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LUCIA BUTTARO

PROFESSOR

EDUCATION, RUTH S. AMMON SCHOOL OF

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Diplomas/Degrees

Ph.D., Fordham University (1999)
MSED (TESOL), Fordham University (1994)
BS/MS, Instituto de Ensenanza Superior Daguerre, Buenos Aires Argentina (1986)

Recent Courses

Assessment Considerations For E S L And Bilingual Populations
Dignity For All Students Act ( D A S A ) Training
Foundations Of Bilingual Special Education
School And Society
Tesol 1: Developing Literacy And Language Arts Skills In The E S L Classroom

Personal Statement

The field of TESOL (Teaching English as a second language) is a fascinating one. It took me a long time to move from a level of ethnocentrism to cultural relativity. I am still learning and I share all the experiences of having lived, worked and studied abroad with my students. My challenging phrase to my students is always: "Lift it off the page and make it work". Theory is important but it needs to be connected with practice as well. I try to create an environment where students feel safe to experiment with new ideas, strategies, and methods.

Teaching Specializations/Interests

My interests revolve around traveling and seeing the world. I am constantly on a plane and immersing myself in a variety of languages (I speak five) and cultures. I gather as much as I can and upon returning to the US, I share it all with the students and my colleagues.

Research Interests

January 16, 2014. Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Training (one day Institute for Paraprofessionals and Special Education Teachers at the Manhattan Site of Adelphi University)

April 9, 10, 11th, 2013: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Training (three day Institute for paraprofessionals and Special Education Teachers at the Manhattan Site of Adelphi University)

March 6th, 2013: How to Impact Student Achievement and Make a Difference. Workshop given to FTA (Future Teachers Association) at Adelphi University's Fire Lounge at the University Center.

February 5, 6, 7, 2013: Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Training (three day Institute) for Paraprofessionals and Special Education Teachers at the Manhattan Site of Adelphi University.

July 23-26, 2012. Long Island/Westchester Summer Institute. Presentation on Vision of a Distinguished Lab Site and Modifying Lesson Plans. Keynote Speaker at Fordham University's Westchester Campus.

October 13, 2010: Promoting Academic Success for English Language Learners. Guest Speaker at NYSABE (New York State Association for Bilingual Education). New York City Regional Meeting at Fordham University, Lincoln Center, New York.

Grants/Sponsored Research

PSC CUNY Research Award Program 2001 - 2002. "Cultural, Linguistic and Educational Adjustments of Adult ESL Hispanic Women in New York"

Books

Buttaro, Lucia (2012). Spanish Native Language Arts Curriculum for the Emergent Bilingual in Grades K-6. (second edition). Ronkonkoma, NY: Linus Publications, Inc..

Buttaro, Lucia (2010). Spanish Native Language Arts Curriculum for the Emergent Bilingual in Grades K-6. Ronkonkoma, NY: Linus Publications, Inc..

Buttaro, Lucia and Carrasquillo, Angela (2006). Easy Steps for Implementing and Evaluating a Dual Language Program for Native English Speakers and English Language Learners. Ronkonkoma, NY: Linus Publications, Inc..


Artistic/Creative Work

"METLA (Multilingual Education Teacher Leadership Academy) Mentor". Mentored Elementary and Junior High School Teachers to become Administrators in Catholic Schools.Academies. Queens and Brooklyn Catholic Schools. September 2013.

"Mentor for BETLA (Bilingual Education Teacher Leadership Academy)". Mentored ESL/Bilingual Education Teachers to become Administrators. Brooklyn, Brentwood, Mineola, Uniondale, Queens, Freeport, Southampton, Jericho, Patchogue. September 2013.


Book Chapters

Buttaro, Lucia (2011). Teacher Change and the Implementation of Professional Development. New York City Public Schools Work With Identity. (pp. 24-47). The One Voice Collection of Scholarly Works, Vol. 2. ISBN # 978-0-984793-1-7..

Buttaro, Lucia (2011). Plagiarism in Higher Education: Tips and Recommendations for its Prevention. (pp. 17-23). The One Voice Collection of Scholarly Works, Vol. 2. ISBN # 978-0-984793-1-7..


Refereed Articles

Buttaro, Lucia (2012), The Education of the Children of Immigrants: A Cross-Cultural Study Between New York and Rome. Sino-US English Teaching, Vol. 9 No. 12 ISSN # 1539-8072, 1739-1753.

