Sonoma County Office of Education

English Learner Services

English Learner Leadership Conference

All materials from the 2017 English Learner Leadership Conference can be found below as they are made available. Files are in PDF format unless indicated otherwise. For information or questions, contact Jenn Guerrero, EL Coordinator, at jguerrero@scoe.org.

Agenda | Session Descriptions

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Morning Session


Morning Keynote

Beyond the "English learner" label: Recognizing the richness of children's linguistic repertoires
Ramón Antonio Martínez, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University
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Secondary Focus

Academic Language Demands: Supporting Students in the Everyday Events of School
Laura Hill-Bonnet, Ph.D. | Clinical Associate - Elementary Stanford Teacher Education Program (STEP)
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Admin Focus

Services For Undocumented Students
Rafael Vasquez, Outreach Coordinator, Santa Rosa Junior College
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Elementary Focus

Equity in Elementary Science: Using Hands-on Experiences to Access NGSS and Integrated ELD Learning
Anna Van Dordrecht | Curriculum Coordinator for Science, SCOE
Kelly Matteri, SCOE Teacher on Loan, English Language Arts

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K-12 Focus

Unpacking students' linguistic repertoires: Practical suggestions for identifying and building on students' linguistic strengths
Ramón Antonio Martínez, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity, Stanford University
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Afternoon Session

Afternoon Keynote

Afternoon Keynote
Student performance and presentation: Simply Strings Honor Ensemble, Sheppard Elementary School


Elementary Focus

Fostering Academic Conversations Through Structured Language Practice
Hilary Kjaer | EL Coordinator and Consulting Teacher, Rincon Valley Union School District
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Secondary Focus

Making Learning Meaningful for English Learners
Ellie Galvez-Hard, Ed.D. | International Multicultural Educator, SSU Bilingual Faculty - School of Education
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Admin Focus

Thinking Strategically and Collaboratively before Considering an English Learner for Special Education Eligibility: Best Practice Guidelines for Assessing Dual Language Learners for Speech and Language Impairment
Sharen Bertrando | Sonoma County SELPA
Jessica Lickey | Windsor Unified School District
Peter Lounibos | Santa Rosa City Schools
Nancy Cordova | Petaluma Joint Union High School District
Sarah Maye Miller | Rincon Valley Union School District

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