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Language Acquisition

Welcome to Multilingual/English Learner (m/EL) Program Services

ESD 105 partners with districts serving Multilingual/English Learners, offering support services to improve school and student success.

Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:

Support for District and Building Administrators:

        WIDA Standards Training

       Administration training on components of sheltered instruction

       Facilitate learning walks to strengthen knowledge of sheltered instruction

Support for Teachers and Para-educators:

·      Crafting Content Objectives and Language Objectives

·      ELP Standards Training

·      Preschool Project GLAD® (ideal for kindergarten and preschool teachers)

·      OCDE Project GLAD® Tier I (classroom application)

·      OCDE Project GLAD® Tier II (Training of Trainers)

·      OCDE Project GLAD® Certification (certification of trainers)

·      Sheltered Instruction for Adolescent ELLs

·      Follow-up instructional coaching and lesson demonstrations

·      Analysis of students’ oral and written language

·      Assessing and monitoring language growth of ELLs

·      Instructional Planning: intentional use of sheltered instruction 

·      Individual support to recertify as an OCDE Project GLAD® Tier III

·      Trainer Training for para-educators on language acquisition.

·     Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) Training.

ESD 105 Language Acquisition




Our Language Acquisition Team

Cynthia Juarez

Cynthia Juarez

Titles: Executive Director Early Learning and Migrant Education
Locations: Perez
Phone Numbers:
School: 509-454-2488

Samantha Thomas

Titles: Migrant Academic Service Coordinator - ELA
Locations: Perez
Phone Numbers:
School: 509-454-5307

Marion Whipple

Titles: Administrative Assistant
Locations: Perez
Phone Numbers:
School: 509-945-1878