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How to Prepare All Educators to Teach English Learners

Monday, December 6, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

How to Prepare All Educators to Teach English Learners

Presented by Dr. John M. Nelson III, Former Assistant Superintendent, Chula Vista Elementary School District (CA); and Kevin Baird, Chief Academic Officer, Achieve3000, and Chairman, Center for College & Career Readiness

Sponsored by Achieve3000

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According to the Brookings Institution, the number of English learners (ELs) in U.S. public schools has grown by roughly 60 percent over the last decade. While the level of diversity they have brought us holds plenty of potential value for all students, we are not yet able to capitalize on that, as many English learners are not enrolled in schools with teachers who have been given the sufficient preparation and training to teach them.

Watch Dr. John Nelson, former Assistant Superintendent of the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) in Southern California, where more than a third of the district’s 30,000 K-6 students are classified as English learners, for an engaging edWebinar about how to help all educators support multilingual students.

School and district leaders learn how to improve outcomes by:

  • Supporting collaborative academic planning efforts across subject areas
  • Providing ongoing professional development with an EL emphasis
  • Embedding coaching around understanding the language development needs of students learning English as a new language

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to PreK-12 school and district leaders, teachers, librarians, and education technology leaders.


Dr. John NelsonAbout the Presenters

Dr. John Nelson is a dedicated instructional leader, expert in the use of technology to improve student outcomes, and passionate advocate for English language learners. During his tenure as the assistant superintendent for instructional services at the Chula Vista Elementary School District in California, he oversaw the district’s dramatic improvement in academic performance and high-stakes test scores through the implementation of a student-centered instructional framework and a cloud-based differentiated instruction solution. With four decades of experience in education, Dr. Nelson has also worked as a classroom teacher, ESL instructor, school principal, and lecturer at San Diego State University.


Kevin BairdKevin Baird (MBA, ALEP) serves as Chief Academic Officer for Achieve3000. Kevin is a noted leader in college and career readiness content, strategies, and standards. He has participated in educational research on every continent save for Antarctica, consulted with governments to create college and career readiness initiatives, and has served as a trainer and consultant for states and districts across North America. Kevin has served as Chairman and Senior Faculty at the non-profit Center for College & Career Readiness. Kevin creates graduate-level programs in college and career readiness for school administrators and is a sought-after speaker around the world. An expert in the use of predictive analytics and artificial intelligence in education, he has helped to create a variety of K-12 and higher education technologies. Kevin has collaborated with Achieve3000 for more than 15 years and contributes as a member of the Achieve3000 Educator Leadership Council.


Closed captioning will be added to the recording within 2 weeks of the live presentation.

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McGraw Hill | Achieve3000

Achieve3000 partners with educators to deliver a comprehensive suite of digital solutions that significantly drive literacy and math acceleration and deepen learning across the content areas. Using personalized and differentiated solutions, Achieve3000 provides equity for remote and on-site instruction, enabling teachers to help all students achieve accelerated growth. For more than four million students in grades PreK-12, Achieve3000 improves high-stakes test performance and drives college and career readiness.



Monday, December 6, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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