English Learners Blueprint Workgroup

The Blueprint Provides EL Programs with Data-Driven Structure and Resources

To transform Maryland's education system to a world-class model for every student, the Blueprint for Maryland's Future established the Workgroup on English Learners (ELs) in Public Schools. With a focus on those who have been historically underserved, this workgroup is charged with accelerating the academic achievement of more than 98,800 multilingual students. Serving a growing population of emerging bilingual students, MSDE is working to provide technical assistance to support local education agencies in delivering high-quality English language development programs. The purpose of the workgroup is to collect data, study national and international best-in-class practices and make recommendations for implementing and scaling those practices in Maryland public schools. This work will lead to two reports that will drive and deliver on the promise of an excellent education for our multilingual students. An interim report is due by December 1, 2021 and a final report is due by December 1, 2022.

 

General Resources





Meetings


Workgroup Meeting - October 20, 2022

Guiding Questions: 
  • How can Maryland leverage external partners to better support multilingual learners and their families?
  • How will the recommendations from the EL Workgroup report impact the day-to-day work of educators’ roles and responsibilities?


      Workgroup Meeting - September 29, 2022

      Guiding Question: How can Maryland align the science of reading and structured literacy with best English language development practices to improve reading outcomes for English learners?


          Workgroup Meeting - August 24, 2022

          Guiding Question: How can Maryland ensure that high quality instructional materials (HQIM) processes include English learners?



              Workgroup Meeting - July 27, 2022

              Guiding Question: How can Maryland’s accountability system promote transparency and improve outcomes for multilingual learners at all stages of language development?



                  Workgroup Meeting - June 23, 2022

                  Guiding Question: How can Maryland’s accountability system promote transparency and improve outcomes for multilingual learners at all stages of language development?



                      Workgroup Meeting - May 26, 2022

                      Guiding Question: How can Maryland ensure that local education agencies (LEAs) best deploy their funds to support equitable, high-quality education for ELs and their families?



                          Workgroup Meeting - April 20, 2022

                          Guiding Question: What funding policies will support equitable education for English learners and their families in Maryland?



                              Workgroup Meeting - March 24, 2022

                              Guiding Question: How can Maryland improve services for middle and high school multilingual learners and their families?



                                  Workgroup Meeting - February 11, 2022

                                  Guiding Questions: What challenges do multilingual families face navigating the educational system in Maryland?

                                  How can the EL Workgroup collaborate with community organizations to establish a comprehensive language access policy?



                                      Workgroup Meeting - November 9, 2021

                                      Guiding Question: What are the model policies, laws, and regulations that ensure the success of English learners?



                                            Workgroup Meeting - October 27, 202
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                                            Guiding Question: What practices support equitable access by ELs and their families to ELD-trained teachers and multilingual staff?


                                                Workgroup Meeting - October 13, 2021

                                                Guiding Question: What are the model policies, laws, and regulations that ensure the success of English learners?



                                                    Workgroup Meeting - September 30, 2021

                                                    Guiding Question: What are the benefits of dual language programs for all students?


                                                  Workgroup Meeting - September 14, 2021

                                                  Guiding Question: What practices support equitable access by ELs and their families to ELD-trained teachers and multilingual staff?


                                                  Workgroup Meeting - August 31, 2021

                                                  Guiding Question: How does Maryland identify, engage, and instruct multilingual learners in early childhood settings?


                                                  Workgroup Meeting - August 17, 2021

                                                  Guiding Question: What is the state of English Learners in Maryland?