English Language Development and Dual Language

GOAL: To improve outcomes for multilingual learners by expanding expertise and incubating innovation in implementing the principles of the CA EL Roadmap, with a focus on the delivery of Integrated and Designated ELD and Dual Language programs.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

EL RISE Elementary Coaching to Enact the English Learner Roadmap

Session 1: Aug. 17, 2022

Session 2: Sept. 20 , 2022

Session 3: Nov. 8, 2022


Time: 3:15-5:15 pm

Virtual


Instructional coaches play a critical role in creating classrooms and communities that respond to our students’ strengths, needs, socio-emotional health, and identities. This three-session webinar series, with embedded pre-session work and follow-up reflection and application, focuses on how coaches can support teachers in enacting the English Learner Roadmap policy. Participants will learn specific skills and strategies for supporting their teachers in leveraging students’ and families’ cultural and linguistic assets, harnessing formative assessment to guide instruction, and facilitating intentional, collaborative planning of Integrated and Designated ELD using the ELD standards. Processes and protocols will be shared that ensure English learners experience a coherent, articulated, and aligned set of pathways across a school site. Also enroll in the Santa Cruz COE CoP.
Audience: instructional coaches and TOSAs, especially at the elementary level, teacher leaders

EL RISE: Elementary English Learner Roadmap 101 Family Webinar Trainer of Trainers

September 13, 2023

Time: 9-11 am

Virtual


Families play a crucial role in the success of their children’s academics. Ensuring they are informed about the English Learner Roadmap policy will serve as an important bridge to foster stronger school relationships, personal investment, and robust implementation of the English Learner Roadmap policy. In this session, district and/or site personnel will be prepared to deliver English Learner Roadmap workshops to their families. The workshop that are being shared are:• Introduction to the English Learner Roadmap for Families• Raising Bilingual Children• Interactive Read Aloud• Telling Our StoriesAll print and media resources will be provided so district and/or site personnel are able to empower families to support schools in centralizing the needs of English Learners.
Audience: staff focused on family engagement including: Site administrators, District Staff and administrators, COE Staff, Other ParentLiaisons/Teacher on Special Assignment focused on Family Engagement

EL RISE English Learner Roadmap Elementary Teacher Strand Modules 3-5 (Year 2)

Session 1: Sept. 15, 2022

Session 2: Oct. 20, 2022

Session 3: Dec. 14, 2022

Session 4: Jan. 17, 2023

Session 5: Mar. 2, 2023

Session 6: Apr. 20, 2023


Time: 3:15-5:15 pm

Virtual


This virtual series with embedded pre-session work and follow-up reflection and application focuses on how teachers can enact Principles 2-4 of the English Learner Roadmap for culturally and linguistically sustaining classrooms in the dual language context. Facilitated by Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL). Presented by SEAL as part of EL RISE.
Audience: K-6 teachers, instructional coaches, instructional leaders and site administrators

EL RISE Dual Language Pedagogy Strand Modules 3-5 (Year 2)

Session 1: Oct. 4, 2022

Session 2: Oct. 27, 2022

Session 3: Jan. 26, 2023

Session 4: Feb. 2, 2023

Session 5: Mar. 7, 2023

Session 6, Apr. 11, 2023


Time: 3:15-5:15 pm

Virtual


This virtual series with embedded pre-session work and follow-up reflection and application focuses on how teachers can enact Principles 2-4 of the English Learner Roadmap for culturally and linguistically sustaining classrooms in the dual language context. Facilitated by Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL).
Audience: K-6 Dual Language Program Teachers, Instructional Coaches & Leaders

EL RISE: Centralizing the needs of English Learners: English Language Development (ELD) for Elementary Teachers and Administrators Institute

Session 1: Oct. 11, 2022

Session 2: Oct. 26, 2022

Session 3: Dec. 13, 2022

Session 4: Jan. 12, 2023

Session 5: Feb. 8, 2023

Session 6: Mar. 8, 2023


Time: 3:30-5:30 pm

Virtual


Equitable access to a comprehensive education including both integrated and designated ELD instruction is a civil right for English learners. These six sessions, with embedded pre-work, will support teachers in designing responsive Designated ELD lessons that build upon students’ knowledge across the disciplines. Teachers will expand their understanding of backward planning to identify English learners’ strengths and needs to provide targetedlanguage instruction. Scaffolds and supports presented in these sessions include language functions, graphic organizers, differentiated frames, language transfer strategies, and formative assessments that ensure students to effectively engage with complex texts and tasks. Through this work, teachers will develop the tools needed to create the academic conditions students need to flourish. When English learners are centralized, we can prevent Long Term English Learners. (LTELS)
Audience: Classroom teachers, Site administrators

EL RISE Secondary Integrated and Designated ELD Strand for Teachers Modules 3-4 (Year 2)

Session1: Oct. 18 2022

Session 2: Nov. 29, 2022

Session 3: Jan. 31, 2023

Session 4: Mar. 7, 2023


Time: 3:30-5:30 pm

Virtual


This virtual training series will be framed by the four Principles of the English Learner Roadmappolicy and focus primarily on deepening knowledge about and implementing quality teachingand learning practices for EL students. The Strand will feature guidance provided in key CaliforniaDepartment of Education resources, including the English Learner Roadmap policy, ELDStandards, ELA-ELD Framework, and Improving Education for Multilingual and English LearnerStudents: Research to Practice.
Audience: 6-12 ELD and content area teachers, instructional coaches and instructional leaders

