When: 
Friday, May 4, 2012
Where: 
Online

Presenters:

  • Dr. Eileen de los Reyes, Assistant Superintendent of English Language Learners at Boston Public Schools
  • Diana Lam, Executive Director of the Conservatory Lab School and Steering Committee Member of Boston's Compact

Moderator: Elizabeth Cooley Nelson, CRPE Research Analyst

Watch recorded Webinar.

See below for presentation slides.

With recent lawsuits over whether charter schools are attracting and serving English Language Learners (ELLs) and a harsh spotlight shining on the way ELLs perform relative to their non-ELL peers, it is more important than ever that leaders learn about the best ways to leverage resources and knowledge across sectors to serve this special population.

In Boston, where approximately one in three students is an ELL, district and charter school leaders are working to strengthen the rigor and depth of teacher and leader practices through the use of WestEd's Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) professional development.

This webinar explored what Boston District-Charter Collaboration Compact leaders are doing to meet the needs of ELLs and discussed the supports, challenges and opportunities that compact teams should consider when implementing similiar student supports.

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