ELD Standards and Instructional Materials
WIDA and ELPA21 ELD Standards Discussion
In this discussion, representatives from WIDA (Lynn Shafer Willner, Margo Gottlieb, and Fernanda Kray) and ELPA21 (Cathryn Still and Jobi Lawrence) share the underlying principles of their ELD standards, implementation support resources, and how they envision instruction for English learners using the standards.
WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition Q&A Webinar Series
Quick Reference Guide to the WIDA ELD Standards Framework, 2020 Edition
ELPA21 Organization of the Standards
ELPA21 Achievement Level Descriptors
ELPA21 ELD Standards
California and Texas ELD Standards Discussion
In this discussion, representatives from the California Department of Education (Elena Fajardo) and the Texas Education Agency (Carlene Thomas) share the underlying principles of their ELD standards, implementation support resources, and how they envision instruction for English learners using the standards.
Grades 6-8 Mathematics Instructional Materials to Support English Language Learners
The joint procurement initiative, developed by the Council of the Great City Schools and executed under the auspices the Los Angeles Unified School District, was a multi-year process to harness the purchasing power of the nation’s largest urban school district to equip teachers of English Learners with high-quality, standards-based instructional materials for mathematics that meet the language needs of English Learners. This bench of contracts offers several choices for math instructional materials for Grades 6 through 8.
Click to download Purchasing Instructions- 6 pages
Click to download the RFP and Addenda- 108 pages
Click to download the Board Approval Document- 1 page
The overarching purpose of this document is to define a new vision for mathematics instruction that explicitly attends to the needs of ELLs, addressing the interdependence of language and mathematics.
Re-envisioning English Language Arts and English Language Development for English Language Learners
Read the Council’s new criteria for determining whether English language arts materials are compatible with college and career standards and appropriate for English language learners.