03/26/24 10:00 AM 03/26/24 11:00 AM America/Chicago Breaking the Cycle: How Organizational Routines Impact Multilingual Learners View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2024-hybrid-conference-leading-change-in-multilingual-education/agenda/2024-03-26#session_row_25522 <br/> Rania Caldwell, EdS, is the Director of Multilingual Learners in Woburn, MA. In her 20 years in education in urban and suburban districts, she has worked as an ESL teacher, ML instructional coach, school-level and district-level administrator, and ML Director. Currently, Rania is serving a 2-year term on the WIDA LEA (Local Education Agency) Advisory Committee and a 1-year term as the WIDA LEA Executive Committee representative. She has presented locally and nationally on equity-centered sh... Virtual - Zoom Leading Change in Multilingual Education jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
10:00 - 11:00 AM Virtual - Zoom
Breaking the Cycle: How Organizational Routines Impact Multilingual Learners
Rania Caldwell, EdS, is the Director of Multilingual Learners in Woburn, MA. In her 20 years in education in urban and suburban districts, she has worked as an ESL teacher, ML instructional coach, school-level and district-level administrator, and ML Director. Currently, Rania is serving a 2-year term on the WIDA LEA (Local Education Agency) Advisory Committee and a 1-year term as the WIDA LEA Executive Committee representative. She has presented locally and nationally on equity-centered shifts focused on district-wide, shared responsibility for the success of multilingual learners.

03/26/24 10:00 AM 03/26/24 11:00 AM America/Chicago Leading Change for Emergent Bilinguals Through Advocacy View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2024-hybrid-conference-leading-change-in-multilingual-education/agenda/2024-03-26#session_row_25523 <br/> This session addresses how teachers can advocate for emerging bilingual students within their classrooms, schools, districts, and community. The session starts with a discussion of how to identify pertinent issues that should be addressed through advocacy. It then shifts to emphasize specific advocacy strategies such as learning and sharing about the laws and policies relevant to emergent bilinguals, building an advocacy team, professional development, and establishing family and community pa... Virtual - Zoom Leading Change in Multilingual Education jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
10:00 - 11:00 AM Virtual - Zoom
Leading Change for Emergent Bilinguals Through Advocacy
This session addresses how teachers can advocate for emerging bilingual students within their classrooms, schools, districts, and community. The session starts with a discussion of how to identify pertinent issues that should be addressed through advocacy. It then shifts to emphasize specific advocacy strategies such as learning and sharing about the laws and policies relevant to emergent bilinguals, building an advocacy team, professional development, and establishing family and community partnerships.

03/26/24 11:15 AM 03/26/24 12:15 PM America/Chicago The Seal of Biliteracy & Multilingual Learners: Enhancing Equity in Biliteracy Development View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2024-hybrid-conference-leading-change-in-multilingual-education/agenda/2024-03-26#session_row_25524 <br/> In this session, participants will learn a research-based framework to implement the Seal of Biliteracy (SoBL) for multilingual learners. Drawing from research conducted across the country, the session will explore how stakeholders define purpose, select proficiency assessments, design programs, enlist partners, and enhance promotion. Whether just beginning to implement the SoBL or looking to enhance current implementation, participants will leave with actionable steps to equitably promote mu... Virtual - Zoom Leading Change in Multilingual Education jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Virtual - Zoom
The Seal of Biliteracy & Multilingual Learners: Enhancing Equity in Biliteracy Development
In this session, participants will learn a research-based framework to implement the Seal of Biliteracy (SoBL) for multilingual learners. Drawing from research conducted across the country, the session will explore how stakeholders define purpose, select proficiency assessments, design programs, enlist partners, and enhance promotion. Whether just beginning to implement the SoBL or looking to enhance current implementation, participants will leave with actionable steps to equitably promote multiliteracy.

03/26/24 11:15 AM 03/26/24 12:15 PM America/Chicago Collaborative Assessment in Dual Language Education: Redefining Dual Language Learners' Successes" View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2024-hybrid-conference-leading-change-in-multilingual-education/agenda/2024-03-26#session_row_25526 <br/> The purpose of this session is to define and advocate for educator/teacher collaboration for the sake of authentically assessing ELs/MLs in dual language programs. Participants will explore the collaborative instructional framework with a focus on ways to utilize varying types of assessments to provide a holistic picture of students' learning. The interactive session showcases collaborative planning and assessment practices that support ELs/MLs in partnership teaching as well integrated co-te... Virtual - Zoom Leading Change in Multilingual Education jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Virtual - Zoom
Collaborative Assessment in Dual Language Education: Redefining Dual Language Learners' Successes"
The purpose of this session is to define and advocate for educator/teacher collaboration for the sake of authentically assessing ELs/MLs in dual language programs. Participants will explore the collaborative instructional framework with a focus on ways to utilize varying types of assessments to provide a holistic picture of students' learning. The interactive session showcases collaborative planning and assessment practices that support ELs/MLs in partnership teaching as well integrated co-teaching.

