E.L. Achieve works in partnership with school districts. We 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.
Before beginning to work with districts, we invite leadership teams to attend a Leadership Overview. The purpose of the one-day session is to:
- Increase awareness regarding the linguistic needs of English learners, including long-term English learners, and the challenges district leaders, school leaders, and teachers face in meeting them
- Become familiar with E.L. Achieve’s approach to English learner instruction
- Briefly overview the content of our professional development initiatives: Systematic ELD and Constructing Meaning
- Learn about the capacity-building model we employ to help ensure purposeful and sustainable district-wide implementation
The Leadership Overview gives the leadership team the opportunity to learn more about E.L. Achieve’s work and determine whether it is a good fit for identified English learner needs and program goals.
You can find registration information on our Events page.
The next step is a District Orientation for site and district administrators, along with other stakeholders (teacher leaders, board members, union representatives). The District Orientation provides a comprehensive introduction to E.L. Achieve’s approach and prepares teams to develop a district plan to effectively launch a new initiative – from rolling out initial institutes to creating structures for support and setting expectations. This includes beginning to think through how the district will establish leadership capacity for long-term professional development and implementation support at all levels: classroom, school, and district.
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