SEAL October Speaking Engagements


SEAL kicked off our second quarter with a bang! Our team of expert trainers, researchers and advocates participated in several virtual and in-person presentations, amplifying the need to support multilingual learners now and in the future.

During the month of October we shared our knowledge, as well as learned from partners and other experts, during these insightful conversations.

The following are key takeaways that emerged from these discussions:

From the Margins to the Center: Imagining Aligned PreK-3 Systems for Multilingual Learners

  • Host: Grantmakers for Education, Annual Conference 
  • SEAL Participants: Anya Hurwitz, Executive Director 
  • Topics:
    • Early childhood and K-12 segments alignment to create a continuously rich and meaningful learning experience for students. 
    • Preschool to 3rd grade coherence – how policies, practices, and systems can work in sync – for multilingual learners, children who far too often fall through the cracks throughout these early years.

Elevando las Expectativas: Proporcionándole a cada estudiante un camino hacia el multilingüismo (Spanish webinar)

Developing Literacy Skills with Interactive Read Alouds

  • Host: California Reading Association, Annual Conference 
  • SEAL Participants: Jennifer Clinkscales, Program Coordinator 
  • Topics
    • Integrating language, literacy and content 
    • Hands-on, effective strategies connecting the Narrative Input chart while incorporating literacy and language.

Unlocking Potential: Nurturing reading skills and biliteracy in English Learners (Webinar)

  • Host: GO Public Schools, Family Literacy series
  • SEAL Participants: Martha I. Martinez, Senior Director of Research and Evaluation 
  • Topics:
    • Best practices for supporting English Learners with developing as readers and writers
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