Tuesday, September 10, 2013

DePaul College of Education Fall 2013 Forum


Save the date for the College of Education's Fall Forum, to be held on Tuesday, October 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 at the DePaul Student Center, Room 314.

As the student population changes, it is important for current and future teachers to be well prepared to educate culturally and linguistically diverse students. Latino children represent the largest ethnic group, making up 44% in CPS and 25% in Illinois schools. Many Latino students continue to struggle with achievement and face numerous challenges to acquiring a quality education. The forum will help current and future teachers develop a better understanding of the issues surrounding the growing Latino student population in schools. The panel will address the impact of the immigrant experience on families and students, examine the education outcomes and opportunities for Latino children, explore language policies for English Language Learners, and discuss ways that teachers can reach out to parents, bridging the world of home and school.
Our speakers will include:
Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro, Research and Policy Analyst, Latino Forum
Francisco Gaytan, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Northeastern Illinois University
Natalie Vegas, Abiertas Puertas, a parent outreach and engagement program
Sonia Soltero, Chair, Department of Leadership, Language and Curriculum, DePaul College of Education
Teachers will receive 2 CPDUs. Please consider bringing your classes if you teach on Tuesday evenings, and announce this event to your students. A flyer will be forthcoming.

For more information, contact Diane Horwitz at dhorwit1@depaul.edu