Multilingual and Humanities Education is an integral part of the Santa Clara County Office of Education's Innovation & Instructional Support department. Our services support English learner achievement and create opportunities for students across the county to become biliterate and multiliterate. We build capacity of schools and districts through professional development, technical assistance, networking, and other resources. The primary goal of Multilingual and Humanities Education is to prepare globally competent students for the 21st century success and to eliminate the achievement gap for English learners. The Multilingual and Humanities Education department is comprised of content experts in:
Access for All A comprehensive professional learning system empowering teachers and students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the 21st century global society.
Customized ServicesMultilingual and Humanities Education is highly committed to providing customized support, which includes planning and professional development in meeting the needs of each district. To schedule a consultation session, contact the
Director of Multilingual and Humanities Education.
Access for All
Access for All is designed to support teachers through job embedded professional learning across the content areas to provide explicit English Language Development (ELD) support to students throughout the day and during designated ELD instruction. Participants will participate in an annual showcase at the Santa Clara County Office of Education.
Technical assistance is available at no cost to all districts in Santa Clara County. Our role is to be thought partners and help to build capacity of district and school teams. Technical assistance might include:
English Learner Workshops/Events
The primary focus is to support the implementation of the ELA/ELD Framework and model the use of existing resources. For a list of the available resources and details of the workshop offerings, visit
Integrated and Designated ELD online Toolkit for All California Teachers
This toolkit is designed for California teachers to deepen their understanding of the California ELD Standards (especially Part II). Participants will have access to practical tools and strategies for addressing integrated and designated ELD instruction. Three online modules can be completed. Participants can participate either online or in blended sessions. For more information, visit
Biliteracy Menu of Services
Customized training for districts or schools is available in the following areas:
Technical assistance includes:
Seal of Biliteracy
The Santa Clara County Seal of Biliteracy Consortium has developed a set of criteria for recognizing students who meet the pathway or the Seal of Biliteracy awards requirements annually. Currently 15 districts and charter schools in Santa Clara County have adopted a policy for these awards.
Title III Services
Title III is designed to provide support to school districts to improve the educational outcomes of English learners and fulfill the federal accountability requirements assumed when applying and receiving supplemental Title III federal funds targeted to this student population. Services include support for districts in developing, writing, implementing and monitoring an annually updated Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) Addendum for Title III , analyzing EL performance data, and providing professional development to teachers and administrators.