Buttaro, Lucia. (2012), Stereotypes in a Foreign Language Classroom - Modifying Negative Attitudes to Enhance Foreign Language Learning. Sino-US English Teaching, Vol. 9. No. 11. ISSN# 1539-8072, Vol. 9. No. 11, 1667-1675.

Buttaro, Lucia (2010), Informing and Transforming Schools: Ethnographic. WACRA (World Association for Case Method Research and Application). Conference Proceedings: Educational Partnerships to Change the World (Alianzas Educativas Para cambiar el Mundo), ISSN # 1931-7549, 63-71.


Conference Presentations/Papers

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Buttaro, Lucia (2014). Engaging English Language Learners' Cultures in a Teacher Preparation Program. In 14th Annual LIESOL Conference on Academic Language, Academic Success for English Language Learners. Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY.

Buttaro, Lucia (2014). Creating Language Objectives for Curriculum Maps. In 26th International onference on Foreign/Second Language Acquisition. Szczyrk, Poland.

Buttaro, Lucia (2014). Comparative Experiences Between Japanese Tsunami Victims and New York's Hurricane Sandy: Where do we go from here? In First Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences and Humanities. Tokyu Inn Hotel, Osaka, Japan.

Buttaro, Lucia (2014). Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Teacher Preparedness. In AERA (American Educational Research Association). Philadelphia, PA.

Buttaro, Lucia (2014). The Older English Language Learner in New York City Classrooms. In 1st International Conference on Applied Linguistics : Language in Focus - Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities in LInguistics and English Teaching Language. ELT Department of faculty of Education, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey.

Buttaro, Lucia (2014). Engaging English Learners' Cultures in a Teacher Preparation Program. In 8th INTED (International Technology and Development Conference). Valencia, Spain.

Buttaro, Lucia (2014). Challenging Classroom Activities for Teaching Culture. In AABRI (Academic and Business Research Institute). San Antonio, TX.

Buttaro, Lucia (2014). Social Justice and Linguistic Human Rights in Dual Language Classrooms. In WACRA (World Association for Case Method Resrach and Application. Paris, France.

Buttaro, Lucia (2014). Balancing Multicultural Identity and Family Relationships. In Linguistic Society of the Philippines and the Department of English and Applied Linguistics. The College of Education in De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines.

Buttaro, Lucia (2013). Creating Language Objectives for Curriculum Maps. In 43rd Annual Conference of the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL). Crowne Plaza, White Plains, NY.

Buttaro, Lucia (2013). Collaborative Pathways for the Success of SIFE (Students with Interrupted Formal Education) Programs. In 44th Annual conference of NERA (Northeastern Educational Research Association). Sheraton Hartford South Hotel, CT.

Buttaro, Lucia (2013). Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Teacher Preparedness. In Geolinguistics International Conference. Baruch College, New York, NY.

Buttaro, Lucia (2013). Teacher Education: Language, Culture and Study Abroad. In One International EAR (Expert Academic Round Table). Sonesta Hotel, Philadelphia, PA.

Buttaro, Lucia (2013). Dual Language Programs: Can the USA compete globally? In First International Conference on Bilingual Education in a Globalized World. Universidad de Alcala de Henares, Alcala, Spain.

Buttaro, Lucia (2013). Dispelling the Myths and Misconceptions on Bilingualism: Effective Bilingual Education Models. In 9th International Literacy Conference. Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Buttaro, Lucia and Helguero-Balcells, Graciela (2012). Language Proficiency and Intercultural Awareness Linkage in the Global Market Business Enterprise During Economic Global Crisis. In 11th Annual Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture. Rome, Italy.


Other Scholarly/Artistic Work

Academic Pairing for English Language Learning

Honors and Accomplishments

February 2014-Nomination for Adelphi University's Teaching Excellence Award
February 2014 - Nomination for Adelphi University's Excellence in Service Award
February 2014 - Nomination for Adelphi University's Excellence in Scholarship Award
April 30, 2013 - Recipient of "Celebrating Languages" at the Legends Reception held at the Allegria Hotel in Long Beach, New York
April 22, 2010 - Recipient of Gaviota Award at Latyn Fourteenth Annual Scholarship Dinner Dance. (This award is given to an educator who demonstrates exceptional work with children through the instruction and guidance that leads them to achievement).

Community and Corporate Leadership

ESL Training on SIOP (Sheltered Instruction Operational Protocol) strategies and methodology at the following Catholic Schools:

St. Agatha's School
Our Lady's Catholic Academy
Salve Regina's Catholic Academy
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Academy