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Nancy Cloud

Henry Barnard School (HBS)

Academic Background

Program Director; Advisor

M.Ed. in Teaching English as a Second Language Program

Ed. D.1993Teachers College, Columbia UniversitySpecial Education and Bilingualism
M.A.1978University of San FranciscoMulticultural Education
M.A.1972Syracuse UniversitySpanish Literature
B.A.1970Lycoming CollegeSpanish

Courses Taught

TESL 539 Language Acquisition and Learning
TESL 546 Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL 507 Teaching Reading and Writing to ESL Students
TESL 551 Curriculum Development and Language Assessment in ESL
TESL 553 Internship in English as a Second Language
BLBC 516 Methods and Materials in Bilingual Education

Professional Interests

Language and Literacy Development for English Language Learners (ELLs)
Curriculum Design and Development for ELLs
Assessment of ELLs
Dual Language Program Development
Dual Language Curriculum and Instruction

Research Interests

Curriculum Development and Implementation

Acculturation of ELLs

Current Research Projects

Senior Consultant; Bridges to Academic Success: Accelerating Language, Literacy and Content Learning for Emergent Bilinguals with Limited Native Language Literacy.

Providing Support in the Development and Pilot Testing of Four Interdisciplinary Units in Four NYC High Schools with Significant Concentration of Students with Interrupted Formal Schooling (SIFE); with funding from the NY Community Trust and the Research Institute for the Study of Language in Urban Society, the CUNY Graduate Center, NY


(In Preparation)Cloud, N., Genesee, F., Hamayn, E. Dual Language Instruction From A to Z. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
(In Press)Contributor (to three chapters), Hamayan, E. V. and Freeman, R. (Eds.) English Language Learners at school: A guide for administrators: Second Edition, Philadelphia: Caslon Publishing
2011Cloud, N., Lakin, J. and Leininger, E. (June 20110 "Learner-Centered Teaching: The Core of Effective Practices for Adolescent ELLs". TESOL Journal, 2.2, pp. 132-155. Outside Link
2011Cloud, N., Healy, K, Paul, M., Short, D. & Winiarski, P. "Preparing Adolescents for the Academic Demands of Secondary School Classrooms." Chapter in the Listening Volume of the Classroom Practice Series, edited by Nikki Ashcraft and Anh Tran, Alexander, VA: TESOL. (Kelly Healy, Michael Paul and Pat Winiarski are teachers in Central Falls and Pawtucket; outgrowth of our AL2 Project in Secondary Schools) Outside Link
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2010Cloud, N., Lakin, J., Leininger, E., and Maxwell, L. Teaching adolescent English Language Learners: Essential strategies for middle and high school. Philadelphia, PA: Caslon, Inc. Outside Link
2009Cloud, N., Genesee, F. & Hamayan, E. Literacy instruction for English Language Learners: From research to practice (K-8), Portsmouth: Heinemann. Outside Link
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2009Cloud, N. Want More ELL Success: Improve Outreach to Families. Onboard, p. 5 [Publication of the New York State School Boards Association]. Available at: Outside Link
2006Cloud, N. Bilingual education practices. In G.B. Esquivel, E.C. Lopez & Sara Nahari (Eds) Handbook of multicultural school psychology. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Outside Link
2006Contributor (to three chapters), Hamayan, E. V. and Freeman, R. (Eds.) English Language Learners at school: A guide for administrators, Philadelphia: Caslon Publishing
2005 Cloud, N, Including children who are culturally and linguistically diverse. In D. Schwartz (Ed.) Including children with special needs: A handbook for educators and parents. Westport, CT: Greenwood. Outside Link
2005Cloud, N. The dialogic process of capturing and building teacher practical knowledge in dual language programs. In D. J. Tedick (Ed.) Second language teacher education: International perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
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2002Cloud, N. Culturally and linguistically responsive instructional planning. In A.J. Artiles and A.A. Ortiz (Eds). English Language Learners with special education needs: Identification, assessment, and instruction (107-132). Washington, DC: ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics, Center for Applied Linguistics and Delta Systems. Outside Link

Recent Statewide and National Presentations

45th Annual TESOL Convention and Exhibit, A model of a Successful Teen Center, presented on the RI College Community-based Preteen Writing Project, March 18, New Orleans, LA. (together with Ruth Weinstein and Virginia Jama)

Featured Speaker, 25th Iowa Culture and Language Conference, November 1, 2010, on the topic of "Research-Based Literacy Practices for English language Learners", Coralville, Iowa. Full Day Pre-Conference Institute.

Keynote speaker, 34th Annual Statewide Conference For Teachers Serving Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students, December 10, 2010. Tier I Tactics: What to Do With Struggling ELLs. Oak Brook, IL.

K-12 Dream Day Invited Preconvention Institute Presenter, Academic Language and Literacy Strand, Literacy for ELLs: 7 Essential Research-Based practices (March 24), Promises and Challenges of RTI for ELLs; A TESOL/CEC Colloquium (of which I was one of 4 presenters along with Alba Ortiz, Alfredo Artiles, Catherine Collier), TESOL 44th Annual Convention, March 24-27, 2010, Boston, MA. I also was a Team Leader for the Conference with Andres Ramirez and our role was to organize the volunteers for all the Pre- and Post-Convention Institutes.

Presenter, Quality Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners, 21st Annual Literacy for All Northeast PreK-8 Literacy Conference & Reading Recovery Institute, Providence, RI, November 15, 2010.

Professional Organizations

Outside LinkTeachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Outside LinkRhode Island Teachers of ELLs (Current President; Coordinating Council Member)
Outside LinkAssociation for Supervision and Curriculum Development
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