Evidence-Based Practices for English Learners and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy
This institute took place in New Britain, CT on Oct 23. Please feel free to utilize the conference resources on this page.
Overview of Connecticut English Language Proficiency (CELP) Standards
Maggie Stevens: Chair of the CELP Standards Committee
Click here to see the CSDE English Learner webpage
Integrating Culturally Responsive Teaching with Evidence Based Literacy Practices with English Language Learners
- Rollanda E. O’Connor, Ph.D., Professor, University of California, Riverside
- Michael J. Orosco, Ph.D., Associate Professor, University of Kansas
Rollanda E. O’Connor is Professor and Eady/Hendrick Chair in Learning Disabilities in the Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on increasing the responsiveness of children to reading interventions in Grades K-4 including the effects of Tier 2 intervention for English Learners across the first five years of reading development, and interventions to improve reading skills of 8th graders with LD and other disabilities.
Michael J. Orosco is an associate professor in education specializing in bilingual special education at the University of Kansas. He was a bilingual special education teacher for five years before earning a PhD in Education from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Dr. Orosco’s research foci include the disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in special education with math learning disabilities, math comprehension strategy instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students, and enhancing the sustainability of culturally responsive and evidence-based math practices through professional development.