Calm Island Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce its newly formed ESL Advisory Board as part of the company’s continuous efforts to enhance its literacy program for English Language Learners (ELL).

The ESL Advisory Board is comprised of five highly respected, leading scholars who serve as trusted advisors with a diverse range of expertise. The advisory board includes: 

  • • Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez, Ed.D., Vanderbilt University

    • Christina M. Cassano, Ed.D., Salem State University

    • Dina Castro, M.P.H., Ph.D., University of North Texas

    • Young-Suk Kim, Ed.D., University of California, Irvine

    • Yuuko Uchikoshi Tonkovich, Ed.D., University of California, Davis

Calm Island’s ESL Advisory Board held its first meetings on Monday, May 13, and Tuesday, May 14, in Dallas, Texas to provide insight and analysis on the current Badanamu learning programs, Bada Rhyme and Bada Genius. The advisory board plans to meet again this September and in May 2020 to further evaluate the Badanamu programs.

“The advisory board’s recommendations and their subsequent implementation are important steps towards making Calm Island and Badanamu an accredited global player in the ESL curriculum market,” said Calm Island CEO David Roberts. “It allows for further adoption of our curriculum by global preschools and will act as a cornerstone for our KidsLoop content and education systems and analytics.”


About Calm Island Co., Ltd.

Calm Island is an education technology company that pairs emotionally engaging content with science and data to improve early childhood reading and literacy levels. Through its educational brand, Badanamu, Calm Island provides learning solutions in over 30 countries across the globe.