This bridge event, held March 8, 2016, explores best practices and programs to help newly arrived immigrant students succeed.
Educators working with English learners, especially newcomers
English Learners Research Alliance
Linda Cavazos, Alliance Liaison
Presentation: Research on Newcomer Programs and Practices
Presentation: How to Design and Implement a Newcomer Program
Handouts: Dr. Deborah Short
Handouts: Dr. Brenda Custodio
Build your knowledge of programs and practices for newcomers—newly arrived immigrant students who need to learn English. Two presenters share research and lessons from the field.
Participants will increase their working knowledge of the following:
- Newcomer program models and features, curriculum and instructional practices, strategies for developing academic literacy and numeracy skills, and resource selection
- Case study research on family and community connections in newcomer programs
- Evidence-based practices that districts are implementing to support newcomers
The following resources provide the basis for the workshop:
- Custodio, B. (2011). How to Design and Implement a Newcomer Program. Allyn and Bacon: Boston.
- Francis, D., Rivera, M., Lesaux, N., Kieffer, M., & Rivera, H. (2006). Practical guidelines for the education of English language learners: Research-based recommendations for serving adolescent newcomers. Portsmouth, NH: RMC Corporation.
- Lukes, M. (2015). Latino Immigrant Youth and Interrupted Schooling: Dropouts, Dreamers, and Alternative Pathways to College. Multilingual Matters: Bristol, England.
- Olsen, L. (2000). Learning English and learning America: Immigrants in the center of a storm. Theory into Practice, 39, (4), 196-202.
- Short, D. & Boyson, B. (2012). Helping Newcomer Students Succeed in Secondary Schools and Beyond. Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics.
- Short, D. & Boyson, B. (2004). Creating Access: Language and Academic Programs for Secondary School Newcomers. Delta: McHenry, IL.
- Short, D. & Curinga, R. (2013). Bridges Year 2 evaluation report. Report to the New York City Dept. of Education, Office of English Language Learners and Student Support. New York: CUNY Graduate Center.
- Short, D., & Fitzsimmons, S. (2007). Double the work: Challenges and solutions to acquiring language and academic literacy for adolescent English language learners. Washington, D.C.: Alliance for Excellent Education.