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Soluciones – Empowering Hispanic & Latino Students

Kennewick, Washington | August 5–7, 2020
USD $709.00
  • $689.00 per person for teams of 5 or more

Be the one who makes a difference

English learners (ELs) come to school with diverse talents, experiences, emotional needs, and levels of family support. Soluciones empowers leaders, teachers, parents, and community partners to eradicate learning gaps among this ever-growing student population.

Top educational thought leaders share specific, practical ways to connect with students from diverse backgrounds, ensure they feel safe and welcome, and help them overcome the barriers they often face. The conference includes a unique combination of theory, practice, and planning time, giving you and your team the knowledge and tools to develop an actionable plan for serving ELs at every grade level and in every subject area.

  • Create a holistic shift in how your school supports ELs.
  • Learn practical strategies that can be used daily to increase EL achievement.
  • Gain a deep understanding of how to advocate for multilingual and multicultural practices that improve instruction and feedback.
  • Develop a toolkit of strategies for working with SLIFE (students with limited or interrupted formal education).
  • Determine how to effectively initiate and build relationships with Hispanic and Latino students.
  • Acquire district and site leadership practices that work to eliminate the achievement gap.
  • Gain targeted instructional strategies and assessment processes for developing academic vocabulary, literacy, and math skills for English learners.
  • Uncover parenting practices that help create a home environment conducive to 21st century learning.
  • Experience promising practices for bilingual immersion and multicultural instruction.
  • Develop a focused plan that effectively uses all of the resources of your schools and community.

Hear from our attendees

Agenda and speakers are subject to change.

Wednesday, August 5th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m. Keynote
9:30–10:00 a.m.


10:00–11:45 a.m. Breakouts
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Lunch (Provided)

12:45–2:15 p.m.


2:15–2:45 p.m.


2:45–4:15 p.m. Breakouts

Thursday, August 6th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00–9:30 a.m. Keynote
9:30–10:00 a.m.


10:00–11:45 a.m. Breakouts
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.

Lunch (Provided)

12:45–2:15 p.m. Breakouts
2:15–2:45 p.m.


2:45–3:45 p.m. Panel Discussion

Friday, August 7th

7:00–8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:00–10:00 a.m.

In-Depth Seminars

10:00–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30–11:45 a.m.

Team Sharing and Closing Keynote

Events reach capacity quickly. Please confirm your registration before making travel plans.

Venue & Hotel Parking Information: Complimentary

All rates are per day and subject to change.

In order to receive the discounted hotel room rate, please mention Solution Tree. After the deadline listed below, rates will be determined by the hotel.

Primary Hotel

Springhill Suites Kennewick

7048 W. Grandridge Blvd.
Kennewick, WA 99336

Discounted Rate: (single or double) $149 per night
Deadline: June 19, 2020

“It was one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended! All the sessions that I attended were so interesting and informative.”

Sonia Bustamante, director of language acquisition, Cartwright School District, Arizona

“I definitely will be returning to my site ready to roll my sleeves up and begin work with my leadership team to address the gaps that exist in the learning.”

Cindy Duncan, assistant principal, Santa Maria-Bonita School District, California


Three Rivers Convention Center

7016 W. Grandridge Blvd.

Kennewick, Washington

Participation Information

You will receive a certificate of participation 6 weeks after the event concludes. Please check with your department of education for CEU availability.

Additional Information

Included with your registration

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