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We Are All Language Teachers: How to Infuse Structured Literacy Across Languages with Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan

Tuesday, January 23, 2024 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

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Presented by Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, President, Valley Speech Language and Learning Center; and Maya Goodall, Chief Marketing Officer, CORE Learning

Sponsored by CORE Learning

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Does Structured Literacy work with Multilingual Learners? Yes! In fact, Structured Literacy doesn’t just support reading development in English, it also boosts reading skills in other languages in valuable ways that we often overlook. With effective instruction based on Structured Literacy, multilingual learners can simultaneously develop strong reading and writing abilities in two languages, while fully embracing and retaining their heritage languages. In this edWebinar with Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, you discover how.

Dr. Cárdenas-Hagan, a leading expert in multilingual speech-language pathology and literacy, uniquely merges her extensive research with real-world experiences. This blend not only highlights her depth of knowledge and dedication but also illustrates her active role in promoting linguistic diversity in education. For Dr. Cárdenas-Hagan, each language is a bridge that enhances learning and enriches personal development.

This session is the kick-off to CORE Learning’s three-part “Structured Literacy and Language Diversity Lunch and Learn Week,” aimed at celebrating language diversity and empowering educators in language-diverse classrooms. Join us to learn practical strategies that you can apply right away in your classrooms to help every student achieve their full potential in reading.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to PreK-12 teachers, school and district leaders, and education technology leaders.

About the Presenters

Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan is a bilingual speech and language pathologist, celebrated for her innovative work in language and literacy education. As the founder and President of the Valley Speech Language and Learning Center in Brownsville, Texas, and a collaborator with the University of Houston, she specializes in creating transformative assessments and interventions for English learners. Dr. Cárdenas-Hagan’s expertise in dyslexia therapy and academic language therapy underpins her approach to evidence-based instruction. Her dedication is not just to teach but to empower, ensuring that every student, regardless of linguistic background, achieves academic success. Her leadership and vision continue to inspire and shape the future of educational excellence.

Maya Goodall

Maya Valencia Goodall, M.A., M.Ed. is a pioneering force in education, driven by a singular mission: to ensure that every student, regardless of their linguistic background, receives the literacy and language instruction they both need and deserve. As a co-founder of Lingual Learning and co-creator of Lexia English within Rosetta Stone/Lexia Learning, her journey has been defined by innovation, impact, and unwavering dedication to empowering diverse learners. Today, she continues to shape the educational landscape as a leader in the design and enhancement of OL&LA (Online Literacy and Language Academy) at CORE Learning. Maya’s legacy is a testament to her extraordinary commitment to educational excellence.

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CORE Learning

For 25+ years, CORE has pioneered evidence-based and research-grounded professional learning experiences and school supports that equip educators with the tools they need to advance rigorous instruction, high-quality materials, and effective assessments. CORE partners with educators to strengthen the foundations of teaching and learning, ensuring all students experience a rigorous, relevant, and inclusive public education.

Online Learning & Literacy Academy. Inclusive Teaching, Diverse Learning.

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