Area of Work

English Language Learners

Using deep expertise and evidence-based knowledge, WestEd strengthens practice and policy to accelerate achievement among English language learners. We conduct research and evaluation studies, and provide professional development and other services that help address the dual needs of students who must master academic content and the English language simultaneously.

Our approach recognizes that language is best learned in the context of rigorous academic content learning for students at all grade levels and all English language proficiency levels.

Services to Help You

Quality Teaching for English Learners Professional Development for Teachers and Education Leaders

Design high-challenge, high-support instruction for English learners to accelerate their conceptual, academic, and linguistic development. Register for an institute and/or receive customized sustained professional development n your school or district.

Professional Development

Systemic Improvement Plan for English Learner Success

Build your school district's capacity to plan and implement systemic strategies for strengthening policies and practices that help English learners graduate college- and career-ready.

Technical Assistance

VITAL Collaboration: Developing and Revitalizing Professional Learning Communities

Create or revitalize a data-driven professional learning community (PLC) that will drive schoolwide improvement in teaching and learning. Participate in our year-long, research-based professional learning designed to optimize PLC effectiveness.

Professional Development