5th Grade Parents and Guardians- Please see the schedule below of dates and times of “open houses” for Middle Schools. Visiting the school during one of the arranged times will give you an opportunity to learn about the fabulous Middle Schools in District 21, ask questions, learn about specialties/talents offered, etc.
NYU is offering a special seminar entitled the 2016 ELL Parent Academy to be held Friday, October 21, 2016 from 8 AM to 2 PM.
The ELL Parent Academy is for parents of English Language Learners and for school personnel who work with ELL parents. The ELL Parent Academy is designed to provide information and resources to support parents, families and educators in their efforts to help ELLs achieve academic success.
David E. Kirkland, Ph.D, JD – Executive Director
Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity & the Transformation of Schools
Lissette Colón-Collins – Assistant Commissioner
NY State Education Department – Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages
John Dau – Social Activist, Public Speaker, Author and Social Entrepreneur
Pre-Registration is required. Please Register here: https://nyu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eQy47MZH1cgCtjT
For more information please call: (800) 469 – 8224. A light breakfast and lunch will be served.
Between Two Worlds: With keen insight, Mr. Dau shares the myriad of cultural and material differences he faced upon arrival to the United States in 2001. He recounts the shock of his tribal culture colliding with life in America and delves into the challenges of making a new life for himself while keeping one eye on Sudan. Mr. Dau aims to help audiences understand the struggles many first generation refugees face, as well as offering insights on how to assist refugees adjusting to a new life in the United States.
There will be 2 breakout sessions (about 50 min each) after the major session offering workshops in about 7-9 languages including English, Spanish, Chinese, Bengali, Arabic, French, Haitian, Korean and a few African Languages. We will address any other pre-registered languages groups who may require translation.