efe Agbamu has received several awards... Read More →
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Dariana Castro

School Development Manager, Internationals Network for Public Schools
As School Development Manager at the Internationals Network for Public Schools, Dariana supports the network in its national expansion initiatives, supporting the opening and development of new schools and academies. Dariana has over 14 years of experience working in public schools... Read More →
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Leslie Hamburger

Co-Director, Quality Teaching for English Learners, WestEd
Leslie Hamburger is Co-Director of the Quality Teaching for English Learners initiative at WestEd. She works with schools and districts in the development of educator expertise to work with English Language Learners in rigorous and accelerated ways. She assists schools in the development... Read More →

Friday April 8, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm EDT