Closing Session – Caring for Our Kids: Supporting Immigrant and Refugee Children in Our Schools

Closing – 3 EST

Closing Session:

Closing Remarks: Christopher Lehman, Founding Director, The Educator Collaborative

Closing Keynote: 

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Rusul Alrubail is an education writer, consultant, and blogger. She is is also the Chief Education Officer of The Writing Project, an essay writing app for students. Alrubail has taught English and literature courses to college and undergraduate students. Her writing with Edutopia, Education Week, PBSNewshour, EdWeek Teacher, Teaching Tolerance, Educational Leadership, Edsurge, and Medium has reached over hundreds of thousands of readers.  

Her new book (due in Spring 2017), Digital Writing for English Language Learners, looks at practical ways educators can implement the use of technology in their English and Language Arts classroom for English Language Learners. Her work focuses on teacher professional development and training, pedagogical practices in and out of the classroom, english language learners, equity & social justice and media literacy as a means for professional development. Alrubail believes in the power of student voice and agency as one of the main elements that can shift education forward and empower others to create positive change in people’s lives.

Christopher Lehman is the Founding Director of The Educator Collaborative. Read his full bio here or request him for consulting or a speaking engagement.  He is an international speaker, education consultant and New York Times best-selling author. His books include: Falling In Love With Close Reading with Kate RobertsEnergize Research Reading and Writing;Pathways to the Common Core with Lucy Calkins and Mary Ehrenworth; and A Quick Guide to Reviving Disengaged Writers.He is column editor for NCTE Voices from the Middle professional journal and his articles and interviews have appeared in many publications and popular blogs including Voices in the Middle, Reading Today, SmartBrief, EdWeek, Choice Literacy and Talks with Teachers.  In addition to consulting and writing, he serves on the Board of Directors for the National Center for Families Learning and the Education Work Group; is Chair of the NCTE Middle Level Section; member of the NCTE governing body, the Executive Committee, where he serves as Chair of the Strategic Planning Subcommittee; he is a Booksource Advocate; and served as a project advisor on a joint NCTE/National Center for Literacy Education national education collaboration initiative.

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