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Multilingual Learner Institute 2024

Monday, Aug. 12, 2024

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is pleased to announce its Multilingual Learner Institute, “Advancing Literacy, Culture and Multilingualism,” to be held on Monday, Aug. 12 at the Kellogg Conference Center at Gallaudet University. This convening will bring educators, researchers, and practitioners in the District of Columbia together to support multilingual learners enrolled in both English language acquisition and dual language programs.

The institute provided the District’s educators the opportunity to:

  • Engage with stakeholders to reflect on best practices to develop literacy skills;
  • Collaborate with other educators to build a culture of excellence; and
  • Share promising practices to advance equity and quality education services delivered to multilingual learners.

Call for Proposals: Present a Workshop During the Institute’s Breakout Session!

The OSSE Multilingual Learner Institute 2024 seeks researchers, university/college professors, professional facilitators, consultants and educational leaders to deliver a practice-oriented 90-minute workshop related to the institute theme “Advancing Literacy, Culture and Multilingualism” and one of the following areas:

  • Best Instructional practices for multilingual learners;
  • Building capacity for educators serving multilingual learners;
  • Collaboration among educators for content and language integration; and
  • Leadership of educational programs to serve multilingual learners.

We welcome multilingual proposals! The proposals can be submitted in English, a language other than English, or bilingual. Individuals or teams may submit workshop proposals using this form. Proposals are due Friday, May 3.

Proposal Scoring Rubric

The planning committee will review the proposals and make recommendations to present at the Multilingual Learner Institute based on the following criteria:

  • Connection with the institute’s theme;
  • Direct application to school/classroom practice;
  • Participant engagement;
  • Clarity of written content; and
  • Alignment to at least one of the institute’s four areas.

Check the proposal scoring rubric here.

Presenter Responsibilities

  • The proposal must have one person identified as the primary presenter. The primary presenter is responsible for:
  • Ensuring that all co-presenters receive all pertinent information.
  • Ensuring that the presenter information, session title, and summary are correct for the conference program by Friday, June 14.
  • Notifying conference organizers about any updates and changes to co-presenters.
  • Ensuring the primary presenter and co-presenters register by Monday, July 29.
  • Providing copies of the presentation and handouts (if needed) at the presenter’s expense.
  • Providing the presentation in PowerPoint or compatible format to the Multilingual Learner Institute planning committee by Wednesday, Aug. 7.
  • Bringing their own laptop.

Key Dates: Workshops

Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Proposal submission window opens
Friday, May 3, 2024 Proposal submission window closes
Monday, May 20, 2024 Proposal notification begins
Friday, June 7, 2024 Deadline for presenter commitment and presentation description that will appear in the program
Monday, June 10, 2024 Institute registration opens
Monday, Aug. 12, 2024 Date of Multilingual Learner Institute