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Department of Education
The OCDE Literacy & Language Team is proud to support The Multilingual California Project Grant (MCaP). MCaP is a three-year grant awarded in March, 2020, to the MCaP Alliance through the California Department of Education Educator Workforce Investment Grant Program (EWIG) to support professional learning opportunities for teachers and para-professionals across California for implementation of the English Learner (EL) Roadmap Policy. The Multilingual California Project builds on consistently strong research documenting multilingualism as the most effective option for the academic achievement of ELs across all content areas and for preparation to participate effectively in the global workforce.
Using a four-stage model over the course of three years, Multilingual California will provide greater statewide access to and understanding of the EL Roadmap and its implementation, while also providing guidance and support to LEAs for focused, in-depth strategic development and implementation of the EL Roadmap.
The Multilingual California Project utilizes an equity-centered, continuous improvement process called Liberatory Design, which emerged from Stanford University's design thinking model, with important contributions from the National Equity Project, and guides participants to explore systemic inequities across curricular areas and within the English Learner Typologies. For more training opportunities click here.
Participating MCaP COEs and Districts
Butte County Office of Education (BCOE)
Chico Unified School District
Thermalito Elementary School District
Palermo Union Elementary School District
Hamilton Unified School District
Corning Union High School District
San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS)
San Bernardino City USD
Colton Joint US
Barstow USD Redlands USD
Rialto USD Marina Madrid
Fresno County Superintendent of Schools (FCSS)
Golden Plains Unified School District
Laton Unified School District
Mendota Unified School District
Orange Center Unified School District
Sanger Unified School District
San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE)
South Bay USD
Chula Vista Elementary School District
Jamul-Dulzura Union School District
National School District
Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District
Lemon Grove Marianna Vinson
Fallbrook Union Elementary School District
Orange County Department of Education (OCDE)
Anaheim Elementary School District
Anaheim Union High School District
Based on the initial identification of equity gaps through the Liberatory Design framework, the LEAs will address those gaps in EL opportunities and achievement across the PK-16 pipeline by implementing key Professional Learning Innovations supporting the implementation of Principle 1 and Principle 2 of the EL Roadmap (see table below). These researched-based Professional Learning Innovations, listed in the table below, are offered by CABE and the five county offices showcasing the capacity and strengths they bring to this project.
EL Roadmap Principle 1
Assets-Oriented and Needs-Responsive Schools
EL Roadmap Principle 2
Intellectual Quality of Instruction and Meaningful Access
OCDE MCaP Team
Click here for more information on the Multilingual California Project.