Elementary EL

Multilingual and Multicultural Education Department

Elementary English Learners

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  • Who We Are


    The Elementary English Learner Instructional team are dedicated advocates for English Learners.  We ensure that our culturally and linguistically diverse students engage in and achieve with intellectually rigorous and developmentally appropriate learning experiences.  These experiences promote high levels of proficiency in English, including academic language, as well as academic achievement across the curriculum through the use of the CA ELD Standards in tandem with all content area standards.  Another aspect of our advocacy is to ensure that our educators approach learning with an assets-based mindset.  An assets-based perspective honors students’ cultural and linguistic backgrounds and incorporates what students already know into teaching.


    What We Do


    The Elementary EL Instructional team designs professional development and resources that build the capacity of all stakeholders and results in the effective implementation of the CA ELD Standards for English Learners. 


    How We Do It


    We continuously work directly with Local District English Learner Coordinators, Title III Coaches, Elementary schools, individual teachers, and parents of English Learners in building capacity. 

    Please join us in our vision and help our English Leaners experience a coherent, articulated, and aligned set of practices and pathways across contexts, beginning in early childhood, through reclassification and graduation, and in preparation for college and careers in the 21st century.


Teacher Resources

Professional Development Opportunities

  • inslc virtual

    We are very excited to announce the 2nd Annual Virtual International Newcomer Student Leadership Conference on January 22, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Teachers, students in grades 6 - 12, and families are all invited to attend and can register by going to https://bit.ly/2022LeadershipRegistration and selecting the workshops they would like to participate in.  Click on the image above or here for flyer with more details. 

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  • pltel pd

    We are happy to announce the dates for our Comprehensive ELD for PLTEL & LTEL Students it Disabilities Grades 3-12 PD.  This 2 day virtual PD opportunity is a collaboration between MMED & the Division of Special Education.  Each day of the series is a 4 hour interactive PD. Please click on the image or flyer for more information.

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  • We are happy to offer a special PD opportunity for Dual Language teachers.  Click here or on the image above for details.

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    TK - 12 Title III Coaches and EL Designees are invited to join us for a professional learning opportunity.  Click on flyer for details.

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