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Lucia Buttaro

PhD

Lucia Buttaro, Ph.D.Clinical Professor of TESOL and Bilingual Education 
113 West 60th Street
buttaro@fordham.edu

Lucia Buttaro is a  Clinical Professor of TESOL and Bilingual Education in the division of Curriculum and Teaching. Prior to joining Fordham, Buttaro was Chair, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)/Bilingual Advanced Certificate Programs in Touro College's (New York) Graduate School of Education. She also previously served as an Education Specialist at Fordham, providing professional development and coaching for second language acquisition, dual language, and multicultural diversity programs. She was also a Professor in the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education at Adelphi University, and has taught internationally at the Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico, as well as in Japan and Argentina.

Education

Ph.D., Forham University; Language, Literacy and Learning (specialization in second language acquisition)

M.S.Ed., Fordham University, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

B.S./M.S., Instituto de Ensenanza Superior DaguerreBuenos Aires, ArgentinaLiterary, Scientific and Technical Translations and Interpretations (English/Spanish)

New York State License/Certification: TESOL and Spanish

Languages:

Functional Bilingual in Italian, Spanish, and English

Dominant Bilingual in French and Japanese 

 

Publications and Presentations

Books

Buttaro, L. (2012). Spanish Native Language Arts Curriculum for the Emergent Bilingual in Grades K-6. (Second Edition) Linus Publications, Inc. NY. ISBN: 13-978-1-60797-248-8.

Buttaro, L. (2010). Spanish Native Language Arts Curriculum for the Emergent Bilingual in Grades K-6. Linus Publications, Inc. NY.  ISBN#10-1-60797-248-4

Buttaro, L., & Carrasquillo, A. (2006). Easy Steps for Implementing and Evaluating a Dual Language Program for Native English Speakers and English Language Learners. Linus Publications, Inc. NY.  ISBN # 0-9777197-5-8.

Book Chapters

Buttaro, L. (2013). The Czech Republic Languages in Cyberspace: An Evolutionary Phenomenon for English as a Second Language. In L. R. N. Ashley and W. H. Finke (Eds.). The American Society of Geolinguistics: Language and Popular Culture; p.119-128, ISBN# 1-57981-069-1.

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

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

Buttaro, L. (2009). Sheltered Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: A Study of the Spring and Fall Semesters of the Year 2005. In L. R. N. Ashley and W. H. Finke (Eds.). Journal of the American Society of Geolinguistics, ISBN# 0-943025-97-4, p.35- 53.

Sosin, A., Pepper-Sanello, M., Eichenholtz, S., Buttaro, L. & White – Clark, R. (2009). Reading the Labor Movement: La Causa & Literacy Instruction, Organizing the Curriculum: Perspectives on Teaching the U.S. Labor Movement, Sense Publishers, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, p. 171-189.

Buttaro, L. (2009). Education Landscapes in the 21st Century: Cross – Cultural Challenges and Multi – Disciplinary Perspectives. Dual Language Programs: What are They and Why Should We Use Them? Some Points and Recommendations for Educators, Parents, and Administrators. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, New Castle, UK, p. 106- 133.

Buttaro, L. (2008). Lessons Learned from Student Teachers’ Journals in the TESOL Master’s Seminar: Fall 2007/Spring 2008. 7th Annual International Conference on Education. Conference Proceedings, ISSN# 1541 -5880, 2642-2673.

Buttaro, L. (2008). Cultural, Linguistic and Educational Experiences of Adult Latina Women in New York. In The Journal of the American Society of Geolinguistics, Language and Politics. ISBN# 1-58981-061-6, 1-15.

Buttaro, L. (January, 2008). Decolonizing pedagogy in the American Classroom: Social Justice and Democracy in Marginalized Urban Settings. In H. E. Klein (Ed.), (pp. 12-26). Creative Teaching Act. Madison, WI: Omni Press. ISSN # 1931-7549, p. 1-15.

Buttaro, L. (2008). Cultural, Linguistic and Educational Experiences of Adult Latina Women in New York. In L. R. N. Ashley and W. H. Finke (Eds.). Journal of The American Society of Geolinguistics, Language and Politics (pp. 63-82). NY: Cummings and Hathaway Publishers. ISBN # 1-57981-061-6.

Buttaro, L. (November, 2007). A Common Identity: Moving Towards Mutual Understanding and Acceptance Between Africans and African-Americans. (pp. 1136-1163). In Fulfilling Our Dreams By Bringing All Cultures Together, 2007 Monograph Series.

Buttaro, L. (2005).Culture Shock and Language Stress of Adult Latinas in New York, In H. E. Klein (Ed.), Creative Teaching Act  (pp. 87-100). Madison, WI: Omni Press. ISBN # 1-877868-24-8.

Buttaro, L. (2004). The Social, Cultural, Psychological and Political Dimensions of Language Education. In L. R. N. Ashley and W. H. Finke (Eds.). The American Society of Geolinguistics, Language and Identity (pp. 143-158). NY: Cummings and Hathaway Publishers. ISBN # 0-8765234-4-3

Buttaro, L. (2001). Oral/Aural English Skills Through E-Mail, In H. E. Klein (Ed.), Creative Teaching Act 4 (pp. 71-79). Madison, WI: Omni Press ISBN # 1-877868-17-5.

Buttaro, L. (2001). Sustained Content for Language Learning, In H. E. Klein (Ed.), Interactive Teaching and Learning Across Disciplines and Cultures: Case Method & Other Techniques. (pp.355-367). Madison, WI: Omni Press. ISBN #1-877868-18-3.

Refereed Journal Articles

Buttaro, L. (September, 2014). Linguistic Justice and Dual Language Programs. Sino-U.S. English Teaching, ISSN 1539-8072, Vol. 11(9).

Buttaro, L. (September, 2014). “Men of Honor”: An Examination of Italian-American Mobster Nicknames. U.S.-China Foreign Language, ISSN# 1539-8080.

Buttaro, L. (August, 2014). Informing and Transforming Schools: Ethnographic Research. AJERS (Asian Journal of Educational Research and Synergy) 4(1).

Buttaro, L. (July,  2014). Spanish Last Names in the Naples Periphery. Sino-U.S. English Teaching, Vol. 11, (7). ISSN # 1539-8072. p. 535-541.

Buttaro, L. (June, 2014). Teacher Change and the Implementation of Professional Development: New York City Public Schools Work with Identity. AJERS (Asian Journal of Educational Research and Synergy) 3(2).

