Some 350 federal, state, local educational and community leaders, students and parents will come together at Santa Ana College to focus on the challenge, data and projections, legislative policy and fiscal issues, and best practices for bridging the achievement gap for Latino students and English language learners.
Here are the event details:
- 7:30 – 8:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
- 8:00 – 8:15 a.m. Welcome
- 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans: Focus on Santa Ana, Speaker: Juan Sepulveda, Director, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans
- 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Student Panel: Student Voices: “What will a 21st century school look like?”
- 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. Data Presentation: What does/doesn’t the data tell us regarding the needs of the Long Term English Learner? Speaker: Jose Moreno, Ed.D., CSU, Long Beach: Associate Professor, Chicano and Latino Studies Department
- 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Keynote: Addressing the needs of the Long Term English Learner, Speaker: Patricia Gándara, Ph.D., UCLA: Professor, Graduate School of Education, Co-Director, The Civil Rights Project
- 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Buffet Lunch (15 minutes to walk from Johnson Center), Speaker: Tom Torlakson (Invited Guest): California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Brief Review of Breakout Sessions
- 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Breakout Sessions: See attached Breakout Sessions Chart (Each to focus on: policy, practice, and models)
- 2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Teams Debrief
- 2:45 – 3:00 p.m. Summit Commitment/Call to Action
- 3:00 p.m. Closing
The summit is open to educators, parents, residents, and elected officials in Orange County. Since this topic is of interest to many, the public is invited to register to participate in a free webinar that will offer access to the opening plenary and closing sessions. Webinar registration is open at www.ocachieves.org. For information, call 714-558-5855.