July 10, 2020

Aída Walqui, Senior Research Scientist at WestEd, will serve as Principal Investigator and Director of The National Research and Development Center to Improve Education for Secondary English Learners thanks to a five-year grant from the National Center for Education Re...

June 26, 2020

Join Aída Walqui in an engaging online series that highlights scholarly perspectives on the education of English Learners across a wide variety of settings. 

Aída will lead 12 conversations with renowned linguists and educators from around the world who have...

June 24, 2020

The Quality Teaching for English Learners team at WestEd is delighted to announce the publication of a digital lesson educators can use to support English Learners in distance learning.

The lesson explores the theme of advertising in the modern world, and it...

June 9, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

​​​​This week we made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Quality Teaching for English Learners Summer Institutes in Washington D.C., which were to take place from August 3 to August 7, 2020. We are committed to the well-being of our partners, s...

May 21, 2020

While a fair amount is known about effective instructional practices for students who are English learners, less is known about how these practices might look different in a distance learning context compared to the classroom.

This brief, produced by QTEL's Elsa Billing...

May 15, 2020

​​Dear Colleagues, 

Today we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Quality Teaching for English Learner's Summer Institutes in San Francisco, which were to take place from July 13 – 17 and July 20 – 24, 2020. We are committed to the well-being of our par...

April 29, 2020

Remote learning has become the new normal, and educators have been racing to best serve students in distance learning environments. Among these students, English Learners are a group that will require rigorous, well supported content instruction with ample opportunitie...

March 18, 2020

Dear Valued Partners,
As our communities continue to feel the increased impact of COVID-19, we at the Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) initiative at WestEd, want to share with you what we are doing to help keep our staff and partners safe and healthy.

January 29, 2020

Our QTEL team will present at the 49th Annual NABE Conference, “NABE Rise Up 2020: A Perfect Vision.” The conference will be held at the Tropicana Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 25 – 28, 2020.

Wednesday, February 26

Presenter: Leslie Hamburger

Time: 4:40 p.m....

January 27, 2020

QTEL's Dr. Aída Walqui will be presenting at the National ESEA Conference which will be held on February 4-7, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Session: Providing English Learners and Other Students Deep and Generative Opportunities to Learn


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