tEACHER TRAINING: el iNSTRUCTION

Federal law requires that all teachers providing English language development or access to core curriculum for ELs must be provided high quality professional development (OCR Memorandum, September 1991, Lau v. Nichols: Castanada v. Pickard)

Each LEA must provide high-quality age appropriate English language instruction educational programs which are evidence-based and designed to meet the needs of EL children. Section 3116(c) Section 3115(6)(C); office of Civil Rights Memorandum, September 1991, Lau V. Nichols

WIDA English Language Proficiency Standards

ELP Standard 1: English language learners communicate for Social and Instructional purposes within the school setting - Social and Instructional Language

ELP Standard 2: English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Language Arts - The Language of Language Arts

ELP Standard 3: English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Mathematics - The Language of Mathematics

ELP Standard 4: English language learners communicate information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Science - The Language of Science

ELP Standard 5: English language learners Social Studies information, ideas and concepts necessary for academic success in the content area of Social Studies - The Language of Social Studies