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2024 In Person Conference

Reconceptualizing the Development of Educator Expertise for a Multilingual, Intercultural Future

Engaging English Learners in Content Learning and Language Development Simultaneously

June 17–18, 2024 • Portland, Oregon • OSU Portland Center

Portland Conference

About the Conference


This conference will be an opportunity to:


  • Learn about studies being conducted by Center researchers  on actionable teacher education, curriculum, instruction, and policy practices that can dramatically improve the education of secondary English Learners.

  • Be inspired by national and international panels exploring progress and challenges in reconceptualizing learning and language development.

  • Network, share, discuss, question assumptions, build new understandings, and offer solutions.

  • Engage in working sessions to develop actionable plans to implement.

  • Make a difference for adolescents who need support to simultaneously learn subject matter content and practices, and the English necessary to communicate them.


Confirmed Speakers


  • Alexandra Estrella, Superintendent, Norwalk Public Schools, CT

  • Nelson Flores, University of Pennsylvania

  • Montserrat Garibay, Assistant Deputy Secretary and Director of the Office of English Language Acquisition at the U.S. Department of Education

  • Mari Haneda, The Pennsylvania State University

  • Pauline Jones, Wollongong University, Australia

  • Tatyana Kleyn, City University of New York

  • Amanda Kibler, Oregon State University

  • Luis Enrique López, Instituto Iberoamericano de Lenguas Indígenas

  • Mary Martínez-Wenzl, Oregon Department of Education

  • Diego Román, University of Wisconsin, Madison

  • Alice Stott, The Oracy Project, Great Britain

  • Karen Thompson, Oregon State University

  • Ilana Umansky, University of Oregon

  • Gaby Uro, Council of Great City Schools

  • Aída Walqui, WestEd

  • Susan Gardner, Dean, College of Education, Oregon State University

  • Victor Zúñiga, Unviersidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico

Dates and Times


June 17 and 18, 2024

Breakfast: 8:30 AM

9:00 AM - 3:30 PM daily



Registration: $300 per person

Breakfast and lunch included daily



Oregon State University - Portland Center

555 SW Morrison St, Suite 200

Portland, OR 97204




AC Hotel Portland downtown

888 SW Third Avenue,

Portland, OR, 97204

Toll Free: +1-888-236-2427

WestEd has a hotel block contract with AC Hotel Portland Downtown.

You can book your room here.

Earliest Reservation Start Date: Sunday, June 16, 2024

Latest Reservation End Date: Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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