Resources for Teachers

CDE English Language Development Standards -

this web page links to the California English Language Development (CA ELD) Standards adopted in November 2012 and the standards implementation plan and resources. 

CDE English Learners - this web page provides a set of links to programs and information to improve the language proficiency of English learners and help them meet content standards adopted by the State Board of Education.

Colorín Colorado - a free web-based service that provides information, activities and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners (ELLs).

Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) – State Collaboratives on Assessment and Student Standards (SCASS) – ELLs - the English language learner (ELL) SCASS constitutes the only national, sustained forum among state education agencies, researchers, and policy experts on issues of standards and assessment for English language learners. The ELL SCASS explores issues of policy implementation, particularly focusing on the connection of the standards and assessment system to state policies that affect instruction, curriculum, professional supports and leadership for ELLs. The ELL SCASS Web page is updated regularly with information about the organization’s various foci and activities. 

Culturally Responsive Teaching - the Education Alliance, a department at Brown University, promotes educational change to provide all students equitable opportunities to succeed. They advocate for populations whose access to excellent education has been limited or denied. The Education Alliance partners with schools, districts and state departments of education to apply research findings in developing solutions to educational challenges. They focus on district and school improvement, with special attention to underperformance and issues of equity and diversity, and design and deliver expert services around planning, professional learning, and research and evaluation.

Understanding Language - an initiative aimed to heighten educator awareness of the critical role that language plans in the CCSS and the Next Generation Science Standards seeks to improve academic outcomes for English language learners (ELLs) by drawing attention to critical aspects of instructional practice and by advocating for necessary policy supports at the state and local levels. The initiative team, housed at Stanford University, has developed and presented papers and webinars addressing language and literacy issues, and sets of teaching resources that exemplify high-quality instruction for ELLs.

Redwood Middle School

Redwood Middle School
233 Gainsborough Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360

Phone: (805) 497-7264
Fax: (805) 497-3734

Redwood Counseling Office:
Phone: (805) 446-1962
Fax: (805) 494-8930