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Spotlight on English Learners: Accelerated Learning and Equitable Outcomes

Learn about professional learning opportunities and resources to accelerate learning and improve outcomes for English Learners.

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Keeping Learners Motivated and Moving Forward During the Pandemic: Our Top 10 COVID-19 Resources

Our most accessed resources offer educators guidance on a range of topics, including practicing and prioritizing self-care and strategies for trauma-informed distance learning.

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Announcing the Virtual Quality Counts California Family Engagement Toolkit for the Early Childhood Workforce

The new toolkit helps the early childhood workforce build strengths-based relationships with the children and families in their care through meaningful engagement.

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Strategies to Identify and Support English Learners With Learning Disabilities

Read evidence-based strategies designed to help educators differentiate between English learner students who have difficulty acquiring language skills and those who may have a learning disability.

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Committed. Together. Moving Through COVID-19: Fostering Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-Being [Video]

WestEd’s Natalie Walrond addresses the kind of learning environment and relationships all students need for success when school buildings reopen.

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ESSA Requirements and Distance Learning: New Tools to Support Leaders

New REL West tools support the selection of evidence-based strategies for distance learning and other environments.

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Improving STEM Teaching and Learning – Top Resources for Teachers and Leaders

This month we highlight strategies for student success in STEM subjects. Check out the following six tips and accompanying resources.

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Building Supports for Students with Disabilities in Mathematics

It takes time and dedication to bring the message to all stakeholders that “all students can succeed” and to make sure this is not just a slogan but a practice embedded in everyone’s daily work.

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Reading Apprenticeship Online: Building a Foundation for Engaged Learning

Help students develop the literacy competencies, subject-area knowledge, and the learner dispositions they need to succeed.

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How Relationships Drive Improvement in Chula Vista

Find out how relationship-building – teacher to student, student to student, teacher to teacher, and administrator to teacher – guides improvement at the Chula Vista Elementary School District.

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