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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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Supporting School Principals: What Do the Experts Say?

As site leaders, principals are responsible for supporting high-quality teaching and learning and empowering students and staff. Find out how states and districts can effectively support principals.

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Reading Apprenticeship: Celebrating 25 Years of Excellence

The evidence-based Reading Apprenticeship program has helped thousands of educators around the country to improve students’ academic identity, engagement, subject-area knowledge, and disciplinary literacy.

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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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Spotlight: Building Student Motivation, Mindfulness, and Momentum

Access insights and promising practices for addressing challenging issues in the classroom or systemwide, with an eye toward supporting student motivation and momentum throughout the school year.

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How Cross-Sector Partnerships Use Data to Improve Rural Career Pathways

REL West supports cross-sector collaboratives to deepen their data-based decision-making practices to improve regional career pathways in California.

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Now Is the Time for Teachers to Use Data-Based Inquiry Cycles

REL West explores how data-driven cycles of prototyping and inquiry are useful tools teachers can use to assess student progress.

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Writing and Implementing NGSS-Aligned Performance Tasks

Learn how teams in Los Angeles County are collaborating to build teacher capacity to create and use performance assessment as part of the teaching and learning process.

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Teachers Transfer Online Professional Development Experiences to Virtual Classrooms

As educators face the challenge of teaching online, they need accessible tools to get students reading and engaged with one another. Read tips from WestEd's Reading Apprenticeship.

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