Professional Development Materials



CLACS - Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

  • Whether it is through our K-12 curriculum planning, our MA program, or our popular public events, CLACS increases the visibility of Latin American and Caribbean-related issues. Our efforts are consistently recognized by the Department of Education, resulting in our designation as a Title VI National Resource Center. This means that we can offer increased support to students, faculty, teachers and interested members of the public.
  • The CLACS K-12 Outreach Program strives to bridge New York University’s innovative Latin American and Caribbean-related research with a broader community of educators in New York City. Drawing on the multitude of disciplinary strengths found at NYU, we disseminate expert resources to area educators and support local curriculum development to strengthen the Latin America content in K-12 classrooms. We make CLACS resources available globally through our website and blog
  • Cultural Awareness in Authentic Assessment in Early Childhood ELLs - 3-20-2010 - Dr. Nancy Maldonado, Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Early Childhood Program at Lehman College, CUNY and EL Sol - An Early Childhood Assessment Instrument - Noemi Carrera, Former Director of Bilingual Curriculum & Coordinator of El Sol Project
  • Emergent & Early Literacy in Young ELLs - 5-15-2010 - Dr. Celia Espinosa, Associate Professor & Coordinator of the Early Childhood Graduate Program at Lehman College and Practices, Curriculum and Policy: Working with ELLs - Anna Paredes, ESL Pull-Out Teacher, P.S. 109. Bronx, New York
  • Alma Flor Ada - An Author's Study ( ) - This sug­gested frame­work will help teach­ers carry out a suc­cess­ful Author’s Visit or Author’s Study.  The goal is to pro­vide many ideas that will enable the teacher to max­i­mize the ben­e­fits from the Visit or Study.


Instruction in Content Areas

  • The Language of Science for Secondary ELLs - Michelle Cambier
  • Bolstering Confident and Competent Vocabulary Use Through Explicit Instruction in the Content Areas - 4-29-2010 - Dr. Kate Kinsella, adjunct faculty member, the College of Education at San Francisco State University

Response to Intervention (RtI)

Secondary Education

  • Increasing Graduation Rates and College Attendance for ELL Students - 11-10-2009 -  Dr. Pedro Noguera, Professor on the Department of Teaching and Learning at NYU and the Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education and the co-Director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings (IGEMS).

Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFE)