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Welcome to the Washburn English Learner Program!

The Washburn English Learner (EL) Program serves students at all levels of language profiency. Our goal is to support students to become multilingual and multicultural learners. Students attend EL classes as part of their daily schedule. EL services are provided during co-taught mainstream grade-level classes and/or in stand-alone English Language Development (ELD) classes. Stand-alone ELD classes offered at Washburn include:

  • ESL 1 and ESL 2
  • Academic Language 9, 10, 11-12
  • Math Concepts
  • Sheltered Algebra
  • Sheltered Human Geography
  • Sheltered Physical Science

Academic Language Development classes support English Learners with the vocabulary, academic discourse, and writing demands of core content classes. Units of instruction are aligned with WIDA English Language Proficiency standards and are designed to increase students’ social and academic English skills to ensure success in content classes. We also offer support through the following co-taught classes:

  • Human Geography
  • Physical Science
  • AP US History
  • US History
  • World History
  • Government / Economics

Teacher

Courses & Syllabi

Contact

Ginna Grussing - Lead

US History

ginna.grussing@mpls.k12.mn.us

Ana Arévalo

Geography 

Intermediate Algebra

Academic Language Development 11-12

ana.arevalo@mpls.k12.mn.us

Susan Boen

Academic Language Development 10

Physical Science

World History 

APUSH

susan.boen@mpls.k12.mn.us

Katie Murphy-Olsen

ESL 1B

Academic Language Development 9

US History

katie.murphy-olsen@mpls.k12.mn.us

Jonathan Rist

 
Human Geography

ESL 2A/2B

jonathan.rist@mpls.k12.mn.us

Dylan Woods-Weisman

 

Academic Language Development 9

Government/Economics

World History

dylan.woods-weisman@mpls.k12.mn.us