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The global pandemic caused an unexpected pivot to distance learning in spring 2020 and now educators have begun envisioning what the instruction of English learners might look like this fall. On CDE's Stronger Together: English Learners guidance, it states,
An English learners' English proficiency level may have decreased because the student has experienced limited instruction for an extended time during school closures. Therefore, close monitoring is key to ensure that English learners have the opportunity to recover any academic losses incurred during school closures.
Here are three considerations that are crucial for English learners as they enter the upcoming school year. They can be used by educators providing distance learning exclusively, face-to-face instruction with social distancing, or a hybrid approach.
Reflection Tool: ELs Returning to School in 2020, SupportEd