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Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners: Promising Practices and Considerations for Teaching and Learning

Author(s): Natalie Truong

Organization(s): iNACOL

Issue(s): Issues in Practice, Rethink Instruction

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The purpose of this paper is to highlight the promising practices and trends in personalized learning and competency-based education for English language learner (ELL) students. This paper shares case studies and examples from schools and programs that are currently creating personalized, competency-based learning environments for ELL students.

This paper is designed for practitioners, including educators and education leaders, who want to advance next generation learning models to reach every student, and examine promising practices and considerations on designing ideal learning environments for ELL success.

The case studies in this paper represent promising practices in the field using personalized, competency-based learning specifically for ELL students. Case studies in the report include:

  • International High Schools
  • Distinctive Schools
  • UCLA Project ExcEL Schools
  • Lindsay Unified School District
  • Westminster Public Schools
  • Cesar Chavez Multicultural Academic Center