Our work as a non-profit organization has helped thousands of educators in Illinois and beyond to develop effective learning environments with a focus on students who have been identified as English learners.
Mission: Teaching, guiding and connecting educators who serve our linguistically and culturally diverse community.
Vision: Envisioning a world in which every child’s languages and cultures are affirmed, every teacher’s practice is reflective and responsive, every school’s systems and policies are inclusive and equitable.
We fulfill our Mission by:
- Providing high quality support and professional learning opportunities and guidance for educational practice and decision-making that center the students who are minoritized on the basis of their language and cultural background.
- Addressing the teaching and learning that is specific and valuable for multilingual learners but that monolingually-oriented structures and practices omit to represent or reflect.
- Striving to support and advocate for policies that result in more equitable educational environments for all learners.