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How WestEd Supports PreK-12 English and
WestEd is a nationally recognized leader in improving practices, policies, and processes to meet the unique needs of English and Multilingual Learners to advance equitable student learning outcomes.
Our work builds on the strengths of English and Multilingual Learners by challenging and supporting them in ways that accelerate learning. We support educators to design rich opportunities for students to talk, read, write, and explore concepts in interconnected, complex ways; connect research to practice; and to consider the systemic shifts needed to ensure success for all.
To better serve English and Multilingual Learners, we:
Expanding educator expertise at all levels of the system to:
- Ensure quality curriculum;
- Enact quality teaching; and
- Design coherent systems
That lead to….
- Implementation of powerful learning experiences
English and Multilingual Learners thriving in coherent, aligned systems characterized by established policies and practices that are sustainable, evidence-based and context-specific.
From Our Clients
The success we’ve had in meeting the needs of our English Learners and families is a direct reflection of the support and guidance we’ve received from our WestEd partners, thank you for helping us change student expectations and lives.
Brian Lemos, Director of Instruction and ELD, Greeley-Evans Weld County School District 6
I really liked this professional development because it was structured perfectly and allowed participants to engage with quality texts prior to the session, respected our synchronous time by efficiently moving from explanation to group work, and included well-designed reflection and follow up tasks to increase our retention of the material. This training was transformational for me in my practice.
Michelle Leversee, ELD Program Coordinator, Campbell Union High School District
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