Case 13

Programming for Multilingual Learners

Module 2: Leading College & Career Readiness Programming for Multilingual Learners & Students with Disabilities

Building Level

Prince George’s County, MD


This case focuses on a case in Prince George’s County, MD where community divisions center on a grant-funding program designed for newcomer families. A leadership team with members from multiple schools housed in the same school building considers how to find a balanced approach to serving recently arrived immigrant families alongside more well-established families.

Key Skills Developed:

  • Multilingual Learner Programming
  • Working in Collaborative Teams
  • Decision-Making

Leadership Tools & Assessments

  • StrengthFinders (Gallup)
  • Collaborative Decision-Making

Professional Standards for Educational Leaders (ISLLC 2015)

  • 2) Ethics and Professional Norms
  • 3) Equity and Cultural Responsiveness
  • 8) Meaningful Engagement of Families and Community
  • 10) School Improvement
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