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English Learner Education

Blueprint for English Learner Success

Pillar 3: Opportunity and Support

From the Vision: English learners have equitable access to meaningful and rigorous learning opportunities that build on their cultural and linguistic assets and the academic, linguistic, social, and emotional supports they need to excel.

Building Block 3: Social and emotional supports

Level: Classroom

  • Educators actively create and maintain a safe and collaborative learning environment in which they intentionally integrate knowledge of students' cultures, languages, prior experiences, and goals into social and emotional learning.

  • Educators and support staff provide supplemental or intensive social and emotional supports to ELs whose needs are urgent or severe.

  • Educators are aware of linguistic and cultural supports available in the district and community to address the social and emotional needs of ELs; information about such resources is provided to ELs and their families in a language they can understand.

Last Updated: June 2, 2020

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