E.L. Achieve’s mission is to assist educators in equipping English learners for academic achievement. Because the work of increasing English learner success must be collective and sustained, E.L. Achieve takes a system-wide approach and focuses on long-term collaborative planning and implementation.
It is well documented that there is a significant gap between the English language knowledge many English learners possess and what they need to meet the Common Core and succeed academically. Yet educators rarely receive the support they need to provide explicit instruction in advanced uses of English to help students express complex thinking. Closing this language gap is the focus of E.L. Achieve’s work through its initiatives: Systematic ELD and Constructing Meaning.
Our organization was built on the belief that increasing English learner achievement requires a system-wide approach. We work with district leaders, site administrators, and classroom teachers as they gain the skills, knowledge, and tools to be solidly prepared to ensure sustainable English learner academic achievement. Achieving a skillful command of English depends on a number of factors, but quality of instruction is most important. Educators at classroom, site, and district levels need a clear and confident approach to support language development throughout the instructional day.
English Learner Achievement:
Our collective responsibility
Fremont, CA March 10-11, 2015
Irvine, CA March 17-18, 2015
Portland, OR April 7-8, 2015
Denver, CO April 14-15, 2015
Services for Capacity Building
We establish partnerships with districts and employ a district capacity-building model that initially provides intensive services,
support, and guidance, while preparing district, school, and teacher leaders to take charge of their improvement process.
From the Blog…
Aidé Vásquez-Yepez, Elementary Associate, and Raquel Núñez, Director of Elementary Services
During language arts time, a usually quiet first-grade English learner offered his teacher a writing suggestion:
“We can use ‘and’ to put those two sentences together. It would sound better.”