Buttaro, L. (May, 2014). An Ethnographic Look at Informing and Transforming Schools. Sino-U.S. English Teaching.

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

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

Buttaro, L. (2010). Informing and Transforming Schools: Ethnographic Research. 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.

Buttaro, L. (2010). Dispelling the myths of bilingualism: Effective bilingual education models. 2010 American Institute of Higher Education Proceedings, 3 (2), 25-30.

Buttaro, L. (2010). Perceptions about School and Schooling: A Study of Latino/a High School Students in the Southern Part of the United States. 2010 American Institute of Higher Education Proceedings, 3 (2), 31-35.

Buttaro, L. (2010). Chinese Feminist Epistemology: Studies of Chinese Mothers’ Experiences in Immigration and Education. U.S. – China Education Review, 7 (1), 62-75.

Buttaro, L. & Sewell, T. (2010). Secondary Latina/o Students’ Perceptions about School and Schooling. 2010 American Institute of Higher Education Proceedings, 3 (1), p. 938-950.

Buttaro, L. & Sewell, T. (2009). Lessons Learned From Student Teachers: Education Personnel Preparation. 2009 American Institute of Higher Education Proceedings, 2 (1), p. 299-302.

Buttaro, L. & Sewell, T. (2010). Secondary Latina/o Students’ Perceptions about School and Schooling. 2010 American Institute of Higher Education Proceedings, 3, (1), p. 938-950.

Buttaro, L. & Sewell, T. (2009). Lessons Learned From Student Teachers: Education Personnel Preparation. 2009 American Institute of Higher Education Proceedings, 2, (1), p. 299-302.

Buttaro, L. (2009). Language, Learning, and the Achievement Gap: The Influence of Classroom Practices and Conversation on Performance. LL Journal The Graduate Center 4, (1), p. 458-547.

Buttaro, L. (2009). Challenges for Urban Environments in the Implementation of Dual Language Programs. The Innovation Journal, 14, (2), 1-28.

Buttaro, L., Jailall, R.J. (2009). Social Justice and Democracy in Marginalized Urban Settings. Scholarly Partnerships Edu 4 (1), 48-76.

Pepper-Sanello, M., Sosin, A.A., Eichenholtz, S., & Buttaro, L. (Spring, 2009). Reaching diverse learners through social justice themes. Educator’s Voice, NYSIT’s Journal of Best Practices in Education, 2, 76-83.

Buttaro, L. (2007). Culture Shock and Language Stress of Adult Latina Immigrants. The Latin Americanist, 51 (1), 47-66.

Buttaro, L. (2004). Adult ESL in Higher Education: Balancing Academic Learning, Speech Science and English Language Arts. Perspectives. The New York Journal of Adult Learning, 2 (1), 4-17.

Buttaro, L. (2004). Second Language Acquisition, Culture Shock, and Language Stress of Adult Female Latina Students in New York. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 3 (1), 21-49.

Buttaro, L. (2003). Integrating Electronic Mail in the Speech Classroom. Reflections: Narratives for Professional Helping, 33 (1), 50-61.

Buttaro, L. (2002). Second Language Learning and Language Arts. The Community College Enterprise, A Journal of Research and Practice, 8 (1), 81-92.

Buttaro, L. (2001). Maintaining an Awareness of Multiculturalism in the Multilingual/Multiethnic Classroom at the College Level. Community Review, 17 (1), 13-25.

Buttaro, L. (2001). Preparing Mainstream Teachers to Work with English Language Learners. New York State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 30 (1), 21-28.

Invited Publication in Non-Refereed Journal

Buttaro, L. (2005). Culture Shock and Language Stress of Latina ESL Students in Putting Research to Work: Practical Strategies for Georgia’s Adult Educators 1, (5) summer 2005.

Non-Refereed Articles

Buttaro, L. (Spring, 2010). Dispelling the Myths of Bilingualism: Effective Bilingual Education Models, IDIOM, New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 40, (1), (pp. 6-9).

Buttaro, L. (2009). Decolonizing pedagogy in the American classroom. IDIOM, New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 39, (2), 4-5

Buttaro, L. (2007). Sheltered Instruction for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students: A Case Study of the 2005 Spring and Fall Semesters. IDIOM, New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 36, (4), (pp. 18-19).

Buttaro, L. (2005). Culture Shock and Language Stress of Latina ESL Students in Putting Research to Work: Practical Strategies for Georgia’s Adult Educators, 1, (5), Summer, 2005.

Buttaro, L. (2004, October). Ajustes Culturales: Ejecutivo en Viaje, (Cultural Adjustments: traveling executive) Conocimiento y Direccion, 94-97.

Buttaro, L. (2003-2004). Teaching Vocabulary: Recent Research. IDIOM, New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 33 (4), 20-21.

Buttaro, L. (2003). Motivating Second Language Students. IDIOM, New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages; 33 (1), 4-9.

Buttaro, L. (2002). Connecting: Integrating Speech in the Electronic Classroom. IDIOM, New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 31 (4), 4.

Buttaro, L. (2002). A Disheartening Label for Female Hispanics: Girls Most Likely to Secede. IDIOM, New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 32 (1), 6

Buttaro, L. (2001). Female Latina Students Seceding. ENLACE Newsletter, 18 (2), 6-9.

Buttaro, L. (1999). ENLACE Newsletter. “El Castellano: Lengua Preciosa, 3.

Refereed Papers and Presentations

Buttaro, L. (December 8-12, 2019). Como ser un pedagogo supremo (how to be a superb pedagogue). Keynote speaker at Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico bootcamp)

Buttaro, L. (October 5-10, 2019). Obtaining oral fluency for second language acquisition and English language learners. ANUPI (Asociación Nacional Universitaria de Profesores de Inglés). Keynote speaker in Huatulco, Mexico.

Buttaro, L. (March 31st-April 4, 2019). Challenges in Dual Language Programs. Clute International Academic Conference on Education, Denver, Colorado.

Buttaro, L. (January 3-9, 2018). Acceleration, not remediation for second language learners. 2018 Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Buttaro, L. (August 11-15, 2015). Culture Shock and Language Stress in Acculturation Processes for English as a New Language. Paper presented at La Universidad de Guanajuato, Mexico.

Buttaro, L. (November 17, 18, 19, 2014). Por Que Estan Desapareciendo los Libros? On the Hunt for Spanish Books in Schools. Paper presented at the 7th ICERI (International Conference in Education, Research and Innovation) in Seville, Spain.

Buttaro, L. (November 17, 18, 19, 2014). Cultural Competency: The Effects of Culture Shock and Language Stress in Health Education. Paper presented at the 7th ICERI (International Conference in Education, Research and Innovation) in Seville, Spain.

