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 Institute and Project
models, best practices to engage parents,
state and federal accountability technical assistance,
professional networks, and a variety of thoughtfully-designed professional learning opportunities.
The Multilingual Education and Global Achievement (MEGA) department also produces the quarterly research brief, Focus on English Learners, in partnership with the California English Learner Collaboration.
The term language learner includes both
students who are English learners and students in dual language or trilingual
school programs. Each language learner 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.
They are all uniquely poised to be bilingual leaders in our growing, global economy.
MEGA Network Meetings
Join the Multilingual Education and Global Achievement (MEGA) network meetings designed to support the needs of English learners, immigrants/refugees, dual language learners, world language learners, and newcomer students in your districts and schools. The MEGA network provides current and critical information and resources, CA Department of Education updates, and high-need topics related to language learners.
The network meetings are from 8 a.m. to noon. Light refreshments will be provided.
2019-2020 Meeting Dates:
- Nov. 21, 2019
- March 5, 2020
- May 6, 2020
Latinx Education Summit
The Latinx Education Summit examines the current trends in Latino educational achievement in San Diego County. Among the focus of this meeting are a review of a countywide achievement profile and an examination of how parents, TK-12 teachers, higher education advocates and students can work to reduce the achievement gap and enhance educational opportunity for Latinx youth. At the Summit, organizers seek to raise community leadership and social consciousness in working to provide equity in education.
Higher education professors
Business and community members