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Project Highlights

SEAL is a research-based

instructional model that provides professional development and technical assistance to teachers and educational leaders so they can deliver high-quality education Dual Language Learners (DLLs) and English Learners (ELs) in preschool and elementary school. Launched in 2008, the model is used in over 130 preschool classrooms and over 110 elementary schools in California.

SPR conducted in-depth

interviews with district and school leaders and SEAL staff to document the SEAL model’s origin story, central design principles, staffing and professional development structure, and paths to expansion after the success of the original pilot.

SPR developed an overview document

that describes SEAL’s origin, design, and structure, and highlights key milestones in its pilot and expansion efforts. Our team also produced three case studies of California districts using the SEAL model and achieving exemplary results.

Related Resource

Seal Website

Related Report

Parent Recommendations Report to the California Assembly Blue Ribbon Commission on Early Childhood Education