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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. ELD classes offered at Washburn include:

  • ESL 1, 2 and 3
  • Academic Language 9 &11
  • Sheltered Intermediate Algebra / Concepts
  • Sheltered US History / Concepts
  • Sheltered Physical Science / Concepts

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
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • US History
  • World History
  • ELA 10 & 12

 

 

 

  Teacher / Contact

  Courses

Ginna Grussing

ginna.grussing@mpls.k12.mn.us

 Lead EL Teacher

Ana Arévalo

  ana.arevalo@mpls.k12.mn.us

 Geography 

 Sheltered Physical Science / Concepts

 Academic Language Development 11

Susan Boen

Susan.Boen@mpls.k12.mn.us

 

 ELA 12

 ESL 1B

 World History 

Katie Murphy-Olsen

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

 ESL 1A

 US History

Jonathan Rist

  jonathan.rist@mpls.k12.mn.us

 ELA 10

 ELA 12

 ESL 2A/2B

 ESL 3A/3B

Dylan Woods-Weisman

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

 Academic Language Development 9

 Sheltered Intermediate Algebra / Concepts 

 Sheltered US History / Concepts