Learning Forward’s Annual Conference

November 21, 2019

 

Dr. Aída Walqui will be doing a pre-conference session and a two-hour session focusing on instructional materials and curriculum at this year's Learning Forward’s Annual Conference which will take place in St. Louis, MO in December 7-11, 2019.

 

Pre-Conference Session: Instructional Materials That Meet English Learners’ Needs

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Presenters: Crystal Gonzales (English Learners Success Forum), Renae Skarin (English Learners Success Forum), Aída Walqui (WestEd)

Description: Join Crystal Gonzales, Aída Walqu and Renae Skarin to learn high-quality, educative curriculum is a fundamental component of an educational program that helps students access rigorous content and prepares English learners for college and career. Learn fundamental design principles and guidelines for selecting or adapting high-quality materials that will support educators in improving educational outcomes for English learners. Examine sample lessons featuring specific scaffolds that simultaneously promote access to language and content. Practice reviewing learning materials and making suggestions for improvement.

 

2-Hour Session: English Learner Inclusive Instructional Materials

Date: Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Time: 9:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Presenters: Crystal Gonzales (English Learners Success Forum), Renae Skarin (English Learners Success Forum), Aída Walqui (WestEd)

Description: Join Crystal Gonzales, Aida Walqui and Renae Skarin to understand the research base and receive concrete guidance for embedding effective English learner supports in core English language arts and math curricula. English learners deserve access to grade-level rigorous content, but what does this actually look like in instructional materials? Leave with tools and resources to evaluate and refine your current materials.

 

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