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Structured Literacy Instruction Among English Learners
December 3, 2019 @ 12:00 am - 2:00 am$30.00
Presented by Award-Winning Authority, Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, Ed.D., CCC/SLP, CDT, CALT, QI. Are your English Learners struggling to learn to read? Learn effective strategies in this exciting, new live/recorded webinar! 2 Cont. Ed. Hrs. for all & CMHs for SLPs.
Can’t watch it live? Don’t worry. Everyone who registers will also get the recording emailed to them the following day to view for one month.
The number of English learners attending public schools continues to increase. Educators working with students of all ages, in general education and special education, can therefore benefit immensely from understanding the evidence-based approaches for teaching language and literacy to this diverse population of students. This exciting new session is presented by Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, Ed.D., CCC/SLP, CDT, CALT, QI, a renowned expert and national leader in the arena of structured literacy approaches for English learners. We will explore each of the components of structured literacy and will gain practical strategies for the design and implementation of structured lessons which address cross-language and literacy connections. English as a second language strategies will also be discussed and modeled. Equip yourself and your colleagues with the needed information to address your diverse student population, and get your questions answered live from a noted authority in this arena.
All who’ve heard Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan speak agree that she is an extremely engaging, down-to earth, and passionate speaker with a wealth of practical information to share. She is a bilingual speech and language pathologist, a certified teacher, dyslexia therapist, certified academic language therapist and a qualified instructor. She is the President of the Valley Speech Language and Learning Center in Brownsville, Texas and works with the Texas Institute for Measurement, Evaluation and Statistics at the University of Houston. Elsa has spent the last 2 decades working with national research teams designing assessments and interventions for English learners who struggle with learning to read. She has a passion for ensuring that every child in schools across the world has access to a highly qualified educator who can implement effective language and literacy instruction.
Elsa serves as the Chairperson of the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities, she is a Past-Vice- Chairperson of the International Dyslexia Association, Past Chairperson of the Texas State Board for Speech Pathology and Audiology and Past Chairperson of the Texas State Dyslexia Advisory Board. She has also served as a board member of the Academic Language Therapy Association, Southwest Regional Education Laboratory and Texas Comprehensive Center at the American Institutes for Research. Elsa has served her local community as Co-Founder of Brownsville READS! She is recognized for her reading reform efforts at the local, state, national and international levels. Elsa has written many scholarly articles, curricular programs, and book chapters related to language and literacy development among English learners. It is her hope that teachers will have the opportunity to learn evidence-based practices for teaching literacy to all students, including those who are English learners and struggle with learning to read.