Recorded on February 17, 2021
The California Department of Education (CDE) Multilingual Support Division and the Region 15 Comprehensive Center at WestEd hosted a series of webinars about the new CDE publication, Improving Education for Multilingual and English Learner Students: Research to Practice. The series was designed to help engage educators with the publication and supporting their professional learning.
The second in the series, this archived webinar offers a close look at chapter one of the CDE publication, which frames the subsequent chapters. The presenters highlighted key parts of the chapter, including the state’s renewed commitment to multilingualism and multilingual learner students, the benefits of multilingualism, California’s vision for educational equity, the diversity within the multilingual learner student population, and universal practices emphasized throughout the book.