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Welcome to the DLeNM

OCDE Project GLAD®, the AIM4S³™ Math Framework Summer Institute

Program Overview 

7:30 am - 8:30 am – Checkin and Breakfast

8:30 am - 9:15 am – Welcome and General Session 

9:30 am - 11:00 am –  Concurrent Session #1

11:00 am - 11:30 am –  Lunch

11:30 am - 12:15 pm –  Keynote 

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm –  Concurrent Session #2

2:15 pm - 3:30 pm – Concurrent Session #3

We are excited you are joining us for this year's institute.

Please select below to access the overview for each day and detailed descriptions for our 2023 program.

CLICK HERE to access session handouts. 
Monday, June 5

June 5, 2023

Keynote Speakers


Emily Key

Director of English Learner Programs
Language and Cultural Equity, Albuquerque Pu
blic Schools 

Emily Key is from Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Working with English Learners has instilled a relentless passion and dedicated focus for equity in everything she does.  She has seen students who come from incomprehensible adversity achieve amazing feats that have humbled her and aided in her own personal growth. Her goal is to increase access to personal and academic success for students with diverse cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic backgrounds and not only eliminate barriers in every possible capacity. While also working toward a future in education where our marginalized students no longer need resilience and perseverance within our education systems to achieve.  A future where our academic institutions honor indigenous knowledge 

and amplify diverse voices. She wants all students to have the opportunity to be the analytical, observant, and curious leaders in society that we so desperately need, in a multitude of fields.  She has taught 1st through 5th grade. She obtained her master’s degree in Educational Leadership from NMHU and hopes to continue her educational journey in the near future as she considers herself a lifelong learner.  She is enjoying pioneering new paths for ELs in APS as the Director of English Learner programs. 

Dr. Nicole Chavez

Administrator, National Training Center, Project GLAD® & Multilingual Academic Support (MAS)

Orange County Department of Education


Nicole Chávez is the Administrator for the USA National Training Center, Project GLAD® at the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE), where she oversees the implementation and strategic development of Project GLAD® National/International Training Centers, supporting Integrated and Designated Language Development, the integration of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS), Social Emotional Learning and Universal Design for Learning. Nicole is a contributing member of the Diversity Equity and Inclusion workgroup at OCDE and co-leads the Multilingual California Project (MCAP). Nicole is President of International Language Instruction and Acquisition Development (ILIAD), LLC, an educational consulting corporation. Nicole holds a doctorate from the University of Southern California (USC) in Global Education, with her dissertation on Leading Instructional Shifts in Emergent Bilingual Education. Nicole also holds an Administrative Credential and MA in Educational Leadership from California State University, Fullerton, and a Liberal Arts degree with an emphasis in Sociology from Loyola Marymount University, and has since supplemented her training and administrative skills with classes and certifications in Business Administration and Educational Psychology.

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June 6, 2023

June 6, 2023

Keynote Speakers
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Evelyn Chávez

Project Coordinator

Dual Language Education of New Mexico

Evelyn is passionate about ensuring that the needs of all language learners are met through high-quality, engaging lessons in which students are receiving equitable access to language and content. She currently supports educators’ professional development as a lead trainer for the math framework, Achievement Inspired Mathematics for Scaffolding Student Success (AIM4S3™) and is a lead trainer for Contextualized Learning for Access, Validation, Equity, and Success (CLAVES™).


Lisa Meyer

Director of Instructional Equity

Dual Language Education of New Mexico

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As a Project GLAD® trainer and a developer for the math framework, Achievement Inspired Mathematics for Scaffolding Student Success (AIM4S3TM), she has worked to bring theory and best practices into the classroom to support all students, especially those who have been historically underserved in our education system. 

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Sera Hernández Ph.D

Associate Professor, Department of Dual Language & English Learner Education

San Diego State University


Sera J. Hernández is Associate Professor in the Department of Dual Language and English Learner Education at San Diego State University. She teaches graduate courses on language policy, multilingual education, biliteracy, and critical theories in educational research. She earned her Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Berkeley and has worked in California public K-12 schools and universities for 25 years. With an interdisciplinary academic background, Sera’s research bridges the fields of educational linguistics and the anthropology of education to examine the sociocultural, linguistic and political contexts surrounding educational language policies, bilingual teacher preparation, and bilingualism and biliteracy practices, particularly in border regions around the world.

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