Efficiencies Enable California Districts to Innovate

Educators and administrators from nine California school districts, spanning 345 miles across the state, recently came together to discuss
the changing policy landscape and the systems they have in place to help English Learners (ELs) succeed in school and beyond.

Topics: Leadership, District Spotlights

The Mid-Year LPAC: Setting ELLs Up for Success in Texas

If you follow our blog, then you’ve probably read a thing or two about the
Language Proficiency Assessment Committee, or LPAC, in Texas. All decisions about English Language Learners (ELLs) - from program placement and designated supports setting, to exit decisions and post-exit monitoring - are required to be made by the LPAC.

Topics: Leadership

Alabama ESL Camp Provides Unique Learning Opportunities for Students and Teachers Alike [Video]

Every summer, Alabaster City Schools, Alabama, offers ESL Camp - ten days of academically engaging activities for English language learners (ELLs) that enhance their English language development in literacy, science and math. Last week, a few of us at Ellevation were fortunate enough to visit and get a first-hand glimpse at some of the project-based learning and personalized instruction taking place in this district.

Topics: Leadership, Standards & Instruction, District Spotlights, Teacher Tips

Ellevation Scales Up to Support Large School Districts

Ellevation is privileged to serve nearly 500 school districts across the United States. Our partner districts are big and small, rural and urban, and span the western tip of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands to the warm beaches of Ft Lauderdale - and everywhere in between. One of the great thrills of our work is that every community has its own story, and every district presents its own mix of challenges and opportunities.

Topics: Leadership

Tim Boals, Jana Echevarria, and Jeff Zwiers Join Ellevation’s Instructional Advisory Board

At Ellevation, we often talk about the importance of learning, and encourage members of our team to seek input from colleagues and other educators. Seeking guidance from others, in particular those with real expertise, helps us improve our work, incorporate different perspectives, and make faster progress toward our goal: ensuring all students can reach their highest aspirations.

Topics: Leadership

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