Bilingual Teacher Pipeline Work Group

Work Group Purpose

The Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) has convened and facilitates the Bilingual Teacher Pipeline Work Group. The work group is primarily HR and ELL Directors from the Road Map districts (Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, Seattle, and Tukwila). The charge for the Work Group is to determine best practices and strategies for recruiting, developing, and eventually transitioning bilingual para professionals and others into certificated teaching roles. The Work Group has been charged to do the following:
  • Develop a feasibility study that includes the needs of potential candidates, demand for bilingual and dual language teachers, opportunities, and barriers for strengthening “grow your own” programs in the districts.
  • Identify and develop common strategies among districts to strengthen "grow your own" with local policies that support growth of bilingual educators.

Work Group Participants

Work Group Product

Meeting Schedule and Resources

January 28, 2016

January 28, 2016 Agenda and Materials

February 25, 2016

February 25, 2016 Agenda and Materials

March 24, 2016

March 24, 2016 Agenda and Materials

May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016 Agenda and Materials

May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016 Agenda and Materials


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2. National Center for Education Statistics and HIS Global Insight (2014) Projections of Education Statistics to 2022

3. One America., (2015)Reducing Brain Waste: Creating Career Pathways for foreign-educated immigrants in Washington State

4. PESB, (2016) Self-assessment of a Washington P-12 and Preparation Program Partnership

5. PESB, (2014) Best Practices & Successful Programs, Improving Recruitment & Retention of Underrepresented Populations: A Guide for Teacher Preparation Programs

6. PESB (2015). K-12 Education Paraeducator Development Work Group

7. PESB, (2014) Recruitment & Retention of Underrepresented Populations in Teacher Preparation Programs: A Self-Assessment Tool

8. PESB (2014) Classroom Teacher & Student Demographics in Washington State: Analysis of Changes Over Time

9. Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, etal. (2012). District and School Data Team Toolkit