USED & White House
Invitation: Webinar on Teacher Collaboration: Aligning Content and Language Instruction for English Learners

Dear colleagues,


The U.S. Department of Education invites you to join us on September 9 for a webinar focused on teacher collaboration to align language and content instruction (September 9, 3:30-5:00 pm ET). Please see the event registration information below and share widely with your network. This event is open to the public, please share the information with your LEAs.


Webinar: Teacher Collaboration: Aligning Content and Language Instruction
Date: September 9, 2020 at 3:30 pm ET


Robust collaboration between content and language teachers is essential for English learner success and achievement. Language rich and cognitively rigorous learning environments, whether face-to-face or remote, are created by analyzing the language demands of the subject matter content, product, and process, and by differentiation that accounts for linguistic diversity. Accordingly, this complex analysis requires the combined expertise of content and language specialists. Such collaboration is even more critical as districts prepare to pivot to a variety of possible scenarios for instruction in the fall. This webinar will examine the policy context for content and language teacher collaboration, share research-based practices and resources, and highlight promising practices for teacher collaboration, and professional development in the post COVID-19 context.


Join presenters from Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) and Regional Education Laboratories (REL) Southwest on September 9, 2020 at 3:30 pm ET for a discussion on fostering successful content and language teacher collaboration.


A certificate of completion will be available to registered attendees who participate in at least 90% of the webinar time.


Be sure to join us on September 9 for this interesting discussion!


Register now:


Registration Instructions

Register for the Webex Webinar through the link provided above. Please provide your first name, last name, email address, and select if you would like to join the Nexus Newsletter.


Instructions to Join the Webinar

  1. After registering you will receive a confirmation notice with information and a link for joining the webinar.
  • ·       Plan to join 5–10 minutes early to complete the sign-in process.
  • ·       You may need to download a Webex extension on to your device.
  • ·       If you do not have a microphone or your computer audio does not work, you can join through phone.
  1. Join the webinar with computer audio.
    1. Call the US Toll number in the confirmation notice, or
    2. Click on the provided link to join the webinar.


If you experience any issues with registering or joining the webinar, please send an email to


Patrick Rooney, Director
School Support & Accountability

About the Author

Patrick Rooney is the Director of two offices--Evidence-Based Practices Assessment and Accountability and School Support and Accountability within ED’s Office of Elementary and Secondary Education. Before this recent appointment, Mr. Rooney was the Deputy Director of the Office of State Support.  Prior to joining the Office of State Support, Mr. Rooney worked in the Implementation and Support Unit, where he helped lead the work of the Reform Support Network, providing technical assistance to states implementing comprehensive Race to the Top reforms, and the Race to the Top Assessment program, which provided grants to groups of states to develop new assessments aligned to state’s college- and career-ready standards. Mr. Rooney also worked in the DC Office of State Superintendent of Education, where he was a senior policy advisor and worked on a wide variety of K-12 issues in the District of Columbia.