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10 Evidence-Based Practices Supporting Bilingual Students’ Reading Development

Thursday, July 28, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

10 Evidence-Based Practices Supporting Bilingual Students’ Reading Development

Presented by Doris Baker, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Special Education and Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Joint Appointment, University of Texas at Austin
Moderated by ​Terrie Noland, Ph.D., CALP​, Vice President, Educator Initiatives​, Learning Ally

Sponsored by Learning Ally

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View this edWebinar to learn 10 key practices that will enhance your reading instruction and build the language acquisition of bilingual students in English, their second language. The presenters discuss examples and specific areas of particular challenges for second language learners. They also address student second language acquisition in bilingual programs.

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to K-12 teachers.


Dr. Doris Luft BakerAbout the Presenter

Dr. Doris Luft Baker is Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin). She is an affiliate of the Texas Center for Equity Promotion and a board member of the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk. Her research focuses on developing and testing interventions and assessments designed to improve academic outcomes for bilingual students, particularly Latino/a bilingual students. As part of this work, she has focused on Latino/a family engagement and the use of technology to reduce academic inequities among underserved populations. Dr. Baker is the senior author of the Indicadores Dinámicos del Exito en la Lectura, a formative assessment to screen and monitor students at risk for reading difficulties in grades K-3. Dr. Baker has been a principal investigator or co-principal investigator on grants funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), and the National Science Foundation, among others.

Her work has been published in the Journal of School Psychology, Exceptional Children, Review of Research in Education (RRE), Bilingual Research Journal, International Journal of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education, Learning Disabilities: Research and Practice, Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Teaching Exceptional Children, Learning Disability Quarterly, and School Psychology Review (SPR), among others. Her review of bilingual education appeared in the RRE Centennial Volume in 2016. She is Editor-in-Chief of the book, Second Language Acquisition: Methods, Perspectives, and Challenges. Dr. Baker has also provided workshops or conducted research internationally in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, Finland, Spain, Qatar, and Korea. She is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and semi-fluent in German.


Terrie NolandAbout the Moderator

Listen. Learn. Teach. It’s that simple. Terrie Noland uses this philosophy as an innovator and a motivator, and it’s evident as she leads, coaches and mentors thousands of K-12 educators about the science of reading each year. She has a unique perspective on the need to unify all stakeholders around a vision for education to smash the reading divide for the millions of struggling readers. Her daily mission is to add value to educators to help influence transformational changes in school districts across the country by addressing the needs of marginalized students. Terrie seeks to share her expertise and passion to encourage and to illuminate a path towards success and measurable outcomes.

If you looked at Terrie’s resume, you would be confused. Her undergraduate and graduate degree work placed her in the field of criminal justice. However, it was through continuous listening and learning that led her on a journey in education starting out in preschool teaching and administration, then becoming a Certified Academic Language Practitioner (CALP) and earning a Ph.D. in literacy and educational leadership from St. John’s University. Terrie is also a John Maxwell certified speaker and coach.

As Vice President of Educator Initiatives at Learning Ally, Terrie works to ignite enthusiasm and excitement by building champion educators and administrators on creating cultures of literacy and learning.


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Thursday, July 28, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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