Districts shall provide professional development to employees.

A. Public school districts shall provide professional development to teachers, Native American language and culture teachers, teacher assistants, instructional support personnel, principals, bilingual directors or coordinators, associate superintendents, superintendents, other instructional personnel, and financial officers in the areas of:
(1) research-based bilingual multicultural education, language revitalization programs and implications for instruction;
(2) best practices of English as a second language (ESL); English language development (ELD), bilingual multicultural education and language revitalization programs;
(3) classroom assessments that support academic and language development;
(4) principles of first and second language acquisition, including language revitalization, differentiated language instruction and sheltered content instruction; and
(5) effective practices of program implementation and program evaluation.
B. Bilingual multicultural education or language revitalization programs shall be part of the district's professional development plan as required in Subsection E of Section 22-23-5 NMSA 1978.


N.M. Code R. § NMAC - Rp, NMAC, 11-30-05, Adopted by New Mexico Register, Volume XXIX, Issue 06, March 27, 2018, eff. 7/1/2018

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