National Association of English Learner Program Administrators

NAELPA Quarterly Webinars

As part of the commitment to provide quality professional development opportunities for our members, NAELPA hosts three to four webinars annually on topic that are of interest to educators working with Multilingual Learners/English Learners MLs/ELs (NAELPA prefers the term Multilingual Learner (ML) in a effort to recognize fluency in more than one language as a asset but realizes that no term will be acceptable to everyone). NOTE: To access recordings and other materials from past webinars you must be logged into the NAELPA website. A website account is free. Sign up using the link on the upper right of your screen. Or click here to sign up.

2021-2022 SY Quarterly Webinars

For the 2021-2022 School Year, the NAELPA Quarterly Webinars will have a different format. NAELPA is collaborating with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the US Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) to host Three-Part webinars, one each quarter, that will cover in depth the requirements for programs for Multilingual Learners (MLs) as outlined in Castañeda's three prongs, which are: 1) ML programs must be based on sound educational theory; 2) ML programs must be implemented effectively with adequate resources and personnel; and 3) ML programs must be evaluated as effective in eliminating language barriers.

The first of each three-part webinar includes a presentation of the requirements related to each prong. The second webinar in each series is scheduled a week after the first 'content' webinar and is designed so that participants can discuss various aspects of the topics discussed in several breakout rooms. The third webinar in each quarterly three-part webinar is a panel discussion of how the Castañeda prong discussed is being implemented in school districts. NAELPA, CCSSO, and OELA have set dates for these three-part webinars. The first three-part webinar was scheduled in September 2021. Recordings are available for the content webinars and panel discussions.

All 12 webinars are being scheduled through NAELPA Online Meeting Software called Connect Space. You only need to register once in order to be able to access all the quarterly webinars for this series. The webinars are scheduled as follows:
  • September 22, 2021 - Session 1 Webinar - Castañeda prong 1 - Evidence-Based Programs
  • September 29, 2021 - Session 2 Webinar - Castañeda prong 1 - Debrief, Questions, Networking
  • October 6, 2021 - Session 3 Webinar - Castañeda prong 1 - Voices from the Field Panel
  • December 1, 2021 - Session 1 Webinar - Castañeda prong 2 - Implementing Effective EL Programs
  • December 8, 2021 - Session 2 Webinar - Castañeda prong 2 - Voices from the Field Panel
  • December 15, 2021 - Session 3 Webinar - Castañeda prong 2 - Debrief, Questions, Networking
  • March 2, 2022 - Session 1 Webinar - Castañeda prong 3 - Monitoring Progress of EL Programs
  • March 9, 2022 - Session 2 Webinar - Castañeda prong 3 - Debrief, Questions, Networking
  • March 16, 2022 - Session 3 Webinar - Castañeda prong 3 - Voices from the Field Panel
  • May 18, 2022 - Session 1 Webinar - Three Prongs of Castañeda - Improving EL Programs
  • May 25, 2022 - Session 2 Webinar - Three Prongs of Castañeda - Debrief, Questions, Networking
  • June 1, 2022 - Session 3 Webinar - Three Prongs of Castañeda - Voices from the Field Panel

Register for the 2021-2022 Quarterly Webinars
2021-2022 SY Special Webinars

During the 2021-2022 School Year, NAELPA will host 'special' webinars that will be in addition to the regular quarterly webinars. These webinar will cover topics that are of interest to educators working with ML programs. Stay tuned for future webinars.


For more information about previously recorded webinars, visit  the NAELPA Past Webinars page.

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