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Research-to-Practice Bridge Event

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

In-person event
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Crowne Plaza Albuquerque
1901 University Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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Agenda and presentations

This event shares 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 (ELD). Experts and district leaders from New Mexico and California describe education practices that support English learner students, after which participants have the opportunity to participate in a hands-on lesson demonstration.

Participants will:

  • Learn about ELD as a comprehensive system that incorporates both integrated and designated lessons.
  • Receive strategies for implementing protected time for designated ELD that builds into and from discipline-specific content learning.
  • Learn about pedagogical design that incorporates developing English language proficiency while engaging in rich, rigorous, and relevant academic content learning.
  • Gain a better understanding of a context for teaching and learning that culturally and linguistically sustains and affirms students’ multiple and intersecting identities.


  • Pamela Spycher, Senior Research Associate, REL Southwest
  • Liz Jameyson, Senior Research Associate, REL Southwest
  • Vanessa Girard, Director of Multilingual Literacy, Sacramento City Unified School District
  • Berlinda Begay, Multiethnic Bilingual/Education Coordinator, Central Consolidated School District
  • Renee Russ, Deputy Director of Federal Programs, Clovis Public Schools, New Mexico
  • Ann Swickard, ELL District Coach, Albuquerque Public Schools
  • Richard Cisneros, Instructional Manager, Albuquerque Public Schools


  • Brenda Arellano, Senior Researcher, REL Southwest, American Institutes for Research (AIR)
  • Robert Linquanti, Project Director & Senior Researcher, REL Southwest
  • Lacy Wood, Dissemination Director, REL Southwest, AIR

Partnership sponsor: Southwest English Learners Research Partnership

Who will benefit: Teachers, instructional coaches, site administrators, district administrators, state department staff, state and local board members, postsecondary educators and leaders

Contact: Lacy Wood