Buttaro, L. (October 22-25, 2014). Social Justice and Linguistic Human Rights in the Classroom of the 21st Century. Keynote Speaker at the 2nd International Conference on Dual Language Programs at the Universidad de Alcala, Spain.

Buttaro, L. (September 5-6, 2014). Por Que Estan Desaparecendo los Libros? On the Hunt for Spanish Books in Schools. Paper Presented at the 2014 International Geolinguistics Conference at Baruch College, City University of New York.

Buttaro, L. (July 4-6, 2014). Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners in the Mainstream Classroom. Paper presented at EDULEARN12 International Conference on Education and New Learning Technology in Barcelona, Spain.

Buttaro, L. (June 18, 2014). Integrating Language Objectives and Content Objectives into Lesson Plans. Paper presented at the Conference on Emerging Evidence and Promising Practices at the Albany Hilton Hotel in Albany, New York.

Buttaro, L. (June 14, 2014). Social Justice and Linguistic Human Rights in the Classrooms of the 21st Century. Keynote Speaker at Baruch College in New York, New York.

Buttaro, L. (May 22-24, 2014). “Creating Language Objectives for Curriculum Maps”. Paper presented at the 26th International Conference on Foreign/Second Language Acquisition in Szczyrk, Poland.

Buttaro, L. (May 10, 2014). “Engaging English Language Learners’ Cultures in a Teacher Preparation Program”. Paper presented at the 14th Annual LIESOL Conference on Academic Language, Academic Success for English Language Learners at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York.

Buttaro, L. (April 11, 2014). “Balancing Multicultural Identities and Family Relationships”. Invited Guest speaker at SUNY Old Westbury.

Buttaro, L. (April 3-7, 2014). “Culturally Responsive Pedagogy and Teacher Preparedness”. Paper presented at AERA (American Educational Research Association) in Philadelphia, PA.

Buttaro, L. (April 12-21, 2014). “Comparative experiences between Japanese Tsunami victims and New York’s Hurricane Sandy: Where do we go from here?” First Interdisciplinary Forum on Social Sciences and Humanities. Tokyu Inn Hotel, Osaka, Japan.

Buttaro, L. (March 27-29, 2014). “Challenging Classroom Activities for Teaching Culture,” paper presented at the AABRI (Academic and Business Research Institute) Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Buttaro, L. (March 10-12, 2014). "Engaging English Learners’ Cultures in a Teacher Preparation Program,” paper presented at INTED 8th  (International Technology  and Development Conference) in Valencia, Spain.                                                   

Buttaro, L. (March 6-9, 2014). “The Older English Language Learner in New York City Classrooms,”  paper presented at the 1st International Conference on Applied Linguistics: Language in Focus - Exploring the challenges and opportunities in         Linguistics and English Teaching Language at the ELT Department of Faculty of Education, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey.

Buttaro, L. (March 1, 2014). ”Writing Language Objectives into the Curriculum,”  paper presented at the Applied Linguistics Winter Conference at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Buttaro, L. (January 28, 2014). “Balancing Multicultural Identity and Family Relationships,”  paper presented at the Linguistic Society of the Philippines and the Department of English and Applied Linguistics at the College of Education in the De La Salle University.

Buttaro, L. (January 3-7, 2014). "Social Justice and Linguistic Human Rights in Dual Language Programs,” paper presented at WACRA ACT 16th (World Association for Case Method Research and Application/The 16th International Conference for the Academy for Creative Teaching) in Paris, France.

Buttaro, L. (December 5-6, 2013). “The Media’s Influence on MOB Language,”  paper presented at the 12th Annual Worldwide Forum on Language and Culture at the Rome Center for the University of Washington, Rome, Italy.

Buttaro, L. (November 15-16, 2013). “Creating Language Objectives for Curriculum Maps,”  paper presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL) at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains, New York.

Buttaro, L. (November 2, 2013). “Linguistic Human Rights in Dual Language Programs,” paper presented at the One Voice New York Conference at the Rye Hilton in Tarrytown, New York.

Buttaro, L. (October 26-27, 2013). “Dual Language Programs: Can the USA Compete Globally?”, paper presented at the 2013 AmHighEd (American Institute of Higher Education Conference) 1st E-Conference (online conference).

Buttaro, L. (October 23-25, 2013). “Collaborative Pathways for the Success of SIFE (Students With Interrupted Formal Education) Programs,” paper presented at 44th annual conference of NERA (Northeastern Educational Research Association), Sheraton Hartford South Hotel.

Buttaro, L. (September 6-7, 2013). “Culturally Responsive Pedagogy & Teacher Preparedness,”  paper presented at the Geolinguistics International Conference at Baruch College, City University of New York.

Buttaro, L. (August 3 2013). “Teacher Education: Language, Culture and Study Abroad,” paper presented at the One Voice International EAR (Expert Academic Round Table) at the Sonesta Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.                                                         

Buttaro, L. (May 9-11, 2013). “Dual Language Programs: Can the USA compete globally?”, paper presented at the First International Conference on Bilingual Education in a Globalized World at the Universidad de Alcala de Henares.

Buttaro, L. (March 14-17th, 2013). The Education of the Children of Immigrants: A Cross-Cultural Study Between Rome and New York. Paper presented at the 36th Annual New York State Association for Bilingual Education Conference at the Huntington Hilton Hotel in Melville, New York.

Buttaro, L. (February 20-22, 2013). Dispelling the Myths on Bilingualism: Effective Bilingual Education Models. Paper presented at the 9th International Literacy Conference in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Buttaro, L. & Helguero-Balcells, G. (November 27-28, 2012). Second Language Proficiency and Intercultural Awareness Linkage in the Global Market Business Enterprise During this Economic Global Crisis. Paper presented at the 11th Annual Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, Rome, Italy.

Buttaro, L. (November 17, 2012). The Education of the Children of Immigrants: A Cross-Cultural Study Between New York and Rome. Paper presented at the One Voice New York Conference at the Rye Hilton in Tarrytown, New York.

Buttaro, L. (November 12, 1012). Stereotypes in a Foreign Language Classroom – Modifying Negative Attitudes to Enhance Foreign Language Learning. Paper presented at the One Voice New York Conference at the Rye Hilton in Tarrytown, New York.

Buttaro, L. (November 2-3. 2012). Informing and Transforming Schools: Ethnographic Research. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYS TESOL) at the Hilton Hotel in Albany, New York.

