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Areas of Expertise
Virginia Rojas, a veteran ASCD Faculty member, conducts professional learning on effective programs and strategies for preK–12 English language learners for ESL and classroom teachers alike. Rojas works with teachers to design high-challenge, high-support learning experiences to simultaneously strengthen English language proficiency and academic achievement. She provides professional development training, job-embedded coaching and demonstration lessons, and linguistic audits of ESL or bilingual programs.
Rojas, a former ESL and bilingual classroom teacher, university professor, and central office administrator, has worked as an education consultant in over 200 international schools throughout the world, as well as with school districts across the United States. She worked with an Illinois school district for five years to train ESL and bilingual teachers and develop a K–8 curriculum framework for dual-language programs. She also performed a long-term implementation with a major Northern Virginia school district, training K–12 classroom and ESOL teachers as well as administrators on responsive instructional practices for English language learners. In her international work, she conducted training for all teachers on responsive instruction for English language learners and established ESL certification programs for American teachers working in international schools. Rojas has presented at major conferences in the United States and throughout the world.
Rojas is the author of several ASCD publications, including Strategies for Success with English Language Learners (ASCD, 2007) and the ESL Teachers and Educating English Language Learners: Connecting Language, Literacy, and Culture DVD Series (ASCD, 2010).
Rojas holds an EdD in philosophy, an MEd in applied linguistics and TESOL, and a BS in language education.
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