The purpose of the site visit consultancy is to provide cross-district learnings to support the effective design and implementation of processes for building the capacity of teachers to cultivate academic student discourse in all classrooms.
Steven Weiss is a Senior Research Associate at Understanding Language/SCALE at Stanford. His work includes managing the Stanford ELL Leadership Network, a collaboration between 7 small to medium sized school districts in Northern California focused on developing leadership capacity around English Learners. Prior to joining Understanding Language/SCALE, he worked at the Quality Teaching for English Learners (QTEL) program at WestEd, where he was a professional developer and instructional coach of secondary teachers and administrators in urban school districts such as New York City, Austin, San Diego and San Jose. He has also worked as a K-8 school administrator, a bilingual/ESL resource teacher, and a high school Spanish/History/ESL teacher. Steven is bilingual in Spanish. He holds a M.Ed. from U.C.L.A., an M.A. in Educational Administration from San Francisco State University and an M.A. in Spanish from Middlebury College.