Our contribution in Chapter 3, “Multilingual Programs and Pedagogy: What Teachers and Administrators Need to Know and Do,” is written by SEAL founder Dr. Laurie Olsen, in collaboration with SEAL staff Dr. Martha Martinez, Heather Skibbins and Carla Herrera, and it draws in part from the innovative work of the SEAL Bilingual Working Group and partnerships with SEAL schools. SEAL’s original pilot design drew heavily on CDE’s previous publication, Improving Education for English Learners: Research-based Approaches, published in 2010. We are excited to continue being a part of the greater effort to cultivate school and district-wide learning systems and cultures that uplift and prioritize our DLL/EL students.
During unprecedented moments like these, our commitment to supporting DLL/EL students, educators and families has only been reinforced. We look forward to continuing to do this necessary and important work in partnership with you!
The SEAL Team