WestEd in New York

WestEd partners with schools, districts, nonprofit organizations, and state agencies to promote excellence, achieve equity, and improve learning for children, youth, and adults.

WestEd has worked with New York education agencies since 2003, providing high quality professional development for educators and leaders, expert consulting and technical assistance, and rigorous research and evaluation.

Improve English Language Learner
Academic Achievement

Build teachers’ expertise to improve English Language Learner academic achievement

English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest-growing group of students in our schools. WestEd can help you meet the needs of ELLs by engaging all students in deep learning.

To improve teaching and learning for ELLs, the Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) program at WestEd provides you with an instructional approach to academic literacy and content knowledge in all disciplines that challenges, engages, and supports ELLs.

QTEL offers:

  • Intensive workshops and institutes for all teachers of ELLs
  • Sustained work with districts and schools
  • Developing and piloting instructional materials
  • Summer Institutes in San Francisco for teachers and administrators

Develop your district English Learner Master Plan

To support systemic positive outcomes for ELLs, WestEd works with districts to create a customized English Learner Master Plan. WestEd’s English Learner Master Plan services include:

  • Analysis of state and local ELL performance data
  • ELL shadowing and/or classroom observations to understand current practices
  • Stakeholder learning and engagement sessions
  • A review of the district’s program policies and practices
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Our Areas of Expertise

  • English Language Learners
  • Special Education
  • Family Engagement
  • Literacy
  • STEM
  • Early Childhood Development & Learning
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • School Improvement
  • School Leadership
  • School Climate & Culture
  • Evaluation
  • Data Analysis & Use

Sample Partners

  • New York State Education Department
  • New York City Department of Education
  • Buffalo Public Schools
  • Mineola Public Schools
  • Jamestown Public Schools
  • New York State Council of School Superintendents
  • U.S. Department of Education
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • New York Hall of Science

Contract with Us

  • Orange-Ulster BOCES: Educational Professional Services
  • NYCDOE Multiple Task Award Contracts (MTACs)
  • GSA MOBIS

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