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Join Us for the First Annual Conference Jointly Hosted by two Federally-Funded Research Centers


Improving instruction, assessment, and policies for

secondary English Learners across the content areas

May 8–9, 2023 • Washington, D.C.

CAL • Harvard • New York University • Oregon State University • SERP • UCLA • University of Houston University of Oregon • U.T. Austin • WestEd

Washington DC

Join us on May 8-9, 2023, in the nation’s capital for the first in a series of new annual conferences jointly hosted by two federally-funded research centers created to study how to improve education for English Learners and produce actionable findings.

The Center for the Success of English Learners and the National Research and Development Center to Improve Education for Secondary English Learners – both funded by the Institute of Education Sciences – invite you to attend “Improving instruction, assessment, and policies for secondary English Learners across the content areas.”

The joint conference, held at George Washington University, is intended for teacher educators, teachers, district and state English Learner program administrators and others playing key roles in the field, including policymakers and researchers.

Confirmed speakers include: Mark Schneider, director, IES, Kenji Hakuta (History and Policy), Stanford University, Guillermo Solano-Flores (Assessment and Student Learning), Stanford University, Amanda Kibler (Teaching and Instruction), Oregon State University, and Jennifer O’Day (Organizational Change and Professional Development), AIR, with opening remarks from Dean Michael Feuer, George Washington University.

This is an opportunity to:

  • Learn ways in which teacher education, curriculum, instruction, assessment, course taking, and policies can be dramatically improved so that secondary English Learners succeed in all content areas

  • Hear directly from leading researchers and experts in the field

  • Network across research, policy, and instructional roles to share best practices

  • Make a difference in the learning and the lives of children who need support to simultaneously learn subject matter content and practices, and the English necessary to communicate them.

We expect that the joint conference will nurture critically needed awareness of research-based findings, as well as the tools and processes available to ensure that English Learners are offered quality opportunities to learn and realize their potential.

We hope to see you there!




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