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REL Southwest events include webinars and in-person events, workshops and training sessions, and presentations at regional and national conferences. Learn more about our upcoming events below and access archived videos, meeting materials, and related resources from past events.

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2021

OCT 7

Supporting student success through positive approaches to school discipline

Webinar | October 7, 2021 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Central Time| 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time

This webinar explores disciplinary actions and the role they can play in educational equity, academic outcomes, and students’ learning and development.

MAY 5

Implementing Biliteracy Seals to Strengthen Bilingual Education and Support Cultural Awareness

Webinar | Wednesday, May 5, 2021 | 2:00–3:30 p.m. Mountain Time | 3:00–4:30 p.m. Central Time

Join us for a free webinar that explores how states and districts are using seals of biliteracy to reinforce bilingual education and learn about New Mexico’s State Seal of Bilingualism-Biliteracy.

MAR 18

Rethinking Data for Improvement, Accountability, and Support Under COVID-19

Webinar | Thursday, March 18, 2021 | 3–4 p.m. Eastern Time | 2–3 p.m. Central Time

This free webinar explores how states, districts, and schools are rethinking data for improvement, accountability, and support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

JAN 21

Addressing Collective Trauma and Supporting the Well-Being of Students and School Staff

Webinar | Thursday, January 21, 2021 | 4:00–5:45 p.m. ET / 3:00–4:45 p.m. CT

This free virtual event will address collective trauma in the current context of COVID-19 and social injustice and discuss how collective trauma may affect staff and students. Breakout sessions will explore a four-step model for working through collective trauma.

2020

DEC 3

Supporting College Enrollment and Completion for Students With Disabilities

Webinar | Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 4:00–5:15 p.m. Eastern Time / 3:00–4:15 p.m. Central Time

This free webinar explores the importance of targeted services to support students with disabilities in their transition to and success in postsecondary education.

DEC 1

Informing Improvements to Career and Technical Education Programs

Webinar | Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 3:00–4:30 p.m. Eastern Time / 2:00–3:30 p.m. Central Time

Join REL Southwest, REL Appalachia, and REL Northwest for a free webinar on creating exceptional career and technical education (CTE) programs that prepare students for high-demand careers.

NOV 12

Culturally Responsive School Practices to Promote the Success of Native American English Learners

Webinar | Thursday, November 12, 2020 | 4:00–5:15 p.m. Eastern Time / 3:00–4:15 p.m. Central Time

Join REL Southwest and the Office of English Language Acquisition for a free webinar on factors that influence and practices that promote the academic achievement and social development of Native American and Alaska Native English learner students.

SEP 9

Teacher Collaboration: Aligning Content and Language Instruction

Webinar | Wednesday, September 9, 2020 | 3:30–5:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 2:30–4:00 p.m. Central Time

Join REL Southwest and the Office of English Language Acquisition for a free webinar on fostering successful content and language teacher collaboration.

MAY 13

Supporting Families in Promoting Early Learning at Home

Webinar | Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 4:00–4:45 p.m. Eastern Time / 3:00–3:45 p.m. Central Time

Join REL Southwest for a free webinar on supporting young learners and their families at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MAY 5

Adapting Instruction for English Learner Students During Distance Learning: Perspectives From Practitioners

Webinar | Tuesday, May 5, 2020 | 4:00–4:45 p.m. Eastern Time / 3:00–3:45 p.m. Central Time

Join REL Southwest for a free webinar on adapting instruction for English learner students in a distance learning environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2019

DEC 11

How School Climate and Social-Emotional Learning Can Support Education Transitions and Student Outcomes

Webinar | Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 3:00–4:15 p.m. CT / 4:00–5:15 p.m. ET

This free webinar explores how school climate and social-emotional learning can support education transitions and student outcomes.

NOV 12

Strategies for Success: Supporting English Learner Student Achievement

Webinar | Tuesday, November 12, 2019 | 2:30–3:30 p.m. CT

This free webinar, cohosted by REL Midwest and REL Southwest, will highlight strategies that schools and districts can use to promote academic success among English learner students.

OCT 29

How Leaders Can Support Implementation of English Language Development

In-person event | Albuquerque, NM | Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. MT

This free event will share promising and effective leadership practices for administrators to support the implementation of English Language Development (ELD) as a comprehensive system in schools and districts.

OCT 17

High-Leverage Practices: Supporting Students with Low-Incidence Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms

Webinar | Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 3:00–4:15 p.m. CT

This free webinar provides an overview of effective classroom practices that general education teachers can use to increase access to core curriculum and instruction for students with low-incidence disabilities.

APR 30

Statewide Support for Individual Learning Plans: Research, Successes, and Challenges

Webinar | Tuesday, April 30, 2019 | 3:00–4:15 p.m. CT

This free webinar provides an overview of the research base for individual learning plans and how they support college and career readiness. A state panel of presenters from Wisconsin and Colorado will share their individual learning plan implementation successes and challenges.

