Presented by: Kenji Hakuta / María Santos
Event Dates:
Oct 08, 2014 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM PDT

Join us on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 9-10 am PDT for an informational webinar on our project, Schools to Learn from. We will be available to answer any questions participants have about our thinking on this work and will discuss the process for the final selection of case study schools. Co-chairs Kenji Hakuta and Maria Santos will be leading this webinar.

Presented by: María Santos
Event Dates:
Oct 31, 2014 / 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

Join Nicole Knight of Oakland Unified School District and Maria Santos, co-chair and senior advisor for leadership for Understanding Language in their session titled, "Understanding Language: Accelerating Language and Content Learning for ELLs"  They will be part of ASCD's 2014 Conference on Educational Leadership in Orlando, Florida. The presenters will discuss the knowledge and resources that support students' evolving linguistic needs as the Oakland Unified School District implements the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The presentation will demonstrate ways to develop and support students' English language proficiency in the context of content instruction and discuss ways in which districts and schools can support this collaboration.

For mor information, please go to the ASCD website.

 

Events / Past Events

Presented by: Kenji Hakuta
Apr 19, 2012 / 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM PDT

Co-chair Kenji Hakuta discussed the shifts, challenges, and opportunities that all students, especially English Language Learners (ELLs), face as they engage with the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The webinar was the first of a series of free webinars in 2012-2013 that supports practitioners (e.g. teachers, district leaders, professional support providers, curriculum developers) in building their knowledge in supporting ELLs as they implement the new Standards.

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Presented by: Judit Moschkovich
Jun 11, 2012 / 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM PDT

Judit Moschkovich will discuss recommendations for mathematics instruction for ELLs. This webinar is targeted at mathematics teachers who have ELL students in their classrooms. Participants are encouraged to read Dr. Moschkovich's paper, "Mathematics, the Common Core, and Language" found in the Papers section of our website. The classroom video of an elementary classroom titled "They Never Get Together" used in the webinar can be found here.

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Presented by: Andrés Henríquez
Aug 30, 2012 / 10:30 AM to 01:30 PM PDT

A number of efforts have been funded to support the transition to New Standards for English Language Learners (ELLs).  This webinar, which is specifically designed for advocacy groups across the nation, covers three different strands of work and features presentations by:

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Presented by: Helen Quinn / Okhee Lee
Sep 19, 2012 / 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM PDT

Helen Quinn and Okhee Lee will discuss NGSS and ELLs in this upcoming webinar.

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Presented by: Kenji Hakuta / Lydia Stack / Phil Daro / George Bunch / Robert Linquanti
Oct 26, 2012 / 09:00 AM to 05:30 PM PDT

Join our team on October 26, 2012 in San Diego to discuss the new Standards.

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Presented by: Lily Wong Fillmore
Dec 03, 2012 / 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM PST

Join Lily Wong Fillmore, David Coleman, and UL team members at the 2012 CDE Leadership Institute.

This California Department of Education sponsored two-day institute focuses on supporting local educational agencies in designing, implementing, and evaluating programs that will help English learners and immigrant students attain English proficiency and meet state academic standards. The conference will take place from December 3-4, 2012 at the Santa Clara Marriot in Santa Clara, CA.

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Presented by: Aída Walqui / George Bunch / Lydia Stack / Susan Pimentel
Dec 06, 2012 / 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM PST

The ELA work group discussed their developed unit. This seventh grade unit exemplifies the shifts necessary to help ELLs meet the new Common Core State Standards.

In this unit, ELLs and their classmates analyze a series of complex persuasive texts—a collection of historical and contemporary speeches and advertisements—and then produce texts of their own. Members of the ELA workgroup will host an hour-long webinar explaining how the unit works and why it matters.

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Presented by: George Bunch
Jan 31, 2013 / 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM PST

On January 31st, UC Davis will host a one-day conference on academic literacy, with UL's George Bunch as a second keynote speaker. The full schedule will be announced in the weeks to come. Register now, or submit a proposal as a presenter. For more information about this conference:  http://education.ucdavis.edu/event/academic-literacy-summit-2013-0

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Presented by: Kenji Hakuta
Feb 07, 2013 / 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM PST

Kenji Hakuta will be one of the afternoon keynote addresses at NABE's annual conference. The annual conference is held at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida this year from February 7 to February 9, 2013. For more information about the National Association for Bilingual Education, please go here:  http://www.nabe.org/

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Presented by: Kenji Hakuta / María Santos / Susan Pimentel
Feb 26, 2013 / 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM PST

Join the Alliance for Excellent Education for a webinar on the transition to Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards presents both opportunities and challenges for the growing number of English language learners. A number of initiatives are underway to help English learners access grade-level content while building their language proficiency.

