Multilingual Education and Global Achievement
The potential of our students who are learning a new language is limitless. It’s up to district and school leaders, teachers, and counselors, to provide equitable access to the opportunities and supports each student needs to succeed in school and in college and career.
The San Diego County Office of Education has the experienced specialists to support educators through the WRITE and Project GLAD academic models, best practices to engage parents, state and federal accountability technical assistance, professional networks, and a variety of thoughtfully-designed professional learning opportunities.
The term language learner includes both students who are English learners and students in dual language or trilingual school programs. Each language learner in San Diego County is a unique child. Their first language could be English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin, Arabic, Punjabi, Russian, or 60 other languages. They could have a two-language home, or school could be the only time they hear English. They could be anywhere from age 5 to 18, and they are all uniquely poised to be bilingual leaders in our growing, global economy.
The Discussion Cards consist of powerful questions organized by subject area to get students thinking and talking about text. They are designed to be used with any text that students read, listen to, or view in order to learn how to build knowledge of the field of study.
This toolkit provides a collection of effective protocols for student interaction and collaboration embedded in and connected with strategies and tasks for each of the three modes of communication (Collaborative or Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Productive or Presentational).