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Aida Walqui

WestEd Leads New National Research and Development Center to Improve Education for Secondary English Learners

WestEd is pleased to announce the agency has been awarded a five-year grant from the National Center for Education Research (NCER), within the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), to lead one of two new national R&D centers that will focus on innovative solutions to improving opportunities and achievement for English Learners in secondary settings. The […]

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High-Quality Online Professional 
Development, Training, and Support

Our virtual services provide access to a national network of peers and deliver timely evidence-based guidance to keep you moving forward.

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How Educators Can Support English Learner Students in Distance Learning

Students who are English learners will require rigorous, well-supported content instruction with ample opportunities for language and critical skills development so that they are not left behind.

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Responding to and Supporting the Needs of English Learner Students

Eight tips for creating better outcomes for students who are English learners.

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Making Historical Thinking Visible for English Learner Students

In social studies classrooms, multimodal texts such as maps, photographs, and film can be powerful tools to develop historical understanding.

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Supporting English Learners in Mathematics: Information Linking

Students who are English learners can develop deeper mathematical connections if teachers invite and support them in linking information.

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Announcing Spring and Summer Professional Learning Opportunities

Strengthen leadership, knowledge, and skills with research-informed professional development this summer.

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Improving Outcomes for Young People with Disabilities

Through initiatives like the National Center for Systemic Improvement, we help states transform their systems to better support infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.

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Effective Strategies for Teaching English Learner Students with Disabilities - Summer Institutes

This two-day institute addresses misconceptions about, and provides research-based strategies for, teaching English learner students and students with disabilities.

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Building Systems of Support for Improving English Learner Achievement

January 28. 11AM (Pacific Time). Learn how Greater Albany Public Schools is working to ensure positive learning opportunities and outcomes. 

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