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Wednesday, March 20 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bilingual Teacher Expertise: Building a Continuum of Preparation and Professional Learning

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This session addresses the state and national context for the preparation and professional development of bilingual educators. In response to the shortages of new teachers entering the profession, bilingual teacher educators from across California and from a variety of institutions will engage participants by sharing of research, promising practices and policy initiatives. Presenters and participants will dialogue and develop strategies to expand the networks of bilingual teacher experts in the state.

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Dr. Cristina Alfaro

Associate Vice President of International Affairs, San Diego State University
Cristina Alfaro, Ph.D. is the Associate Vice-President for International Affairs at San Diego State University. Dr. Alfaro is a Dual Language Education Professor and Immediate Past Chair of the Dual Language and English Learner Education Department in the College of Education where... Read More →
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Elvira Armas

Director of the Center for Equity for English Learners, Center for Equity for English Learners School of Education, Loyola Marymount University
Dr. Elvira G. Armas is the Director of the Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) and Affiliated Faculty in the School of Education at Loyola Marymount University, where she leads and supports CEEL’s P-21 local and national collaborative engagement initiatives. Throughout... Read More →
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Allison Briceno

Associate Professor, San José State University

Magaly Lavadenz

Loyola Marymount University
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Eduardo Munoz-Munoz

Assistant Professor, SWLP Site Director
I am an Assistant Professor and the bilingual program coordinator at the Lurie College of Education at San José State University (California, USA). I earned my doctorate at Stanford University in 2018 and also hold a Master’s Degree in Sociology (Stanford University, 2016), a Master’s... Read More →
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Dr. Ivannia Soto

Director/Professor, CABTE
I am a Whittier College Professor of Education, on loan to CABE to direct a bilingual teacher and administrator pipeline program. At this year's conference, I will be presenting on findings from an ELL shadowing app project.
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Shelly Spiegel-Coleman

Executive Director, Californians Together
EL Roadmap, Research publications, Multiple Pathways to Biliteracy, Long Term English Learners, The State Seal of Biiteracy, Accountability and ELs, Bilingual Teacher Shortabe

Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Long Beach Convention Center - 104C