Meet the Researcher: A Morning with Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan

Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 10:30 a.m.

$0 | Friedman Family Auditorium

Join us for “Meet the Researcher,” a new series designed to empower educators, academics, and interested adults with knowledge, inspiration, and evidenced-based insights to help end the literacy crisis in America, one student at a time. The first event features renowned researcher and practitioner Dr. Elsa Cárdenas-Hagan, president of the Valley Speech Language and Learning Center in Brownsville, Texas. Dr. Cárdenas-Hagan has written many scholarly articles, curricular programs, and book chapters related to the oracy and literacy development of English learners. Her book Literacy Foundations for English Learners: A Comprehensive Guide to Evidence-Based Instruction is considered the preeminent text on Structured Literacy for English learners, especially effective for students with dyslexia, but also a best practice for all students.

Dr. Cardenas-Hagan will deliver a keynote address, “Structured Literacy for English Learners: A Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Approach,” followed by breakout discussions in which participants will be able to meet directly with other audience members and Dr. Cárdenas-Hagan. Following the event, her book will be available for purchase and signing in Present Perfect, Planet Word’s gift shop. Participants will gain insights into Dr. Cárdenas-Hagan’s research, discover instructional practices to bring back to their classrooms, and help us launch a valuable forum for questioning, networking, and community-building.

Co-presented by Planet Word in partnership with The Reading League–DC. Five copies of Language Foundations will also be available as door prizes.