S2 Episode 3: How English Learner Policy and Practice Collide with Kate Wright
Today, we dive into the policy behind English learners in the state. The Arizona Department of Education’s Deputy Associate Superintendent for the Office of English Language Acquisition Services (OELAS), Kate Wright, talks about the importance being intentional and structured when working with this specific student population. As educators, we have to help English learners realize they are becoming bilingual, which is an asset — not a deficit. Let’s change the mindset, fellow educators. Listen, as Wright chats waivers, policies, propositions, statutes, updates to English Language Proficiency Standards, and so much more with Mary and Angelia. Most importantly, our hosts remind listeners to tap into the invaluable resources offered by OELAS. Don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review “3Ps in a Pod” on iTunes. We’ll see you next week when we hear from technology guru and go-getter, Tony Vincent.