ELMS Project

Academic Literacy for English Language Learners


Join us for one session ($10) or the full day, which includes lunch ($25)

Morning session includes:

  • Three hour Science for ELLs workshop session
  • Continental breakfast
  • Book:
  • Certificate of Attendance

Afternoon session includes:

  • Three hour Math for ELLs workshop session
  • Afternoon beverage and snack
  • Book:
  • Certificate of Attendance

Register by Monday, June 8, 2014 to reserve your spot at the workshop.

Register today!

Group Registration
If you plan to attend as a group, please fill out a registration form for the group and include a list of the individuals in your group who will be attending. You may pay for the group with one check.


8:30 - 9:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 12:00 pm

Session 1: Effective Science Instruction for ELLs

12:00 - 12:30 pm

Box Lunch Provided for full day participants

12:30 - 3:30 pm

Session 2: Essential Teaching Practices for Advancing the Mathematics Education of ELLs

About the Speakers

Photo of Alison HaasPhoto of Okhee LeeOkhee Lee is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. Her research areas include science education, language and culture, and teacher education. Her current research involves the scale-up of a model of a curricular and teacher professional development intervention to promote science learning and language development of English language learners. She is a member of the writing team to develop the Next Generation Science Standards through Achieve Inc. and the Steering Committee for the Understanding Language Initiative at Stanford University. She was a 2009 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), received the Distinguished Career Award from the AERA Scholars of Color in Education in 2003, and was awarded a 1993-95
National Academy of Education Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Alison Haas is a Research Associate at New York University working for the Promoting Science Among English Language Learners (P-SELL) grant. Prior to PSELL, she taught in New York City.

Sylvia Celedón-­‐Pattichis is a professor and Bilingual/ESL Program Coordinator at the University of New Mexico. Her research interests include linguistic and cultural influences on the teaching and learning of mathematics, especially with emergent bilinguals. She was Co-PI of the Center for Mathematics Education of Latinos/as (CEMELA), an NSF-funded projePhoto of Sylvia Celedon-Pattichisct that involved a collaboration among four universities, to develop theory and practice for how to turn language and cultural diversity into educational assets for the mathematics education of all students. Her most recent works include a co-edited book published by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) entitled Beyond Good Teaching: Advancing Mathematics Education for ELLs and a co-authored article in Cultural Studies of Science Education entitled "An interdisciplinary collaboration between computer engineering and mathematics/bilingual education to develop a curriculum for underrepresented middle school students". She was the recipient of the Regents Lectureship Award, the Faculty of Color Research Award, and the Faculty of Color Mentoring Award at UNM. She also received the Diversity in Teacher Education Award from AERA and the Senior Scholar Reviewer Award from the National Association of Bilingual Education (NABE).