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Academic Program Professional
Jeff Zwiers is a senior researcher at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and the director of professional development for the Understanding Language initiative. He has taught in diverse elementary and secondary schools. His research consists of collaborating and co-teaching with teachers to learn what works best for educating all learners. He also writes books and articles on literacy, thinking, communication, conversation, and language development, along with bilingual curriculum materials for oral language development in rural schools in Guatemala. Currently I am working with partners to develop professional development webinars focused on improving mathematical reasoning and oral language. I am also working with our team to develop a powerful approach for improving the teaching and unit designs of English Language Development programs and practices.