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2014 Conference

May 8–9, 2014

Framingham, MA

MATSOL 2014 Conference: Online Program

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*SIFE from the Teachers' Perspective

Friday, May 9, 2014 at 3:30 PM–5:10 PM EDT
Session Abstract

During this interactive session participants will learn about key considerations when starting a program designed for SIFE including assessment, placement, and long-term planning for individual students. Participants will then dissasemble a thematic unit in order to discover salient characteristics of academic and social planning using Common Core and WIDA standards. 


Session Length

Interactive Workshop (90 minutes)

Elementary Educators
Secondary Educators
Program Administrators
Teacher Educators
Topic Strand

Specific Populations (ELLs with disabilities, SLIFE, etc)

Lead Presenter

Ms. Avery Saulnier de Reyes, Boston Public Schools
Biographical Statement

Avery Saulnier de Reyes is a teacher and reading specialist with Boston Public Schools. She has worked with adolescent SIFE for four of eight years.



Ms. Carmen Estrada-Carrau, Boston Public Schools
Biographical Statement

Carmen M. Estrada-Carráu is a 21 year veteran Boston Public Schools teacher. She has dedicated her last 13 years to work with the SIFE population.

Ms. Cándida Mundo-Arboleda, Boston Public Schools-Curley K-8 School
Biographical Statement

Cándida Mundo-Arboleda has been working with BPS for the last 27 years as an elementary teacher. She has been a SIFE teacher since 1996.

Ms. Rosaicela Meléndez, Boston Public Schools
Biographical Statement

Rosa Meléndez has been an elementary school teacher at Boston Public Schools for six years with three of those years working with SIFE students.

Ms. Nina Lessin-Joseph, Boston Public Schools
Biographical Statement

Nina Lessin-Joseph directs a school’s ELL program in BPS.  Her 10+ years of experience include teaching SIFE in the US and Central America.