March 27-28, 2018
Garden Grove, California
With nearly one quarter of California public school students classified as English learners (ELs), success in educating students across the state requires success in identifying and addressing the assets and challenges that ELs bring with them to a school setting. The California Collaborative on District Reform convened for a two-day meeting to better understand what these strengths and needs are and how school systems can best enable ELs to thrive. Against the backdrop of the state’s new EL Roadmap, which articulates an evolving and expanded commitment to recognizing and serving ELs, meeting participants explored issues related both to classroom instruction and to social and emotional learning considerations that can best position ELs for academic and life success. Resources from the meeting, including a summary of the group’s conversation, are now available below.