The ESL Toolkit provides a common entry point for educators to learn about Next Generation ESL (NGESL) instruction in Massachusetts. It includes connections to relevant guidance, tools, and resources educators at all different points in their journey can use to develop a deeper understanding and ability to implement high-quality ESL instruction. The ESL Toolkit was developed as part of the Next Generation ESL Curriculum and Instructional Support, building on a strong foundation of previous initiatives and projects defining the type of learning experiences English learners deserve and supports for educators to bring these to life.
The ESL Toolkit is composed of the following key sections — click on each section to learn more and access resources:
Outlines the PK–12 experience all English learners deserve as a vision reflecting Massachusetts' commitment to promote equitable outcomes for all students
Presents guidance for structuring and supporting ESL instruction as a key component of English Learner Education programs in Massachusetts
Provides essential background information for understanding the basic tenets of high-quality NGESL instruction as defined in Massachusetts
Tools and resources for curriculum, instruction, and assessment educators can use to bring NGESL to life
Last Updated: September 27, 2022
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