Serving English Language Learners
Building on our research highlighting the disparity in quality learning opportunities for multilingual students, we offer strategies and resources for educators working in classrooms where students are developing their English proficiency and content area knowledge and skills. In effect, this means all classrooms, and especially classrooms that include English Language Learners (ELLs). Our ELL work applies the tools and practices of Aligned Instruction and Quality Performance Assessment supported by research-based best practices for ELLs.
Improving students’ chances of learning, and teachers’ opportunities to be better teachers.
The inquiry process sets the tone for collaborative professional development with continuous improvement as the primary goal. Leaders contribute by making time and space for teachers to design, try, and assess new approaches, and communicate their learning.
Learning the tools of culturally responsive and equitable assessment for ELLs.
Allowing all students to demonstrate what they know and can do, and measuring their progress on both language and content targets consistently, enhances both ELL student and teacher learning. Educators learn to evaluate their solutions and help their students move forward as confident, accomplished citizens.
Sharing to promote better student outcomes.
Teachers learn from and lead each other. With regular opportunities to gain colleague feedback on lesson plans and units; to analyze student work and better understand and address learning gaps; to reflect on instruction via classroom observation; and to interpret student data, design equitable assessments, and co-construct curriculum, teachers are better prepared to apply effective, research-based practices in their classrooms.
How We Can Support You
CCE team members help teachers and administrators learn the principles and tools needed to implement practices to support all learners. We offer a range of services that can be customized to your needs (including workshops, institutes, coaching sessions, leadership training, and online learning modules) and encourage sustained relationships with our partners to ensure the greatest impact.
|Data-driven Inquiry and Teacher Action Research||Assessment for ELLs|
|Culturally Responsive Pedagogy||Community of Practice Development and Facilitation|