Culture, Diversity, & Equity
Fairness in education is not just a good idea, it's the law. WestEd works with schools and districts to ensure children's differences of gender, race, ethnicity, ability, and/or language do not result in differences of opportunity.
Our reach is broad, encompassing bilingual care and education and multiculturalism, cultural identity and cultural assimilation, special education, cross-group dynamics and within-group differences.
English Language and Literacy Acceleration (ELLA)
ELLA is a research-based professional development program that improves academic literacy instruction for pre-K through 8th grade students.
Discussion Builders Workshop
This one-day workshop is ideal for K–8 teachers who would like to help students with diverse academic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds participate in, and successfully learn from, discussion-based lessons.
Academic Parent-Teacher Teams (APTT): Family Engagement in Education
This WestEd service will help you build a school system of family engagement that drives student learning and performance.
Bridging Cultures Between Home and School Institute
Learn how to design and implement programs that address the needs of underserved cultural, linguistic, and racial student groups.
English Learner Evaluation and Accountability Support
Learn how to evaluate performance, improve practices, and integrate federal accountability requirements into local accountability systems.
Teaching English Learners and Students with Learning Difficulties in the Inclusive Classroom
This workshop will teach you how to successfully differentiate, or personalize, instruction for all diverse learners in your classrooms.