Friday November 17th
9:00 am – KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Tan Huynh – Creating the Conditions for Long-Term Success Tan Huynh will stay in the Grand Ballroom to answer your questions until 11:00
Let’s shift beyond the limits of the long-term English learner (LTEL) label and embrace a new way of honoring secondary multilinguals’ valuable life experiences and academic potential. By focusing on experienced multilinguals’ strengths and what teachers can do, we will create the conditions for long-term success. In this keynote, Tan will share the conditions where experienced multilinguals can thrive. While the examples will be from secondary schools, these conditions are applicable to elementary school MLs as well. The goal of this keynote is to affirm what participants are already doing to serve their MLs and to offer additional approaches.
Saturday November 18th
9:00 am – KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Our Cultures, Our Assets
The United States is going through dramatic change that will not only fundamentally transform our nation’s racial and ethnic demographics for those alive today but also for the next two generations. In 2025, 1 in 4 public school students will be an English Language Learner (EL). Presently, 10% of students, with more than 300 home languages, are EL students in Minnesota. As we approach this strategic inflection point in our society, educators and educational systems that can create new paradigms to see, value, and celebrate students are posed to not only be successful in Minnesota but also among the very best in the United States.
Join Minnesota Humanities Center CEO Kevin Lindsey, ISD 917 Superintendent Dr. Michael Favor, and a panel of past and current EL students for an engaging session on what is working well for EL students, what we can do together to improve EL education, and how EL can rightfully assume leadership in changing the landscape of education.