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SWCOLT 2022 has ended
This is the official program for SWCOLT/PLAN 2022.
Join us Friday and Saturday, March 25-26, 2022 at the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino (GSR) in Reno, Nevada.
Pre-conference workshops are scheduled for Thursday, March 24, 2022.
Register for the conference and reserve a hotel room at this link: Information & Registration.

Grand Sierra Resort - COMPLIMENTARY WI-FI INSTRUCTIONS
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Select GSR-WIFI (up to 20 megs)
Agree to the Terms (no passcode required)
NOTE: After 45 minutes, you will have to sign back onto the GSR-WIFI. 
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Friday, March 25 • 9:45am - 10:45am
ALL Means ALL: Leveraging Your Language Program to Remove Educational Barriers for Students While Creating Opportunities for ALL Students

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Is it possible to create an environment of equitable opportunities for all students? Absolutely! School districts and individual schools can utilize their robust language programs to create a culture of inclusion and celebration, especially when talking about marginalized populations. By removing barriers and providing multiple opportunities to students, including offering classes in students’ home language, institutions can provide students with the tools they need to be successful in the future. In this session, participants will gather ideas to make their classrooms and schools an environment of collaboration, innovation, rigor, and equitable opportunities for all students. The presenter, an Assistant Principal, will share examples from his urban middle school, located in the center of Reno, Nevada, of how he used General Spanish and Spanish Literacy programs to increase student achievement and create opportunities for all middle school students.

Speakers
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Ryan Smith

CTE Coordinator / AVID Director, PLAN
I am the AVID Director and Career and Technical Program Coordinator from the Washoe County School District in Reno/Lake Tahoe, Nevada, the Past President of PLAN (Professional Language Association of Nevada), and the 2018 NADSFL Supervisor of the Year.


Friday March 25, 2022 9:45am - 10:45am PDT
Nevada 4/5
  60-minute session