ourapproachOur organization was built on the premise that increasing English learner achievement requires a system-wide approach.

Along with strong pedagogy and purposeful leadership, English learners need opportunities for robust language learning.

Our research-based and federally compliant model illustrates how school systems can structure the day to ensure English learners receive explicit language instruction for these two related, but distinct, purposes:

  • Constructing Meaning – Explicit support for all students in acquiring the language needed to comprehend and express understanding of grade-level work. This also serves as integrated ELD.
  • Systematic ELD – Instruction in the English language as its own subject of study designed to grow students’ proficiency in English. This is also referred to as dedicated or designated ELD.
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Secondary Systematic ELD Institute

Secondary Systematic ELD is a detailed framework for designing ELD instruction that teaches and practices the vocabulary and grammatical structures of English for a wide range of purposes at each level of proficiency.

Teacher Strand Day 1 - Oct. 11, 2017

Teacher Strand Day 2 - Oct. 12, 2017

Admin Strand Day 1 - Oct. 17, 2017

Teacher Strand Day 3 - Nov. 15, 2017

Teacher Strand Day 4 - Nov. 16, 2017

Admin Strand Day 2 - Dec. 5, 2017

Teacher Strand Day 5 - Dec. 14, 2017

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Services for Capacity Building

elachieve implementation phasesWe 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.

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New Secondary ELD Units

Empowering Secondary Students:

Setting the stage for meaningful ELD

Many English learners at the secondary level see ELD as a sentence they must endure and an indication of academic failure. ELD must be reframed as intensive, accelerated, and short term. Our instruction needs to reflect a commitment to this reframing and clarify the purpose of dedicated language learning.

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