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English Learner Roadmap Implementation for Systemic Excellence!


​ELRISE! is a three-year grant awarded to Californians Together in March, 2020, through the California Department of Education Educator Workforce Investment Grant Program (EWIG). There are three main agencies leading the work of EL RISE!: Californians Together, Sobrato Early Academic Language (SEAL), and Loyola Marymount University's Center for Equity for English Learners (CEEL). Over the next three years, the three agencies will work with and through 20 County Offices of Education who collectively serve 76.7% of the state's English Learners/Emergent Bilinguals —partnering with county offices to develop capacity to support LEAs in making meaning of the English Learner Roadmap principles, understanding their English learner/dual language learner population, becoming familiar with research on dual language development, developing local implementation plans, and implementing those plans across multiple roles and parts of the system.

The OCDE Literacy & Language Team is proud to offer a variety of professional learning opportunities in the 2022-23 school year. ​

Download the 2022-23 EL RISE Interactive Calendar​​ - pdf​​

Upcoming Events for ELRISE!

EL Roadmap Administrator Toolkit series 2022-23

Module 5: Principle 4

Times | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Register here - website | Modules 3-5 (District & Site Administrators completed Modules 1-2 Fall 2021)

Download flyer here​ - pdf 

​This series of five modules is designed to support district and site administrators as they take up the challenge of doing all of this to enact the comprehensive English Learner Roadmap.

• Module 1: An orientation to the EL Roadmap, reflection about leading change for English learners, practical tools for planning

• Modules 2 -5: Each session focuses on one of the four Principles of the EL Roadmap, offering readings, talking points, approaches to initiating and supporting dialogue in a school about the principle, tools for observing and assessing the degree of implementation, ways in which an administrator can support research-based practices, practical resources, and action planning.

• In between Modules, administrators are supported with guidance for inquiries to build understanding of the experiences of English learners in their schools, tools to observe practices in their school, activities that can be used to support dialogues and implementation at their site.​

Dual Language Pedagogy Institute for Elementary Teachers

Dates | 5/17/23

Time | 3:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Register here​ - website

Download flyer here​​​​ - pdf​ 

Creating an inclusive, linguistically, and culturally affirming dual language classroom community is a central priority for effectively serving English learners. The Elementary Dual Language Pedagogy Institute for Elementary Teachers is designed to develop the foundation and strategies that teachers need in order to implement effective,transformative, and sustainable dual language programs. Based on a new chapter written by Dr. Laurie Olsen from the recently released CDE book Improving Multilingual and English Learner Education: from Research to Practice, the four institute sessions will provide bilingual teachers with specific skills and strategies for:

● grounding their work in bilingual pedagogy,

● strategically coordinating authentic literacy instruction,

● facilitating learning that capitalizes on cross language connections and the power of the bilingual brain, and

● leveraging their students and families cultural and linguistic assets.​​