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  1. Roberts, Esther, Biliteracy Workshops

Message 1: Biliteracy Workshops

Date: Wed, 2 May 2001 11:51:29 -0400
From: Roberts, Esther <>
Subject: Biliteracy Workshops

Biliteracy Research Technical Assistance Workshops

Development of Early Literacy in English-Language-Learning Children: 
NICHD-OERI Biliteracy Research Initiative

Denver, Colorado-May 31, 2001
San Francisco, California-June 28, 2001
Atlanta, Georgia-July 19, 2001
Kansas City, Missouri-August 23, 2001

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development 
National Institutes of Health

Office of Educational Research and Improvement
U.S. Department of Education 

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National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Department of Education
Office of Educational Research and Improvement
Washington, DC 20208

April 30, 2001

Dear Colleagues:

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
and the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI),
U.S. Department of Education are pleased to co-sponsor a series of
technical assistance workshops on the Development of Early Literacy in
English-Language-Learning Children: NICHD-OERI Biliteracy Research
Initiative. Each workshop will feature presentations by Federal
government experts and nationally recognized researchers involved in
biliteracy research, grant writing, and research methodology. All
interested research investigators are invited to attend, and new and
minority investigators are especially encouraged to take part. In
order to facilitate your participation, we've scheduled each workshop
in a convenient geographic region.

The first workshop was held in Washington, D.C. at the U.S. Department
of Education on April 6th. Additional workshops are currently planned
for Denver, Colorado on May 31st, San Francisco, California on June
28th, Atlanta, Georgia on July 19th, and Kansas City, Missouri on
August 23rd. For more information regarding the agenda, registration,
and meeting location for these workshops, please contact Esther
Roberts at (301) 294-5607 or

By attending a workshop, you have an excellent opportunity to learn
about the development of knowledge relevant to the critical factors
that influence the development of early language literacy among
children whose first language is Spanish. You will also have the
opportunity to discuss the grant application process. Researchers and
Federal government representatives will also benefit from your
insight, experience, and concerns. There will be discussion of
research needs and priorities for future work in this area. The
ultimate goal of the workshops is to improve our ability to meet the
literacy needs of children and the communities that they live in.
Thank you for your efforts and interest in this crucial area of
research. We look forward to working with you.

Sincerely yours,
Peggy McCardle, PhD, MPH	
Associate Chief, Child Development and Behavior Branch 	 
Center for Research for Mothers and Children 

Gil Garcia
Senior Research Analyst
National Institute on the Education of At Risk Students
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8:30 am	Coffee, Registration
9:00 am	Welcome
9:15 am	Overview of the DELSS Research Partnership

9:45 am	Research Design and Methods:
		Experimental and Quasi-Experimental Studies

10:45 am	BREAK
11:00 am	Qualitative Research and Combined Methods

12:15 pm	LUNCH
1:00 pm	Biliteracy Research-There's a Lot Left to Do
		Grant Application Writing
2:30 pm	BREAK
2:45 pm	The Peer Review Process
3:15 pm	Questions & Discussion	
4:00 pm	ADJOURN

NICHD-OERI Biliteracy Research Technical Assistance Workshop

Note: There is NO FEE for this workshop.
Please check the workshop you plan to attend. 	
� Denver, Colorado, May 31
� San Francisco, California, June 28
� Atlanta, Georgia, July 19
� Kansas City, Missouri, August 23
Name and Degree(s)	
Employment Affiliation
State	ZIP
Daytime Telephone	
E-mail Address

I will need hotel accommodations.

Please complete and return the registration form by mail, fax, or e-mail to:

Esther Roberts
ROW Sciences
1700 Research Blvd., Suite 400
Rockville, MD 20850
301-294-5607 phone
301-294-5401 fax

Walk-in registrations will be accepted. For more information, contact Esther
Roberts at 301-294-5607, or e-mail at

Esther Roberts
Sr. Conference Specialist
ROW Sciences/Logicon
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