The English Learner Leadership & Legacy Initiative (ELLLI) is a collaborative learning network that attracts mid-career leaders in English Learner education and advocacy as Fellows. ELLLI include the historical context and lessons from the past to support building a roadmap for the future. Fellows are immersed in research, as well as mentorship and skill development to inspire and prepare them to work at multiple levels (state, district, community) to establish strategic action agendas, move policy and practice, develop and leverage research, work with media, and build and mobilize coalitions championing the right to quality education for English Learners.
February 2018 Convening
ELLLI in Sacramento
We met in Sacramento February 5-7 to continue our exploration of state policy and legislation, and the agencies that carry them out. Fellows, Mentors and Steering Committee members met with legislators, legislative staff, leaders and staff at the California Department of Education (CDE), and the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), and had briefings on the state budget, and by staff of the Governor's Office.
Documents are posted on the Fellows and Mentors page.
Gratitude and Acknowledgements
We are so very grateful to scores of individuals and major foundations, who support ELLLI and our mission!
The goal of this initiative is to develop a new generation of strong, well-informed, skilled, courageous and activist leaders to build and sustain the movement for educational equity and excellence for English Learners.
The ELLLI Program
ELLLI is primarily focused on supporting a cohort of Fellows. To do this, the initiative relies on both traditional and experiential learning modes, including the use of Mentors to support the development of individual fellows. When feasible, the project also provides intensive training to scores of advocacy Partners who are included in our network.
Reminders from February 5-7: ELLLI in Sacramento
1) Do follow-ups from legislator visits ASAP.
2) Confidential monthly reflections are [still] expected. These are occasions for Fellows to engage in reflective learning, to inform their mentor, to record their experiences, and to provide updates to the Steering Committee.
Calendar for 2017-18 <Rev. Feb. 2018>
Click here for: Steering Committee Members