Mayer at WIDA Conference

ENLACE Dean of Curriculum & Instruction, Lindsey Mayer, traveled to Detroit, MI, last week to present at the national WIDA Conference. Her session, titled "Using Data Inquiry Cycles to Drive Student Language Growth focused on how ENLACE teachers use the Data Wise process for collaborative inquiry to analyze students' language development using WIDA Model assessment data and action plan for instructional improvement. Ms. Mayer's session had more than 50 attendees from around the country.

people put plant in ground

Groundwork Lawrence partnered with ENLACE to help our students engage in a community service project and build leadership skills during student orientation.

Mayor with ELACE students and teachers

Mayor Dan Rivera came in to speak with ENLACE students. Students were given the chance to ask any question regarding himself and his involvement with the city. They covered many topics like his service in the Army, his mother who imigrated to the U.S, and even openings for student interns in the Mayors office.

Students at Model UN

ENLACE students participated in their first-ever Model United Nations simulation. They had spent the term researching countries to become informed delegates and learning about their countries' healthcare system, infrastructure, geography, economy, and government. Their hard work culminated in the final simulation on pandemic response, during which student delegates presented speeches and engaged in debate to determine how the UN should respond to the next pandemic.

Students recorded by film crew

On May 2nd and 3rd a film crew form The Teaching Channel visited ENLACE. They filmed an Algebra class, a World Studies class, a leadership seminar, and a school-wide Community Circle, where students presented their work to a packed room of peers and teachers. The crew also interviewed students about their experience and filmed a math team common planning time meeting and teacher coaching session. The final edited videos will be posted on The Teaching Channel in September 2018 as part of their "ELL Deep Dive" project, which features examples from schools across the country that are providing strong instructional supports for English Language Learners. Awesome work ENLACE students and teachers!