Found 11 news stories matching the subject English learners.
Time to Proficiency for Hispanic English Learner Students in Texas: Q&A with Researcher Rachel Slama (11/22/2017)
REL Southwest recently released the study, Time to Proficiency for Hispanic English Learner Students in Texas. The study examined the average time it took a cohort of grade 1 Hispanic EL students in Texas to attain English language proficiency and meet state standards in reading and math.
Event Recap: Studies on the Academic Progress of English Learners—A Research Discussion (08/18/2017)
In May 2017, REL Southwest hosted a webinar to present the findings and possible implications of two reports about English learner students' time to reclassification and advanced course taking. In addition, two school practitioners shared their reflections on the findings.
REL Southwest hosted two sessions at the National Principals Conference in Philadelphia on July 9–10, 2017. The sessions highlighted our work adapting early warning systems to identify at-risk English learner students and examining the alignment between early childhood evaluation instruments.
REL Southwest and Texas Comprehensive Center Showcase Their Work at the 2017 TASA Midwinter Conference (02/27/2017)
REL Southwest and the Texas Comprehensive Center (TXCC) showcased their work in Texas in a joint session at the 2017 Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) Midwinter Conference in Austin on January 30. The session highlighted the work that REL Southwest and the TXCC are doing around educator effectiveness, Hispanic STEM outcomes, and English learner education.
REL Southwest highlighted its work in poster sessions at the Carnegie Summit in San Francisco on March 22–24, 2016, and at the 2016 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting in the District of Columbia on April 8–12. The national conferences drew attendees from across the United States and around the world.
REL Southwest Holds Newcomer Workshop in Houston to Explore Resources for Immigrant Students (04/24/2016)
REL Southwest held a timely workshop on the emerging issue of newcomer students, immigrant children recently arrived to the United States, and the special needs and concerns of that population.
The archive is available for the webinar bridge event "Building Biliteracy Instruction, Programs, and Services," hosted by REL Southwest on July 27, 2015. This free research-to-practice webinar provides an overview of evidence‑based instructional programs and services to support biliteracy development among English learners. Key topics include native language literacy, second language literacy, and oracy development.
Archive Available: Facilitating Professional Learning Communities to Support English Learners (07/24/2015)
The archive is available for the bridge event workshop "Facilitating Professional Learning Communities to Support English Learners," hosted by REL Southwest on July 16, 2015. This workshop provides an overview of the Professional Learning Communities Facilitator’s Guide, developed for use with the What Works Clearinghouse practice guide Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School.
REL Southwest alliance members from across South Texas convened at the Region One Education Service Center in Edinburg for a two-part workshop series on developing and using logic models. Some 15 members from our three Texas-based research alliances—Educator Effectiveness, English Learners, and Texas Hispanic STEM—attended the workshops, held on February 2 and March 3, 2015.
Archive Available: Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School (02/01/2015)
The archive is available for the bridge event webinar Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School. REL Southwest hosted this webinar on November 10, 2014. The webinar describes evidence-based strategies and recommendations for effective English language academic instruction, as presented in the What Works Clearinghouse practice guide of the same name.
REL Southwest Hosts English Learners Conference (07/29/2014)
REL Southwest hosted an all-day conference titled "Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Elementary and Middle School" in San Antonio, TX, on July 22. The event drew 88 educators from across Texas and the nation. Participants engaged with nationally recognized researchers and practitioners to explore effective strategies for improving English language academic instruction.