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Department of Education
The Orange County Department of Education is proud to host the Language Learner Celebration, which recognizes outstanding individuals and school districts who have contributed to the social and academic success of English learners or emerging bilinguals. Since 2013, administrators, teachers, paraeducators, support personnel, parents, volunteers, and board members from Orange County districts have been recognized for their commitment to this unique student population.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: In accordance with CDC guidance, the 8th Annual Language Learner Celebration to be held April 29, 2020 has been suspended. We have opted to reschedule the event until next school year. We appreciate your patience in these challenging times and thank you for your continued support for this meaningful event.
Recognition Awards (for Individuals)
Orange County school district multilingual program leads can award up to two honorees whom they feel should be recognized for their outstanding efforts and service. Each participating district could determine its own criteria. Honorees will be recognized at the Language Learner Celebration event.
Advocacy Leadership Award (for Orange County School Districts)
The Orange County Department of Education is proud to present the Advocacy Leadership Awards to outstanding Orange County school districts. The award recipients will have demonstrated commitment to advocacy for English learners or emerging bilinguals and have developed and implemented high quality and innovative educational programs/initiative that align to one of the Principles and Elements of the English Learner Roadmap. Award recipients are recognized at the Language Learner Celebration.
Award Nomination Form has been closed. If you are interested in reviewing the process, please click on the following 2020-21 Advocacy Leadership Award Guidelines & Criteria and Rubrics.