“Shadow a Student” to improve school experience of English learners

The Santa Clara County Office of Education is encouraging Santa Clara County Schools to participate in the “Shadow a Student Challenge” in honor of National Bilingual and Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month.

The purpose of the event is for school leaders and educators to follow an English learner for an entire day to “immerse themselves in the student’s experience, see the challenges, ​and brainstorm opportunities for a ​​more welcoming and inclusive school environment,” according to the Santa Clara County Office of Education website.

The Shadow a Student Challenge is open to all educators, at any school, anywhere in the world.

Educators who participate in the challenge are eligible to participate in “’Designing High Quality 21st Century Learning Experiences for English Learners Idea’ jam session,” a culminating activity for the National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month Symposium.

The Symposium will be held at the Santa Clara County Office of Education on Monday, April 16.