As the mission of the NCESD is to Lead, Serve, and Support, our Bilingual-ELL page is the place for you to find ELL professional learning opportunities and instructional resources developed by our Bilingual/ ELL/GLAD specialists.  Our services support over 8,200 bilingual students attending schools in our region.  Please check our page often for updates.

Our Services:

The following districts are current members of in the Language Acquisition Cooperative (LAC): Brewster, Bridgeport, Cascade, Cashmere, Eastmont, Ephrata, Lake Chelan, Mansfield, Manson, Moses Lake, Okanogan, Omak, Orondo, Palisades, Pateros, Quincy, Soap Lake, Tonasket, Warden, Waterville, and Wenatchee. The districts who participate in the LAC have access to these services:

  • 1 FREE day of on-site work in your district
  • Demo lessons in your classroom
  • Staff trainings at your site on Second Language Acquisition, ELP Standards, Effective Hands-on-Brains-on Strategies, Differentiaton at Elementary and Secondary grades, ELPA21 score analysis and other a la carte trainings, customized to your needs. Please see our PD calendar below.
  • Collaboration time with your PLC groups
  • GLAD Follow UP and coaching

Standards at a Glance

Student Growth Tracking

Recent shifts around the framing of ELP standards, instruction, and assessment have challenged educators to avoid separating the learning of content from the learning of language. They require shifts in educator’s views around how to best support the simultaneous development of ELL’s language and content proficiencies.

This Student Growth Tracking Tool will allow teachers to monitor and record student language abilities in each grade throughout the year and focus one or more English Language Proficiency standards that already correspond to Common Core Standards, Math, and Science Practices. It is a Full Meal Deal if you want to differentiate your instruction and address the needs of ELL students.

If you would like arrange a training or need further assistance on this tool, please contact Cyndy Valdez at cyndyv@ncesd.org.

Our Language Acquisition Staff

Cyndy Valdez

Migrant Education Director
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Kate Austin

STEM Education Specialist
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Kathy Anderson

Migrant Academic Specialist
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Nadya Bush

Migrant Academic Support Specialist
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Shanna Brooks

Regional Literacy Coordinator
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Terri Goveia

Instructional Specialist
Email Terri Goveia