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2014 Conference

May 8–9, 2014

Framingham, MA

MATSOL 2014 Conference: Online Program

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Newcomers Parent Liaisons: Advocacy and the Provision of Wrap-Around Services to ELLs and their Families

Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM–9:45 AM EDT
Session Abstract

Newcomers Parent Liaisons provide social and academic orientation in one of the seven major languages to new ELLs and their families.  Support entails orienting families about various academic and family-support resources in the district, at the school level, and in the community. Participants will learn how to identify and respond to the needs of newcomer families and students as follows:

Session Length

Practice-Oriented Presentation (45 minutes)

Elementary Educators
Secondary Educators
Program Administrators
Topic Strand

Specific Populations (ELLs with disabilities, SLIFE, etc)

Lead Presenter

Kevin Montoya, Boston Public Schools
Biographical Statement

Kavin Montoya is a Parent Liaison at the Newcomer Assessment and Counseling Center at Boston Public Schools.



Vera Johnson, Boston Public Schools
Biographical Statement

Vera Johnson is Director of the Newcomer Assessment Center, Boston Public Schools.