EL RISE: Leveraging Elementary Academic Text to Deepen Language Proficiency

Nov. 1, 2022

Time: 3:30-5:30 pm

Virtual


How can elementary teachers leverage academic texts to deepen their English learner’s language proficiency? This two-hour webinar, with embedded pre-session work and follow-up application, will equip teachers to select high quality mentor texts in order to build students’ ability to effectively express themselves in written and oral formats. Teachers will learn how to guide their students to effectively make meaning by analyzing texts and text excerpts forcritical text features. Then, through whole group integrated ELD and small group designated ELD, students practice and incorporate these sophisticated language structures into their repertoire, thereby increasing proficiency in English. Through the process, English learners develop critical skills to engage with and produce academic language and texts, to both leverage linguistic strengths and address needs.
Audience: All classroom teachers. teachers on special assignment, and instructional coaches,

EL RISE: Upper Elementary (Grades 4-6) Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: Creating the Conditions to Prevent LTELS

Session 1: Dec 7, 2022

Session 2: Jan 19, 2023


Time: 3:30-5:30 pm

Virtual


Creating an inclusive, linguistically, and culturally affirming classroom community is a central priority for effectively serving English learners. By providing students with mirrors to positively reflect their intersectional identities and windows to embrace the diversity of our world, we can create classrooms and communities that respond to our students’ strengths, needs, socio-emotional health and identities. This two-session webinar series, with embedded pre-session work, focuses on how teachers can enact Principle 1 of the English Learner Roadmap policy in their virtual or in-person classrooms. Teachers will learn specific skills and strategies for leveraging their students’ and families’ cultural and linguistic assets, celebrating and affirming identity, strengthening classroom community, and facilitating collaborative learning spaces.
Audience: Upper elementary teachers in grades 4-6, Site/local teams of educators, Paraeducators, and COE staff

EL RISE: Integrated and Designated ELD: Elementary Teacher as a Language Coach

January 26, 2023

Time: 3:15-5: 15 pm

Virtual


How can teachers easily and effectively build language proficiency for their EL/DLL students throughout their daily lessons? This two-hour interactive webinar, including one hour of pre-session asynchronous work, provides teachers with a construct and set of practices that can be quickly integrated into existing lessons and practices, including Designated ELD. Aligned to Principle 2 of the English Learner Roadmap policy, participants will learn toeffectively identify and address the strengths and needs of English learners by providing targeted scaffolds and supports to actively deepen students’ use of sophisticated academic language for speaking and writing, tapping into their linguistic genius. Teachers will be prepared with tools and resources that can be implemented the next day in their virtual and in-person classrooms. Our students’ brilliance shines through when we create the conditions for educational equity and access.
Audience: All classroom teachers and Site/local teams of educators

EL RISE Elementary Community of Practice

September 28, 2022

November 16, 2022

February 15, 2023

March 15, 2023


Time: 3:15--4:30

Virtual


Are you passionate about improving outcomes for multilingual learners? Do you want to incubate innovation in your classroom? Join a community of teachers to extend and expand your expertise focused on the implementation of strategies and practices from EL RISE Elementary ELD trainings.
Audience: Participants in current and past EL RISE Elementary offerings including teachers, coaches, principals and district staff

EL RISE Dual Language Community of Practice

September 7, 2022

November 30, 2022

February 22, 2023

March 29, 2023


Time: 3:30--4:45

Virtual


Are you passionate about improving outcomes for multilingual learners? Do you want to incubate innovation in your classroom? Join a community of dual language teachers to extend and expand your expertise focused on the implementation of strategies and practices from EL RISE Elementary ELD trainings.
Audience: Participants in EL RISE Dual Language Pedagogy Strand

Multilingual Learners Leadership Network




Supports district teams (District Admin, Site Admin, teachers, over the course of the school year as they take on a focused improvement effort centered around equity for multilingual learners. This year's network will focus on the use of the Multilingual Learner Shadowing Protocol to monitor the impact of of improvement efforts on the engagement of multilingual learners in academic conversations that build content knowledge and conceptual understanding.

Audience: District-based teams of district lead, site administrator, teacher, and family/community school coordinator or liaison
Quarterly meetings, 10 am--12 pmThursday, Sept. 22Tuesday, Nov. 29Wednesday, Feb. 1Wednesday, Mar. 22

Contact: Sofia Sorensen, ssorensen@santacruzcoe.org

Initial and Summative ELPAC Administration and Scoring Training

Grades TK12

Initial ELPAC: August

Summative ELPAC: December


Standardized administration and scoring of the ELPAC. Synchronous debrief of ELPAC speaking training quizzes, support for coordinators and general Q and A. LEA ELPAC Coordinators should contact Sofia Sorensen, ssorensen@santacruzcoe.org for specific dates and times.
Audience: ELPAC Coordinators and Test Examiners

Customized Offerings Available on Demand

Dates TBD or by request. Don't see what you need listed here? Please contact Sofia Sorensen ssorensen@santacruzcoe.org to discuss.


Possible Topics
  • Multilingual Learner Shadowing
  • Unpacking the ELPAC
  • Formative Assessment of ELD using ELPAC-like tasks and rubrics
  • Developing Language Objectives
  • Accelerating Language Development with Tech Tools
  • English Learner Toolkit of Strategies

Past Events

Questions?

Please contact Sofia Sorensen Coordinator, Multilingual Achievement