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CEEL's goals are to:


  • Develop research tools and methods to address critical questions related to the education of ELs
  • Provide professional development pathways for teachers and educational leaders to address the needs of ELs
  • Compile resources to support schools and educational institutions working with ELs
  • Partner with individuals, organizations and institutions that will inform and engage the educational community working with ELs

The Center for Equity for English Learners was established in 2006, with support from Bank of America.

The OPAL (Observation Protocol for Academic Literacies):

Next Training: TBD
For more information, visit CEEL's OPAL Institute  page.

Join us for an interactive three-day series focusing on teaching and learning in linguistically diverse classrooms.  Click here to be notified when the next training is scheduled. Click here for more Information¬†on the OPAL Institute, or for online registration

Academic Spanish for the Language Arts and Social Studies Instructional Program
4/22/15 - 6/10/15 Wednesdays 4:00 – 7:00 PM (4 webinar sessions plus 4 online modules)
The objective of this course is to increase teachers’ abilities in the use of academic level Spanish in the language arts and social science content areas. Participants will become familiar with CCSS for Spanish language arts and social studies instruction. Registration: https://registration.xenegrade.com/lmuextension/courseDisplay.cfm?schID=3048

*Successful completion of three, four (4) unit courses with a grade of “B” or better is required to earn the Certificate.  Participants can earn a total of up to 12 continuing education units.  Prior to course enrollment, participants should check district requirements for CEU acceptance and salary point equivalency.

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Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL)


Associate Director

Assistant Director
Gisela O'Brien, Ph.D. 

Senior Administrative Coordinator

Angela Ortiz 

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