Engaging the Families of English-Language Learners
Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 2 to 3 p.m. ET
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For elementary school-aged English-language learners, parent involvement and support is key as they learn to read and write in another language. Two San Jose Unified School District educators, Maria Arias Evans and Christian Rubalcaba, will take questions on their efforts to partner with the families of ELLs to boost literacy.
Arias Evans, the award-winning principal at Washington Elementary, opens the school library daily to parents and their children to encourage family reading time and hosts weekly parent meetings to honor on-campus volunteers. Rubalcaba, a former teacher and the instructional coach at Olinder Elementary School, has earned recognition from the White House and the U.S. Department of Education for his parent engagement efforts, including a home visit program known as “Mr. R's Home-to-School Connection.”
Christian Rubalcaba, instructional coach, Olinder Elementary School, San Jose Unified School District, Calif.
Maria Arias Evans, principal, Washington Elementary School, San Jose Unified School District, Calif.
Corey Mitchell, staff writer, Education Week
Teaching America's English-Language Learners: A Special Report
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