Fall Forum 2013 -- Latino Students: Challenges and Opportunities

Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Student Center (Lincoln Park), 314 2250 N Sheffield Ave

Save the date for the College of Education's Fall Forum, to be held on Tuesday, October 15th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM 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

Laura Crotte, Abriendo 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.

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