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As educators, we’re constantly working to help students develop a lifelong love of learning, by building the skills and character to embrace self-initiative, responsibility, and problem solving that...
April 10, 2017
We’ll be attending and presenting at many regional and national conferences throughout the year. Please be sure to attend our sessions, meet and give input to our experts, and visit our exhibits to...
January 09, 2017
Over the past year WestEd has been helping the California State Board of Education learn more about implementation of the state’s standards and associated supports. Our team has surveyed and...
December 01, 2016
According to the 2014 California Language Census, 1,392,363 English Language Learners constitute 22.3 percent of the student population in the state. Language and mathematics are typically considered...
October 28, 2016
The California ELD Standards, adopted in 2012, “describe the knowledge, skills, and abilities that students who are learning English as a new language need in order to access, engage with, and...
June 16, 2016
One of the best ways for teachers to learn about instruction — according to many teachers themselves — is by watching their colleagues teach. But classroom observations can be logistically...
March 31, 2016
Interested in helping English learners have conversations around complex texts? Looking for ways to engage students in analyzing how authors convey meanings through their language choices? The new...
February 29, 2016
  Examining student work is a powerful way to reflect on whether students have mastered what they are expected to learn. In this era of new standards, teachers need to understand what mastery looks...
February 08, 2016
We’ll be attending and presenting at many regional and national conferences throughout the year. Please be sure to attend our sessions, meet and give input to our experts, and visit our exhibits to...
January 31, 2016
One of the earliest promises of the Common Core State Standards Initiative was the possibility of greater integration of concepts and skills across subject areas. While many teachers embraced this...

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