Join the Alliance for Excellent Education for a webinar on the transition to Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards presents both opportunities and challenges for the growing number of English language learners. A number of initiatives are underway to help English learners access grade-level content while building their language proficiency.
Kenji Hakuta and Maria Santos, cochairs of the Understanding Language initiative, and Susan Pimentel and Carrie Heath Phillips, developers of the Framework for English Language Proficiency Development Standards, will discuss these efforts and their respective accomplishments to date along with state and district actions needed to support English learners’ language and content learning. Mariana Haynes, senior fellow at the Alliance, will moderate the discussion. Panelists will also address questions submitted by webinar viewers from across the country.