Three Steps to Improving EL Equity
The EL Equity in Action program seeks to unite leaders across the country, and to give you the inspiration and support to create an effective action plan for supporting ELs this coming year. The program consists of three steps:
Step 1: The Self-Assessment
To start, download our free self-assesssment tool. This tool will help you determine your support readiness for your students, as well as which areas need more focus for the upcoming year. The assessment covers five key areas:
- Socio-emotional support
- Formative assessment
- Scaffolding instruction
- Collaborating and co-teaching
- Families and advocacy
Click the image to the right, or the button below, to download the tool and get started today.
Step 2: The Action Plan
Our Action Plan template will guide you through the steps needed to achieve your intended outcomes in each focus area. Use the results from your self-assessment tool to create a plan for you and your team for back to school.
Click the image to the right, or the button below, to download your action plan template, including an example plan for your reference.
Step 3: The Community
Once you've created your action plan, share it with a community of likeminded EL professionals to provide inspiration and support to navigate the twists and turns this school year. To engage in our community:
- Join the free EL Virtual Learning forum on the Slack platform where practitioners can share their plans, converse and learn from others
- Watch our new series “In This Together” following five EL program directors from
around the country, the challenges they face and how they’re overcoming them
- Coming Soon: the “Profiles in Courageous Leadership” webinar series where district leaders will
discuss what has worked and what hasn’t in helping ELs achieve equity in the classroom