CA EL Roadmap Implementation Guide and Toolkit for Administrators Volume 5: Aligning and Articulating Practices Across the System
This fifth and last volume, “Aligning and Articulating Practices Across the System”, focuses on Principle #4 of the CA EL Roadmap policy. Principle #4 is about building an overall system. It guides how to create an aligned and articulated set of practices and pathways across classrooms and school sites, and across grade levels and educational segments that knit together a coherent system of support for English learner success. This final principle ties a bow around the promises and practices of Principle #1 and Principle #2, and ensures equity and consistency throughout the system. It calls for building connections across grade spans, school sites, and components of the schooling system, and creating partnerships beyond schools that make enactment of the full vision and mission possible.
CA EL Roadmap Implementation Guide and Toolkit for Administrators Volume 4: System Conditions for Implementation
The fourth volume in the EL Roadmap Administrator Toolkit series, “System Conditions for Implementation of the EL Roadmap,” looks at the administrators’ roles in leading the implementation of Principle #3 of the California English Learner Roadmap. This toolkit builds on the other toolkits by centering the role of district and school site leaders in developing a system that supports the research-based, assets-oriented, student responsive, intellectually rich practices called for by the EL Roadmap policy. It focuses on building the local and site policy, guidance, structures, communication, data and assessment practices, staffing, and capacity building that adds up to a system-wide commitment to effective schooling for English learners.
Renewing Our Promise
By Manuel Buenrostro & Julie Maxwell-Jolly, Ph.D.