02/22/23 8:30 AM 02/22/23 9:30 AM America/Los_Angeles Welcome Address and USED Updates View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2023-hybrid-conference-assume-greatness-diversity-is-our-strength/agenda/2023-02-22#session_row_20779 <br/> Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Galleria Assume Greatness: Diversity IS our Strength jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
8:30 - 9:30 AM Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Galleria
Welcome Address and USED Updates

Maha Abdelkader · US Department of Education
Leticia Braga · U.S. Department of Education
Deborah Spitz · U.S. Department of Education

02/22/23 9:30 AM 02/22/23 10:15 AM America/Los_Angeles WIDA Presents: Keynote Presentation with Jo Napolitano View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2023-hybrid-conference-assume-greatness-diversity-is-our-strength/agenda/2023-02-22#session_row_20780 <br/> In-Person and streamed live with recording available for playback.&nbsp;&nbsp; Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Galleria Assume Greatness: Diversity IS our Strength jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
9:30 - 10:15 AM Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Galleria
WIDA Presents: Keynote Presentation with Jo Napolitano

Jo Napolitano

In-Person and streamed live with recording available for playback.  
02/22/23 10:30 AM 02/22/23 12:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Newcomer Panel Discussion View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2023-hybrid-conference-assume-greatness-diversity-is-our-strength/agenda/2023-02-22#session_row_20781 <br/> This panel will bring together different voices on the important topic of Newcomer students.&nbsp; Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Galleria Assume Greatness: Diversity IS our Strength jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Galleria
Newcomer Panel Discussion

Altagracia "Grace" Delgado · Aldine ISD
Christine Kujawa · Aldine ISD
Zeinab Haidous · Wayne RESA
Kayln Wulatin · Wayne RESA

This panel will bring together different voices on the important topic of Newcomer students. 
02/22/23 12:00 PM 02/22/23 12:45 PM America/Los_Angeles Lunch View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2023-hybrid-conference-assume-greatness-diversity-is-our-strength/agenda/2023-02-22#session_row_20782 <br/> Buffet lunch provided in Galleria Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Galleria Assume Greatness: Diversity IS our Strength jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
12:00 - 12:45 PM Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Galleria
Lunch
Buffet lunch provided in Galleria
02/22/23 12:45 PM 02/22/23 1:45 PM America/Los_Angeles Creating School-wide Systems for Multilingual Learner Success View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2023-hybrid-conference-assume-greatness-diversity-is-our-strength/agenda/2023-02-22#session_row_20783 <br/> This presentation will focus on findings from the field excerpted from the Auslander & Yips’s book School-wide Systems for Multilingual Learner Success: A Roadmap for Leaders. Examples of successful structures and tools for school leaders, administrators, and teacher leaders are included to help design school environments that meet the needs of multilingual learners, with a focus on the needs of newcomers, particularly students with interrupted or limited schooling (SLIFE).<br> <br> Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Council Assume Greatness: Diversity IS our Strength jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
12:45 - 1:45 PM Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Council
Creating School-wide Systems for Multilingual Learner Success

Dr. Lisa Auslander · Bridges to Academic Success, CUNY

This presentation will focus on findings from the field excerpted from the Auslander & Yips’s book School-wide Systems for Multilingual Learner Success: A Roadmap for Leaders. Examples of successful structures and tools for school leaders, administrators, and teacher leaders are included to help design school environments that meet the needs of multilingual learners, with a focus on the needs of newcomers, particularly students with interrupted or limited schooling (SLIFE).

02/22/23 12:45 PM 02/22/23 1:45 PM America/Los_Angeles Effective Literacy for English Learners/Emergent Bilingual Students in a "Science of Reading" Era View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2023-hybrid-conference-assume-greatness-diversity-is-our-strength/agenda/2023-02-22#session_row_20784 <br/> The National Committee for Effective Literacy was formed when leaders in the field grew concerned about the science of reading movement and its lack of attention to effective literacy instruction for emergent bilingual students. The history of failed literacy approaches, research on effective literacy instruction for EL/EB students, policies and practices to ensure that EL/EB learners become proficient readers, writers and speakers of English and preferably at least one other language will be... Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Forum Assume Greatness: Diversity IS our Strength jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
12:45 - 1:45 PM Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Forum
Effective Literacy for English Learners/Emergent Bilingual Students in a "Science of Reading" Era

Martha Hernandez · Californians Together

The National Committee for Effective Literacy was formed when leaders in the field grew concerned about the science of reading movement and its lack of attention to effective literacy instruction for emergent bilingual students. The history of failed literacy approaches, research on effective literacy instruction for EL/EB students, policies and practices to ensure that EL/EB learners become proficient readers, writers and speakers of English and preferably at least one other language will be shared.

