2012 CREATE Conference

English Learners in the Content Area Classes: Teaching for Achievement in the Middle Grades

CREATE’s culminating conference will feature research on current methods for increasing academic rigor in the middle grades while supporting English learners’ language and literacy development in content area classes. CREATE researchers and other top scholars will present their work on projects related to CREATE’s program of research, the instructional implications of such research, and strategies for preparing English learners in the middle grades for college and career readiness.

This conference is intended for leaders in state and regional agencies, school districts, schools, and colleges of education. The 2012 conference will support participants’ learning with keynote presentations, question-and-answer sessions with presenters, and small group interactions with the researchers and colleagues.

Participants from the Center for Applied Linguistics include Diane August, Jennifer Himmel, and Deborah Short.

CREATE (the National Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners) is a research program designed to address specific challenges in the education of English language learners in the middle grades (Grades 4-8) and is funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.