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Accomplishments by Carola Oliva-Olson

2016

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Assessing Young Dual Language Learners – Issues to Consider." with D. Ackerman, D. Guzman-Orth, and M. Zepeda. Panel discussion at American Educational Research Association. Chicago, Apr 20, 2015.
  • "Assessing Dual Language Learners in Kindergarten: Kindergarten Individual Development Survey." with L. Espinosa and A. Wiese. Paper delivered at American Educational Research Association. Chicago, Apr 18, 2015. Apr 16, 2015.

Publications:

  • "Dual Language Learner Support in California Preschools: Past, Present, and Future." with M. Estrada. Multilingual Educator. Mar 15, 2015. 27-29. (http://www.bilingualeducation.org/ME/ME2015.pdf)
  • Incorporating Scaffolded Dialogic Reading Practice in Teacher Training: An Opportunity to Improve Instruction of Young Dual Language Learners in Transitional Kindergarten. Loyola Marymount University: Center for Equity for English Learners, 2015.

Other Activities:

  • "Increasing Teacher Capacity to Support Young Dual Language Learners (Submitted)." with M. Correia. National Professional Development Grant, US Department of Education. 2,625,133. 2016.

2015

Other Activities:

  • Designing and Implementing Comprehensive Systems, Strategies and Supports for Young Dual Language Learners and Their Families in EHS/Head Start. Keynote Presentation U.S. Departement of Health and Human Services. San Diego. Jan 7, 2015.

2014

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Serving Children who are Dual Language Learners and their Families." with M. Estrada-Gonzalez, M. Hamilton, and R. Grant. Panel discussion at National Head Start Association. Long Beach, CA, Apr 30, 2014.
  • "Building a strong foundation for dual language learners early on: Preschool - Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten." with S. Ansari. Panel discussion at California Association of Bilingual Education. Anaheim, CA, Apr 2, 2014.
  • "Supporting OUR Ecosystem: Continuous professional development focused on culture and language with children, families, teachers and community." with M. Estrada-Gonzalez. Panel discussion at National Association for Bilingual Education. San Diego, CA, Feb 15, 2014.
  • "Preschool Dual Language Programming in Head Start and State Preschool: A Concept Walk." Paper delivered at Association of Two-Way & Dual Language Education 21st Annual Conference. San Diego, Jun 21, 2013.
  • "Reframing Accountability: Organizing for Sustainable Change." with K. Tollefson, W. Olson, T. Itkonen, and T. Torres. Panel discussion at 5th Annual Conference for Social Justice in Education. CSU Channel Islands, Apr 20, 2013.
  • "Misión Posible: Diseños curriculares para programas preescolares bilingües de alta calidad con énfasis en la receptividad lingüística y cultural." Paper delivered at Jornada Pedagogica. Los Angeles, CA, Feb 1, 2013.

Publications:

  • "Many Languages, One Teacher: Supporting Language and Literacy." with L. Espinosa, E. Magruder, and W. Hayslip. Young Children. Vol. 68 No. 1 Spring March 2013. 8-15.
  • Rejoinder To Teachstone's “Dual Language Learners and the CLASS Measure”. with V. Vitiello. Los Angeles: Alliance for a Better Community, Campaign for Quality Early Education (CQEE) Coalition, 2013. (http://www.afabc.org/getattachment/85a2c0a9-31d7-444e-9ba2-5034f07f84a0/CQEE_Rejoinder.aspx)

2013

Other Activities:

  • Supporting ALL young children through the Planned Language Approach. Office of Head Start National Webinar Series. Jul 13, 2013.

2012

Exhibitions / Presentations:

  • "Strengthening Family and Community Language." with P. Magaña. Panel discussion at Children's Resource and Referral of Santa Barbara. Santa Maria, CA, Apr 13, 2013.
  • "Train the Trainers for Family Child Care Providers: Supporting Learning and Development in Children who are Dual Language Learners." Panel discussion at California Child Care Resource & Referral Network. Emeryville, CA, Feb 26, 2013.
  • "Effective Practices for Teachers of Young English Learners: Implications for Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Settings." with E. Armas and M. Lavadenz. Panel discussion at California Association for Bilingual Education. Long Beach, CA, Feb 14, 2013. (http://www.bilingualeducation.org/cabe2013/conference/program/CABE2013thursday.pdf)
  • "Preschool Dual Language Programs: Context and Approaches." Panel discussion at Dual Language Institute. Ventura County Office of Education, Feb 1, 2013.

Publications:

  • Dialogic Reading and the Development of Transitional Kindergarten Teachers' Expertise with Dual Language Learners. with E. Armas and M. Lavadenz. Spring. The Multilingual Educator: CABE, 2013. (http://www.bilingualeducation.org/ME/ME2013.pdf)

Other Activities:

  • Embracing Culture & Language in Diverse Learning Contexts for Meaningful Success of Young Children. Early Childhood Professional Development Spring 2013. Ventura County Office of Education. March 2013.
  • The Language of Learning. The Junior League of Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara, CA. Jan 14, 2013.
  • Spanish Language Development Measures. with M. Parra and V. Gutierrez-Clellen. California Desired Results Developmental Profile- School Readiness. California Department of Education- Child Division. WestED. October 2012.
  • "On-line Modules for Enhancing Oral Language Teaching Practices for Young Children in Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Settings." with E. Armas and M. Lavadenz. Doing What Works, U.S. Department of Education, WestEd. 2012.
  • "Project OLE." (Oralidad, Lectura y Escritura), Heising Simons Foundation. 2012.