Posts tagged ‘English Learners’
As the number of English learners (ELs) in the School District of Philadelphia continues to grow, the need for teachers who are trained in high-quality instructional practices has grown with it. To meet this need, the District’s Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs (OMCP) has partnered with Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) at WestEd to offer a two-year QTEL apprenticeship for District staff to become local facilitators of QTEL professional learning.
As the population of English Learners dramatically increases throughout the country, the School District of Philadelphia is preparing teachers to best support the diverse needs of its students. Nearly 240 District teachers who work with English Learners (ELs) recently finished their work with WestEd’s Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL), a unique research-based professional learning experience that enhances instruction for English Learners.