Joint meeting at the Council of Great City Schools with Bilingual, Immigrant, and Refugee Education Directors

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Understanding Language team was invited to present at the Council of Great City Schools (CGCS) conference in Seattle on May 18-19, 2012. Materials from the ELA and Mathematics workshop can be accessed here.

Our team shared with the participants preliminary prototypes of the English Language Proficiency Development Framework, a working draft of English Language Learners Instructional Principles, as well as a sample English Language Arts (ELA) Unit that is in development by our team. Our team is looking for CGCS member districts to participate in our ELA Unit review that will take place in June.

In the mathematics workshop, Phil Daro and Harold Asturias, discussed the language challenges and opportunities that English Language Learners face in the shift toward the Common Core in mathematics.