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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:
Please Note:
The October 8, 9 & November 6, 2014 institute has been cancelled. 
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

OPAL Coaching Training

Date: December 1 & 2, 2014
Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Loyola Marymount University - University Hall, Room 2314

Join us for a two-day interactive series on Coaching for grades Pre K-12, featuring the Observation Protocol for Academic Literacies. The OPAL is a classroom observation tool used for reflection and refinement of teaching practices for linguistically diverse students.  Click here to view the flyer and register online here

2015 Jornada Pedagógica

Date: Saturday, January 31, 2015
Location: Loyola Marymount University

Save the Date!  More information regarding workshops and registration will be forthcoming.  Be the first to know!  Contact Ms. Angela Ortiz at 310-338-7308 to be added to the 2015 Jornada Pedagógica email list.

2015 California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE) Conference - University Credit Opportunity

Dates: March 4-7, 2015
Location: San Diego, CA

Information regarding registration will be available soon.  Contact Ms. Angela Ortiz at 310-338-7308 to be added to the 2015 CABE Conference - University Credit email list.
Visit CABE's website for more information regarding the conference.

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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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