Faculty Profile

Elizabeth Montaño
Associate Professor of Teaching in Education, Co-Director CANDEL

Education

Doctorate in Education: Educational Leadership for Social Justice
​Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

California Single Subject Credential in English with CLAD Certification
University of California, Berkeley (current)

M.A. in Education: Language, Literacy and Culture
University of California, Berkeley

B.A. in Political Science & Chicana and Chicano Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

Courses 

University of California at Davis

EDU 280A-Qualitative Research for Educational Leaders

EDU 280C-Research Design and Methods for Educational Leaders

EDU 100- Introduction to Schools

EDU 206C/D- Inquiry into Classroom Practice 

K-12 Experience

6th-8th grade Humanities (English Language Arts and Social Studies) 

6th-8th grade English Language Development

6th grade Math and Science

6th-8th grade AVID

9th-10th grade California High School Exit Exam prep

Research Interests

Sociocultural Approaches to Language and Literacy Across the Content Areas; Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners; Teacher Education and Development; Teacher Induction; Teachers in Charter Schools; Teacher Unions; Qualitative Research

Publications

Kohli, Rita, Montaño, Elizabeth & Fisher, Damany (under review). Maintaining the Integrity of Restorative Justice in Teacher Education: A Case Study of Social Studies Teacher Candidates. Theory into Practice. 

Martínez, Danny C., Montaño, Elizabeth & Javier Rojo. (in press) Leveraging Youth Cultural Data Sets for Teacher Learning and Reflection. In I.M. García-Sánchez & M.F. Orellana (Eds.) Everyday Learning: Leveraging Non-Dominant Youth Language and Culture in Schools. New York: Teachers College. 

Montaño, Elizabeth (2016). Charter School Teachers and the Consequences of Unionization. In T.L. Affolter & J.K. Donner (Eds.) The Charter School Solution: Distinguishing Fact from Rhetoric (pp. 61-79). New York: Routledge.

Montaño, Elizabeth (2016, Feb 9). Becoming Unionized in a Charter School: Teacher Experiences and the Promise of Choice. In Conditions of Education in California, the blog for Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). Retrieved from http://www.edpolicyinca.org/blog/becoming-unionized-charter-school-teacher-experiences-and-promise-choice

Martínez, Danny C. & Montaño, Elizabeth (2016). Toward Expanding What Counts as Language for Latina and Latino Youth in an Urban Middle School Classroom. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice. Doi; 10.1177?2381336916661517

Montaño, Elizabeth (2015). Becoming unionized in a charter school: Teacher experiences and the promise of choice. Equity and Excellence in Education.   

Orellana, Marjorie F., Martínez, Danny C., Lee, Clifford & Montaño, Elizabeth (2012). Language as a tool in diverse forms of learning.  Linguistics and Education.

Orellana, M.F, Carbone, P.,  D’warte, J., Hernández, C., Lee, C.H., Martinez, D.C., Martínez, R.A., Montaño, E., Pacheco, M., and Reyes McGovern, E. (2008). TRANSLATION as a Generative Construct for Lesson Ideas. Los Angeles, CA:  UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies

Presentations

Refereed Conference Presentations

Rojo, Javier & Montaño, Elizabeth (2018, November). Utilizing Youth Data Sets for Expansive Teacher Learning: Leveraging Non-Dominant Youths’ Communicative Repertoires in the ELA Classroom. Paper presented in panel at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Indian Wells, CA.  

Montaño, Elizabeth & Avila, Antonieta. (2018, April). Bilingual/Bicultural Teachers: Existing and Resisting in Charter Schools. Paper will be presented in a symposium at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Montaño, Elizabeth (2017, April). Becoming Unionized in a Charter School: Teachers and the Promise of Social Justice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Montaño, Elizabeth & Martínez, Danny C. (2017, April). Leveraging Youth Culture Data Sets for Teacher Learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.

Martínez, Danny C. & Montaño, Elizabeth (2016, April). Expanding What Counts as Language for Latina/o Youth in an Urban Middle School Setting. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.

