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October 2005 through September 2012

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English Language Learners Materials

Agenda for the ELL Linguistic Accommodations Research Summit

Monday, March 16, 2009

(For a more accessible format, contact the TXCC webmaster)

8:30–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast (provided at SEDL Headquarters)

9:00–9:15 a.m.

Welcome — Dr. Wes Hoover, President and CEO, SEDL

9:15–9:30 a.m.

Introductions, purpose of the project, need for the research summit, review agenda

What do research and best practice tell us about selecting and implementing linguistic accommodations in instruction and on assessments for English language learners?

9:30–10:10 a.m.

Panel One: Linguistic Accommodations on Assessments

Moderator: Dr. Ani Moughamian

 

10:15–10:30 a.m.

Questions and discussion

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45–11:45 a.m.

Panel Two: Linguistic Accommodations for Instruction

Moderator: Dr. Mabel Rivera

11:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Questions and discussion

noon–12:45 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

12:45–1:15 p.m.

Dr. David Francis, Discussant

What is the state of current practice in the selection and use of linguistic accommodations in instruction and on assessments for English language learners?

1:15–1:45 p.m.

State Requirements, Texas Education Agency
Ms. Georgina Gonzalez and Ms. Susie Coultress — Curriculum and Assessment Update for English Language Learners

1:45–3:45 p.m.

ELL Accommodations Focus Group Summary
Ms. Haidee Williams and Dr. Suzanne Steigelbauer

Review and reflections in small groups
(Facilitated by Texas CC staff)

3:45–4:00 p.m.

Preview Tuesday, reflect on the day, adjourn

Tuesday, March 17, 2009



8:30–9:00 a.m.

Breakfast (provided at SEDL Headquarters)

9:00–9:15 a.m.

Welcome, review of yesterday, preview of today Dr. Vicki Dimock, Director, Texas Comprehensive Center

What is the state of current practice in the selection and use of linguistic accommodations in instruction and on assessments for English language learners? (continued from Day 1)

9:15–10:00 a.m.

Research Panel Presentation

Dr. David Francis, Discussant

10:00–10:30 a.m.

Questions, reflections, and additions to reports

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45–11:15 a.m.

Small group reports

Where should we begin in helping educators select and provide appropriate linguistic accommodations for English language learners in instruction and on assessments?

11:15 a.m.–noon

Identifying priorities for assistance
(Whole group discussion)

noon–1:00 p.m.

Lunch (provided)

What questions require further study with regard to linguistic accommodations for English language learners in instruction and on assessments?

1:00–2:00 p.m.

What additional knowledge and information is needed?
(Topics for further exploration)

2:00–2:15 p.m.

Break

2:15–2:45 p.m.

Next steps and reactions

2:45–3:00 p.m.

Reflections, adjourn




 



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