Webinar — Effectively Serving Children in a Superdiverse Classroom: Implications for the Early Education System

Effectively Serving Children in a Superdiverse Classroom: Implications for the Early Education System

A webinar with

  • Maki Park
    Senior Policy Analyst and Program Coordinator, MPI
  • KaYing Yang
    Director, Programs and Partnerships, Coalition of Asian American Leaders
  • Jie Zong
    Associate Policy Analyst, MPI

Moderated by:

  • Margie McHugh
    Director, National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy, MPI

Thursday, February 22, 2018
1:00 P.M. ET (New York, D.C.) / 12:00 P.M.. CT (Chicago) /
11:00 A.M. MT (Denver) / 10:00 A.M. PT (San Francisco)

Register here: (1-hour webinar)

As the number and share of Dual Language Learners (DLLs) continues to grow across the United States, diversity within this population is also increasing. Although Spanish remains the most commonly spoken language among DLL families in most states, other minority languages have substantial representation in many school districts, cities, and counties. DLLs also span a wide range of races and ethnicities, countries of origin, levels of education, and migration histories. This “superdiversity” has important implications for early childhood education and care (ECEC) programs, schools, and other systems that face the challenge of building the capacity to effectively serve children with unique learning strengths and needs. And while a strong research base has proven the benefits of bilingual education models in supporting DLLs’ academic development, much less is known about effective strategies to serve these children in classrooms where multiple languages and cultures are represented, and no single non-English language is dominant.

This webinar marks the release of a new Migration Policy Institute report that provides an analysis of the diversity within the DLL population nationwide and at the state and local levels. The report also offers a closer look at three rapidly growing subgroups within the DLL population: Black and Asian American and Pacific Islander DLLs and young children of refugees. This is the first in a series of three reports that will explore the implications of superdiverse contexts for ECEC programs and systems.

On the webinar, authors of the report will provide an overview of its findings and policy implications. This will be followed by reflections from KaYing Yang, Director of Programs and Partnerships at the Coalition of Asian American Leaders in Minnesota, who will discuss on-the-ground challenges and responses related to early learning service provision in superdiverse settings. Ms. Yang has built and led community development efforts nationally and globally for more than two decades, and previously served as Executive Director for the only national Southeast Asian American advocacy organization in the United States.

For more information call 202-266-1929 or email [email protected]


Webinar – Technology in Language Acquisition Research and Pedagogy.  

Cross posted from TESOL International

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The Applied Linguistics and CALL Interest Sections are proud to announce a webinar we will jointly host on March 7, 2018, at 2:00 PM Eastern Time (in the U.S).  The seminar’s topic is Technology in Language Acquisition Research and Pedagogy.  

The webinar is scheduled for 1 hour, during which Dr. Shannon Sauro (Malmö University) and Dr. Volker Hegelheimer (Iowa State University) will discuss the applications of current technology in effective language teaching and in conducting language acquisition research across the world.  The presenters will also take questions from the audience.  The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Christel Broady (Georgetown College).

The webinar is free.   For your convenience, here are the times for the webinar if you are not located in the Eastern Time Zone of the Americas.

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Pacific Time
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Central Time
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM – Eastern Time
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Central European Time
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM – Greenwich Mean Time

Please register for the webinar at the following link:
Technology in Language Acquisition Research and Pedagogy: A Free Webinar Offered by TESOL International Association’s CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) and AL (Applied Linguistics) Interest Sections

Looking forward to your participation in the webinar and apologize for any crossposting duplication of this message,

Christel Broady
CALL Steering Committee member and CALL Webinar Organizer

Christel Broady, PhD
Professor & Chair, Advanced Graduate Programs
Coordinator, ESL Teacher Training Program
Georgetown College, USA

ESL Community of Practice:
ESL BLOG: http://broadyesl.wordpress.com/
Technology Blog: http://digitallearningandteaching.wordpress.com/
Twitter BroadyESL
Facebook: Broadyesl
LinkedIn: Christel Broady

ELL Methods Course for Teacher Education Students: An Interactive Conversation

Posted on behalf of Program Coordinator | Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


We had a wonderful presentation on October 4th by Ester de Jong–In this webinar, Dr. de Jong (TESOL President-Elect) shared several innovations she has implemented at her college of education to deepen the knowledge base of mainstream educators about effective ELL instruction in K-12 schools.  The link to the webinar is:

Please mark your calendars and join us if possible for our next webinar, hosted by Dr. Wayne Wright, author of “Foundations for Teaching English Language Learners”, a widely used TESOL Methods textbook in the US.

ELL Methods Course for Teacher Education Students: An Interactive Conversation

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

2:00-3:00 PM EST

How to Register:

Please participate with the TEIS community for these FREE webinars by simply joining the Zoom session:  https://zoom.us/j/8985889046 about 10 minutes prior to the start time. You will need to download Zoom (free, go to https://zoom.us) in advance.  The webinar will be recorded and archived on the TESOL website.  Webinars are limited to the first 50 participants.

Best wishes,


Dr. Laura Baecher
Associate Professor | Department of Curriculum & Teaching
Program Coordinator | Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Chair, 2016-2017 | Teacher Education Interest Section, TESOL International Association
Hunter College of the City University of New York
695 Park Avenue, W1121
New York, NY 10065
Email:  [email protected]




Free TOEFL TEIS Webinars

Posted on behalf of National TESOL TEIS special interest group

Greetings TEIS Community-

We are continuing our series of 1-hour interactive webinars–please see attached flyer, and share with your local TESOL associations and colleagues!  Participation limited to first 50-

Ester deJong

Preparing Mainstream Elementary Pre-Service Teachers to Work with ELLs:  Observations from Florida

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

2:00-3:00 PM EST

Wayne Wright

ELL Methods” Course for Teacher Education Students: An Interactive Conversation

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

2:00-3:00 PM EST

Gulbahar Beckett

TESOL Teacher Education for Candidates’ Roles in IEPs

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

2:00-3:00 PM EST

Faridah Pawan

Considerations in Online TESOL Teacher Education

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

2:00-3:00 PM EST