02/22/23 12:45 PM 02/22/23 1:45 PM America/Los_Angeles Assuming Greatness through Family Engagement to Support Multilingual Learners View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2023-hybrid-conference-assume-greatness-diversity-is-our-strength/agenda/2023-02-22#session_row_20785 <br/> Family engagement is key, specially for enhancing the teaching and learning process with multilingual learners. ESSA prioritizes family engagement by moving related activities from allowable to required. In this joint ELPA21 and WIDA Español presentation, Jobi Lawrence and Samuel Aguirre will share on the importance of assuming greatness by strengthening family engagement, along with strategies for local and state directors of multilingual-learners to connect with families and communities.<br... Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Galleria Assume Greatness: Diversity IS our Strength jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
12:45 - 1:45 PM Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Galleria
Assuming Greatness through Family Engagement to Support Multilingual Learners

Sam Aguirre · WIDA
Jobi Lawrence · ELPA21 at UCLA CRESST

Family engagement is key, specially for enhancing the teaching and learning process with multilingual learners. ESSA prioritizes family engagement by moving related activities from allowable to required. In this joint ELPA21 and WIDA Español presentation, Jobi Lawrence and Samuel Aguirre will share on the importance of assuming greatness by strengthening family engagement, along with strategies for local and state directors of multilingual-learners to connect with families and communities.

02/22/23 2:00 PM 02/22/23 3:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Strategic Program Design: The DL Theory of Change Logic Model View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2023-hybrid-conference-assume-greatness-diversity-is-our-strength/agenda/2023-02-22#session_row_20837 <br/> The National Committee for Effective Literacy was formed when leaders in the field grew concerned about the science of reading movement and its lack of attention to effective literacy instruction for emergent bilingual students. The history of failed literacy approaches, research on effective literacy instruction for EL/EB students, policies and practices to ensure that EL/EB learners become proficient readers, writers and speakers of English and preferably at least one other language will be... Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Council Assume Greatness: Diversity IS our Strength jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
2:00 - 3:00 PM Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Council
Strategic Program Design: The DL Theory of Change Logic Model

Michael Rodriguez · Dual Language Education of New Mexico

The National Committee for Effective Literacy was formed when leaders in the field grew concerned about the science of reading movement and its lack of attention to effective literacy instruction for emergent bilingual students. The history of failed literacy approaches, research on effective literacy instruction for EL/EB students, policies and practices to ensure that EL/EB learners become proficient readers, writers and speakers of English and preferably at least one other language will be shared.

02/22/23 2:00 PM 02/22/23 3:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Daily Actions for Implementing Effective Content-Based Instruction View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2023-hybrid-conference-assume-greatness-diversity-is-our-strength/agenda/2023-02-22#session_row_20839 <br/> This engaging session will outline practical, high-leverage actions that provide intentional content-based instruction for multilingual learners (MLs) that can be applied across all ML programs, in all grade levels, and in any language of instruction. Differentiation that provides equitable access for MLs at various levels of language proficiency will be addressed. Teachers, and administrators will walk away with ways to impact individual and systemic support of MLs!<br> <br> Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Forum Assume Greatness: Diversity IS our Strength jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
2:00 - 3:00 PM Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Forum
Daily Actions for Implementing Effective Content-Based Instruction

Carlene Thomas · Carlene Thomas Consulting, LLC

This engaging session will outline practical, high-leverage actions that provide intentional content-based instruction for multilingual learners (MLs) that can be applied across all ML programs, in all grade levels, and in any language of instruction. Differentiation that provides equitable access for MLs at various levels of language proficiency will be addressed. Teachers, and administrators will walk away with ways to impact individual and systemic support of MLs!

02/22/23 2:00 PM 02/22/23 3:00 PM America/Los_Angeles Equitable MTSS Process for English Learners That Supports Appropriate Special Education Referrals View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2023-hybrid-conference-assume-greatness-diversity-is-our-strength/agenda/2023-02-22#session_row_20838 <br/> Presenters will review steps educators can take to ensure ELs referrals to SpEd are appropriate and equitable. Participants will explore how educators can collect, analyze and use comparative data of true EL peers in making informed decisions about referrals to SpEd thereby reducing disproportionality of ELs in SpEd. Participants will review tools for separating language differences from a disability and leave with tools to use to appropriately and equitably identify and refer ELs to SpEd.<br... Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Galleria Assume Greatness: Diversity IS our Strength jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
2:00 - 3:00 PM Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Galleria
Equitable MTSS Process for English Learners That Supports Appropriate Special Education Referrals

Lynda Espinoza Idle · RISE PD
Fran Hernández-Herbert · RISE PD

Presenters will review steps educators can take to ensure ELs referrals to SpEd are appropriate and equitable. Participants will explore how educators can collect, analyze and use comparative data of true EL peers in making informed decisions about referrals to SpEd thereby reducing disproportionality of ELs in SpEd. Participants will review tools for separating language differences from a disability and leave with tools to use to appropriately and equitably identify and refer ELs to SpEd.

02/22/23 3:15 PM 02/22/23 4:15 PM America/Los_Angeles NAELPA Membership Meeting View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2023-hybrid-conference-assume-greatness-diversity-is-our-strength/agenda/2023-02-22#session_row_20786 <br/> Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Galleria Assume Greatness: Diversity IS our Strength jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
3:15 - 4:15 PM Hilton Portland Downtown 921 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97204 - Galleria
NAELPA Membership Meeting