Join WestEd at the 2022 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Convention on November 17–20, 2022, at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
The theme of the conference is “!Suenos! Pursuing the Light,” exploring “the ways our individual and collective pursuit of light has assisted and continues to assist us in imagining a new story with bright spots and new sueños (dreams) for ourselves, our students, and our communities.”
WestEd experts will present on a range of topics related to learning acceleration, education equity, and the whole child, including:
- English Learners and literacy development
- Social and emotional health and well-being
- Safe and supportive school culture
Add our presentations to your conference calendar and visit the WestEd exhibit table to meet staff, pick up recent publications, and learn about WestEd career opportunities.
Friday, November 18, 2022
Presentation: I Belong Here! Creating Welcoming and Nurturing Environments to Support Deep Learning for Migratory Students
Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Presenter: Liz Jameyson (WestEd) and Gabriela Garibay (WestEd)
Description: All students should feel like they belong in school. In this session, participants will consider the needs of migratory students and explore three social-emotional components necessary for equity: agency, belonging, and identity. Participants will engage in an interactive reading with a culturally relevant text and discuss key takeaways.
Presentation: Developing Language and Literacy in Mathematics for Long-Term English Learners
Time: 12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
Presenters: Leslie Hamburger (WestEd) and Guillermo Lopez (WestEd)
Description: Long-term English Learners lack adequate opportunities to develop language and literacy in secondary mathematics. The IES-funded RAMP-UP Math project engages students to develop conceptual understandings about cross-cutting ideas, participation in disciplinary practices, and disciplinary literacy and oracy. Educators will learn how to design language rich mathematics instruction for English Learners.
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Presentation: Identity, Agency, and Belonging: Reconceptualizing Social Emotional Learning for Migratory Students
Time: 12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m.
Presenters: Deb Benitez (WestEd) and Liz Jameyson (WestEd)
Description: This session considers the unique social-emotional needs of migratory students and how educators can develop student agency, identity, and sense of belonging. Participants will consider how social-emotional practices mitigate barriers to achievement, and how a classroom centered on equity can create a sense of community, acceptance, and affirmation.
Presentation: Why, Now More Than Ever, Talk is Key in the Development of Language and Literacy
Time: 4:15 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Presenter: Mary Schmida (WestEd)
Description: English and Multilingual Learners must have instructional opportunities that engage them in quality interactions. Well-structured learning that engages students in rigorous tasks, analytical thinking, and generative discussions are essential for learning that promotes social well-being, disciplinary knowledge, and language development. This session will explore how schools can promote quality interactions.
Sunday, November 20, 2022
Presentation: Centering Students’ Voices in Classroom Assessment: Environmental Charter Schools and Reading Apprenticeship Collaboration
Time: 9:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.
Presenters: Linda Friedrich (WestEd), Bethany Sanabria (Environmental Charter High School), and Jane Wyche-Jonas (Environmental Charter High School)
Description: We will actively explore an essential question through reading, considering classroom examples, and reflecting: How can we make students more central to formative assessment processes to center their voices and turn the intellectual work of literacy learning over to them? We will share assessment tools and processes that we developed.