MISSION, VISION, VALUES, GOALS

Mission:

English Language Learner (ELL) services provide students with English language instruction using content, materials and methods appropriate for social and academic English language development in reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

 

Vision:

We provide an environment that engages and challenges students in:

  • Expressing and learning about cultural viewpoints and differences

  • Using and understanding English in social and academic contexts

  • Promoting self-awareness of learning content and English skills

 

Values:

We commit to:

  • Using thematic units and lessons to promote rich academic content knowledge and accompanying language skills.

  • Use of English assessment scores to identify a focus for instruction.

  • Engaging students individually, in small groups, and in class to promote cooperative learning, inquiry-based learning, and self-reflection of learning.

  • Using the WIDA Standards and Can-Do’s to inform instruction

Goals:

Students show progress on the yearly ELL assessment (WIDA ACCESS for ELLs).