Helguero-Balcells-G., & Buttaro, L. (October 14-18, 2012). ESL and SSL Methods Revisited. Teacher Education: Language, Literature, Culture and Study Abroad Projects. Poster Fair Presentation at the NAFSA Region III and VII Bi-Regional Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Helguero-Balcells, G. & Buttaro, L. (October 10-12, 2012). Second Language Proficiency and Intercultural Awareness Linkage to the Global Market Business Enterprise During These Global Economic Crises. Paper presented at the 8th International American Institute of Higher Education Conference in Niagara Falls, New York.

Buttaro, L. (October 10-12, 2012). The Education of the Children of Immigrants: A Cross Cultural Study between New York and Rome. Paper presented at the 8th International American Institute of Higher Education in Niagara Falls, New York.

Buttaro, L. (October 10-12, 2012). An Immigrant, Refugee and Exile Experience: A Sentimental and Emotional Discourse. Paper presented at the 8th International American Institute of Higher Education in Niagara Falls, New York.

Buttaro, L. (October 15-16, 2012). Stereotypes in a Foreign Language Classroom –  Modifying Negative Attitudes to Enhance Foreign Language Learning. Paper presented at the Second Annual Conference on Language and Gender Relations in the Department of Philology at the Silesain School of Economics in Katowice, Poland.

Buttaro, L. (September 7-8, 2012). The Education of the Children of Immigrants: A Cross-Cultural Study Between New York and Rome. Paper presented at the International Conference on Language and Popular Culture at Baruch College, The City University of New York.

Buttaro, L. (July 17-20, 2012). Dual Language Programs: Can the USA Compete Globally? Paper presented at the 16th Annual World and Dual Language Symposium (Cultural Sustainability Through Language) at the Courtyard by Marriott Beach Resort in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico.

Buttaro, L. (July 4-6, 2012). Developing Cultural Linguistic Competence as a Way of Questioning Stereotypes and Enhancing  Second Language Acquisition. Paper presented at the EDULEARN 11 International Conference on Education and New Learning Technology in Barcelona, Spain.

Buttaro, L. (June 26-29, 2012). Plagiarism in Higher Education: Tips and Recommendations for its Prevention. Paper presented at the 29th International Conference on Case Method Research and Application in Stockholm, Sweden.

Buttaro, L. (May 17-19, 2012). Informing and Transforming Schools' Ethnographic Research. Paper presented at the 24th International Conference of Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning in Szcyrk, Poland.

Buttaro, L. (February 20-22, 2013). Dispelling the Myths of Bilingualism: Effective Bilingual Education Models. Paper presented at the 9th International Literacy Conference at the Camino Real Hotel and Conference Center in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Buttaro, L. (January 11-12, 2012). Closing the Global Achievement Gap. Paper presented at the International Conference on Inclusion in Changanserry, Kerala, India.

Buttaro, L. (February 23-25, 2011). Teaching Spanish to Mayan Students. Paper presented at the 8th International Literacy Conference at the Camino Real Hotel and Conference Center in Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Buttaro, L. (January 4-7, 2011). Developing Cultural Linguistic Competence as a Way of Questioning Stereotypes and Enhancing Second Language Learning. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Hawaii International Conference of Education in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Buttaro, L. (December 1-3, 2010). Keynote Address: “Closing the Achievement Gap”. Paper presented at the Worldwide Forum on Language and Culture. Uniting Cultures Through Education: Case Studies and Classroom Curriculum in Roma, Italia.

Buttaro, L. (November 16-18, 2010). The Impact of Global Literacy. Paper presented at SCALE’S Read. Write. Act. Conference at the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Buttaro, L. (November 5-6, 2010). Dispelling Myths of Bilingual Education. Paper presented at the 40th New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. Forty Years and Forward: Responding to Change Through Innovation at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Albany, New York.

Buttaro, L. (October 20-24, 2010). Discussant for Issues in Post Secondary Education. 41st Meeting of the NERA (Northeastern Educational Research Association). Hartford Marriott Rocky Hill.

Buttaro, L. (September 24-25, 2010). Plagiarism in Higher Education: Tips and Recommendations for its Implementation. Paper presented at the Geolinguistics International Conference on Standard Language and Language Standardization at Baruch College, City University of New York.

Buttaro, L. (September 11-13, 2010). Effective Bilingual Education Models. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Language, Culture and Literacy Studies at the University of Vlora, Albania.

Buttaro, L. (September 11-13, 2010). Ethnographic Research on School Transformation. Paper presented at the First International Conference on Language, Culture and Literacy Studies at the University of Vlora, Albania.

Buttaro, L. (June 25-28, 2010). Informing and Transforming Schools. Ethnographic Research. Paper presented at WACRA (World Association for Case Method Research and Application) at Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Buttaro, L. (May 27-29, 2010). Informing and Transforming Schools: Ethnographic Research. Paper presented at the 22nd International Conference on Second Language Acquisition and Foreign Language Learning at the University of Silesia in Szcyrk, Poland.

Buttaro, L. (May 27-31, 2010). Perceptions about School and Schooling: A Study of Latino/a High School Students in the Southern Part of the United States. Paper presented at the XVI Congreso Mundial de Ciencias de la Educacion (XVI World Congress of Science in Education), Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Buttaro, L. (April 16-18, 2010). Twenty Third Annual Somos Conference. Panelist with Honorable Carmen Arroyo, Chair of Sub-Committee on Bilingual Education, New York State Assembly, “Avoiding Poverty’s Trap Door: Latino Dropout Prevention Strategies.”

Buttaro, L. (March 11-14, 2010). Teaching Factors: Learning and Teaching Spanish. Paper presented at the 33rd Annual Conference of the New York State Association of Bilingual Education at the Huntington Hilton, Melville, New York.

Buttaro, L. (December 3-4, 2009). Spanish in the United States: Demographic changes, Language Attitudes and Pedagogical Implications. Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture. Universita Giovanni Gaboto, Roma, Italia.

Buttaro, L. (November 19 – 22, 2009). Spanish in the United States: Demographic Changes, Language Attitudes and Pedagogical Implications. Paper presented at the “Segundo Congreso Literario Internacional: Por una Literatura sin Fronteras” in Rancagua, Chile.

Buttaro, L. (November 21, 2009). Secondary Latina/o Students’ Perceptions about School and Schooling. Paper presented at the American Society of Geolinguistics at Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Buttaro, L. (November 14, 2009). Linguistic Human Rights: Social Justice in Marginalized Urban Settings. Paper presented at the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 39th Annual Conference, Crowne Plaza, White Plains, New York.

