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E.L. Achieve: Systematic ELD and Constructing Meaning

ourapproachE.L. Achieve consults with educational agencies to equip English learners for academic achievement. Our 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
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E.L. Achieve's 2020 Symposia

E.L. Achieve’s Symposia are an annual opportunity for partner district teams to strengthen leadership, evaluate progress, and refine their approach to serving English learners well.

Salem, OR: February 11-12

Irvine, CA: February 19-20

Farmington, AR: February 26-27

Arvada, CO: March 4-5

South San Francisco, CA: March 10-11

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Busting the Myths about Integrated and Dedicated English Language Development

According to Title III, regardless of the type of program in which English learners are enrolled, each must receive instruction in English at their level of English proficiency as well as meaningful access to grade-level academic content.  

There are some peskily persistent misconceptions in the field about what this means.  Read about how to bust the myths.

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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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Contact Us

2450 La Mirada Dr.
Vista, CA 92081
P: 760-290-3461
F: 831-536-1616

elachieve.org

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