Several new studies have shown that students from families below the poverty line are at the greatest risk for academic failure. Research reveals that low family income has a bigger impact on academics than ethnicity or English language proficiency. Join Dr. Martha Burns as she reviews the newest research and provides research on interventions which have been found to have a significant impact on academic achievement in children of poverty.
How the ELL Brain Learns
What does the latest research reveal about the ELL brain? In this session, Dr. Sousa will provide an overview of how the young brain acquires the first language, and then look at how trying to learn a second language affects brain development. We will discuss the challenges that ELL students face when learning both conversational and academic language simultaneously and explore ways to help them. Finally, we will debunk some misconceptions about ELLs and English language acquisition. There will be some surprises!
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