Multilingual Services Priorities
Five Day In-Person or Remote Learning
Woodridge School District 68 Language Learner students will continue to receive a free, appropriate public education that is focused on their English language proficiency growth, academics, functional, and social-emotional growth. As a department, the priorities in the remote learning model will be targeted learning, engagement, and relationship/connections.
English as a Second Language services will continue to be targeted to students’ English proficiency level, driven by the WIDA Can Do Descriptors and ELD Standards. The EL Resource teacher will adjust goals and services based on data and the instructional services. Collaboration and communication amongst the EL teachers and classroom teachers is expected to be able to make necessary adjustments based on student's language growth. It is expected that EL teachers monitor students' progress and collect data.
English learner students will be engaged during their instructional time that utilizes research-based strategies, techniques, and programs that are used in small or large settings.
As EL students are exposed to meaningful activities, learning activities will incorporate hands-on materials and manipulatives (as possible) provided by teachers or the Multilingual Services Department.
Reminders and communications to the home can provide opportunities for families to engage in learning. Providing opportunities for mini-lessons can also be beneficial with families who don’t have enough time to spend on instruction. Providing resources with which older kids can engage on their own may also allow for self-paced learning.
Relationship building will continue to be a priority throughout the school year. Constant communication with in-person or remote students and families will be essential, as parents/guardians play a key role in the implementation of remote learning at home.