Dr. Magaly Lavadenz, Distinguished Professor of English Learner Policy, Research, and Practice, Loyola Marymount University
Mitchell Brookins, Educational Consultant, Teacher PRO
Dr. Amy Elleman, Director, Literacy Studies Ph.D. Program, Middle Tennessee State University
Patricia Pate, Early Learning Program Manager, SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language)
Panel Abstract: Proficient reading and writing skills are supported by strong language comprehension skills and prior content knowledge. Moderated by Magaly Lavadenz, this panel will discuss the research base, benefits, and implications of developing oral language skills in more than one language and linking new learning to knowledge acquired in a student’s home language.