On Tuesday, November 3, the English Language Learners Alliance, part of the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands (REL-NEI) at EDC, is hosting an in-person event in Connecticut that may interest PEER members. This event will focus on the question of how educators can best support newly-arrived immigrant English learner students, a topic that is closely related to PEER’s long-term research agenda.
The English Language Learners Alliance is hosting this daylong exploration of the research on programs designed to meet the gaps in the educational backgrounds of newcomer students and strategies to support their academic and social growth. Keynote speaker Dr. Deborah Short, a national expert in the field, will share findings from a three-year national study of secondary newcomer programs and present on programs and practices that have been shown to be effective in supporting the success of newly arrived students. Breakout sessions and small-group discussions later in the day will further the conversation.
The event is designed for state and local English learner specialists and coordinators, directors of academic offices, assistant superintendents in charge of curriculum and instruction, lead teachers, and school administrators. District-level ELL coordinators and directors are strongly encouraged to come with a team of district and school staff responsible for the education of English learners.
For more information and to register, visit the event description: http://www.relnei.org/events/helping-newcomer-students-succeed.html?register