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REL Southwest Evidence-Based Research and Resources for English Learners

Thursday, November 15, 2018
3:00–4:30 p.m. Mountain Time

La Cosecha Dual Language Conference
Santa Fe Convention Center
201 W. Marcy Street
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

This interactive session at the La Cosecha Dual Language Conference will feature a recent REL Southwest study, Initial Spanish Proficiency and English Language Development Among Spanish-Speaking English Learner Students in New Mexico. This study examined the relationship between the development of Spanish and English proficiency for English learner students in New Mexico.

Participants will

  • Watch a short video highlighting the study findings.
  • Engage in a group activity exploring how districts, teachers, and parents can apply the findings. 
  • Learn about the Southwest English Learners Research Partnership, which is led by the New Mexico Public Education Department and REL Southwest.
  • Receive a brief overview of related resources and research on English learner students in New Mexico and Texas, published through REL Southwest and the U.S. Department of Education.

About the conference:

La Cosecha takes place in seven locations over four days. Please check the conference schedule to confirm final day, time, and location assignments for this session.

Speakers:

  • Brenda Arellano, Senior Researcher, REL Southwest, American Institutes for Research
  • Ashley Simpson Baird, Senior Researcher, REL Southwest, American Institutes for Research
  • Mayra Valtierrez, Director, Language and Culture Bureau, New Mexico Public Education Department

Who will benefit:

The session will be of interest to teachers, administrators, researchers, and policymakers involved in K–8 English learner education.

Partnership: Southwest English Learners Research Partnership

Contact:
Lacy Wood, REL Southwest Dissemination Director
lwood@air.org