Connecting Research and Practice: A Snapshot of Resources for English Language Learners Forum - March 5, 2008

Students who are English language learners are one of our nation's fastest growing school populations. There is great concern among policymakers and educators that these students are significantly lagging behind others in terms of academic success. This session highlighted several new research-based resources, the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) Practice Guide series and the Doing What Works website, that offer policymakers and practitioners guidance on how to more effectively educate these students. Participants heard leading researchers, policy experts, and experienced practitioners review and discuss these resources and strategies to address this pressing issue. Participants left with a strong understanding of the latest research and gained concrete strategies and resources to advance learning opportunities and shape action on behalf of English language learners.

The Research Link brief highlights the IES Practice Guide series and the SEE Forum series.

The Event Summary provides a concise description of what was discussed at the Forum. 

The English Language Learners Presentation provides the slides used in the March 5th presentation.

English Language Learners Forum

A podcast for the English Language Learners Forum held on March 5th at the National Press Club in Washington, DC is now available for downloading. Users have the option of downloading the entire presentation or listening to individual speakers below.

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SteveFleischman

Welcome and Introductions
Steve Fleischman, Moderator
Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, American Institutes for Research

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RebeccaHerman

IES Practice Guide Series: What are they, and what is their value?
Rebecca Herman
Managing Research Analyst, American Institutes for Research

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RussellGersten

IES Practice Guide Series: Review of the English Language Learners Practice Guide
Russell Gersten
Professor Emeritus of Educational Research at the University of Oregon, Director of the Instructional Research Group, and Panel Chair for the IES Practice Guide

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NikolaFilby

Doing What Works
Nikola Filby
Senior Program Director, WestEd and Project Director

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DeliaPompa

Responses From The Field
Delia Pompa

Vice President, Education, National Council of La Raza

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MariaSantos

Responses From The Field
Maria Santos

Senior Instructional Manager and Superintendent for the New York City Department of Education's Office of English Language Learners

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SteveFleischman

Closing
Steve Fleischman, Moderator
Vice President, Public Affairs and Communications, American Institutes for Research

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