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Black History Month!

Feb. 5, 2024, 7:52 a.m.

BHM

 

6-Language Learning Misconceptions

Jan. 22, 2024, 11:26 a.m.

6-Language Learning Misconceptions

 

St. Thomas School Visits

Dec. 8, 2023, 12:18 p.m.

BCB

 

Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration and Teacher Recognition

Oct. 31, 2023, 3:34 p.m.

HHHM STXHHHM STTJ

Sample Lesson Plan Using ELD Best Practices

Oct. 31, 2023, 8:06 a.m.

ELD Sample Lesson Plan

 

Differentiating Instruction through Scaffolding and Support

Oct. 31, 2023, 7:34 a.m.

Differentiating InstructionDifferentiating Instruction through Scaffolding and Support

Summer PD Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in STEAM: An Anansi Approach to Deepening our Instruction for English Learners

July 18, 2023, 11:45 a.m.

Summer PD

Administrator Supplement: WIDA ELD Standards Framework Implementation Guide

June 29, 2023, 8:42 a.m.

The Office of Bilingual Education shares “The Administrator Supplement because it is a companion piece to the Implementation Guide.” Whereas the Implementation Guide explores ways to apply the ELD Standards Framework into curriculum and instruction at the classroom level, this Administrator Supplement focuses on strategic and programmatic aspects of standards implementation. Its audiences are superintendents, principals, directors, coordinators, coaches, and those with similar responsibilities and roles. Click on the link below to read the guide. 

Administrator Supplement: WIDA ELD Standards Framework Implementation Guide

Admin Supplement

 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEAM: An Anansi Approach to Deepening our Instruction for English Learners

June 28, 2023, 12:15 p.m.

iversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEAM: An Anansi Approach to Deepening our Instruction for English Learners

 

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) provides relevant information to the civil rights of English learners.

June 23, 2023, 2:55 p.m.

Civil Rights

 

Office of English Language Acquisition Presents: The Top Languages Spoken by English Learners in the United States

Feb. 22, 2023, 6:50 a.m.

Top 20 Languages

The Top 20 Languages Spoken by ELs

Celebrating Diversity with Books for the ESOL Program

Dec. 22, 2022, 2:27 p.m.

Celebrating Diversity

 

Benefits of Multilingualism from the Office of English Language Acquisition (ELA)

Dec. 21, 2022, 12:47 p.m.

Benefits of Multilingualism

 

Benefits of Multilingualism

What is ESOL?

Dec. 6, 2022, 12:09 p.m.

What is ESOL?

 

I am here to support you!

Oct. 17, 2022, 2:04 p.m.

Contact Information

 

ACT 8555 Amending title 17 Virgin Islands Code, chapter 5, section 41a relating to bilingual education.

Sept. 8, 2022, 11:04 a.m.

ACT 8555

 

 

State Office of Bilingual Education/Language Acquisition

State Office of Bilingual Education

VIDE's ESOL Procedures Manual

VIDE’s English Learner Policy and Procedures Manual for K-12

PowerPoint Presentation

ACT 8555

Let's take a look at the manual and the PowerPoint presentation! Click on the links and begin learning about EL policies and procedures.

Manual

Dear Colleague Letter

Dear Colleague Letter

Dear Colleague Letter

English Learner Tool Kit

This publication is additional guidance for States, districts and schools and was produced by The National Center for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) under the U.S. Department of Education. This resource is essential to following obligations in federal law to ensure that English learners have equal access to high-quality education and achieve their academic potential.

English Learner Tool Kit

EL Toolkit

English Family Toolkit

This publication is additional guidance for States, districts and schools and was produced by The National Center for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) under the U.S. Department of Education. This resource is essential to families of English Language Learners.

 

English Learner Family Toolkit

EL Family Toolkit

Just Updated: Newcomer Toolkit

This resource can be used by state, local, and school leaders to support multilingual learners and general education teachers who directly serve immigrant and refugee students.

Newcomer Toolkit

 

Newcomer Toolkit

 

VIDE's Multilingual Learner Family Toolkit

ML Family Toolkit

VIDE's very own Multilingual Learner Family Toolkit

WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition

WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition

PLCs for Content Area Teachers

This section includes a series of webinars created in collaboration with the Regional Educational Laboratory Northeast & Islands (REL NEI). The series of four webinars are focused on strategies to implement high-quality instructional practices for English learners in the content area classroom. The instructional practices are beneficial for content area teachers and essential for English language learners. The webinars have been designed to align with the VIDE Vision for English learners and the practices described in the VIDE English Learner Manual. This section will also be posting ongoing professional development based on the district's needs in working with ELs.

 

The Series of Four Webinars Include the following topics:

Session 1 - Concurrent Content and Language Learning: Defining English Language Development: Students learn grade-level academic language and content simultaneously through dedicated and integrated English language development (ELD).

Session 2 - Academic Discussion and Quality Interactions: Promoting students’ practicing of academic talk provides the building blocks for deep learning.

Session 3 - Integrated, Scaffolded Instruction in Disciplinary Language and Content: Scaffolding provides instruction to students at the appropriate level to both challenge them and allow them to access learning.

Session 4 - Formative Assessment for English Learners: Formative assessment practices allow educators to assess for learning and to adjust instruction of both language and content.

VIDE Parent Handbook Preschool to Grade 3

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The Virgin Islands Department of Education (VIDE) and community stakeholders have collaborated to design this reference tool, The Parent Support Handbook, to support parents for the safe reopening of schools as we embark on a virtual learning environment. The resource provides tips for English learners, students with disabilities, and so much more. The resource reflects feedback shared by stakeholders and has been compiled into a reader-friendly document for ongoing support and guidance. This incredible resource is in English, Spanish and Haitian Creole. Take advantage of this wealth of information.

 

Parent Handbook English Version     

Parent Handbook Spanish Version

Parent Handbook Haitian Creole Version

 

Administrator and Teacher Resources

Resources that will help support administrators working with ELs.