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    ExcEL 2026

    UCLA Center X is pleased to announce the start of ExcEL 2026, the latest iteration of the ExcEL Leadership Academy! ExcEL 2026 will allow us to expand the Academy from our current sites in CT, NY, and RI to northern New England where we will focus on supporting teachers in rural and remote schools across VT, NH, and ME.

    ExcEL Leadership Academy

    ExcEL Leadership Academy is a national model. A program created and based on the best practices for serving English language learners. 

    The United States of America is a country built by folks who are from other countries; many of whom are people whose first language is something other than English. Project ExcEL is part of a community effort made up of partner organizations helping families and children obtain the American dream. We have formulated a multi-year program aimed at creating expanded and personalized learning opportunities for students K through 12 who do not speak English as their first language. In ExcEL communities, nonprofit organizations, community colleges, faith-based groups, arts and media centers, libraries, and schools are all working together to help students learning English, as well as their families in acquiring the critical English skills needed for family success.
    Graduate Student Representative Erin Riley-Lepo is joined by Alison L. Bailey, Ed.D., as well as Christine Butler and Heather Brown, two elementary school teachers who collaborate with Dr. Bailey. The group shares their work on Project ExcEL, an OELA/USDoE funded project. The conversation is focused on formative assessment as an important part of equitable assessment practices for English Language Learners.
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    • Upcoming Events

      1. Freeport HS ExcEL team meets

        November 5 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
      2. ExcEL Presents at the NNETESOL Conference: Capacity Building for ALL Teachers Working with English Learners

        November 6 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
      3. Hope Academy RI ExcEL Team meeting

        November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    © 2021 ExcEl. Leadership Academy. All Rights Reserved. The ExcEL Leadership Academy is supported by funding from the US Department of Education's Office of English Language Acquisition through the National Professional Development program awards #T365Z170196, #T365Z160244 and #T365Z210063. Website design by American View Productions.
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