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ELA/ELD Framework Launch Session Resources

Resources for English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework Professional Learning Launch Events.

The English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework (ELA/ELD Framework) is a groundbreaking document that provides guidance to teaching English language arts using the California Common Core State Standards with additional support for English learners. This Framework brings together two sets of interrelated standards to help ensure that all of our students learn, write, and communicate with confidence. It is a valuable resource for educators of every discipline because literacy and language are foundational to all learning. As the resources and discussions captured in the videos listed below illustrate, the strategies included throughout the Framework describe ways to strengthen learning for every student to ensure that California students achieve content standards in every subject area.
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Introduction to the ELA/ELD Framework

Learn about California’s new ELA/ELD Framework from its three lead authors. The authors will provide an overview of the content and organization of the Framework, along with explanations of key principles and practices emphasized throughout its chapters.

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Ensuring Equity and Honoring Diversity

Learn about California’s vision for equity for its culturally and linguistically diverse learners, as articulated throughout the ELA/ELD Framework and emphasized in Chapter 9, Access and Equity. Participants will interact with snapshots of “equity in action” and other resources in the Framework that support teachers to implement culturally and linguistically responsible pedagogy so that all students can thrive in each and every classroom.

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“Both/And”…English Language Development in the New Framework

This session focuses on the implementation of a comprehensive approach to ELD. This approach includes both. The key ideas behind integrated and designated ELD are discussed to illustrate how they are powerfully combined to provide effective instruction for English learners throughout the day. Highlights include discussions of how tools from the Framework can be used in professional learning around this topic.

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Integrating Formative Assessment into Instruction

This workshop explores California’s new vision of a comprehensive assessment system as it pertains to formative assessment, or assessment for learning. Presenters provide an overview of assessment purposes and cycles, then systematically examine formative assessment as a process teachers and students use during instruction that provides feedback to adjust ongoing teaching and learning with the goal of moving students’ learning forward toward achieving standards. Key practices of formative assessment are illustrated using video as well as vignettes of practice drawn from the Framework.

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Overview of the English Language Development (ELD) Standards

The CA ELD Standards capture the multilayered and complex process of ELD in kindergarten through grade twelve and convey them in ways that are useful for teachers. The CA ELD Standards describe the key knowledge, skills, and abilities in core areas of ELD needed for English Learners (ELs) to engage with and achieve grade-level academic content. Deepen your understanding of how the CA ELD Standards are structured and how they can be used to support ELs’ development of English and provide access to the core subjects.

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Empowering Students for Effective Expression

Teachers will acquire skills to facilitate structured student interactions and incorporate academic language into discussions and writing. More than activities, such interactions help students across grade-level spans clarify academic ideas and construct knowledge that is necessary for collaborative or individual research and writing. The use of scaffolds and supports for all students, including English learners and students with disabilities, will also be addressed to ensure that teachers incorporate UDL principles to allow students opportunities to express their learning in multiple ways.

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Access for All: Universal Design for Learning (UDL) in a Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) World

In order for all students to acquire 21st century skills to succeed in college, career, and civic life, organizational structures, initiatives, and priorities must be aligned and supported within the inclusive context of a MTSS. To accomplish this, professional development for all teachers centered on the implementation of UDL— a proactive lesson planning framework based in the latest neurocognitive science research—is imperative. Participants will deepen their understanding of and make connections between necessary 21st century workforce skills, development of a MTSS, and the three principles of UDL.

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ELA/ELD Instructional Materials

Learn about the State Board of Education-adopted ELA/ELD instructional materials that are aligned to the new CA CCSS for ELA and CA ELD Standards. Activities provide opportunities to consider the differences between the five program types, receive information on accessibility and piloting instructional materials, and receive guidance regarding implementing non-adopted materials.

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Language at the Core: Why ALL Students Need Development of Academic Use of Language (Grades TK–5)

This session addresses the pivotal role of academic language in both the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and the CA ELD Standards. Through interactive activities, presenters will discuss how the ELA/ELD Framework defines academic language, including vocabulary, as well as grammatical discourse-level understandings. The presentation will address how the CA ELD Standards build linguistic resources for all levels and content areas.

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Language at the Core: Why ALL Students Need Development of Academic Use of Language (Grades 6–12)

This session addresses the pivotal role of academic language in both the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and the CA ELD Standards. Through interactive activities, presenters will discuss how the ELA/ELD Framework defines academic language, including vocabulary, as well as grammatical discourse-level understandings. The presentation will address how the CA ELD Standards build linguistic resources for all levels and content areas.

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Independence with Text: The Place of the Foundational Skills in Literacy Development (Grades TK–5)

Explore the role of the foundational skills and the four components of the foundational skills: print concepts, phonological awareness, word recognition and phonics, and fluency. Subtopics include: a) new terminology, b) changes in grade-level expectations, and c) related explanatory and instructional resources in the ELA/ELD Framework, including the foundational skills white paper.

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Secondary Content Knowledge: Share, Show, Know, Go! (Grades 6–12)

Explore the characteristics of content knowledge, while focusing on disciplinary literacy, engaging with literature and informational texts, engaging in research, and planning for wide reading. Participants reflect on various strategies and resources that can be used in the classroom when designing content and literacy-based lessons, then analyze interdisciplinary classroom snapshots in order to plan, design, or coach learning experiences for students. Participants apply what they know about content knowledge to plan effective CA CCSS ELA/ELD lessons—no matter what 6–12 subject area they teach or support!

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Reading Closely: Supporting Students to Make Meaning with Complex Texts (Grades TK–12)

Meaning making is at the heart of ELA/Literacy and ELD instruction and should be the central purpose for interacting with text, producing text, participating in discussions, giving presentations, and engaging in research. Explore the theme of meaning making in the Framework with an emphasis on supporting students to understand complex texts in transitional kindergarten through grade twelve. After all, successful experiences with complex text contribute to children achieving the skills and knowledge required of college, the workforce, and responsible citizenship.

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Leading the Implementation of the New ELA/ELD Framework: Shared Responsibility and Professional Learning

Successful implementation of the new ELA/ELD Framework requires skilled leadership and collaboration. School leaders—teachers, specialists, administrators, and others—need to share responsibility for envisioning and implementing the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and the CA ELD Standards. Learn how the ELA/ELD Framework defines shared responsibility and high-quality professional learning. Learn about tools for assessing a school’s learning culture as well as strategies for designing a professional learning program and establishing an effective leadership team. Participants outline their next best steps for learning about and implementing the framework in their schools and districts.

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Questions:   Curriculum Frameworks and Instructional Resources Division | cfird@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0881
Last Reviewed: Thursday, June 8, 2017