Date: Tuesday, February 14
Time: 12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m. (PT) / 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (ET)
The Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), in collaboration with the National Research and Development Center to Improve Education for Secondary English Learners, is hosting a webinar on developing teacher expertise to serve students classified as English Learners.
Professional learning that results in enhanced professional expertise should be aligned to strategic goals, ongoing, and address outcomes for knowledge, attitudes, skills, aspirations, and practices.
When teachers apply standards and research to their work, develop the expertise essential to their roles, and prioritize coherence and alignment in instruction, the results are equitable and positive for all students.
Panelists will present a model for developing teacher expertise to serve English Learners and share multi-modal resources to plan and implement high-quality professional learning in pre-service and in-service programs. Speakers include:
- Dr. Aída Walqui, Director and Principal Investigator, National Research and Development Center for Improving the Education of English Learners in Secondary Schools at WestEd
- Dr. George C. Bunch, Professor of Education and Department Chair, University of California,
- Dr. Alexandra Estrella, Superintendent, Norwalk Public Schools
- Yael Glick, Teacher, New York City Public Schools
- Leland Hartman, ELA and ELD Specialist, National Research and Development Center for Improving the Education of English Learners in Secondary Schools at WestEd