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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 (SDCOE) has the experienced specialists to support San Diego County 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 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 Networks

Language Learner Leadership (L3) 

​​​​​​​​​The Language Learner Leadership (L3) Multilingual Education and Global Achievement (MEGA) networking meetings are designed for site/district administrator/coaches responsible for English learners, immigrants/refugees, dual language learners, world language learners and/or newcomer students. The network provides current, accurate, and critical information; resources; discussion; problem solving; and an opportunity to meet people who have similar responsibilities. Occasionally, guest speakers will offer expert advice on current issues. All educators are welcome to attend the L3 MEGA network meetings, which center on latest state and local mandates, as well as support related to three standing agenda items:

  • Newcomer programs
  • Long-term English learner support
  • Dual language/World language
The network meetings run from 8 a.m. to noon. A light breakfast is provided.

2019-2020 Meeting Dates:

  • Aug. 22, 2019
  • Sept. 12, 2019
  • Nov. 21, 2019
  • March 5, 2020
  • May 6, 2020

Online Registration 



Professional Development Opportunities

American Indian Education for All Conference: Call to Action

Engage in dynamic professional learning around building more culturally responsive systems, schools, and classrooms in the 2nd annual American Indian Education for All Conference. Join teams of preschool, K-12, college and university teachers, counselors and administrators at this one-day event from the California Indian Culture and Sovereignty Center at Cal State San Marcos in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education and the Pala Band of Mission Indians.

Date: Aug. 9, 2019

Location: Pala Casino Resort and Spa

Cost: $200 per person through July 26, $250 after

Register here