Buttaro, L. (November 13, 2009). Student Teaching Practicum in TESOL: Concerns. Paper presented at the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages 39th Annual Conference, Crowne Plaza, White Plains, New York.

Buttaro, L. (November 7, 2009). Teaching Factors: Learning and Teaching Spanish. Paper presented at the “One Voice International Conference and Forum" at the Westchester Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown, New York.

Buttaro, L. (October 21-23, 2009). What’s Inside the Pandora’s Box of Student Teaching? Paper presented at the 40th Annual Northeastern Educational Research Association Conference at the Hartford Marriott Rocky Hill.

Buttaro, L. (September 25-26, 2009). Linguistic Human Rights: Social Justice in Marginalized Urban Settings. Paper presented at the American Society of Geolinguistics, The Geolinguistics of Language Continuums, at Baruch College, City University of New York.

Buttaro, L. (July 1-4, 2009). Opening up the Pandora’s Box of Student Teaching in ESL. Paper presented at the Sixteenth International Conference on Learning in Barcelona, Spain.

Buttaro, L. (June 28 – July 1, 2009). Language, Learning and the Achievement Gap: The Influence of Classroom Practices and Conversation on Performance. Paper presented at the Twenty-Sixth International Conference of WACRA (World Association of Case Research Application) in Vancouver, Canada.

Buttaro, L. (June 12, 2009). Chinese Feminist Epistemology: Studies of Chinese Mothers’ Experiences in Immigration and Education. Paper presented at the American Society of Geolinguistics at Baruch College, City University of New York, New York, New York.

Buttaro, L. & Sewell, T. (April 29- May 1, 2009). Lessons Learned from Student Teachers. Paper presented at the Third International Conference of the American Institute of Higher Education in Nashville, TN.

Buttaro, L. (April 21, 2009). Engaging Adolescent ELLs in the Content Areas: What Works. Paper presented at the NYSABE (New York State Association for Bilingual Education, New York City Regional Nominations Meeting at Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn, New York.

Pepper-Sanello, M., Sosin, A.A., Eichenholtz, S., & Buttaro, L. (April 13-17, 2009). A Critical Literacy Curriculum: Action Research Reaching Diverse Learners Through Social Justice. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA.

Buttaro, L. (April 1, 2009). Training of Trainers’ Institute: The Teaching of Language Arts to Limited English Proficient/English Language Learners – Designing Learning Experiences at Hunter College/City University of New York.

Buttaro, L. (March 31, 2009). Developing Spanish Literacy. Paper/Workshop presented at the Long Island Teachers’ Institute, Supporting LEP/ELLs: Increasing Academic Achievement, at Melville, New York.

Buttaro, L. (March 28, 2009). Spanish in the United States. Paper presented at the American Society of Geolinguistics at Baruch College, City University of New York.

Buttaro, L. (March 13, 2009). What can we learn from student teachers’ TESOL journals in the Master’s Seminar? Paper presented at the NYSABE (New York State Association of Bilingual Education) in Melville, New York.

Buttaro, L. (March 12, 2009). Is the Future of Bilingual Education Safe in New York? Lessons Learned from Arizona. Paper/Workshop presented at the NYSABE (New York State Association of Bilingual Education) in Melville, New York.

Buttaro, L. (February 11, 2009). Developing Native Language Literacy for English Language Learners (ELLs). Paper presented at the Long Island Teachers’ Institute: Supporting LEP/ELLs: Increasing Academic Achievement, at the Melville Marriott, Melville, New York.

Buttaro, L. (January 4-7, 2009). Lessons Learned from Student Teachers’ Journals in the TESOL Master’s Seminar: Fall 2007/Spring 2008. 7th Annual International Conference on Education, January 4-7, 2009, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Buttaro, L. (December 4-5, 2008). The Narration of Trauma: The Guerra Sucia in the Argentinean Novel and Film. Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture, Roma, Italia.

Buttaro, L. ( October 22-24, 2008). Improving Instruction of English as a Second Language/Foreign Language. Roundtable discussant at the 39th NERA (Northeastern Educational Research Association) Conference, Rocky Hill, CT.

Buttaro, L. (October 3, 2008). Lessons from the fall 2007 and spring 2008 semesters of student teaching master’s seminar. Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Bilingual Education Conference on Educating English Language Learners, Pre-K to 16, Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College, Bronx, New York.

Buttaro, L. (September, 2008). Lessons learned from student teachers’ journals in TESOL. Paper presented at the American Society of Geolinguistics International Conference on Geolinguistics in the 21st Century. Baruch College at the City University of New York.

Pepper-Sanello, M., Buttaro, L., Deleo, Pat. (March 29, 2008). Reading the Labor Movement: Critical Literacy Instruction. Paper presented at the Education and Labor Collaborative Forum, United Federation of Teachers, New York, New York.

Sosin, A.A.; Pepper-Sanello, M., Buttaro, L. (March 28, 2008). A Critical Literacy Curriculum for Immigrant Students: A Social Justice Inquiry. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New York, New York.

Buttaro, L. (March, 2008). Social Justice and Democracy in Marginalized Urban Settings. Paper presented at the New York State Association for Bilingual Education 31st Annual Conference in Melville, New York.

Buttaro, L. (February, 2008). Social Justice in the American Classroom for Latino Students. Paper presented at the Sixteenth Annual Conference of NAAAS (National Association of African American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American and International Asian Studies) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Buttaro, L. (January, 2008). Decolonizing Pedagogy in the American Classroom: Social Justice and Democracy in Marginalized Urban Settings. Paper presented at ACT 11 - The Eleventh International Conference of the Academy of Creative Teaching, in Munich, Germany.

Buttaro, L. (November, 2007). ESL Software & Websites in ESL Classes. Paper presented at the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Thirty Seventh Annual Conference, White Plains, New York.

Pepper-Sanello, M.; Sosin, A.A.; Eichenholtz, S.; & Buttaro, L. (October, 2007). A Critical Literacy Curriculum for Immigrant Students: A Social Justice Inquiry. Paper presented at the Thirty Eighth NERA (Northeastern Educational Research Association) Conference at Rocky Hill, CT.

Buttaro, L. (September, 2007). Social justice and democracy in marginalized urban settings. Paper presented at the American Society of Geolinguistics, International Conference on Minority Languages, Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Buttaro, L. (Spring, 2007). The identities of students and teachers in dual language programs. Paper presented at the Learning to Learn Conference at the Javitts Center, New York.

