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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.
William Cramp School students will soon receive the opportunity to get an early start on becoming biliterate and bilingual in English and Spanish. The District’s Dual Language program will be offered to incoming kindergarten students during the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. “Our Dual Language program affirms our commitment to a culturally-responsive education that celebrates the…