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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 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.

Upcoming Events for ELRISE!

Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy: Creating the Conditions for English Learners to Thrive

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 and follow-up reflection and application, focuses on how teachers can enact Principle 1 of the English Learner Roadmap in their virtual or in-person classrooms.

Audience: Classroom teachers, site/local teams of educators, and paraprofessionals

Workshop Dates
Session 1—Wednesday, April 28 , 2021 - 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Session 2—Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 2:30 - 4:30 PM
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English Learner Roadmap 101 for Parents and Families

Families play a crucial role in the success of their children's academics. Ensuring they are informed about the English Learner Roadmap will serve as an important bridge to foster stronger school relationships, personal investment, and robust implementation of the English Learner Roadmap. All print and media resources will be provided, in English and Spanish, so district and school site personnel are able to empower families to support schools in centralizing the needs of English learners.

Intended Audience: District and school site family engagement personnel

Workshop Date
Wednesday May 19, 2021 - 2:30 - 4:30 PM
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