Buttaro, L. (June, 2007). Misconceptions of Dual Language Programs: Challenges for Urban Environments. Paper presented at the American Society of Geolinguistics at Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Buttaro, L. (April, 2007). Organizing the curriculum: Where do labor issues fit? Paper presented at the AERA (American Educational Research Association) in Chicago, Illinois.

Buttaro, L. (February, 2007). A common identity: Moving towards a mutual understanding and acceptance between Africans and African Americans. Paper presented at the Fifteenth Annual Conference of NAAAS (National Association of African American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American and International Asian Studies) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Buttaro, L. (January, 2007). An immigrant and refugee experience: A sentimental and emotional discourse. Paper presented at WACRA (World Association for Case Method Research and Application) in Lucca, Italy.

Buttaro, L. (February, 2006). Misconceptions of dual language programs. Paper presented at NYSABE (New York State Association of Bilingual Education), Eugenio Maria de Hostos Community College, Bronx, New York.

Buttaro, L. (February, 2006). The seven laws of teaching: New methods from an old paradigm. Paper presented at the Fourteenth Annual Conference of NAAAS (National Association of African American, Hispanic and Latino, Native American, and International Asian Studies) in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Buttaro, L. (September 2006). Academic pairing of ESL and content area courses (Psychology). A study of the Spring and Fall Semester of the Year 2005. Paper presented at the American Society of Geolinguistics International Conference on Language and Nationalism, Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Buttaro, L. (June 2006). Reading the labor movement: Critical literacy instruction. Paper presented at the State University of New York at Stonybrook Conference of “How Class Works”.

Buttaro, L. (January, 2005). Dual language programs: What and why? Some points and recommendations for educators, parents and administrators. Paper presented at ACT 8 (Academy for Creative Teaching) in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Buttaro, L. (December 2005). The State of the World’s Languages. Paper presented at the Fourth World Wide Forum on Education and Culture; Teaching and Learning in a Global Context. Universita Giovanni Caboto, Roma, Italia.

Buttaro, L. (November 2005). What is diversity? Paper presented at the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Thirty Fifth Annual Conference at New York University, Kimmel Center, New York.

Buttaro, L. (September 2005). The implementation of successful dual language programs. Paper presented at the American Society of Geolinguistics International Conference on Language and Politics, Baruch College of the City University of New York.

Buttaro, L. (December 2004). The implementation panel: Impact of Lau Remedies in New York. Paper presented at ALBETAC’S Twelfth Annual Statewide Roundtable for Educators of Asian LEP/ELLs at St. John’s University, New York.

Buttaro, L. (November 2004). Promoting academic success through dual language programs. Paper presented at Universita Giovanni Gaboto, Roma, Italia.

Buttaro, L. (October, 2004). Culture shock and language stress of adult Latina students in New York. Paper presented at the NYSTESOL 34th Annual Conference, Syracuse, New York.

Buttaro, L. (August, 2004). Diversificacion y adaptaciones culturales.(Diversification and cultural adaptations). Paper presented at the International Conference on Special Education, Lima and Trujillo, Peru.

Buttaro, L. (July, 2004). Achieving Higher Education Excellence. Paper presented at IUT (Improving University Teaching) Conference in Bern, Switzerland.

Buttaro, L. (July, 2004). Developing Biliteracy in Two-Way Immersion Classrooms. Paper presented at WACRA (World Association for Case Method Research and Application) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Buttaro, L. (2004). Implementation of dual language programs using the ‘90/10’ and '50/50’ Model. Paper presented at the National Association of Hispanic and Latino Studies in Houston, Texas.

Buttaro, L. (March 2004). What are the essential elements of a dual language program? Paper presented at NYSABE (New York State Association of Bilingual Education) in Melville, New York.

Buttaro, L. (November 2003). Adult ESL in Higher Education: Balancing Academic Learning, Speech Science and English Language Arts. Paper presented at the Instituto de Literatura y Linguistica, La Habana, Cuba.

Buttaro, L. (June 2003). Second Language Strategies for Science and Math. Paper presented at the 28th IUT (Improving University Teaching) Conference in Vaxjo, Sweden.

Buttaro, L. (April, 2003). Research on English Language Teaching. Paper presented at King Mongkut’s University of Technology,Thornburi, Bangkok, Thailand.

Buttaro, L. (January 2003). Case method research and application in second language acquisition. Paper presented at the Creative Teaching Conference in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Buttaro, L. (January, 2003). Multicultural Education and the Teaching of ESL. Paper presented at the 18th Annual Conference on Language in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Buttaro, L. (December, 2002). The social, cultural, psychological and political dimensions of language teaching. Paper presented at AAER (Association for the Advancement of Educational Research) in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Buttaro, L. (November, 2002). The social, cultural psychological and political dimensions of language education. Paper presented at the Worldwide Forum on Education and Culture at Universita Giovanni Caboto, Roma, Italia.

Buttaro, L. (November, 2002). Using poetry to develop students’ voices. Paper presented at the twenty first annual conference of the Reading Reform Foundation of New York.

Buttaro, L. (November, 2002). Sheltered instruction for academic achievement. Paper presented at the New York State TESOL Thirty-Second Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York.

Buttaro, L. (October, 2002). Culture and Communication. Paper presented at the Sixtieth Annual Conference of the New York State Communication Association, Tarrytown, New York.

Buttaro, L. (October, 2002). Expressing emotions in multiple languages. Paper presented at the American Society of Geolinguistics (International Conference on Language and Identity), at Baruch College (CUNY), New York.

Buttaro, L. (July, 2002). Learner centered universities for the new millennium: education reform and teacher training. Paper presented at the Twenty-Seventh International Conference at Vilnius Pedagogical University in Lithuania.

Buttaro, L. (March, 2002). Enhancing communication skills by writing across the curriculum. Paper presented at the Sixth National Writing Across the Curriculum Conference at Rice University in Houston, Texas.

Buttaro, L. (March, 2002). Creating a learning centered environment through humor, critical thinking and accommodating learning styles. Paper presented at the Third Annual Learning, Teaching, and Technology Conference in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Buttaro, L. (February, 2002). The study of language in urban society: language learning in communities. Paper presented at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Applied Linguistics Winter Conference at LaGuardia Community College (CUNY), Long Island City, New York.

Buttaro, L. (2001). Connecting: Writing activities for an electronic classroom. Paper presented at the Thirty First Annual Conference of the New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (NYTESOL) in Rye Brook, New York.

Buttaro, L. (July, 2001). Content area ESL (Psychology) for community college foreign students. Paper presented at the Sixth Pan – Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics (PAAL) Conference at Cheju National University at Cheju Island, Korea.

