Caucus participants addressed ways to increase member voice, and took part in focus group discussions on EL budgeting, professional development, programming, and resources. HSTA’s goal is to facilitate a line of communication between the joint committee and caucus focus groups to improve EL programming in the classroom.
HSTA invites members across the state to take part in a newly formed caucus to increase educator voice and support for English learners.
In response to advocacy from HSTA teacher leaders, the HIDOE last week committed to extending the deadline an additional year for English learner teachers to complete TESOL sheltered instruction credits.
All members are encouraged to take the survey, which should take five minutes or less to complete. Those teachers who have EL responsibilities, such as classroom instruction, EL coordination, and/or support for EL services are strongly encouraged to respond.