A partnership between Stanford University and WestEd's SchoolsMovingUp
SchoolsMovingUp has hosted over 100 free interactive webinars on a variety of school and district reform topics. Due to popular demand, this year we offered our first fee-based online workshop. We are now pleased to announce a partnership with Stanford University in a new, online institute focused on improving academic outcomes for English Language Learners (ELLs). As always, SchoolsMovingUp will continue to provide our free webinars, but we hope you will take advantage of this exciting new fee-based e-Institute.
Leadership Institute on English Language Learners: Aligning Theory, Policy, and Practice
Every Thursday, March 25 - May 20| 10:30am-12:00pm (PST)
In this online institute, Kenji Hakuta and Guadalupe Valdes of the Stanford University School of Education and Robert Linquanti of WestEd will provide participants with practical ideas for improving local and state English Language Learner (ELL) educational policies, systems and practices. This e-Institute will also strengthen participants' understanding of foundational issues in the effective education of English Language Learners (ELLs), and explore established and emerging research evidence and practices on the most challenging areas facing educators and policymakers, such as ELLs' linguistic development; academic growth and achievement; and assessment/accountability aimed at improving educator capacity and student performance.
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Upcoming Webinar: Lessons Learned from the Evaluation of the Texas School Dropout Prevention and Reentry Program Grants
Jaclyn Tejwani, Research Associate in the Evaluation Research Program at WestEd, and Chris Caesar, Program Manager of the Texas High School Project with the Texas Education Agency, will present findings from the evaluation of the Texas School Dropout Prevention and Reentry Program Grants in reducing the dropout rate in Texas and improving student outcomes.
Archived Webinar: Recommendations for Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners: The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
In this archived webinar, Robert Linquanti, Director for English Learner Evaluation and Accountability Support in WestEd's Comprehensive School Assistance Program, moderated a webinar panel comprising select members of the English Language Learner (ELL) Working Group: Diane August, Senior Research Scientist, Center for Applied Linguistics; Kenji Hakuta, Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University; Jennifer O'Day (pictured), Principal Research Scientist at the American Institutes for Research; and Charlene Rivera, Director of the Center for Equity and Excellence in Education at George Washington University.
Reading Room: Teaching English Language Learners: What the Research Does — and Does Not — Say
This article summarizes the key findings of the reviews of the research on educating English learners by the National Literacy Panel (NLP) and the Center for Research on Diversity, Education, and Excellence (CREDE).
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