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November 1-3, 2017  

Formerly known as the Dual Language Conference, Education Service Center, Region 20 is proud to host a conference that unites teachers, administrators and community members to explore the successes of bilingual, English as a Second Language (ESL), Languages Other Than English (LOTE), Newcomers, Special Programs, Technology, and other educational services in order to meet the needs of all students learning a target language in our regional area.

This conference will feature campus visits, a keynote speaker, performances by our area students, and breakout sessions that highlight critical topics relating to the implementation of effective programs and researched-based strategies that promote English acquisition, as well as biliteracy and biculturalism.

Welcome keynote speaker, Dr. Eugenia Mora-Flores

Eugenia Mora-Flores is a Professor in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC). She teaches courses on first and second language acquisition, Latino culture, and in literacy development for elementary and secondary students. She began her work in education almost 25 years ago as a first grade, dual-language teacher and went on to teach a range of grade levels and instructional contexts. Her research interests include studies on effective practices in developing the language and literacy skills of English Leaners in grades Pre-K-12. She has written 9 books in the area of literacy and academic language development (ALD) for English learners including, Connecting Content and Language for English Learners, Balanced Literacy for English Learners, and Inquiry-based science for ELs. She has also published a number of articles and chapters on literacy and language across the curriculum and Gifted education for ELs.Eugenia further works as a consultant for a variety of elementary, middle and high schools across the country in the areas of Comprehensive literacy programs for English learners, English Language Development (ELD), ALD and writing instruction. She was named, MAT Professor of the Year (2016), a title awarded by the students of USC.

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