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The ELevate Conference offers professional learning opportunities for K-12 English Learner educators. This two day event features keynote addresses and workshops by best-selling author, Jeff Zwiers and EL educational consultant and advocate, Valentina Gonzalez, as well as over 35 different breakout sessions presented by EL education leaders from around the region.

Jeff Zwiers is a senior researcher at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and the director of professional development for Understanding Language.

Valentina Gonzalez’s 21 years in public education includes serving as a classroom teacher, an EL co-teacher and pull-out teacher, a district EL facilitator and a district professional development specialist for teachers of English Learners.

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