Montaño, Elizabeth & Martínez, Danny C. (2015, December). Re-Imagining What Counts as Language for Latina/o Youth in an Urban Middle School Setting. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Orellana, Marjorie F., Martinez, Danny C., Martinez, Ramon A., Montaño, Elizabeth, & Lee, Clifford H. (2015, April) Leveraging Linguistic Repertoires: Language Brokering in School. Paper presented in a Presidential Session at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Montaño, Elizabeth (2014, April). Becoming Unionized in a Charter School: Teacher Experiences and the Promise of Choice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA. 

Martínez, Danny C. & Montaño, Elizabeth (2014, April). What Happened to Language in the Language Arts? Latina/o Middle School Youth on Language. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA. 

Martínez, Danny C. & Montaño, Elizabeth  (2012, April). Translating literacies: Latina/o middle school youth leveraging their language brokering skills in academic writing and documenting their linguistic repertoires. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

Montaño, Elizabeth (2011, November). Becoming unionized in a charter school: How charter school teachers navigate the culture of choice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montreal, Q.C., Canada.

Reyes McGovern, Elexia, Martínez, Danny C. & Montaño, Elizabeth (2011, April) Reclaiming our language(s) through digital media. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies, Pasadena, CA.

Montaño, Elizabeth & Martínez, Danny C. (2009, November).  Encontrando voces: Using Latino students’ translation skills to access an academic voice. Paper presented at the annual conference of the California Association for Bilingual Education, Long Beach, CA.

Orellana, Marjorie Faulstich, Martínez, Danny C., Montaño, Elizabeth, & D’warte, Jacqueline (2009, November).  Metalinguistic awareness: Expanding repertoires of practice through building on students’ linguistic strengths.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council for Teachers of English Assembly for Research, Los Angeles, CA.

Montaño, Elizabeth (2001, May). Revisiting Chicana and Chicano Hybrid Language Practices. Paper presented at the University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA.

Invited Presentations

Martínez, Danny C. & Montaño, Elizabeth (2015, July). Listening to our Students: 
Examining the Minute-to-minute Classroom Contributions of Bilingual and Multilingual Youth for Academic Tasks
. Classroom presentation at the University of California, Berkeley.

Montaño, Elizabeth (2014, November). Approaches to expanding reading opportunities in the ELA and the HSS classroom. Invited presentation at the University of California, Davis.

Montaño, Elizabeth (2013, November). Structured Talk and Collaborative Grouping in the mathematics classroom. Classroom presentation at the University of California, Davis.

Montaño, Elizabeth (2013, November). Approaches to expanding reading opportunities in the ELA and the social studies classroom. Classroom presentation at the University of California, Davis.

Montaño, Elizabeth (2012, October). “Amplifying not simplifying”: An approach to scaffolding for English language learners. Faculty presentation at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Martínez, Danny C. & Montaño, Elizabeth (2011, July). Teacher research in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms. Invited lecture at the University of Texas, Austin-College of Education, Austin, TX.  

Martínez, Danny C. & Montaño, Elizabeth (2011, April).  Understanding students’ linguistic repertoires: An assets approach to including student’s languages into English Language Arts instruction.  Invited workshop at the annual meeting of the National Writing Project Urban Sites Network, Boston, MA.

Martínez, Danny C., Montaño, Elizabeth & Reyes McGovern, Elexia (2010, November). Reclaiming our language(s): Non-dominant youth documenting their repertoires of linguistic practice. Invited workshop at UCLA Writing Project’s With Different Eyes Conference for English Learners. UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

Orellana, Marjorie Faulstich, Montaño, Elizabeth, & D’warte, Jacqueline (2009).  Leveraging Bilingual Youth’s Translation Experiences for School Literacy Tasks. Invited workshop at UCLA Writing Project’s With Different Eyes Conference for English Learners. UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

(530) 754-6847
emontano@ucdavis.edu

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