03/26/24 11:15 AM 03/26/24 12:15 PM America/Chicago Building a New Kind of PLN View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2024-hybrid-conference-leading-change-in-multilingual-education/agenda/2024-03-26#session_row_25525 <br/> In this session, Directors from the South Carolina Multilingual Learner (ML) Educator Network will share the motivation, challenges, and impacts of starting a statewide peer-led professional learning network for ML educators. Presenters will share their learning and answer questions about how the Network has become a supportive, independent professional learning community; presenters will also seek feedback from attendees on the organization's model, goals, practices, and future opportunities... Virtual - Zoom Leading Change in Multilingual Education jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Virtual - Zoom
Building a New Kind of PLN
In this session, Directors from the South Carolina Multilingual Learner (ML) Educator Network will share the motivation, challenges, and impacts of starting a statewide peer-led professional learning network for ML educators. Presenters will share their learning and answer questions about how the Network has become a supportive, independent professional learning community; presenters will also seek feedback from attendees on the organization's model, goals, practices, and future opportunities.

03/26/24 1:30 PM 03/26/24 2:00 PM America/Chicago Welcome Address View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2024-hybrid-conference-leading-change-in-multilingual-education/agenda/2024-03-26#session_row_23706 <br/> ***In-Person as well as livestreamed on the Connect Space platform*** Hilton Riverside New Orleans - Jefferson Ballroom Leading Change in Multilingual Education jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
1:30 - 2:00 PM Hilton Riverside New Orleans - Jefferson Ballroom
Welcome Address
***In-Person as well as livestreamed on the Connect Space platform***
03/26/24 2:00 PM 03/26/24 2:45 PM America/Chicago Keynote Presentation View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2024-hybrid-conference-leading-change-in-multilingual-education/agenda/2024-03-26#session_row_23707 <br/> ***In-Person as well as livestreamed on the Connect Space platform***<br> <br> Hilton Riverside New Orleans - Jefferson Ballroom Leading Change in Multilingual Education jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
2:00 - 2:45 PM Hilton Riverside New Orleans - Jefferson Ballroom
Keynote Presentation
***In-Person as well as livestreamed on the Connect Space platform***

03/26/24 2:45 PM 03/26/24 3:00 PM America/Chicago Break View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2024-hybrid-conference-leading-change-in-multilingual-education/agenda/2024-03-26#session_row_23749 <br/> Hilton Riverside New Orleans - Jefferson Ballroom Leading Change in Multilingual Education jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
2:45 - 3:00 PM Hilton Riverside New Orleans - Jefferson Ballroom
Break
03/26/24 3:00 PM 03/26/24 4:00 PM America/Chicago Featured General Session with USED and OELA View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2024-hybrid-conference-leading-change-in-multilingual-education/agenda/2024-03-26#session_row_23709 <br/> ***In-Person as well as livestreamed on the Connect Space platform***<br> <br> Details coming soon! Hilton Riverside New Orleans - Jefferson Ballroom Leading Change in Multilingual Education jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
3:00 - 4:00 PM Hilton Riverside New Orleans - Jefferson Ballroom
Featured General Session with USED and OELA
***In-Person as well as livestreamed on the Connect Space platform***

Details coming soon!
03/26/24 4:00 PM 03/26/24 5:00 PM America/Chicago NAELPA Membership Meeting and Committee Networking View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2024-hybrid-conference-leading-change-in-multilingual-education/agenda/2024-03-26#session_row_23710 <br/> ***In-Person as well as livestreamed on the Connect Space platform***<br> <br> Hilton Riverside New Orleans - Jefferson Ballroom Leading Change in Multilingual Education jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
4:00 - 5:00 PM Hilton Riverside New Orleans - Jefferson Ballroom
NAELPA Membership Meeting and Committee Networking
***In-Person as well as livestreamed on the Connect Space platform***

03/26/24 5:15 PM 03/26/24 7:00 PM America/Chicago Night with the sponsors View session: https://naelpa.connect.space/accounts/events/2024-hybrid-conference-leading-change-in-multilingual-education/agenda/2024-03-26#session_row_23711 <br/> Hilton Riverside New Orleans - River Room Leading Change in Multilingual Education jenna.webb@naelpa.org MM/DD/YYYY
5:15 - 7:00 PM Hilton Riverside New Orleans - River Room
Night with the sponsors