How WestEd Supports PreK-12 English and Multilingual Learners
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.
WestEd collaborates with you to focus on:
- Collaborative capacity building of effective educators, leaders, and teams
- High-challenge, high-support instruction that leads to impactful learning
- Powerful implementation of content and English Language Proficiency (ELP) Standards
- Quality curriculum design
- Robust continuous improvement tools, plans, and practices
- Actionable reviews and evaluations
Increased expertise of PreK-12 educators in schools, districts, and states to implement, sustain, and scale coherent, evidence-based policies and practices that enable all English and Multilingual Learners to thrive.
Professional learning opportunities are provided by Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) and cultivate deep expertise about how to design, facilitate, and support powerful instruction for English and Multilingual Learners.
QTEL Professional learning services include:
Build your organization’s capacity to plan and implement strong policies, systems, and practices that support a culture for learning, close achievement gaps, and ensure English and Multilingual Learners reach their full potential.
Systemic Support services include:
Ensure that standards and associated curriculum meet the language and content needs of English and Multilingual Learners while supporting instruction and assessment that serves to develop conceptual, analytical, and linguistic understanding.
Standards and Curriculum services include:
We aim to improve instruction for English and Multilingual Learners by analyzing the implementation and outcomes of state and district policies, describing academic outcomes and trajectories of implemented programs, and identifying promising practices to support the academic, social, and emotional development of English and Multilingual Learners.
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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