The ESOL Strategic Plan was initiated in July of 2021. The Strategic Plan outlines the development and implementation of methods to improve the educational experience of ELD students and their families.
Looking at this past school year, we were focused on further integration of efforts across grade levels–anchored on the ELD Six Key Strategies and in partnership with Area and Content offices. Additionally, we are hopeful that long-term investments and ongoing efforts to develop ELD talent pipelines will yield a promising candidate pool for hires amidst a challenging time for teacher recruitment.
For leadership consideration, the linked strategy across all content and ELD teachers for continuing to improve ELD student outcomes and exit rates in elementary and secondary schools is anchored on the ELD Six Key Strategies. Recently, the ELD team presented to the entire elementary area on the strategies, resources, and supports given the emphasis on School Performance Plans (SPPs) and the fact that ELs were significantly impacted by remote learning during COVID in PGCPS and nationally.
To support recovery and acceleration, we will continue to support schools (specifically focused on content teachers) to implement the Six Keys over a 2-4 year period, which research indicates is the typical time to fully implement a new practice in a school.