February 28, 2008

Educators at NYSUT ELL conference share strategies for success

Source: NYSUT News Wire

More than 100 educators from around the state gathered at NYSUT headquarters Wednesday, Feb. 27 to share the latest on strategies to help English Language Learners succeed. The NYSUT conference, "Collaborating for the Success of English Language Learners" included keynote speaker Susana Davidenko, associate professor of Mathematics Education at SUNY Cortland, plus work sessions on strategies to engage middle and high school ELLs in specific subjects. NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira said she hopes to offer the conference in other areas of the state.

NYSUT Vice President Maria Neira talks with United Federation of Teachers' Catalina Fortino and Katie Kurjakovic.

Maria leads a panel discusssion from left: Guilderland TA's Susan Lafond, an instructor with NYSUT's Education and Learning Trust; Syracuse ESL teacher Areli Schermerhorn; Davidenko; and UFT's Seth Mactas and Christine Rowland, who co-teach at Christopher Columbus High School in the Bronx.

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