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Presented by: Okhee Lee / Helen Quinn / María Santos
Apr 10, 2013 / 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM PDT

The US Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition is hosting a one day pre-conference institute in conjunction with the National Science Teachers’ Association meeting in San Antonio, TX.

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Presented by: Martha Castellón
Apr 19, 2013 / 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM PDT

The Washington Association for Bilingual Education's 2013 conference will be held in Yakima, Washington on April 19-20, 2013. Executive Director Martha Castellón will be one of the keynote speakers at this conference. For more information, please go to the WABE website here: http://wabewa.org/conference-2013

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Presented by: Lydia Stack
Apr 19, 2013 / 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM PDT

Join our ELA team for a full day institute at the IRA Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas. 

The full day institute will be divided into three parts:

1. An overview of the critical role language plays in the new Common Core State Standards and the opportunities these new Standards afford to English Language Learners (ELLs),

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Presented by: Kenji Hakuta / Phil Daro
May 01, 2013 / 12:25 PM to 01:55 PM PDT

Join members of our Steering Committee at AERA in San Francisco on May 1, 2013. They will present a special session titled, "Challenges and Opportunities for Language Learning in the Context of the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards." This session will be chaired by Kenji Hakuta with Catherine Snow (Harvard University) and Phil Daro (SERP Institute) as discussants. The symposium will be at the Hilton Union Square in room Yosemite A.

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Presented by: Kenji Hakuta / George Bunch
May 08, 2013 / 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM PDT

The new Common Core State Standards in English-language arts/literacy demand more sophisticated language and literacy skills from all students, especially those who are still learning English. In this webinar, English-language acquisition experts from the Understanding Language initiative at Stanford University will share resources and advice to educators on how to deepen and accelerate the learning and instruction of English-language learners (ELLs), develop content-rich ELA/literacy lessons for ELLs and provide the varying levels of support ELLs will need to meet the new standards.

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Presented by: Robert Linquanti
Jun 19, 2013 / 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM PDT

The Alliance for Excellent Education is hosting a webinar on the Next-Generation English Language Proficiency Assessments. Steering Committee member Robert Linquanti is a panelist.

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Presented by: Kenji Hakuta
Jun 21, 2013 / 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM PDT

The National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA) is the premiere forum for assessment practitioners to discuss what is happening in the real world of educational assessment - what's new, what's going on at the state and federal level, what works and what does not.  The 2013 National Conference on Student Assessment will be held at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center from Wednesday, June 19 - Saturday, June 22, 2013.

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Presented by: Robert Linquanti
Jun 25, 2013 / 08:00 AM PDT to Jun 26, 2013 / 03:00 PM PDT

Co-sponsored by REL West at WestEd, the California Collaborative on District Reform at AIR, and California Education Partners, the two-day event will feature multiple opportunities for teams at all stages of CCSS implementation to learn from experts and each other, engage in discussion and planning activities, and set or refine next steps.

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Presented by: María Santos
Jun 28, 2013 / 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

Maria Santos will discuss the knowledge and resources that support students' evolving linguistic needs as the new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards are implemented. Maria will demonstrate ways in which students' English language proficiency can be developed and supported in the context of content instruction. She will also shine a spotlight on the role of language in valid and appropriate assessments and discuss ways in which districts can support this collaboration and the policy work that supports English language learners.

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Presented by: Robert Linquanti
Sep 11, 2013 / 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

English learners (ELs) constitute one of the fastest growing K-12 public school student populations in the United States, and currently number over 5 million students. ELs also constitute a sizable subpopulation of many low-performing and turnaround schools.

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Presented by: María Santos
Sep 30, 2013 / 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM PDT

The 2013 BaySci Science Education Forum will focus on science discourse (argumentation) as a critical scientific practice illuminated in the Next Generation Science Standards. A panel of language arts and science education experts and Bay Area district leadership and teachers will present examples and strategies for encouraging successful student discourse in science and discuss how best to support teachers in implementing more robust discourse in the classroom.

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Presented by: María Santos
Oct 11, 2013 / 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

State Board of Education members will learn about, identify and discuss issues and challenges states have as they adopt, implement and/or align policies to be effective in their decision-making about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Sessions will highlight processes, policies, and practices related to the NGSS such as professional learning systems, assessment, and aligning educational policies. The conference will provide presentations from experts, resources and facilitate working group sessions to support state planning.

