Centering English Learners: A Necessary Component of High-Quality Instructional Materials

October 12, 2021

In order to create an equitable learning environment, it’s necessary to provide high-quality, standards-aligned instructional materials that address the language needs of English learners (ELs) in both their primary language and English.

Learn from Shelly Spiegel-Coleman, Strategic Advisor at Californians Together, and Pivot Learning about the urgency of supporting our current and former ELs, who comprise 37% of California’s 6.1 million public school students.

About Curriculum Matters

This no-cost workshop series, held in partnership with Pivot Learning,  The Education Trust-WestPartnership for Los Angeles SchoolsCalifornians Together, and the Loyola Marymount University Center for Equity for English Learners, invites folks to learn more about, and advocate for, high-quality curriculum and materials (HQIM) as a lever for educational equity.

In this workshop series, we explore HQIM and professional development for educators, with an emphasis on mathematics (given the schedule and focus of the California materials adoption process). With the expertise of our partners, we dive into the relationship between standards-aligned and user-friendly curriculum, excellent instruction for English Learners, and culturally relevant teaching.

Learning & Advocacy Series Sessions