ourapproachOur organization was built on a strong belief in the capacity of public education. As relentless advocates for the educational rights of English learners, we are committed to supporting districts in meeting the needs of their communities. Increasing English learner achievement requires a system-wide course of action. Our approach is rooted in multiple areas of educational theory, research, and practice, including effective literacy and content instruction, second language pedagogy and policy, trusting and caring school environments, academic optimism, and the science of implementation.

Along with effective, student-centered pedagogy in settings supported by purposeful leadership, English learners need opportunities for robust language learning. Our research-based and federally compliant blueprint 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 in acquiring the language needed to comprehend and express understanding of grade-level work. This is also referred to 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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E.L. Achieve's 2020 Virtual Institutes

Upcoming virtual institutes open to all partner districts!

K-12 Systematic ELD Institute

  • Teacher Day 1: October 21
  • Teacher Day 2: October 22
  • Teacher Day 3: November 9
  • Teacher Day 4: December 10
  • Teacher Day 5: January 14, 2021

Secondary Constructing Meaning

  • Teacher Day 1: October 1
  • Teacher Day 2: October 2
  • Teacher Day 3: October 20
  • Teacher Day 4: November 9
  • Teacher Day 5: December 2

Note: Participating districts must schedule the Instructional Leader Strand separately for their specific system.

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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 Digital Marketplace

We have exciting news!

Our digital marketplace with new eResources is ready for you!

You'll find classroom tools and professional learning resources.

E.L. Achieve partners receive a 50% discount on tools for students!

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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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