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Presented by: Kenji Hakuta / Martha Castellón / Robert Linquanti
Oct 22, 2013 / 08:00 AM PDT to Oct 23, 2013 / 05:00 PM PDT

Mathematics Educator Grace Davila Coates (Berkeley) will be working with the ELL State Collaborative on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) at the upcoming Council of Chief State School Officers' meeting in New Orleans. She will be sharing some of our UL mathematics resources developed for ELLs and provide guidance to state leaders on how to best support ELLs in mathematics classrooms. This is a closed event for ELL SCASS members.

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Presented by: Judit Moschkovich
Oct 29, 2013 / 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT

A New America Media Ethnic Media Telebriefing & Tweet Chat

California joined some 44 other states when it adopted the Common Core standards in 2010. It has since been working to bring public schools across the state into alignment with the new and more rigorous standards. These efforts include revamping curriculums, conducting training sessions for teachers and ensuring that schools have the capacity to administer the new computer-based Smarter Balanced assessments by the deadline of 2014.

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Presented by: Gabriela Uro
Oct 31, 2013 / 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM PDT

Partner districts and colleagues of Understanding Language will present a session titled, "Language, Literacy, and Learning: Providing Access to ELs for the New Standards" on Thursday morning, October 31, 2013 at the Council of the Great City Schools' 57th Fall Conference in Albuquerque, N.M., hosted by Albuquerque Public Schools.

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Presented by: Robert Linquanti
Nov 13, 2013 / 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM PST

Karen Cadiero-Kaplan, Director, English Learner Support Division, California Department of Education, and Robert Linquanti, Project Director & Senior Researcher, California Comprehensive Center at WestEd, will provide an overview of California's recently adopted ELD Standards and explore implications for implementing them in tandem with the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and associated literacy standards for other subjects.

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Presented by: Robert Linquanti / Kenji Hakuta
Dec 09, 2013 / 08:00 AM PST to Dec 10, 2013 / 05:00 PM PST

2013 Accountability Leadership Institute organized by the California Department of Education.

The Institute is designed for administrators and superintendents, Title III program directors and evaluators, instructional leaders, professional development institutions, and key stakeholders in English learner education. This year’s focus is Quantum Leaps in English Learner Education: Implications for Leadership, Instruction, and Systems.

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Presented by: María Santos / Okhee Lee / Aída Walqui / Helen Quinn / Susan Pimentel
Dec 09, 2013 / 09:00 AM PST to Dec 10, 2013 / 05:00 PM PST

Exploring the Overlap between “Literacy in Science” and the Practice of Obtaining, Evaluating, and Communicating Information: A Workshop

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Presented by: Robert Linquanti
Jan 24, 2014 / 12:00 PM to 01:30 PM PST

Stanford's Language Equity and Educational Policy (LEEP) group and UL is co-sponsoring a lunch time talk by Steering Commitee member Robert Linquanti, Project Director & Senior Researcher at WestEd. The title of the talk, "Who is an English learner? Moving Toward a (More) Common Definition of English Learner, and What It Means for Educational Policy, Research and Practice."

For more info, download the flyer below.

Friday, January 24, 2014

12-1:30 pm

Cubberley 115. Stanford University

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Presented by: Susan O'Hara
Feb 06, 2014 / 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM PST

This year's Academic Literacy Summit at University of California, Davis, focuses on how teachers and schools can imaginatively adapt to the new California Common Core Standards in literacy across all subjects. These new standards promise teachers greater flexibility in helping all their students achieve, and this year's Summit will serve to showcase and discuss innovative ideas for teachers and schools.
 
WHEN:February 6, 2014

WHEN:  8:00 AM - 4:00PM

WHERE: UC Davis Conference Center

WHO:  Educators PK-16

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Presented by: Okhee Lee / María Santos / Andrés Henríquez
Apr 02, 2014 / 08:30 AM PDT to Apr 03, 2014 / 05:00 PM PDT

The Office of English Language Acquisition OELA will be hosting a Professional Development Institute on April 2, 2014, with follow-up sessions on April 3, at the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Annual Conference in Boston!

Renowned science educator and leading researcher Okhee Lee will facilitate this daylong professional development institute, a collaborative effort with NSTA, Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) at Achieve, Inc., and Understanding Language Initiative at Stanford University.

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Presented by: Kenji Hakuta / Sara Rutherford-Quach
Oct 01, 2014 / 09:00 AM PDT to Nov 24, 2014 / 05:00 PM PST

This eight-week online course is designed to help teachers support English Language Learners in meeting new, rigorous standards. Specifically, the course will focus on a key practice within both the Common Core State Standards and new English Language Proficiency Standards: constructing claims supported by evidence.

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