APR 17

Fostering Excellent Teaching and Learning Practices Through Networked Improvement Communities

Conference poster session | San Francisco, CA | Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 2:55 p.m.–4:10 p.m. PT

This poster session at the Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education spotlights how REL Southwest is partnering with the Oklahoma State Department of Education to support its Champions of Excellence initiative.

MAR 28

Research-Based, Trauma-Responsive Education Practices

Webinar | Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 3:00–4:15 p.m. CT

This free webinar provides an overview of trauma-responsive practices in schools, with discussions on current research and how to create a trauma-responsive school environment.

2018

NOV 15

REL Southwest Evidence-Based Research and Resources for English Learners

Conference session | Santa Fe, NM | Thursday, November 15, 2018 | 3:00–4:30 p.m. MT

This interactive session at the La Cosecha Dual Language Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, features current research-based publications and resources for English learner students.

NOV 6

Building Improvement Networks to Support Educational Excellence in Oklahoma

In-person event | Edmond, OK | Tuesday, November 6, 2018 | 3–5 p.m. CT

This free event describes how educators in Oklahoma and beyond are using networked improvement communities and a continuous improvement process to test, refine, and scale up effective and innovative practices.

OCT 30

Promising and Effective Practices for English Learner Students: Implementing Integrated and Designated English Language Development

In-person event | Albuquerque, NM | Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. MT

This free event presents promising and effective practices for English learner students as well as the research-based evidence supporting those practices, with a focus on integrated and designated English Language Development.

OCT 12

The Special Education Enrollment Gap in Louisiana: Charter vs. Traditional Schools

Webinar | Friday, October 12, 2018 | 2:30–4:00 p.m. CT

This free webinar provides an overview of REL Southwest’s report on the special education enrollment gap between charter and traditional schools in Louisiana, as well as the findings and implications for charter schools both in and out of state.

JUN 18

Early Learning Inventories: Insights from State Colleagues

Webinar | Monday, June 18, 2018 | 2:00–3:30 p.m. CT

This research-to-practice webinar provides an overview of early learning inventories (ELIs), summarizes the research base supporting their use, and features lessons learned from three states (Alabama, California, and New Mexico) on selecting and implementing ELIs.

APR 17

Assessing the Role of Noncognitive and School Environmental Factors in Students' Transitions to High School

Conference Presentation | New York, NY | Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 12:25 p.m. ET

This roundtable session at the AERA Annual Meeting presents the findings of a REL Southwest study examining the relationship between noncognitive and school environmental factors and a successful transition to high school in New Mexico.

APR 17

Understanding the Impact of Providing Parents With Information About the Role of Algebra II: An Opportunistic Study

Conference Presentation | New York, NY | Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 8:15 a.m. ET

This roundtable session at the AERA Annual Meeting presents the findings of a REL Southwest study examining whether informing Texas parents about the role of Algebra II in college admission had an impact on students' Algebra II completion rates.

APR 17

Teacher Evaluation Rubric Properties and Associations with School Characteristics: Evidence from the Texas Evaluation System

Conference Presentation | New York, NY | Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 12:25 p.m. ET

This poster session at the AERA Annual Meeting presents the findings of a REL Southwest study using pilot year data to examine how well the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System rubric differentiated teacher performance.

APR 14

Teacher Effectiveness, Retention, and Coaching: Indicators of Successful Teacher Recruitment and Retention in Oklahoma Rural Schools

Conference Presentation | New York, NY | Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 4:05 p.m. ET

This session at the AERA Annual Meeting presents the findings of a REL Southwest study that examined factors associated with successful teacher recruitment and retention in Oklahoma rural school districts.

APR 14

Special Education Longitudinal Enrollment Study for Louisiana Public Charter Schools

Conference Presentation | New York, NY | Saturday, April 14, 2018 | 2:15 p.m. ET

This session at the AERA Annual Meeting presents the findings of a REL Southwest study examining the special education enrollment gap between charter and traditional public schools in Louisiana.

APR 13

What Factors Predict the Success of Hispanic Students in Postsecondary STEM Majors?

Conference Presentation | New York, NY | Friday, April 13, 2018 | 2:15 p.m. ET

This session at the AERA Annual Meeting presents the findings of a REL Southwest study that identified factors predictive of positive postsecondary STEM outcomes for Hispanic high school students in Texas.

MAR 2

Impact of Providing Information to Parents in Texas About the Role of Algebra II in College Admission

Conference Presentation | Washington, DC | Friday, March 2, 2018 | 3:00 p.m. ET

This session at the SREE Annual Conference presents the findings of a REL Southwest study examining whether informing Texas parents about the role of Algebra II in college admission had an impact on students' Algebra II completion rates.