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CAL Staff Presentations at TESOL International Convention & Expo

March 21

Understanding Multilingual Student and Family Perspectives on Science Instruction

Converence Dates: Mar 21–23, 2024

Learn the findings from multilingual student and family focus groups designed to demonstrate how multilingual students showcase their knowledge in science, and what information is shared with families about science instruction and assessment. The main goals of this work are to enhance and broaden family engagement, as well as to promote the use of multilingual and multimodal formative assessment practices in science among teachers and students.


  • Ivanna Mann Thrower Anderson, North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
  • Dr. Amy Burden, Center for Applied Linguistics

Increasing and Sustaining Teacher Efficacy using Job-Embedded Coaching Approaches

Date and Time: Mar 22, 2024, 9:00–10:45 a.m.

Linguistically and culturally diverse learner populations are growing exponentially, yet educator preparedness in culturally responsive, research-based instructional best practices lack in most states. This workshop engages participants in an interactive sharing in conjunction with frameworks to increase educator efficacy and effectiveness through ongoing job-embedded coaching and training.


  • Marybelle Marrero-Colón, Center for Applied Linguistics
  • Kelly Miller – Butler County Education Service Center

Digital Language and Literacy Learning Menus for Multilingual Learners

Date and Time: March 23, 2024, 9:30–10:15 a.m.


  • Kate Moran, CAL


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