Buttaro, L. (June 2001). Sustained content (Psychology) for English language learners. Paper presented at the Eighteenth International Conference on Case Method Research and Application at Lund University in Lund, Sweden.

Buttaro, L. (January, 2001). How to deal with multiculturalism at the college level. Paper presented at the Manhattan Reading Council, New York State Reading Association, Parents and Reading Conference at Fordham University in New York.

Buttaro, L. (January, 2001). Oral/Aural English language skills through e-mail. Paper presented at World Association for Case Method Research and Applications (WACRA) Creative Teaching Conference in Vienna, Austria.

Non-Refereed Papers and Presentations

Buttaro, L. (January 16, 2014). Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Training (one-day Institute for paraprofessionals and special education teachers at the Manhattan Site of Adelphi University).

Buttaro, L. (April 9 and 11, 2013). Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Training (two-day institute for paraprofessionals and special education teachers at the Manhattan Site of Adelphi University).

Buttaro, L. (March 6, 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.

Buttaro, L. (February 5 and 7, 2013). Cultural and Linguistic Diversity Training (two-day institute) for paraprofessionals and special education teachers at the Manhattan Site of Adelphi University.

Buttaro, L. (July 23-26, 2012). Long Island/Westchester BETLA Summer Institute. Presentation on Vision of a Distinguished Lab Site and Modifying Lesson Plans, Keynote speaker at Fordham University’s Westchester Campus.

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

Buttaro, L. (May 7, 2010). Social Justice and Linguistic Human Rights. Special Presentation at New York State Association of Bilingual Education (NYSABE), Regional Nominations Meeting at Adelphi University, Manhattan Campus.

Buttaro, L. (February 11, 2010). Building Academic Vocabulary for English Language Learners in Content Area and Language Classes. Workshop presented at the New York State Spanish and Asian Languages Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center (BETAC) at New York University Steinhardt Metropolitan Center for Urban Education at Brooklyn College.

Buttaro, L. (December 8, 2009). English Language Learners and Services to Meet Their Needs: Celebrating Differences in Learning. Workshop presented at the Central Islip Union Free School District.

Buttaro, L. (June 30, 2009). Sociocultural dimensions of the CLD (culturally and linguistically diverse) student body. Workshop presented at Roosevelt Union Free School District, Roosevelt High School.

Buttaro, L. (June 29, 2009). Language Objectives vs. Content Objectives for CLD Students at the high school level. Workshop presented at Roosevelt Union Free School District, Roosevelt High School.

Buttaro, L. (May 14, 2009). Language Development and Learning Dynamics. Workshop presented at Roosevelt Union Free School District, Roosevelt High School.

Buttaro, L. (April 23, 2009). Integrating Homework into a Meaningful Curriculum: Culturally Responsive Pre-Assessment Tool.   Workshop presented at Roosevelt Union Free School District, Roosevelt High School..

Buttaro, L. (March 5, 2009). Integrating Homework into a Meaningful Curriculum Sociopolitical and Sociocultural Realities Rubric. Workshop presented at Roosevelt Union Free School District, Roosevelt High School.

Buttaro, L. (June 30, 2008/July 1, 2008). Two Day Institute on Professional Development; “Strategies for teaching ELL students at the junior high school and high school level”. Adelphi University and Roosevelt Union Free School District.

Buttaro, L. (February 29, 2008). “Professional Learning Communities for English Language Learners and Bilingual Students”. Paper/Booklet presented at P.S. 28, The Bronx, New York.

Buttaro, L. (February 28, 2008). “Assessment Tools for Differentiation of Instruction”. Paper/Booklet presented at P.S. 28, The Bronx, New York.

Buttaro, L. (November, 2005). “Enhancing Mainstream Classrooms for English Language Learners”. Paper/booklet presented at Yonkers Public Schools.

Buttaro, L. (October, 2005). “Enhancing Mainstream Classrooms for English Language Learners”. Paper/booklet presented at Roosevelt High School, Yonkers, New York.

Invited Papers and Presentations

Buttaro, L. (May 7, 2010). Invited to give a special presentation on “Social Justice and Linguistic Human Rights” at the Adelphi University Manhattan Campus.

Buttaro, L. (December 2, 2009). Invited by Dr. Shilpi Sinha to give a lecture on “Multicultural Diversity in the Classroom” to her students taking introduction to Philosophy.

Buttaro, L. (November 29, 2009). Invited by Dr. Valerie Karr to give a lecture to her Sunday, 9:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. class, “Families, Culture and Learning,” at the Manhattan Center Cycle II.

Buttaro, L. (April 16-18, 2010). Twenty-Third Annual Somos Conference. Panelist with Honorable Carmen Arroyo, Chair of Sub-Committee on Bilingual Education, New York State Assembly, “Avoiding Poverty’s Trap Door: Latino Dropout Prevention Strategies”.

Buttaro, L. (March 25, 2010). Invited by Dr. Bryzzheva to give a lecture to her class on “Reflections/Insprirations for Choosing a Teaching Profession,” Adelphi University, Hagedorn Hall Room 217.

Buttaro, L. (March 22, 2010). Invited by Dr. Patricia Marcellino to speak to her group of newly hired faculty on “Successful Teaching Strategies”.

Buttaro, L. (November 20, 2009). How to Set Up and Improve Your High School Advanced Placement (AP) Foreign Language Program, at the Long Island University – Brooklyn Campus at 9 Hanover Place.

Buttaro, L. (November 12, 2009). Keynote Speaker: Expediting Comprehension & Developing Content Area Literacy. The Lower Hudson Valley Teacher Institute, The NYS Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Studies at the New York State TESOL Pre Conference Teacher Institute at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

Buttaro, L. (November 4, 2009). Invited by Dr. Jean Harris of the Senate Committee on Teaching and Advisement to present on “Culturally Responsive Teaching”.

Buttaro, L. (November, 10, 2009). Keynote Speaker: “Increasing Graduation Rates and College Attendance for ELL Students,” The NYC BETAC’s Network at Hunter College - CUNY, West Building.

Buttaro, L. (September 21, 2009). Special Presentation: “Literacy Instruction for English Language Learners,” New York State Association of Bilingual Education at the NYS Manhattan/Staten Island BETAC at Hunter College.

Buttaro, L. (May 28, 2009). “Linguistic Human Rights”. Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Teaching for Peace and Human Rights Conference, United Nations, New York Headquarters.

