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Bilingual/ESL Conferences



Bilingual/ESL Virtual Conference

December 8, 2022


Educators will expand their knowledge with evidence-based information designed for working with English Learners (ELs). Presentations will be framed around culturally relevant topics that impact ELs' affective, linguistic, and cognitive domains. Session topics will address dual language, transitioning from L1 to L2, sheltered instruction, assessment, and technology.


Guests will be able to create their own conference experience by choosing the sessions they attend throughout the day.



Keynote Speakers


kinsellaKate Kinsella, Ed.D. is an emeritus teacher educator at San Francisco State University and a highly-sought after speaker and consultant to school districts throughout the U.S. Her 30-year career focus has been equipping youths from diverse backgrounds with the academic communication, reading, and writing skills to be truly college ready. A K-12 “teacher’s teacher”, Dr. Kinsella maintains active classroom involvement by writing curriculum, conducting research, teaching demonstration lessons, and coaching teachers and administrators. She is the author of widely-used instructional programs to support English learners and striving readers, including READ 180, English 3D, Language Launch, the Academic Vocabulary Toolkit, and Oxford Content Area Picture Dictionary. Dr. Kinsella has served as the lead scholar and pedagogy guide on three recent successful U.S. Department of Education funded research initiatives to improve academic speaking and writing skills for K-12 multilingual learners.



cristina-sanchez-lopezCristina Sánchez-López collaborates with educators in the US and Canada on many issues related to the education of Multilingual Learners (MLs) including developing culturally and linguistically sustaining Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS); bilingual special education; middle school mathematics; curriculum development; literacy across the content areas; parent engagement, and supporting Early Childhood educators who serve young Dual Language learners (DLLs).


Cristina has taught at the elementary, middle school and university levels in the US and Mexico. She currently teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in multilingual education. Cristina is co-author on a number of publications including: Oxford University Press series Concepts for the Language Classroom Series: Focus on Special Educational Needs (2018); Special Education Considerations for Multilingual Learners: Delivering a continuum of services, 3rd edition (Brookes Publishing, 2023); Welcoming Bilingual Learners with Disabilities into Dual Language Programs (CAL, 2022); and an upcoming chapter entitled Collaborating at the Bilingual Special Education Interface in ¡Qué BUENO!  A History of the BUENO Center and its Legacy.   



Breakout Sessions


Sessions will focus on topics important to educators working with Emergent Learners, including: Strategies for Emergent Bilingual students, TELPAS, ELPS, ESL, Dual Language, and Language Acquisition Strategies.


Breakout session titles for this year's event (subject to change):

  • Spring 2023 TELPAS Administration Overview

  • El Dictado in the Dual Language Classroom

  • A Window Into Diverse Texts: Integrating Into All Content AreasBuilding Knowledge Walls During Literacy Lessons to Make Learning Visible

  • Respuestas a la lectura en la clase bilingue (3-4)

  • No Time to Waste: Using ELPS in ELA to Maximize Instruction.

  • Closing the GAP in Domain 3 and Achieving Equity

  • Strengthening Outcomes for Emergent Bilinguals: The Power of Goal Setting for Language Acquisition

  • Fearless Leadership: Boldly Leading To Unleash Excellence in Yourself, Your Classroom, and Your School/District Community

  • Implementing Dual Language one way in Pre-K

  • Sheltered Instruction to Solve Math Word Problems for Newcomers

  • Planning with ELPS in Mind/English Language

  • Generating Writing Outcomes for EB Learners

  • Vocabulary Strategies in the Math & Science Classroom

  • Emergent Bilinguals and Reading

  • Every Teacher is a Language Teacher!

  • Pathway to Biliteracy: Building a Literacy Ecosystem with Parity (Lang Eng and Spanish)'

  • Strengthening Phonics Instruction

  • Developing Oral Language through Play

  • Fortaleciendo la conciencia fonológica multicultural

  • Art & Books - A Match for Social-Emotional Growth

  • El Dictado-Adaptado adapted from Literacy Squared

  • The Science of Reading in a Dual Language Environment

  • English Language Development through targeted and interactive PLCs (Grades 3-6)

  • Newcomers: Campus Rockstars

  • Culturally and Linguistically Sustaining Practices for Multilinguals

  • Cuando Cuentes Cuentos- Engaging families of Newcomer



Region 4 Bilingual/ESL Conference

  • Session ID: 1653162
  • Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
  • Time: 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Virtual Zoom Session
  • Credit: 6 CPE
  • Registration Fee: $150
  • Audience: Bilingual Teachers, Campus Administrators, Educators, K-12, Instructional Coaches, Instructional Leaders



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