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English Learner Roadmap Implementation for Systemic Excellence!

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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 be a participating county office of education to co-host with the aforesaid Lead Agencies professional learning opportunities for LEAs related to supporting multiple roles (e.g., school administrators, district leaders, teachers, counselors, etc.) to build capacity to implement the EL Roadmap.

Download ​​EL Rise 2022 Interactive Calendar​​ - pdf​


Upcoming Events for ELRISE!

ELD for Elementary Teachers and Administrators Institute

Dates | ​May 4, May 25 & June 1, 2022

Times | ​3:15 - 5:15 p.m.

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Download flyer here​​ - pdf​

These 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 targeted language instruction.

Elementary Coaching to Enact the English Learners Roadmap

Dates | ​April 20​ & May 11, 2022

Times | 3:15 - 5:15 p.m.

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Download flyer here​​ - pdf

​This 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 integratedand designated ELD using the ELD standards.

Developing and Strengthening Programs and Services to meet the Needs of Long-Term English Learners

Dates | April 21 ​​& April 28, 2022

Times | 3:15 - 5:15 p.m.

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Download flyer here​​ - pdf

​The institute will provide templates and guidance in shaping inquiries into your own LTEL population, and will acquaint participants with resources for developing and strengthening programs and services.

Meeting the Unique Needs of Newcomers in the Classroom

Dates | May 5 & May 12, 2022

Times | 3:15 - 5:15 p.m.

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Download flyer here​​ - pdf​

​California’s newly arrived students from other nations face a particular set of unique needs. This institute, designed for K-12 educators, begins with an overview of who these newcomers are, and their cultural and social needs. The institute will then focus on the academic needs of these students to help them succeed in the classroom and beyond. Participants will receive strategies and practical resources they can use right away to create a welcoming environment for newcomer students and facilitate their learning.