In-Person Institute

Demystifying Curricular Design for Multilingual Learners

April 27, 2023
September 14-15, 2023
Dallas, TX
$765 - $850

Professional Learning for Content Developers

The English Learners Success Forum Fall Institute will provide content developers with deep knowledge of designing instructional materials that allow multilingual learners to thrive with grade-level content.

You will walk away with…

  • knowledge around what to prioritize when designing with multilingual learners at the forefront
  • a key task and text from your product that has been analyzed for content and language demands
  • concrete plans for how to support students with the content and language demands  
  • examples of student discourse opportunities and formative assessment look-fors tied to the key text and task  

Should you attend?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, then we think this institute is for you.

  • Would you like your content staff to have a shared understanding of the three key design moves for developing materials that are responsive to multilingual learners’ needs and assets?
  • Do you want to understand how states and districts attend to MLLs in curriculum adoption efforts?
  • Are you interested in learning from the leading ML experts in Math, ELA, and Science materials development?
  • Do you want dedicated team time to create prototypes for designing with MLs in mind that can be shared with writers?

Confirmed Speakers

  • Angélica M. Infante-Green, Rhode Island Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • Carolyne V. Quintana, Deputy Chancellor of Teaching and Learning at New York City Dept Of Education
  • Farah Assiraj, CEO and Founder for cairEDucation Consulting; Chief of Teaching and Learning for the Council of the Great City Schools; ELSF Advisory Board Member
  • Harold Asturias, Director, Center for Mathematics Excellence and Equity (CEMEE), Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education Emeritus at Stanford University and founding president of the Learning Policy Institute, California State Board of Education President
  • Lydia Acosta Stephens, Executive Director Multilingual & Multicultural Education at Los Angeles Unified School District
  • Richard Heffernan, Executive Director at Dallas Independent School District


$850 per person | $790 per person for teams of 2-9 | $765 per person for groups of 10+


Content developers, including teams within the Content, Product, Math, Science, ELA  departments.

Registration Deadline

Registration is now closed.

Deadline to Book Hotel at Discounted Price

August 31, 2023

Sample Agenda

(For reference only. Actual agenda subject to change.)

Day 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Welcome
  • Keynote
  • Prioritizing the Guidelines with 3 design moves
  • Break  
  • Analyzing key tasks for language and content demands
  • Lunch
  • Analyzing tasks and texts (cont.) in breakout rooms by content area
  • Prototyping in CD teams
  • Break
  • Supporting students to meet language and content demands
  • Wrap Up

Day 2, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

  • Supporting students to meet language and content demands (cont.) in breakout rooms by content area
  • Break
  • Rapid prototyping language and content supports
  • Importance of student discourse in building knowledge and developing language
  • Rapid prototyping student discourse opportunities
  • Lunch
  • Formative assessment for language in content area breakouts
  • Wrap up

No items found.

Please get in touch with us.

Thank you! Your submission has been received! Check your email.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.