English Learners

English Learners

MAISD English Learner (EL) services aim to support schools with the implementation of the WIDA ELD Standards Framework to ensure equity of opportunity for multilingual learners. Additional support includes technical assistance,  professional development, compliance, and classroom coaching.   

For More Information Contact:

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Special Populations Coordinator
Phone:  231-767-7336
Contact Rachel Zaragoza via email


Intended Outcomes of Service:

  • To improve equity of opportunity and access to all multilingual learners 
  • To improve integration of content and language where academic content is the context for language learning 
  • To improve collaboration among all stakeholders responsible for the education of multilingual learners 

Examples of Service:

  • Collaborating with local schools and service agencies to coordinate EL services
  • Developing and providing professional development focused on the needs of ELs
  • Assisting schools with state and federal compliance for EL programs

Intended Audiences:

  • Individual or group classroom teachers (grade level, department, etc.)
  • Non-teacher support staff
  • School building or district administrator
  • School building or district leadership team
  • Entire school building or district

Networks Supported:

  • EL Communication and Collaboration Series