Constructing Meaning Professional Learning Opportunities

The academic language demands placed on today’s students have grown with the advent of the Common Core State Standards. At the same time, we know many of our students aren’t prepared to meet these new language requirements.

David Douglas provides support for teachers to work with all students who need academic language support through Systematic ELD at grades K-5 and Constructing Meaning for grades 6-12. These supports, while designed for students learning to speak English, also support all students learning to engage with academic language.

Through a partnership between the ESL Department and the Educator Effectiveness Team, secondary teachers can engage in deep levels of professional learning on Constructing Meaning. Watch the video, read the brochure or contact Belle Koskelain the ESL and Equity Department.

CM Brochure