Buttaro, L. (April 2, 2009). Invited by the office of Residential Life and Housing at Adelphi University during Diversity Awareness Week to give a lecture: “How Educators and Students View Themselves in the Twenty First Century”.

Buttaro, L. (March 25, 2009). Invited by Dr. Bryzzheva to give a lecture to her class on “Why you love to teach,” Adelphi University, Hagedorn Hall Room 216.

Buttaro, L. (November 3, 2008). Invited by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) to give a speech on “What is Black Solidarity Day?”

Buttaro, L. (October 28, 2008). Invited by the International Student Society (International Tea Party and Diwali) to give a lecture on “International Teas”.

Buttaro, L., Feingold, R., Mirra, C., Thornburg, D. (October 22, 2008). Adelphi University School of Education. “Political Forum: Education, Will Obama or McCain Leave Our Children Behind?” University Center, Adelphi University.

Buttaro, L. (March 20, 2008). Invited by the Office of Residential Life and Housing at Adelphi University during Diversity Awareness Week to give a lecture: “Gangs and Violence in New York”.

Buttaro, L. (August, 2007). “Educating Our English Language Learners (ELLS)”. Workshop given at the 18th Annual Summer Literacy Institute at Adelphi University.

Buttaro, L. (January, 2007). Invited by the Office of Residential Life and Housing at Adelphi University to give a lecture: “Prejudice, stereotyping and discrimination in the classroom”.

Buttaro, L. (October, 2006). Invited by the Office of Residential Life and Housing at Adelphi University to give a lecture: “It’s all about the stereotypes”.

Buttaro, L. (March, 2006). “Experiencing the power of dual language learning, as it should be”. Paper presented at Center for the Study of Expertise in Teaching and Learning (CSETL), Region I Conference on Curriculum and Assessment Practices at Rye Town, New York.

Buttaro, L. (April, 2005). Latino Students United (LSU). Keynote Speaker at Adelphi University, “High self esteem and pride on being Latino,” presentation given to Adelphi University students and parents of Latino background.

Buttaro, L. (March, 2005). Professional Institute at Manhattan Campus of Adelphi University, “Multicultural issues on language and culture: a blessing or a curse?”

Buttaro, L. (February, 2005). Global Links Elmont High School. “Linking languages to the business world,” LI: New York.

Buttaro, L. (February 11, 2005). Westbury Union Free School District Leadership Team. “Philosophy on dual language/bilingual education”.

Honors, Awards, and Achievements

Awards and Honors

April 4, 2019: Best Presentation Award at Clute Conference, Denver, Colorado

February 24, 2014: Nomination for Adelphi University’s Teaching Excellence Award

February 24, 2014: Nomination for Adelphi University’s Excellence in Service Award

February 24, 2014: Nomination for Adelphi University’s Excellence in Scholarship Award

April 30, 2013: Recipient of “Celebrating the 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. Gaviota Award: (Seagull) This award is given to an educator who demonstrates exceptional work with children through the instruction and guidance that leads them to achievement.

March 25, 2010: Women’s Herstory Award: Student Government Association (SGA) and Center for Student Involvement (CSI) recognize outstanding women at Adelphi University whose leadership, service, and commitment to excellence benefit and inspire members of the Adelphi Community.

March 2010: Nomination for Adelphi University’s Teaching Excellence Award

March 2010: Nomination for Adelphi University’s Excellence in Scholarship Award

March 25, 2010: Student Government Association of Adelphi University Woman of the Year Award

March 2009: Nomination for Adelphi University’s Teaching Excellence Awards

June 2007: Fullbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange Program, Montevideo, Uruguay

2006-2007: Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals

July, 2006: Who’s Who in America

May – June 2005: Academic Scholar, Beijing Union University, Beijing and Langfang Campuses, People’s Republic of China

2004-2005: Research Release, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

1999: Dissertation of the Year Award, Fordham University

2002-2003: Fulbright Teacher and Administrator Exchange Program, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Other Professional Achievements

March 14, 2013: Interviewed by “Garden City Patch” on the new Argentinian Pope.

June 16, 2010: Interviewed by Samantha Steinbrum of Alumni Magazine on “Bullying and Violence in the Schools”.

June 10, 2010: Invited to participate at P.S. 28’s “Super Read Aloud”; students from the STEP Program who took “School, Community and Society” were invited to participate.

May 19, 2009: Invited to participate at P.S. 28’s “Super Read Aloud”; students from the STEP Program who took  "Sociolinguistics" were invited to participate.

December 2008: Invited to be on the National Screening Committee to review applications for English language teaching assistantships at the United Nations Plaza.

Fall 2008: Proposal Reader and Discussant for Northeastern Research Association (NERA).  

April 2008: External Auditor for Drexel Avenue School in Westbury, Long Island.

December 2007: Invited to be on the National Screening Committee to review applications for English language teaching assistantships at the United Nations Plaza.

Fall 2007: National Screening Committee Member for Fulbright Engllish teaching assistantships in South America.

December 2006: Invited to be on the National Screening Committee to review applications for English language teaching assistantships at the United Nations Plaza.

November 2006: Invited to be part of a school review team to analyze English Language Learner (ELL)/Dual Language Performance of Westbury elementary and middle schools.

October 2006: Involved in first attempt at trying to incorporate a language exchange program between Adelphi University and Centro Thahuica de Lenguas e Intercambio Cultural (CETLALIC), Mexico (Spanish school for foreign students).

February 2006: Served as an external reviewer of the Master’s Teacher Education Program in TESOL at Mercy College.

Fall 2006: National Screening Committee Member for Fulbright English teaching assistantships in South America (Chile).

2005-2010: Started Center for the Study for the Expertise and Learning, Inc. (CSETL) in 2004; had baseline portfolio approved July, 2006.

November, 2005: Differentiated Instruction in the Bilingual/Dual Language (Part I) Classrooms. Yonkers Public Schools.

August 21, 2005: Interview by David McKay Wilson from The Journal News, “Spotlight put on aiding students who don’t speak English”.

March 2005: Nominated for Gladys Correa Teaching Excellence Award at New York State Association for Bilingual Education (NYSABE).

2000-2005: Conference Planning Committee Member, World Association for Case Research and Application (WACRA).

February, 1999: Translation from English into Spanish of booklet entitled “Financial Help for your Family: A guide to entitlements for families affected by HIV/AIDS”.

Academic and Professional Societies

2009   Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society of the International Reading Association

2006   American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)

2007   National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE)

1992   New York State Association of Bilingual Education (NYSABE)

1993   Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

1991   Phi Delta Kappa