Improve Academic Achievement of English Language Learners

Florida’s diversity of English language learners surpasses most states throughout the nation. WestEd can help build teachers’ expertise to engage all students in deep learning and improve academic achievement.

To improve teaching and learning, the Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) program at WestEd provides Florida educators with an instructional approach to academic literacy and content knowledge in all disciplines that challenges, engages, and supports English language learners.

QTEL provides:

  • Intensive workshops and institutes for all teachers
  • Sustained work with districts and schools
  • Developing and piloting instructional materials
  • Summer Institutes in San Francisco for teachers and administrators

Develop an English Learner Master Plan for Your Florida Districts

To support systemic positive outcomes for all Florida learners, WestEd works with districts to create a customized English Learner Master Plan. WestEd’s English Learner Master Plan services include:

  • Analysis of state and local performance data related to English learners
  • Shadowing and/or classroom observations to understand current practices
  • Stakeholder learning and engagement sessions
  • A review of the district’s program policies and practices

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Our Areas of Expertise

  • English Language Learners
  • Special Education
  • Family Engagement
  • Literacy
  • STEM
  • Early Childhood Development & Learning
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • School Improvement
  • School Leadership
  • School Climate & Culture
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Evaluation
  • Data Analysis & Use

Statewide Success in Florida

  • Brevard County Public Schools
  • Escambia County School District
  • Family Central, Inc.
  • Florida International University
  • Florida State College of Jacksonville
  • Florida State University
  • Foundation for New Educational Initiatives, Inc.
  • Helios Education Foundation
  • Madison County School District
  • Miami-Dade County Public Schools
  • Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science
  • School Board of Broward County
  • The School District of Palm Beach County
  • Seminole County Public Schools
  • Taylor County School District
  • UnboundEd
  • United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education
  • The University of Florida Lastinger Center