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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 Trainings:

Fall 2015 Institute: September 30, October 1, and October 20, 2015
Spring 2016 Institute: January 20, 21 & February 23, 2016

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.

Journalism for English Learners Institute:

The Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL) would like to invite you to attend a three-day interactive series on teaching a project-based after-school intervention program for ELs in grades 3-5, featuring the Journalism for English Learners Curriculum. The Journalism for English Learners Curriculum is designed to advance English Learners' language skills as they learn the critical features of informational text as it applies to writing investigative journalistic articles in a real-world context.

The institute will be held on October 28, 29 & November 19, 2015 at Loyola Marymount University from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Register by Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at http://soe.lmu.edu/centers/ceel/journalismforenglishlearners/instituteregistration/.

For more details about the three-day institute, visit http://soe.lmu.edu/centers/ceel/journalismforenglishlearners/.  Please feel free to share this message with anyone you feel may be interested in attending.


California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) University Credit:

Earn upper division, professional development continuing education units at CABE 2016.  Click here to learn more about this great opportunity.  Visit CABE's website for more information regarding CABE 2016: Bridging Multiple Worlds for Local & Global Success

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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