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June Conference Registration Opens, Speakers and Topics Announced

Teachers and teacher educators: The National Research and Development Center to Improve Education for Secondary English Learners, funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, invites you to attend Reconceptualizing the Development of Educator Expertise for a Multilingual, Intercultural Future,a two-day, in-person conference to be held June 17–18, 2024, in Portland, Oregon.


The conference will be held in the beautiful Portland Center at Oregon State University in downtown Portland, just blocks from the Willamette River. The convening 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 include: 

  • 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

Space is limited.

We hope to see you there!


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