Engaging and Advancing Community-Centered Teacher Development

North Carolina Dual Language/Immersion (NCDL/I) Programs 

This site provides resources, information, and materials for dual language and immersion programs to meet North Carolina educational standards. You can access the DL/I FAQ document here as well.

North Carolina English Language Development

The English Language Development site provides an assortment of resources including Title III information, EL Conference, EL Advisory Council, and EL Support Team.

English Learners in North Carolina Dual Language Programs: Year 3 of this Study: School Year 2009-10

This document provides a briefing to North Carolina Department of Public Instruction staff on major findings from Year 3 of the study investigating the effects of two-way dual language programs on student groups of instructional interest, including English learners, language minority students who are not English learners, native-English-speaking African American students, native-English-speaking Caucasian American students, native-English-speaking students of mixed ethnicity, students of low socioeconomic status as measured by participation in free and reduced lunch services, and students with exceptionalities (qualifying for special education services) in North Carolina. The data analyzed in this third report is from the 2009-2010 school year.

A public domain report produced under U.S. Department of Education Contract No. ED-04-CO0025/0018 with American Institutes for Research.

Dual Language Learners Toolkit

Designed to support early childhood educators, the Dual Language Learners Toolkit provides three sections of instruction: administrators and managers; teachers, caregivers, and family services staff; and families.

Provided by the Office of English Language Acquisition, the English Learner Tool Kit has been updated with references to the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA).

Newcomer Tool Kit

Designed for Primary and Secondary educators, principals, and support staff, the Newcomer Tool Kit is for use with immigrant students—including asylees and refugees—and their families.

EdTech for English Learners

The full study report (available in Spring 2019) examined how districts and educators use educational technology to instruct EL students. Available immediately, are two  toolkits. Both are designed to enhance the quality and use of technology for teaching ELs. The Educator Toolkitincludes five guiding principles to apply when exploring new methods of supporting ELs through technology, which will help educators identify their students’ unique needs and which technologies would be most beneficial. The press release can be accessed here.

HOMEROOM: The Official Blog of the U.S. Department of Education

José A. Viana, assistant deputy secretary and  director of the Office of English Language Acquisition, describes hisBack to School Tour in this blog post. He visited schools that are part of #RethinkSchool for English learner and dual-language learner  students in Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming.

Federal Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

“The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), (herein referred to as the ESEA), strives to ensure that ELs and immigrant youth attain English language proficiency and meet the same academic standards as their peers. This webpage contains information about requirements related to ELs in the ESEA, and provides links to resources to support States in developing and implementing programs and services for ELs.”

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education

From the US Department of Education, this site offers Elementary and Secondary Education: English Learner Resources.

North Carolina Department of Public Instruction

NCDPI offers a multitude of resources to cultivate professional development for English learner educators including webinars for professional learning, training resources, and opportunities for collaboration with others in the field.


#GoOpenNC is the North Carolina, preK-12, open education resources initiative. #GoOpenNC is also the name of the platform where NC educators can search for, curate, and create openly-licensed, educational resources that are aligned to NC standards.