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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 Institute 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 opportunitiesFocus on English Learners is a research brief to support educators' practice in the classroom. This is an image of the cover.

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.

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: 

  • March 5, 2020
  • May 6, 2020

  Register here


Upcoming Events

CA English Learner Roadmap Toolkit

The CA English Learner Roadmap Teacher Toolkit is a two-day institute, facilitated by Drs. Laurie Olsen and Martha Hernández, designed to engage school site and district teams in making meaning of the Roadmap and answering those questions about the implications for teachers and for teaching. Teacher leaders, coaches, site administrators and district staff will use the CA English Learner Roadmap Teacher Toolkit to plan for engaging teachers in making meaning of the Roadmap, reflecting upon and assessing their own (and their school’s) teaching practices through the lens of the Roadmap principles, and then develop their own roadmap for professional learning and for strengthening school supports and programs for English learners. 

Intended audience: teacher leaders, coaches, site administrators and district staff.

Date: Dec. 11, 2019 and Feb. 10, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cost: $225 per person. Includes meals and materials
Register here

Location:  
San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road, Room 402
San Diego, CA 92111


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.

Intended audience: student leaders, education leaders, teachers, higher education professors, parent leaders, business and community members.

Date: Feb. 22, 2020Latino Summit Postcard-eng.jpg
Time: 8 a.m. to noon
Cost: $15 per person
Register here

Location:
San Diego County Office of Education
6401 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA  92111