Saturdays • October, 2022 – May, 20239:00 AM-3:00 PM (PST)
The California English Learner (EL) Roadmap, California’s new policy on educating the diverse population of students in our schools who are English learners will be shared, and the shift from previous educational policy regarding ELs will be highlighted. Participants will explore the EL Roadmap Teacher Toolkits, which are designed to help teachers understand and reflect upon the new English Learner policy’s implementation in their classrooms.
Based on the principles of the EL Roadmap policy, schools must aim to create inclusive and inviting learning environments that reflect the diversity of the school community. The learning environment must reflect the languages and cultures of the community in order for students to develop a sense of belonging. Participants will explore strategies that can be implemented by multilingual and monolingual staff to create multilingual ecologies that foster and promote the use of home languages and contribute to students’ own sociocultural competence.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how Integrated English Language Development (ELD) support higher levels of academic achievement and English language proficiency for English learners. The English Language Arts (ELA)/English Language Development (ELD) Framework and English Language Development Standards will be reviewed. Critical components of Integrated ELD will be examined, through a sample science lesson.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the essential components of Designated English Language Development (ELD) to ensure equity in education for English learners. Sample lessons will be modeled as well as guidance on student grouping, lesson planning, and connections to the content areas will be shared.
Participants will explore the various profiles and needs of Long-Term English learners and Newcomer Students, including some of the areas of language development that are the most challenging for both groups. Evidence-based techniques and strategies that work with all students will be modeled. Programs for Newcomers at elementary, middle, and high school will be highlighted, along with resources such as the US Department of Education’s Newcomer Toolkit, and other state and district toolkits. A focus on meeting the socioemotional needs of diverse typologies of English learners will be highlighted.
Participants will learn about the high-leverage instructional strategies that can help prepare English learners for success on the ELPAC, which will be modeled throughout the session. One sample ELPAC task from the listening and speaking domains will be shared.
Participants will examine the content of the English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC) assessment and its connection to The English Language Development (ELD) Standards. The various tasks that make up the ELPAC will also be analyzed, with a focus on how to integrate similar tasks in instruction across the content areas. The ELPAC performance level descriptors (PLDs) will also be examined along with their connection to the English Language Development (ELD) proficiency levels.
Participants will learn about the high-leverage instructional strategies that can help prepare English Learners for success on the ELPAC, which will be modeled throughout the session. One sample ELPAC task from the reading and writing domains will be shared.
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