Join us at the annual National Association for Bilingual Education Conference and Research Institute on February 22–25, 2023, at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon.
The conference theme for this year is “United In Our Diversity: The Power of Languages and Cultures.” The Research Institute will focus on bilingual education as a tool for social justice.
Experts from our team and the National Research and Development Center to Improve Education for Secondary English Learners will discuss topics such as bilingual education, oracy development, and systemic approaches to support multilingualism and multiliteracy.
Dr. Aída Walqui, will deliver a keynote address during the General Assembly on Friday morning.
See our presentations below, and stop by our exhibit booths to learn more.
Thursday, February 23
Concurrent Session: Dialogic Review of Services for Multilingual Learners in Two High Schools: Assessment as Learning Presenters: Aída Walqui (WestEd) and Alexandra Estrella (Norwalk Public Schools) Time: 2:25 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Location: B118
Concurrent Session: The Case for Bilingual Education: Evidence and Pathways Presenters: Manuel Vazquez Cano (Education Northwest) and Lorna Porter (WestEd) Time: 2:25 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Location: D138
SIG Research Institute Session WestEd Presentation: Designing, Implementing, and Researching the Use of Educative Materials for Multilingual Learners and their Teachers Presenters: Aída Walqui (WestEd) and Haiwen Chu (WestEd) Time: 3:45 p.m. – 3:55 p.m.
SIG Research Institute Session WestEd Presentation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on Timing Presenters: Molly Faulkner-Bond (WestEd) and Lorna Porter (WestEd) Time: 4:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Friday, February 24
Concurrent Session: I Belong Here! Creating Welcoming and Nurturing Environments to Support Deep Learning for Elementary English Learners Presenters: Annette Gregg (WestEd) Time: 8:45 a.m. – 9:35 a.m. Location: D139
Friday General Assembly Keynote Address
Speaker: Aída Walqui (WestEd)
Time: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Location: Oregon Ballroom 201–203
Concurrent Session: Beyond the Read Aloud: How Quality Interactions Support Oracy Development for Young English Learners Presenters: Annette Gregg (WestEd) Time: 10:55 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Location: D139
Saturday, February 25
Concurrent Session: Why, Now More Than Ever, Talk is Key in the Development of English Learners Presenters: Mary Schmida (WestEd) Time: 8:35 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Location: A107
Concurrent Session: Systemic Approaches to Support Multilingualism and Multiliteracy: Perspectives of Federal- and State-level Policymakers Presenters: Molly Faulkner-Bond (WestEd) Time: 12:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: C128