Live streaming for "Promoting the Success of Young Children Learning English: Nebraska and National Perspectives" will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (CDT) on Wednesday, June 20. The symposium in Omaha is hosted by the Buffett Institute in collaboration with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
National and local presenters will discuss several critical issues raised in the National Academies' report, Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures. The report examines the research evidence about learning English from early childhood through high school, identifies effective practices for educators to use, and recommends steps policymakers can take to support high-quality educational outcomes for children and youth whose first language is not English. Sessions will focus on children from birth through Grade 3.
Schedule of events, in brief (all times CDT):
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Presentation
8:45 a.m. Keynote Presentation: Promoting the Educational Success of Children and Youth Learning English: Promising Futures (Ruby Takanishi)
9:15 a.m. Plenary 1: Research (Eugene Garcia, Dekow Sagar)
10:30 a.m. Plenary 2: Practice (Cristina Gillanders, Michelle Suarez)
12:30 p.m. Plenary 3: Workforce (Marlene Zepeda, Stephanie Wessels)
1:30 p.m. Plenary 4: Policy (Delia Pompa, Linda Hix)
2:45 p.m. Panel Discussion
3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
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