|June 30, 2016 | nex•us: noun \’nek-ses\ a relationship or connection between people or things|
The U.S. Department of Education is pleased to announce the release of its Newcomer Tool Kit, designed to help U.S. educators and others who work directly with immigrant students—including asylees and refugees—and their families. The Newcomer Tool Kit provides (1) discussion of topics relevant to understanding, supporting, and engaging newcomer students and their families; (2) tools, strategies, and examples of classroom and schoolwide practices in action, along with chapter-specific professional learning activities for use in staff meetings or professional learning communities; and (3) selected resources for further information and assistance, most of which are available online
|U.S. Department of Education Secretary John B. King Jr. Marks Fourth Anniversary of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This press release on Secretary King’s statement includes links to a description of DACA, and resources to assist in providing education access to new Americans.
Institute for Education Sciences, REL-Northwest, Releases Getting It Right: Reference Guides for Registering Students With Non-English Names. This reference guide assists educators with the construction of various non-English names. The guide provides visual and written diagrams of name construction for eight cultures.
Migration Policy Institute
Education Commission of the States
Excelencia in Education
|SIOP®, 2016 National Conference, July 21–22, 2016, Atlanta, GA. This conference marks SIOP Model’s 20th year of helping teachers improve academic outcomes for ELs. Choose from more than 20 breakout sessions, hear author keynotes, and learn new ideas, innovative strategies, and best practices to reinvigorate your practice and further your results.
TransACT Communication, OCR/DOJ Joint EL Guidance Webinar Series, July 26, 2016, 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET. This is a monthly, year-long series that focuses on the issues addressed in the Dear Colleague Letter on ELs published in January 2015 by the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, and the U.S. Department of Justice. The series will also cover material provided in the EL Tool Kit published by OELA, and has been updated to include ESSA requirements.
Excelencia in Education, Accelerating Latino Student Success (ALASS) Workshop, September 21–22, 2015, Washington, DC.Register for interactive sessions with innovative professionals from across the country sharing effective institutional strategies, powerful analysis, and new resources. Early bird registration ends July 31.
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC). 32nd Annual International DEC Conference, October 16–20, 2016, Louisville, KY. This year’s conference—with the theme “A Winning Trifecta: Knowledge, Implementation, and Evaluation of DEC Recommended Practices”—features leading experts from around the world in early intervention, early childhood special education, and related disciplines.
University of Minnesota, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA),Sixth International Conference on Immersion and Dual Language Education, October 20–22, 2016, Minneapolis, MN. The conference will focus on connecting research and practice, and engaging in research-informed dialogue and professional exchanges, across languages and contexts.
La Cosecha, 21st Annual Dual Language Conference, November 9–12, 2016, Santa Fe, NM. La Cosecha 2016 will bring together educators, parents, researchers, and practitioners supporting dual language enrichment programs from across the country.
IES, National Center for Education Research (NCER), Summer Research Training Institute, July 18–28, 2016, Northwestern University.NCER hosts this institute to increase the capacity of researchers to develop and conduct rigorous evaluations of the impact of education interventions on student outcomes.
WestEd, Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) Summer Institutes: Changing Times, Changing Teacher Expertise, July 2016. QTEL Summer Institutes are week-long programs designed to help educators understand required shifts in EL education, and develop expertise to best serve ELs.
Bank Street College of Education, The Language Series: 2016, November 18–19, 2016, New York, NY. The Language Series supports educators in understanding the critical role that language plays in the social and academic success of all students. The focus of the fall event is using the social language of our students for academic language development.
U.S. Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), Washington, DC, is accepting applications for the position of Deputy Director/Supervisory Education Program Specialist. This is a permanent career position in the federal government.
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA), Silver Spring, MD—a project of the Department of Education, administered by the Office of English Language Acquisition (OLEA)—Is seeking a Deputy Project Director who has demonstrated expertise in the education of ELs in grades pre-K through 12.
The Next Step Public Charter School, Washington, DC, is currently seeking an English-Spanish Bilingual Case Manager.
Texas A&M University–Commerce is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor to teach graduate and undergraduate bilingual and ESL education courses. (Go to link above and enter F00068FY16 as posting number.)