VDOE Documents & Resources
The sections below outline guidance and resources from:
- COVID-19 Outbreak and Distance Learning Related Resources
- Cross-Curricular EL Instruction
- Specific-Content Area EL Instruction
- Policy & Assessment
News & Announcements
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VDOE Instructional Guidance and Resources
COVID-19 Outbreak and Distance Learning Related Resources
Cross-Curricular EL Instruction
- Language Instruction Educational Program (LIEP) Models in Virginia-This is a Word document. – Chart with program models and descriptions
- EL Teacher Toolkit-This is a Word document. (includes Lesson Planning considerations, Scholar Sheets with examples of academic language sentence frames, lists of supports, "I can" statements for students, and Instructional Considerations by proficiency level)
- Professional Development Pathways-This is a Word document. – Document with links to a variety of topics and resources to support any educator working with an EL
- Supporting Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Schooling (SLIFE) Guidebook-This is a PDF document. - Information about identifying SLIFE and for providing equitable opportunities and support
- Supporting ELs with Suspected or Identified Disabilities:
- Handbook for Educators of English Learners with Suspected Disabilities-This is a Word document. | Handbook for Educators of English Learners with Suspected Disabilities-This is a PDF document.
- Comprehensive System of Supports for English Learners with Disabilities (ELWD)-This is a PDF document.
- Supporting Rigorous Learning for English Learners with Disabilities (ELWD)-This is a PDF document.
- Supporting English Language Learners - Differentiating Language Differences from Suspected Disabilities-This is a PDF document.
- Understanding Disability Categories and Differentiation Ideas for English Learners with Disabilities (ELWD)-This is a PDF document.
- Social-Emotional Wellness- Considerations for English Learners Quick Guide-This is a PDF document.
- Teaching Content to ELs-This is a PPT presentation.
- Dual Language Immersion: Supporting K-12 Implementation in Virginia- Resource guide-This is a PDF document.
- Seal of Biliteracy
Specific-Content Area EL Instruction
- English and Reading
- Academic Language: ELs in the English Classroom Webinar, Presentation-This is a PPT presentation., and Summary-This is a Word document.
- Fine Arts
- Supporting ELs in Fine Arts PowerPoint-This is a PPT presentation.
- Mathematics Instructional Enhancements and Equity for Diverse Learners Infographic-This is a Word document.and References List-This is a Word document.
- History Social Sciences
- Science Instructional Enhancements and Equity for Diverse Learners Infographic-This is a Word document.
- World Language
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Policy and Assessment
Policy Guidance from the US Department of Education and the VDOE
- Dear Colleague Letter for ELs-This is a PDF document. – Joint guidance from the Office of Civil Right and the Department of Justice
- Title III VDOE Web page: Language Instruction For English Learners & Immigrant Students – Information and links to important Virginia and Federal Guidance
- Virginia English Language Proficiency Assessments VDOE Web page – Information and links about ACCESS for ELLs, and other tests used in VA to measure language progress and proficiency
- Procedures for Determining English Learner Participation in the Virginia Assessment Program-This is a Word document.