Greetings Educators and Friends!
As we approach the end of this strange and challenging school year, we want to extend our immense gratitude to our teachers, leaders, and community for all that you have done to support the well-being of our immigrant and multilingual families, and to teachers for your consideration of our ELLs' need for differentiation and language support as we abruptly pivoted to distance learning. Your caring and ingenuity is inspiring and gives us hope during such a difficult time. THANK YOU!
As your partners in this work, the ELLMA team is committed to continue learning from and with you and to provide guidance, resources, and supports for distance learning as long as needed. We look forward to reflecting on what we have learned that can be applied regardless of the learning context to better support our ELLs.
In this issue, you will find information about ELLMA-hosted webinars, a beautiful video highlighting the important work of Rudsdale Newcomer, resources for families, and finally updates for ELL Ambassadors and anyone else interested in how spring reclassification will work this year.