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Fostering Shared Responsibility for English Learners in the COVID Era: Policy Requirements and Practical Considerations
This webinar will discuss key challenges and corresponding strategies to ensuring instructional equity for English learners during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. It will review federal and state policy requirements for English learner instructional programs, and describe how shared responsibility can be used as a leadership tool for attending to these requirements (and going beyond them) during distance learning and school reopening. Considerations fo

Intended Audience: This presentation is most appropriate for district and school administrators; however, all educators of ELs are welcome.

Instructor: Megan Hopkins, Ph.D. | Associate Professor | Department of Education Studies | University of California, San Diego

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 | 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

About Dr. Megan Hopkins:
Dr. Megan Hopkins is Assistant Professor of Education Studies at UCSD. Drawing on organizational sociology, her research explores how to transform education systems to support teacher learning and development, with a particular focus on bilingual and multilingual contexts. Her current work uses mixed methods, including social network analysis, to examine how formal policies and organizational structures, as well as school norms and individual beliefs, shape teachers’ opportunities to learn both within and between education systems. Dr. Hopkins completed her doctorate at UCLA, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University. She also held appointments at Pennsylvania State University and the University of Illinois at Chicago, prior to joining UCSD. In 2012, she received the Dissertation of the Year Award from the Bilingual Education Research Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association and her scholarship since has appeared in several top-tier journals. She is a member and fellow of the Working Group on ELL Policy (

Apr 7, 2021 02:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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