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Summer is near teachers.

May 16, 2023, 10:44 a.m.

Summer Break


State Office of Bilingual Education Wishes to Share Appreciation to Teachers May 8-12, 2023

May 1, 2023, 1:17 p.m.

Teacher Appreciation


Earth Day April 22, 2023

April 19, 2023, 1:48 p.m.

Earth Day

The link below provides resources that can be used to discuss historic temperature trends and other important information on extreme heat.

Extreme Heat

Free Resources from Edmentum

Diversity Month

April 7, 2023, 1:13 p.m.


Leading with English Learners Diversity in Mind

March 22, 2023, 2:59 p.m.



Virgin Islands' Territorial Spelling Bee

March 14, 2023, 11:07 a.m.

Spelling Bee 2


Constructed Response Sample

March 13, 2023, 1:01 p.m.


Test Prep 3

Here is an example of how to provide support to English learners. What supports do you see? I will start; it is color coded. 

Smarter Balanced Test Prep Information

March 13, 2023, 12:45 p.m.

Smarter Balanced Test Prep 1


National Foreign Language Week

March 8, 2023, 10:47 a.m.

National Foreign Language Week


National Reading Month

March 3, 2023, 9:35 a.m.

National Reading Month


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

Highlighting the Joseph Gomez Elementary School and ESOL Teacher

Feb. 17, 2023, 7:30 a.m.

Mrs. Rocha


Highlighting the Alfredo Andrews Elementary School

Feb. 13, 2023, 11:41 a.m.

Alfredo Andrew


Highlighting Claude O. Markoe Elementary School & Mrs. Yahaira Sanchez

Feb. 6, 2023, 12:25 p.m.

Updated Highlights


Highlighting Eulalie Rivera and Mrs. Merancienne Marcellin-Ismael

Feb. 6, 2023, 9:22 a.m.

Merancienne Marcellin-Ismael


Highlighting St. Croix Central High School ESOL Teachers

Feb. 3, 2023, 9:56 a.m.

Central High


Look at what ESOL teachers are doing!

Jan. 25, 2023, 12:29 p.m.

ESOL Granger

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.


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

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



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.