"This book offers invaluable resources for teachers and administrators taking a proactive approach in transforming the academic success of long-term English learners."--Yee Wan, Multilingual Programs Coordinator (07/02/2010)
"This book encapsulates a serious call to action: challenging leaders and educators through bold, yet eminently practical pathways toward high-quality, evidence-based systematic instruction."--Virginia R. Champion, Senior Education Specialist (07/02/2010)
"From classroom to boardroom and teacher to superintendent, this book provides the framework to ensure the academic success of ELs and the renewal of the educational organization itself in its mission to meet the academic needs of all students."--Pedro Mendia-Landa, English Language Learner Programs, Director (07/12/2010)
About the Author
Dr. Margarita Calderón is a Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Scientist at the Johns Hopkins University School of Education. She serves on national panels and committees such as: National Research Councils Committee on Teacher Preparation, National Literacy Panel for Language Minority Children and Youth, Carnegie Adolescent ELL Literacy Panel, The WIDA Formative Language Assessment Records for ELLs (FLARE) in Secondary School, National Institute for Family Literacy (NIFL) Multicultural Advisory, Professional Advisory Board of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, and ETS Visiting Panel on Research. She is principal investigator in a 5-year study in middle and high schools called ExC-ELL on professional development of science, social studies, and language arts teachers of ELLs, and RIGOR for teaching language, reading and content to SIFE, ELLs in Special Education, and Newcomers funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. She is Co-PI with Robert Slavin on the 5-year randomized evaluation of English immersion, transitional, and two-way bilingual elementary programs funded by the Institute for Education Sciences/U.S. Dept. of Education. Other research has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Labor, National Institutes of Health, and Texas Education Agency.
She has over 100 publications. Three recent publications are: The McGraw-Hill LEAD21 and Science Essentials for ELLs; Teaching Reading to English Language Learners, Grades 6-12: A Framework for Improving Achievement in the Content Area, and Designing, Implementing and Evaluating Two-Way Bilingual programs by Corwin Press. She is an international speaker and conducts comprehensive professional development programs throughout the country.